Media Release — Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that fans who were unable to get the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive First Look of Tracker, the first collaboration between the publisher and Heroes and Villains Entertainment, can purchase the 32 page, full-color preview book beginning October 7th for $2.99 at their local comic book shop.
Tracker: First Look previews the upcoming five-issue limited series created and written by newcomer Jonathan Lincoln and featuring art by Francis Tsai (Marvel Comics Presents, Mercy Thompson). Tracker explores the shattered life of Alex O’Roark, the FBI’s top tracker, after his pursuit of the world’s most dangerous serial killer leads him straight into the maw of a werewolf.
“Tracker is different from other werewolf tales because it strips away the superstition and hokum that so often obscures the real story,” writes Tracker creator/writer Lincoln in an introductory letter. “There are no silver bullets, no full moons, no pentacles on the palm … just sharp teeth and a whole lot of back hair.”
Previously only available at this summer’s 2009 San Diego Comic Book Convention, Tracker: First Look contains preview pages from the upcoming first issue of Tracker plus character profiles, concept design, a fold-out poster of the cover artwork, an excerpt from the long anticipated The Darkness/Pitt, and more!
More than just a preview book, Tracker: First Look is the first published peek at what’s to come from the creative collaboration between Top Cow and Heroes and Villains Entertainment. Since 2007, Heroes and Villains Entertainment, a management and production company, has specialized in the production of content for the five pillars of entertainment: Film, Television, Video Games, Comic Books, and the Internet.
About Top Cow Productions Inc.
Top Cow Productions, Inc. (www.topcow.com), a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that 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 two 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 and the subsequent TV series was released on DVD on July 29, 2008. A feature film, co-produced by Platinum Studios, Inc. and Arclight Films, is slated to begin production in Australia with director Michael Rymer. WITCHBLADE is also the first American property to be fully adapted in Japan as an original anime and manga by Studio GONZO in 2006. Top Cow’s other flagship property, THE DARKNESS, was developed into a major next-generation video game release by Starbreeze and 2K Games and achieved platinum sales status. WANTED, an Eisner-nominated miniseries published by Top Cow from 2003-2005, is now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman. 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 roleplaying games.