Top Cow Let Us Win You Over July

Top Cow's Let Us Win You Over campaign continues its steady march of continued awesomeness. This month has yet another marquis comic that fans can pick up for free, and that's Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer #1. The book is available in stores July 22 and it marks the return of the Top Cow dynamic creative duo of Mark Waid and Kenneth Rocafort as the two teams (Cyberforce and Hunter-Killer) fight. But at who's behest are they fighting? Full press release and list of participating stores after the jump. TOP COW’S SUMMER EVENT KICKS WITH FREE COMICS CYBERFORCE/HUNTER-KILLER #1 HEATS UP JULY’S “LET US WIN YOU OVER” PROMOTION Publisher unveils 25 participating retailers for month of July LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 13th, 2009 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. revealed today the names of the participating retailers in their “Let Us Win YOU Over” initiative for July and the next free issue in the program – Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer #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 July’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. Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer #1 marks the return of two of Top Cow’s most popular teams to the forefront of the Top Cow Universe and the first time the two teams have met. When the Hunter-Killer team zeroes in on Cyberforce as rogue Ultra-Sapiens, a brutal melee erupts. But who is manipulating the two teams into conflict and to what end? Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer #1 is written by Hunter-Killer co-creator Mark Waid (Irredeemable, Amazing Spider-Man) and drawn by artist Kenneth Rocafort (Astonishing Tales, Madame Mirage). Series artist Rocafort provides two connected covers each featuring one team and the hot art team of Mike Choi & Sonia Oback (Uncanny X-Men, X-Force) provide covers for Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer #1. The issue will be in comic shops on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 and retails for $2.99. “It’s no hyperbole on my part when I say that this is Top Cow’s biggest event series for 2009. We’ve been building towards this for well over a year and so it was a natural step to include the launch issue in the “Let Us Win YOU Over” program,” said Filip Sablik, Top Cow’s Publisher. “ ’Let us win YOU over’ should be renamed ‘THANK YOU Top Cow’. Two hundred FREE copies to give to customers is the type of promotion I hope to see more of from all comic publishers,” added Ryan Liebowitz of Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles, CA, “It's a win-win scenario for everyone and a total no-brainer!” A list of the participating retailers during the month of July (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 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 3155 Chandler Blvd Chandler, AZ 85226 480-940-6061 Bases Cards & Comics 1330 W Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93535 661-942-1396 Golden Apple Comics 7018 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90058 323-658-6047 Dragon Cards & Collectables 15-1771 Cooper Rd Kelowna, BC Canada V1Y 7T1 250-860-1770 Librairie Millenium 451 Marie-Anne East St Montreal, QB Canada H2J 2A2 514-284-0358 Legends of Superheroes 1655 Straits Turnpike Middlebury, CT 06762 203-577-2445 Crossroad Comics 4952 North University Dr Lauderhill, FL 33351 954-742-0777 A Comic Shop 114 Semoran Blvd Ste 6 Winter Park, FL 32792 407-332-9636 Beyond Tomorrow Comics 327 N North West Hwy Palatine, IL 60067 847-705-6633 Moonlite Comics 1100 US Hwy 127 South Ste A Frankfort, KY 40601 502-223-1684 Twilight Zone Comics 18 North Crain Hwy Glen Burnie, MD 21001 410-766-0480 Argos Book Shop 1405 Robinson Rd SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506 616-454-0111 Comic City 43538 West Oaks Dr Novi, MI 48377 248-449-7114 KJB Enterprises 2525-A Lincoln Rd HaHierburg, MS 39401 601-268-7675 Comic Junction 1621 S University Dr #203 Fargo, ND 58103 701-232-7121 Chris Comics 919 Lafayette Rd Seabrook, NH 03874 603-474-2283 Fat Cat Books 15 Avenue B Johnson City, NY 13790 607-797-9111 Comic Collection, Toys, & Compact Discs 931 Bustleton at Street Road Feasterville, PA 19053 215-357-3332 The Comic Store 28 McGovern Ave Lancaster, PA 17602 717-397-8737 Richard’s Comics & Collectables 1214A Laurens Rd Greenville, SC 29607 864-271-1104 Capstone Comics 212 W Parmer Lane #107 Austin, TX 78727 512-339-4252 Lone Star Comics-Dallas 6465 Mockingbird Dallas, TX 75214 214-823-0934 Lone Star Comics-Arlington 511 E Abram St Abram, TX 76010 817-860-7827 B & D Comic Shop 802 Elm Ave Roanoke, VA 24016 540-342-6642 Heroes and Villains 1152 Big Bethel Rd Hampton, VA 23666 757-838-4431 About Top Cow Productions Inc. Top Cow Productions, Inc. (, 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. About ComicsPRO ComicsPRO ( is the only trade organization for direct-market comic book retailers. ComicsPRO’s goals are not that different from trade organizations in other industries: to promote advocacy, education, and opportunity for their members. As a small business, you face many challenges without a lot of support. Joining ComicsPRO makes you part of a group facing – and overcoming – many of the same challenges. ComicsPRO allows you, as a small business, to receive benefits that are often only available to much larger groups, including discounted credit card rates and deals on health insurance. But the most important goal of ComicsPRO is to provide a voice for the often-overlooked concerns of direct-market retailers.


  1. And if you are in Los Angeles, you can meet Mark Waid, next wednesday, from 11-1 as he signs copies of Cyberforce-Hunter/Killer #1 (which will also be pre-signed by K. Rockafort). Details here:


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