Top Cow First Look Volume 1 TPB

It's not often that you can score six number ones for a mere $5 and Top Cow looks to five buck that trend with the upcoming Top Cow First Look Volume 1 TPB.

The TPB, scheduled to hit stores October 6, will allow readers to sample new title from six different creative teams. The first three includes Genius by Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman and Afua Richardson about an African-American genius taking over LOS Angeles gangs, Sunset by Christos Gage, Jorge Lucas and Felix Serrano about an old Vegas enforcer on a quest for revenge in his twilight years, Mysterious Ways by Jason Rubin, Tyler Kirkham, Sal Regla and Arif Prianto.

The latter three includes Black Vault by B. Clay Moore, Nelson Blake II and Dave McCaig, Echoes by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Rahsan Ekedal and finally Last Mortal by John Mahoney and Filip Sablik with art by Thomas Nachlik. Full press release after the jump.



LOS ANGELES, Calif., September 2, 2010 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that the publisher will be releasing six new #1 issues in the upcoming Top Cow First Look Volume 1 trade paperback. Scheduled to be in stores October 6, 2010, the Top Cow First Look is a new publishing initiative that will allow readers to sample new titles from six dramatically different creative teams in a single collection at a reasonable price point.

For readers new to Top Cow, the Top Cow First Look trade will provide an exclusive “first look” at the publisher’s latest creation in the crime noir, suspense, urban action, space horror, supernatural mystery and revenge genres. The follow titles are collected in the first volume:

One of the winners of the 2008 Top Cow Pilot Season, Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman and Afua Richardson present the first issue in their upcoming miniseries, Genius centers on the story of a young African-American military genius taking over Los Angeles’ gangs.

Written by Christos Gage (Avengers Academy) with by the art team of Jorge Lucas (The Darkness) and Felix Serrano, Sunset tells the tale of an old Vegas enforcer on a quest for revenge in his twilight years.

Writer Jason Rubin (The Iron Saint), penciler Tyler Kirkham (Green Lantern Corps), inker Sal Regla and colorist Arif Prianto of IFS, unveils the supernatural murder-mystery Mysterious Ways.

B. Clay Moore, Nelson Blake II and Dave McCaig take you deep into space horror with Black Vault.

Kicking off the newly relaunched Minotaur Press line, Joshua Hale Fialkov and Rahsan Ekedal bring you a haunting generational serial killer tale with Echoes.

Written by John Mahoney and Top Cow publisher Filip Sablik with art by Thomas Nachlik present you a supernatural noir adventure about a small time criminal who discovers he cannot die with Last Mortal.

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. 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.