Official Press Release
Top Cow Productions, Inc. and Prodege LLC announced today the creation of Search with Witchblade (http://www.searchwithwitchblade.com) and Search with The Darkness (http://www.searchwithdarkness.com), two Google-powered search engines that reward users with cool prizes - just for searching the Web.
With each normal, everyday Web search conducted on one of these Top Cow-branded search engines, users gain a chance to earn Swag Bucks, which are digital dollars that can be redeemed for Top Cow comic books and other prizes at the Witchblade and The Darkness Swag Stores, including iPhones, plasma TVs, digital cameras and game systems like the Sony PSP and Nintendo Wii. Visit the shops right now to check out the latest prizes:
The Darkness: http://searchwithdarkness.prodege.com/?cmd=sb-prizes
Users can also invite their friends to Search with Witchblade and The Darkness so that when their friends earn Swag Bucks, so will they. It's an easy way to earn top prizes fast. To invite friends, users should visit:
The Darkness: http://searchwithdarkness.prodege.com/?cmd=sb-refer
In addition, Witchblade and The Darkness toolbars are available to download for Internet Explorer and Firefox Web browsers so that users can utilize the search engines more readily. The toolbars also feature quick links to Top Cow's MySpace page, message boards, news blog, online store and more. There are no pop-up windows, no spyware, and no adware - guaranteed.
The Internet Explorer toolbars are available at:
The Darkness: http://darkness.prodege.vmn.net
The Firefox toolbars can be downloaded at:
The Darkness: http://www.searchwithdarkness.com
"Prodege has come up with such an exciting new innovation, to be able to search the Web with Top Cow's premiere characters and earn a chance to win some really awesome gear just by doing so," expressed Top Cow President Matt Hawkins. "I've got The Darkness one loaded on my computer right now!"
"As a kid who grew up reading and collecting comic books it feels great to be working with a team like Top Cow," said Prodege Chief Operating Officer Scott Dudelson. "Not only do they make amazing books, they care deeply about giving back to their fans. With these search engines, Top Cow has given its fans a new way to connect with their favorite characters and win free Top Cow back issues."
ABOUT TOP COW PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Top Cow (http://www.topcow.com) was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics 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 2 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 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 sell-out and Platinum sales status in 2007. Wanted is currently in production as a major motion picture from Universal Pictures starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, and Morgan Freeman and slated for release June 27, 2008. 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 role playing games.
ABOUT PRODEGE LLC
Prodege LLC is the Internet's leading provider of branded search engines. Launched in 2006, Prodege has already compiled an impressive list of search partners from the world of sports, charity and music including:
For a complete list of Prodege partner sites, please visit www.swagbuck.com, an online superstore featuring the full catalog of exclusive merchandise redeemable from sites throughout Prodege's ever-growing network.