Top Cow on Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day is more than just free comics. It's a chance for publishers to give back to their loyal fans. Top Cow plans on going the distance for this year's FCBD, as they have arranged numerous talent signings throughout the US on that glorious day. First, the comic. Top Cow is giving away Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer First Look for free as an enticement to get you into the crossover. Mark Waid provides the words while Kenneth Rocafort provides the drawings for the epic crossover. Not only that, but Waid will be making an appearance in CA and Rocafort in Puerto Rico for signings. Who else is making appearances? Michael Broussard and Filip Sablik will be in California, while Jeremy Haun will be in Nebraska (?). The bulk of the talent will be in California, so hopefully you're in the state to take advantage of the talent that will be floating around and signing autographs. Full press release below. TOP COW UNVEILS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY PLANS Includes Numerous Hometown Signings and Events LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 27th, 2009 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced its plans today for this weekend’s Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 2nd which takes place in comic shops across North America. Free Comic Book Day is an annual event where participating direct market stores give out free comics to anyone that walks into their store. Top Cow is participating again in the event with their Free Comic Book Day offering, Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer First Look. The issue serves as an introduction to the publisher’s summer event of the same name, which brings together the two popular teams Cyberforce and Hunter-Killer. The series and Free Comic Book Day offering is written by Mark Waid (Amazing Spider-Man, Irredeemable) and drawn by Kenneth Rocafort (Astonishing Tales, Madame Mirage). Both teams were co-created by Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri and Hunter-Killer was co-created by writer Mark Waid. The teams have been absent from a regular series for several years and this marks their return to the forefront of the Top Cow Universe. Writer Mark Waid will be appearing at Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka, CA and artist Kenneth Rocafort will be appearing at the Puerto Rico Comic Con in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Other Top Cow creators making appearances in Los Angeles include Michael Broussard, Rob Levin, Nelson Blake II, and Rick Loverd. Additionally, Top Cow mainstays Ron Marz and Phil Hester will be appearing in various parts of the United States to celebrate the annual event. Complete details follow below: Collector's Paradise 7131 Winnetka Ave. Winnetka, CA 91306 (818) 999-9455 Signing 12pm-3pm Mark Waid (Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer) Joe Benitez (The Darkness, Magdalena) David Wohl (Witchblade, The Darkness) Puerto Rico Comic Con & Pop Culture Expo 100 Convention Boulevard San Juan, PR 00907 Signing Kenneth Rocafort (Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer, Madame Mirage) Beach Ball Comics 3024 W Ball Rd. Ste. G Anaheim, CA 92804 (714) 826-6127 Signing 11am-2pm Michael Broussard (The Darkness) Ryan Winn (The Darkness) Rick Loverd (Berserker) Comic Bug 1807 ½ Manhattan Beach Blvd Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (310) 372-6704 Signing from 3pm-5pm Joshua Hale Fialkov (Cyblade, Pilot Season: Alibi) Earth-2 Comics 15017 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA (818) 386-9590 Signing from 12pm-2pm Filip Sablik (Publisher) Sheldon Mitchell (Witchblade Annual, Freshmen Summer Special) Metropolis Comics 16509 Bellflower Blvd Bellflower, CA 90706 (562) 263-0277 Signing from 11am-1pm Joshua Hale Fialkov (Cyblade, Pilot Season: Alibi) Capes Comic Book Lounge 6208 Maple Street Omaha, NE 68104 (402) 558-0212 Signing Jeremy Haun (Berserker) Earthworld Comics 537 Central Ave Albany, NY 12206 Signing 12pm-6pm Ron Marz (Witchblade, Broken Trinity) Krypton Comics 2819 S. 125th Street Omaha, NE 68144 (402) 391-4131 Signing 10am-6pm Phil Hester (The Darkness) End Zone Hobby Center 133 South State Clearfield, UT 84015 (801) 774-5050 Signing Tyler Kirkham (Broken Trinity: Aftermath, Fusion)