Top Cow June 2009 Solicitations

by Jeff

The kind folks at Top Cow have supplied ComicList with their solicitations for comics and other products featured in the April 2009 Previews, scheduled to ship June 2009.

Berserker #1

(W) Rick Loverd (A) Jeremy Haun (Cov) Dale Keown, Jeremy Haun

A brutal new series produced by Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia and DiVide Pictures!

The lives of Aaron and Farris, two young and completely different men, are turned upside down when they discover an animalistic and uncontrollable rage living inside them. Meanwhile, two mysterious organizations seek them out for their newfound strength and power for their own purposes. But what good is strength and power when you can’t tell friend from foe?

From Friday Night Lights screenwriter Rick Loverd and artist Jeremy Haun (Chuck, Leading Man) comes a raw, bloody series in the spirit of Wanted! Featuring variant covers by series artist Jeremy Haun and Dale Keown (The Darkness/Pitt).

Cover A – Dale Keown

Cover B – Jeremy Haun

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Expected Ship Date – June 17th, 2009

Fusion #2 (of 3)

(W) Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (A) Tyler Kirkham (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

The mother of all Top Cow/Marvel crossovers thunders on in June! Battle lines are being drawn between Cyberforce, The Avengers, Hunter-Killer, and The Thunderbolts; but who is siding with who?

Ripclaw has been detained but neither Cyberforce nor The Avengers are happy about The Thunderbolts being in control. A crossover event too massive to be contained in a single issue and brought to you by the writing team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova) and Top Cow favorite artist Tyler Kirkham (Ultimate Fantastic Four, Broken Trinity: Aftermath).

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 limited series

Expected Ship Date – June 24th, 2009

The Darkness #78

(W) Phil Hester (A) Nelson Blake II (Cov) Michael Avon Oeming

For months Jackie Estacado, bearer of The Darkness, has been separated from his power and manipulated by the mysterious Sovereign. But every man has his breaking point and a team of The Sovereign’s mercenaries are about to find out what happens when Jackie reaches his limit.

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Expected Ship Date – June 10th, 2009

Witchblade/The Darkness/Angelus: Blood on the Sands

(W) Philip W. Smith (A) Sheldon Mitchell and Tom Grindberg (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

A tale starring Witchblade, The Darkness, and The Angelus pulled from the sands of time surfaces in June!

Set in 13th Century Arabia, Blood on the Sands tells the tale of three different bearers of the Top Cow Universe’s Trinity. In the harsh environment of the Arabian desert a pair of sisters struggle with the burden of the Witchblade, while a Darkness lord seeks to corrupt an inexperienced bearer of the Angelus. Brought to you by newcomer Philip W. Smith (The Gelding) and the artistic talents of Sheldon Mitchell (Witchblade Annual) and Tom Grindberg (Teen Titans, The Outsiders).

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 one shot

Expected Ship Date – June 3rd, 2009

The Darkness Origins Volume 1 Trade Paperback

(W) Garth Ennis (A) Marc Silvestri (Cov) Marc Silvestri

Mafia hitman Jackie Estacado was both blessed and cursed on his 21st birthday when he inherited the power of The Darkness, an elemental force that allows those who wield it access to an otherworldly dimension and control over the demons who dwell there. Forces for good in the world rise up to oppose Jackie and what his gift represents, but in this story… they are the bad guys.

The sold out origin story by Garth Ennis (Punisher, Preacher) and Marc Silvestri (X-Men: Messiah Complex) is presented here as part of the brand new redesigned “Origins” trade paperback line. This volume collects The Darkness Volume 1 #1-6 along with a cover gallery and behind the scenes materials.

Full Color 160 pages $14.99 trade paperback

Expected Ship Date – June 10th, 2009

First Born Deluxe Hard Cover

(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic, Luke Ross, Stephen Sadowski, Rick Leonardi, Lee Moder, Ryan Sook, Kevin Nowlan, Mike Mayhew (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

Top Cow’s stunning epic crossover by the regular Witchblade team of Ron Marz and Stjepan Sejic is collected in a new oversized prestige format. Sara Pezzini prepares to give birth to her first child, but both the forces of Light and Dark covet the offspring of the Witchblade bearer!

This hard cover collects First Born #1-3 as well as Witchblade #110-112, featuring art by industry heavyweights Luke Ross, Stephen Sadowski, Rick Leonardi, Kevin Nowlan, and Mike Mayhew, as well as for the first time First Born: Aftermath with art by Lee Moder and Ryan Sook. Additionally the 9” x 12” slipcased, hard cover will feature an extensive behind-the-scenes section delving deep into the development process, a new cover by Sejic, and a 24” x 36” full color poster.

Full Color 196 pages $100.00 hard cover

Expected Ship Date – June 24th, 2009

Witchblade #125 Turner Fantastic Realm Exclusive Variant

(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Michael Turner & Nei

This extremely limited cover by classic Witchblade artist Michael Turner and digital painter Nei was initially available only through Fantastic Realm. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color 40 pages $10.00 Retailer Exclusive

The Darkness #75 New York Comic Con Exclusive Variant Signed Edition

(W) Phil Hester (A) Top Cow’s Finest (Cov) Michael Broussard

Get this limited edition sketch cover by regular The Darkness artist Michael Broussard and signed by Broussard and co-creator Marc Silvestri. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $19.99 Signed Edition

Berserker #0 New York Comic Con Cover Exclusive Variant Signed Edition

(W) Rick Loverd (A) Jeremy Haun (Cov) Dale Keown

Get this “Rage Edition” variant cover by master artist Dale Keown (The Darkness/Pitt) signed by Heroes Milo Ventimiglia and creator Rick Loverd. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color 24 pages $19.99 Convention Exclusive

Cyblade #1-4 Set

Miss out on the Pilot Season winner series Cyblade? Get all four issues, and as a bonus, receive the original pilot issue in this set!

Full Color $8.99 Set (x 5 Comics)

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