Top Cow Sends "Midnight Nation" TPB Back to Press

Official Press Release

Midnight Nation, the 12-issue magnum opus from writer J. Michael Straczynski, is going back to press with a special bonus for fans: A new, lower price.

The classic tale of loss and redemption illustrated by Gary Frank originally saw print from 2000-2002, and quickly became one of the best-selling trade paperbacks from publisher Top Cow Productions and Image Comics. Now, the 304-page collection, which includes all 12 issues, plus Midnight Nation #1/2 and a cover gallery, is back in print. The new edition hits stores in December 2004, with a cover price of $24.99 (U.S.), a $5 savings from its previous $29.99

"Of all the work I've done in comics, and a lot of the work I've done in TV, the one thing of which I'm most proud is Midnight Nation," said creator J. Michael Straczynski. "It remains a very emotional story, raw and unremitting in places, tender and gentle in others. Every once in a while, everything comes together perfectly, and Gary Frank's art is the embodiment of that. It's beautiful to look at, and achingly real through the emotions he draws out of his characters. I strongly recommend it to anyone and everyone, especially those new to the form who wouldn't normally buy a graphic novel."

Top Cow was founded in December of 1992 and currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and 2 licensed) in the industry's Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise Witchblade was TNT's #1 original film of 2000. Virtually all of Top Cow's other properties are in development as feature films, live action television or animation. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games and role playing games.

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