Top Cow announces new on-demand t-shirt store

Fri, February 22nd, 2008 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

Top Cow Productions, in conjunction with mass market manufacturer Thunder Creek, announced today that the direct-to-consumer apparel website previewed at Top Cow's San Diego panel has gone live. Fans interested in browsing and purchasing new and unique Top Cow-branded apparel should direct their browsers to http://mytopcowgear.com.

As announced previously, consumers will be able to select from numerous designs and styles of t-shirts and other Top Cow apparel. Currently the site features 40 unique designs with regular updates expected in the coming months. The site will be managed under Thunder Creek's On Demand Apparel brand Swag Dog. Thunder Creek is one of the world's leading mass market manufacturers of t-shirts and other clothing items with clients that include Wal-Mart, Kohl's, and Target. Fans will be able to choose from designs featuring Witchblade, The Darkness, Aphrodite IX, Magdalena, Cyberforce, and many others.

"We're incredibly excited to have mytopcowgear.com up and running," commented Filip Sablik, Publisher for Top Cow. "I can't wait to see fans show up at conventions this year wearing their Magdalena, Aphrodite IX, and other shirts and showing off their favorite Top Cow character."

"I've always appreciated Top Cow's art," commented Mike Horn, Business Development for Thunder Creek. "The fans have been coming to their booth at the shows forever. Adding Top Cow to our On Demand Apparel program is a fantastic match as I am confident that we will deliver a much wider variety of designs than the fans have ever seen!"

Additional information regarding Top Cow Gear can be found at the official website: http://www.mytopcowgear.com.

About Top Cow Productions Inc.

Top Cow (http://topcow.com) 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 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. 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 Thunder Creek

Thunder Creek was founded in 1995 and produces high quality apparel that is sold in a wide variety of retail outlets. Thunder Creek has produced thousands of designs across dozens of properties. Thunder Creek operates a consumer On Demand Apparelâ„¢ business at www.SwagDog.com

. For more information, visit: www.ThunderCreek.com.

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