Preview - Pilot Season: Demonic #1

Pilot Season 2009 is in full swing. Top Cow's program is aimed at creating new intellectual properties that aren't rooted in some historic Top Cow canon. The latest entry into the season is Pilot Season: Demonic #1 from Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri. The book (due in stores December 16) will feature art by Joe Benitez and is all about Scott Graves and his inner demon. His is one that can't be quelled (or fueled by something like alcohol) as it manifests itself in real life. The demon provides him strength only when Scott kills someone, and Scott will continue to kill as long as the demon doesn't require him to kill his wife and daughter. He roams the streets in an almost Ghost Rider-like fashion. The book will be $2.99 under Top Cow's initiative to keep comics cheap. Pilot Season: Demonic #1 is the second of five new properties in this year's Pilot Season. Check out the full press release after the jump. ROBERT KIRKMAN AND MARC SILVESTRI UNLEASHES THE DEMON FROM THEIR HEADS PILOT SEASON: DEMONIC #1 LOS ANGELES, Calif., November 4, 2009 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that Pilot Season 2009 will continue with Pilot Season: Demonic #1. Hitting comic book stores December 16, 2009, Pilot Season: Demonic #1 is a 32-page glance into the creative minds of Image Comics partners Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible) and Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri (X-Men/Dark Avengers: Utopia, The Darkness). Written by Kirkman and featuring art from Top Cow alumni Joe Benitez (Soulfire, The Darkness), Pilot Season: Demonic #1 centers on the story of Scott Graves and his inner demon—only his demon manifests itself in his real life. Providing him strength, the demon is only satiated when Scott kills. In a conflicted Faustian bargain, Scott will continue to kill as long as the demon promises not to make him kill his wife and daughter. Stalking the night as Demonic, a vigilante known for savagely slaughtering the wicked, Scott must asks himself how long he can continue living this way and if the demon is in fact real. Pilot Season: Demonic #1 features a cover by co-creator Silvestri. Pilot Season: Demonic #1 will carry the price of $2.99 as part of Top Cow’s ongoing initiative to maintain their price point at $2.99 throughout 2009 for all of their regular comic books. A total of five new properties will be introduced in Pilot Season 2009 from co-creators Kirkman and Silvestri. Previously announced has been Pilot Season: Murderer in stores in October. A bargain priced issue titled Pilot Season: Declassified introduces readers to all five concepts for only one dollar. An annual Top Cow tradition since 2007, Pilot Season allows fans the opportunity to choose the next two Top Cow series based on a selection of one-shot Pilot Season “pilot” issues through online voting. The inaugural Pilot Season initiative garnered more than four million votes from fans across the globe.