Let Us Win You Over June

The new month of June means a new free comic from Top Cow at select shops. What comic can you look forward to grabbing this month? Berserker #1. The series by Rick Loverd and Jeremy Haun brings a little bit of Norse mythology into the modern day world. An American war veteran is forced to come to grips with a lineage of berserker rage trapped in his body. The book has a little bit of Milo Ventimiglia behind it as well, adding a certain wattage of starpower. There are only 5,000 copies available, so if you're looking to pick this one up for free check the store list after the jump to find the store nearest to you. Full press release after the jump. BRAND NEW SERIES LAUNCH INCLUDES 5000 FREE COMICS BERSERKER #1 KICKS OFF WITH JUNE’S “LET US WIN YOU OVER” PROMOTION Publisher unveils 25 participating retailers for month of June LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 9th, 2009 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. revealed today the names of the participating retailers in their “Let Us Win YOU Over” initiative for June and the next free issue in the program – Berserker #1. 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 a portion of June’s retailers are members of ComicsPRO. Top Cow reminds retailers that any direct market retailer with a Diamond account is eligible to participate and should contact their Diamond Customer Service representative for information on signing up. Berserker #1 is a brutal new series, co-produced with DiVide Pictures, offers a blend of Norse mythology with contemporary characters. The story focuses on an American war veteran and a high school athlete coming to grip with the animalistic and uncontrollable rage living inside them. Berserker #1 is written by screenwriter and creator Rick Loverd and drawn by artist Jeremy Haun (Battle for the Cowl: Arkham Asylum). Series artist Haun and artist Dale Keown (The Darkness/Pitt) will provide illustrations to the two cover variants featured on Berserker #1. The issue will be in comic shops on Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 and normally retails for $2.99. “We're incredibly proud of the work Rick and Jeremy have done on Berserker #1 and excited that Top Cow believes in the series enough to give out free copies to retailers and fans,” said Milo Ventimiglia, star of NBC’s Heroes and co-founder of DiVide Pictures. “We are very much looking forward to the being a "Let Us Win You Over" store. Not very many promotions come along where we can give away free comics and when they do we try our hardest to take advantage of them to help both the publisher and ourselves,” explained Mike Cresser of Crush Comics in Castro Valley, CA, “We are hoping to increase our sales on Top Cow titles due to this and very much appreciate the effort being put forward by Top Cow.“ A list of the participating retailers during the month of June (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 – www.topcow.com/freecomics. Customers who currently purchase Berserker 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 retailer they wish to visit for specific details: Atomic Comics 10215 N 28th Dr #A1 Phoenix, AZ 85051 602-395-1066 www.atomiccomics.com Comickaze Comics Books & More 5517 A/B Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92117 858-278-0371 www.comickaze.com Crush Comics 2869 Catro Valley Blvd Castro Valley, CA 94546 510-581-4779 www.crushcomics.com The Comic Bug 1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310-372-6704 www.thecomicbug.com 4-Colour, 8 Bit Comics & Games 348 Princess St Kingston, ON Canada K7L 1B7 613-542-1200 www.4c8b.com Galactic Quest 481 West Pike St Lawrenceville, GA 30045 770-339-3001 www.galacticquest.com Captain Comics, Inc. 710 Vista Ave Boise, ID 83705 208-336-2333 www.captain-comics.com Dreamland Comics 1415 W Schaumburg Rd Schaumburg, IL 60194 847-524-6060 www.dreamlandcomics.com Comic Carnival North 7225 N Keystone Ave Ste B Indianapolis, IN 46240 317-253-8882 www.comiccarnival.com/CCN Prairie Dog Comics 4800 W Maple Ste 122 Wichita, KS 67209 316-942-3456 www.pdcomics.com Rubber Chicken Comics 15 N Main St Bellingham, MA 02019 508-966-2210 www.rubberchickencomics.com Comic City 466 N Telegraph Rd Pontiac, MI 48341 248-334-4139 www.comiccity.com Comic Book Adventures 3151 Hennepin Ave So Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-822-2309 Paradox Comics-N-Cards, Inc. 26 Roberts St N Fargo, ND 58102 701-239-9505 www.paradoxcnc.com Game On 220 Westview Plaza McCook, NE 69001 308-345-8888 www.gameongames.com All Things Fun! 185 C Route 73 North West Berlin, NJ 08091 856-719-1414 www.allthingsfun.net Wishing Well Comics 5706 W Charleston Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89146 702-870-1268 www.wishingwellcomics.com Upstate Comics 1097 RT 55 Freedom Business Center LaGrangeville, NY 12540 845-452-3320 www.upstatecomics.com Impulse Creations, Inc. 5840 S Memorial Dr Ste 209 Tulsa, OK 74145 918-284-2913 www.impulsecreations.net New Dimension Comics 516 Lawrence Ave Ellwood City, PA 16117 724-758-2324 www.ndcomics.com Lone Star Comics-Mesquite 3600 Gus Thompson Rd #107 Mesquite, TX 75040 972-651-2040 www.lonestarcomics.com Benders Books 22 S Mallory St Hampton, VA 23663 757-723-3741 Comic Cubicle 4809 Courthouse St #2 Williamsburg, VA 23188 757-229-5299 Cascade Comics and Games 226 E North Bend Way North Bend, WA 98045 425-888-0880 www.cascadecomicsandgames.com Comic Boy 3462 Fairmont Rd Morgantown, WV 26501 304-296-3100