Top Cow expands Let Us Win YOU Over campaign

Top Cow has taken it upon themselves to bring you a bevy of comics with consistent pricing across the board. The initiative, otherwise known as "Let Us Win YOU Over," selects various retailers each month to give out a certain comic for free. For this month, the comic will be Witchblade #125, which normally sells for $3.99. Now, there are only certain retailers across the country offering the book for free, so check out the list below to find one near you. And Witchblade #125 is an excellent point for jumping into the Witchblade story that Ron Marz is currently crafting. Full press release below. MORE FREE COMICS COMING FROM TOP COW TOP COW CONTINUES ‘LET US WIN YOU OVER’ INITIATIVE WITH WITCHBLADE #125 Publisher unveils 25 participating retailers for month of March LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 2nd, 2008 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. revealed today the names of the participating retailers in their “Let Us Win YOU Over” initiative for March and the program would continue with another highly anticipated anniversary issue – Witchblade #125. The “Let Us Win YOU Over” initiative is a yearlong campaign by Top Cow Productions to give out free copies of its regular comics to potential fans in the U.S. and Canada through participating comic book stores. Each month, a different set of stores, each month a different free comic. The stores vary by geography and demographics. Top Cow has partnered with ComicsPRO to bring this promotion to fans and all of February’s retailers are members of ComicsPRO. Witchblade #125 is an over-sized 40-page comic, which launches the six part “War of the Witchblades” storyline. Since the events of First Born, Detective Sara Pezzini and dancer Danielle Baptiste have shared the mystical gauntlet, the Witchblade; but recently cracks have appeared in their relationship. The story is written by regular writer Ron Marz and ongoing artist Stjepan Sejic. The issue will be in comic shops on Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 and normally retails for $3.99. “Let Us Win YOU Over is off to a great start,” said Filip Sablik, Publisher of Top Cow. “The reaction from retailers and fans at the copies of The Darkness #75 given away was very gratifying and we’re equally excited to give potential fans a taste of our flagship title, Witchblade.” “"With a Witchblade movie in the works, and writer Ron Marz working on a long-term plan for the character, issue #125 is a great place to jump on to the series," said Matt Price, co-owner of Speeding Bullet Comics in Norman, OK. "And getting that first taste for free is even better! I applaud Top Cow for making this effort to draw in new readers to direct-market stores." ""Top Cow is to be commended for 'putting their money where their mouth is' with this promotion -- there's no better tool to create new readers than a free sample. I'm certain this will widely increase the number of eyes looking at Top Cow comics this year"," added Brian Hibbs, owner of Comix Experience in San Francisco, CA. A list of the participating retailers during the month of March (listed alphabetically by state) is included below. Additional information can be found at the official online home of the “Let Us Win YOU Over” initiative – Customers who currently purchase The Darkness at the stores below will be able to purchase an extremely limited “All Beef” Edition (limited to just the stores listed below) at the regular cover price. Fans are encouraged to contact the specific retailer they wish to visit for specific details: Fantasy Comics 2595 N 1st Ave Tucson, AZ 85719 520-670-0100 Samurai Comics 5024 N 7th St Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-265-8886 Collector’s Paradise 7131 Winnetka Ave Winnetka, CA 91306 818-999-9455 Comics Unlimited 16344 Beach Blvd Westminster, CA 92683 714-841-6646 Comix Experience 305 Divisadero St San Francisco, CA 94117 415-863-9258 Illusive Comics & Games 2725 El Camino Real Ste #105 Santa Clara, CA 95051 408-985-7481 Another Dimension 424B 10 St NW Calgary, AB Canada T2N 1V9 403-283-7078 Happy Harbor Comics 180 Manning Crossing Edmonton, AB Canada T5A 1A5 780-478-8211 Quest Comic Shop 225 Lovvorn Rd Carrollton, GA 30117 770-832-0172 Heroic Adventures 2131 S Route 157 Edwardsvile, IL 62025 618-659-0099 Larry’s Comics 66 Lakeview Ave Lowell, MA 01850 978-459-5323 Cosmic Comix & Toys 87 Mellor Ave Cantonsville, MD 21228 410-747-3041 Source Comics & Games 1601 W Larpenteur Ave Falcon Heights, MN 55113 651-645-0386 Star Clipper 6392 Delmar Blvd St Louis, MO 63130 314-725-9110 Splash Page 2545 Central Ave Ste C Billings, MT 59102 406-652-9444 Double Midnight Comics 245 Maple St Ste #11 Manchester, NH 03103 603-669-9636 Fallout Shelter Comics 27 Bayard St New Brunswick, NJ 08901 732-354-4520 Carol & John’s Comic Shop 17448 Lorain Ave Cleveland, OH 44111 216-252-0606 Speeding Bullet Comics 614 N Porter Ave Norman, OK 73071 405-360-6866 Cosmic Monkey Comics 5335 NE Sandy Blvd Portland, OR 97213 503-517-9050 Brave New Worlds 212 north Easton Rd Willow Grove, PA 19090 215-657-8838 New Dimension Comics 113 E McMurray Rd McMurray, PA 15317 724-941-5445 Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy 7959 Fredericksburg Rd Ste #129 San Antonio, TX 78229 210-615-1229 Laughing Ogre Comics 22854 Bryant Ct Ste #112 Sterling, VA 20166 703-437-9530 Zanadu Comics 1307 NE 45th St Seattle, WA 98105 206-632-0989