Top Cow Productions announced today the upcoming release of The Angelus Pilot Season #1, which is the fifth release in the Pilot Season promotion. Pilot Season takes six established characters and puts them each in a self-contained "pilot issue" by different all star creative teams. Once all six issues have been released, fans will be able to vote through MySpace to determine which two characters will star in their own series in 2008!
More than any of the other Pilot Season issues, The Angelus Pilot Season #1 will be impacted by the events of Top Cow's summer event First Born. It's fitting that the art chores will be handled by the painter who redefined The Angelus in First Born, Stjepan Sejic (Witchblade). Joining Sejic will be writer Ian Edgington (2000 AD, Warhammer: 40,000) who plans to delve right into the new relationship between The Angelus, the primal force of Light in the Top Cow Universe, and Celestine, the bi-polar adversary from Witchblade. Together the two characters are more than just the sum of their parts, but even as Celestine is gaining a long sought after sense of peace and The Angelus begins to question if she is more than simply a weapon of righteous wrath, they are confronted by Celestine's dark past. Celestine is going to find out that you never turn your back on The Family!
"It's been a pleasure and privilege to be invited to take part in Top Cow's Pilot Season. To expand on the characters of The Angelus and Celestine, to contribute to the Top Cow canon and top it off by being team-up with the peerless Stjepan Sejic. It really doesn't get any better than this!" stated writer Edgington.
"I'm relatively new to the business and I've only worked with a handful of writers," added painter Sejic, "But Ian's writing is incredibly fluid and his story intriguing. He's really adding fuel for me to do my thing and the final product should be have a distinctive mood to it."
The Angelus Pilot Season #1 can be ordered through Diamond under DCD code AUG072047 and is expected in stores in October. Ripclaw Pilot Season #1 is currently in stores under (DCD code AUG072049) and Cyblade Pilot Season #1 (DCD code JUL071977) will be in stores on September 12th while Velocity Pilot Season #1 (DCD code JUL071975) will be in stores on September 26th.
Additional information regarding The Angelus Pilot Season #1 can be found at the official voting website for Pilot Season - http://www.myspace.com/pilotseason.