Trade of the Week, 5/30: Son of Merlin!

Trade of the Week, 5/30: Son of Merlin!

Hey there Top Cow fans!

We’ve got an awesome new special for you! Every Friday we’ll be announcing one of our spectacular trade paperbacks as a “Trade of the Week,” which means that, for 7 days, …

Alan Moore Writes God is Dead: Book of Acts Alpha

One of the biggest Avatar Press events of the year comes to comics in the new June Previews.  Alan Moore leads an extraordinary group of gentlemen writers in an oversized God is Dead special edition — The Book Of Acts … Continue reading

Fantagraphics Welcomes Sophomore Graphic Novel From Noah Van Sciver

Noah Van Sciver (http://www.fantagraphics.com/noahvansciver), coming in March of 2015. Serialized as a webcomic starting in 2013, this book highlights Van Sciver’s ability to create dark portraits of contemporary twentysomething manhood.Saint Cole depicts four days in the life of a twenty-eight-year-old suburbanite named Joe, who works at a pizzeria to support his girlfriend, Nicole, and their infant child. When Nicole invites her troubled mother to move into their two-bedroom apartment until she lands on her feet again, Joe reacts by retreating into alcohol: he wants out, and he’s angry. He’s in a position to act rashly — and he does. This sophomore graphic novel from Noah Van Sciver may seem like a left turn from his wildly successful debut — a graphic biography of Abraham Lincoln entitled The Hypo — yet upon closer reflection, it shares the cartoonist’s preoccupation with pathos and the human condition. Basically from the beginning of my ‘comics career’ people have told me that my work was very Fantagraphics. That’s a high compliment! explains cartoonist Noah Van Sciver. I was ecstatic when they became the publisher of my first book, and now I’m even happier to be working with them on my second graphic novel. It’s a perfect fit. Noah Van Sciver is an aesthetic moving target, says Fantagraphics president Gary Groth. Saint Cole couldn’t be more different from The Hypo — an intimate story that reflects the despair and nihilism of modernity. The Hypo was lauded as MTV’s Best Graphic Novel of 2012, one of Library Journal’s Best Graphic Novels of 2012, #3 on Boing Boing’s Best Damn Comics of the Year survey, #4 on Publishers Weekly’s 2012 Graphic Novel Critics’ Poll, one of the Ten Essential Graphic Novel Biographies by The A.V. Club, and was featured in newspapers across the country and online.Noah Van Sciver was born in 1984 and raised in New Jersey. He first came to comic readers’ attention with his comic book series Blammo, which earned him an Ignatz Award nomination in 2010. He currently lives in Denver, CO.SAINT COLEBy Noah Van SciverMarch 2015 • $19.99Flexibound • 978-1-60699-817-5112 pages • Black White • 7.5 x 9.25

Fantagraphics Welcomes Sophomore Graphic Novel From Noah Van Sciver

Noah Van Sciver (http://www.fantagraphics.com/noahvansciver), coming in March of 2015. Serialized as a webcomic starting in 2013, this book highlights Van Sciver’s ability to create dark portraits of contemporary twentysomething manhood.Saint Cole depicts four days in the life of a twenty-eight-year-old suburbanite named Joe, who works at a pizzeria to support his girlfriend, Nicole, and their infant child. When Nicole invites her troubled mother to move into their two-bedroom apartment until she lands on her feet again, Joe reacts by retreating into alcohol: he wants out, and he’s angry. He’s in a position to act rashly — and he does. This sophomore graphic novel from Noah Van Sciver may seem like a left turn from his wildly successful debut — a graphic biography of Abraham Lincoln entitled The Hypo — yet upon closer reflection, it shares the cartoonist’s preoccupation with pathos and the human condition. Basically from the beginning of my ‘comics career’ people have told me that my work was very Fantagraphics. That’s a high compliment! explains cartoonist Noah Van Sciver. I was ecstatic when they became the publisher of my first book, and now I’m even happier to be working with them on my second graphic novel. It’s a perfect fit. Noah Van Sciver is an aesthetic moving target, says Fantagraphics president Gary Groth. Saint Cole couldn’t be more different from The Hypo — an intimate story that reflects the despair and nihilism of modernity. The Hypo was lauded as MTV’s Best Graphic Novel of 2012, one of Library Journal’s Best Graphic Novels of 2012, #3 on Boing Boing’s Best Damn Comics of the Year survey, #4 on Publishers Weekly’s 2012 Graphic Novel Critics’ Poll, one of the Ten Essential Graphic Novel Biographies by The A.V. Club, and was featured in newspapers across the country and online.Noah Van Sciver was born in 1984 and raised in New Jersey. He first came to comic readers’ attention with his comic book series Blammo, which earned him an Ignatz Award nomination in 2010. He currently lives in Denver, CO.SAINT COLEBy Noah Van SciverMarch 2015 • $19.99Flexibound • 978-1-60699-817-5112 pages • Black White • 7.5 x 9.25

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THE WORLD OF ROT & RUIN MAKES ITS COMIC BOOK DEBUT NEW: UNTOLD STORIES LAUNCH OUT OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FICTION COLLECTION

San Diego, CA (May 29, 2014) – IDW and multiple Bram Stoker
award-winning author, Jonathan Maberry bring the
untold stories from the zombie post apocalyptic world of Rot
& Ruin to comic books this September.
 
This all-new series is set in a…

Bleeding Cool Magazine #10 On Sale

Bleeding Cool Magazine #10, the Sci-Fi Spectacular issue, is in stores now featuring an awesome Dark Horse Alien / Prometheus cover!  Fans of science fiction will enjoy an issue dedicated to covering the best and brightest of the genre in … Continue reading

Get Rise of the Magi #1, Witchblade #175, and Darkness: Close Your Eyes #1 on 6/4!

Get Rise of the Magi #1, Witchblade #175, and Darkness: Close Your Eyes #1 on 6/4!

Hey Top Cow fans – we’ve got one incredible week coming up for you.

First on our list is the first issue of Marc Silvestri’s new series Rise of the …

Visit Top Cow at Phoenix Comicon!


Visit Top Cow at Phoenix Comicon!

If you’re on the hunt for the Herd next week, look no further than Phoenix Comicon!
 

Wildfire #1 Phoenix Comicon Exclusive
From June 5-8, we’ll be soaking up the sun along with all your other favorite creators at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

This is one of the hottest shows all year, and not just because it’s in Arizona! So to match the heat we’ll be stepping things up with our How to Break into Comics panel with C.O.O Matt Hawkins – Saturday, June 9th, at 3:00 PM, in North 128b. Our panel also doubles as the place to get all your facts straight about Top Cow, past, present, and future – considering that Matt’ll be joined on stage by Dan Wickline, writer of Artifacts #36-37.

Since you’re going to be in the air conditioned exhibit hall all weekend anyway, make a point to stop by our booth – #664! The Top Cow Team will be there along with Matt, and any other members of the herd who happen to stop by!

We almost forgot the best part – this awesome, limited-to-500 Convention Exclusive Cover of Wildfire #1 – available for early purchase at this convention only! And since you’re stopping by the booth to say hi, check out all of our trades and back issues!


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JUGHEAD & ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST #2
A trip to the mall turns what would be the best day of Jughead’s life into a day of turmoil! And it’s all because of corn dogs and teddy bears! Sounds weird? You couldn’t even begin to imagine it! Find out what the “Wrong Stuff” is in this fun lead story to a hilarious digest!
Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, and Barry Grossman
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale: 5/28
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.
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MEGAMAN37
The MEGA MAN / MEGA MAN X crossover is here! The next big video game event from Archie Comics has at last arrived in “DAWN OF X” Part One! It’s a brand new adventure so MEGA-EPIC that it would be impossible to contain it in just one time period!  Witness a struggle that spans across time as both the original Mega Man AND X battle a long-lost Wily weapon for the safety of all mankind! Featuring heroes and villains from both hit Capcom franchises, plus the surprise return of a character that will affect the very course of time and space as we know it! Get in on the ground floor of this century-spanning special event that features a cover and variant from Mega Man art legend Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, as well as a special “Villain Variant” cover featuring SIGMA and VILE by painter Erik Ly! “X” marks the spot!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Gary Martin, John Workman and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Relics of the Past Variant Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Villain Variant Cover: Erik Ly
On Sale: 5/28
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.
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SONIC SUPER DIGEST #7
Sonic Super Digest is BACK and featuring a brand new story! Sonic the Hedgehog’s adventures are now available in the popular digest format. Where Sonic Super Special Magazine leaves off, this quarterly digest collection picks up, with even more classic adventure from the Sonic comic library! The secret origin of the new Sonic universe is REVEALED in the all-new SONIC COMIC ORIGINS mini-feature! Discover a whole new world alongside Sonic the Hedgehog in Sonic Comic Origins, Part Two, featuring new story and art from the superstar Archie Sonic team! All this (and Freedom Fighters too) as we give you more classic Sonic comics as only Sonic Super Digest can provide! Featuring an all-new CG cover from rising Sonic comic star Rafa Knight!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Lamar Wells, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli, Allen Passalaqua
Cover: Rafa Knight
On Sale: 5/28
128-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.
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