Top Cow Productions is giving readers ultimate value and great reading for the bookshelf with its new Compendium editions.
The massive, 1248-page volumes will encapsulate years of great story and art in hardcover collections at the bargain price of only $49.99.
The Compendium line launches in August, as The Witchblade Compendium, Vol. 1 hits stores. Top Cow's acclaimed Witchblade #1-#50 get the deluxe treatment. The origin of Sara Pezzini, Witchblade-bearer, is revealed here, along with 50 issues of great stories by top-notch talent such as David Wohl, Christina Z., Paul Jenkins, Michael Turner and Marc Silvestri.
One month later, The Tomb Raider Compendium will raid stores in September. Dan Jurgens, Andy Park, Michael Turner, Tony Daniel and many more outstanding creators pack 50 issues worth of action into this volume, with tales of Tomb Raider Lara Croft.
And in advance of February, 2007's "Darkness" video game release, The Darkness Compendium will hit in October. Supernatural mafia hitman Jackie Estacado oozes blood and power in tales told by Garth Ennis, Paul Jenkins, Marc Silvestri, Joe Benitez and more.
"We're very proud of our history at Top Cow, just as we're proud of how these great books will tie in with our immediate future," said Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri. "Big things are happening with massive changes in Witchblade #100, this year marks new adventures for Tomb Raider, and the Darkness video game will spawn an all-new comic in 2007. These great book allow readers to catch up on all the action at a great value price."
Top Cow was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri who co-founded Image Comics in the same year. Top Cow 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, animation or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, 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.