Official Press Release
Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia is set to appear at New York Comic Con (NYCC) where he will be joined by his DiVide Pictures partner, Russ Cundiff, writer Rick Loverd and artist Jeremy Haun on a panel to discuss their upcoming Top Cow comic book, Berserker. Attendees of the panel will receive a special pass that will entitle them to a limited signing at the Top Cow booth (#1407) with the panelists after the session.
Loverd had originally pitched Berserker to Ventimiglia and Cundiff, who immediately recognized its potential. The three decided to introduce the property as a comic book and brought it to Top Cow, who partnered with the trio, eventually adding artist Jeremy Haun (Chuck, Pilot Season: Alibi) to the project. The #0 issue will be available for purchase at the Top Cow booth at New York Comic Con.
"Milo is one of the biggest names in comics, television, and the whole of the pop culture world," said Lance Fensterman, Show Manager for New York Comic Con. "We're very happy to have him with us this year -- and I know all our attendees are very happy, too."
New York Comic Con will take place February 6 - 8 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Tickets are on sale at www.nycomiccon.com and more personal insights about the show, programming and guests are available via Show Manager Lance Fensterman's blog at www.MediumAtLarge.net.
About New York Comic Con
New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world -- Gotham City. Further information can be found at newyorkcomiccon.com.
About Top Cow Productions, Inc.
Top Cow Productions, Inc. (www.topcow.com), 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 in 2008. A feature film, co-produced by Platinum Studios, Inc. and Arclight Films, is in development with director Michael Rymer. 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, was adapted into a movie by Universal Pictures and grossed $350 million worldwide at the box office. The movie starred Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman, and another film in the franchise is in active development. A video game adaptation is set for release on March 24, 2009. 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.
About DiVide Pictures LLC
DiVide Pictures was formed in 2003 by actor/director Milo Ventimiglia and producer Russ Cundiff. An independent production company, DiVide specializes in film and development and the creation of original digital content for the Internet and wireless space as well as publishing. In 2007, DiVide produced its first original series, a comedy entitled "It's a Mall World," written by Adam Green, produced by Cundiff and directed by Ventimiglia for American Eagle Outfitters. The 12-episode series premiered on MTV during "Real World." In a second collaboration with American Eagle, DiVide produced a series of holiday web shorts that aired on American Eagle's entertainment channel 77E.com. More recently, DiVide created its first comic book entitled Rest, published by Devils Due Inc., which explores the reality of a sleep-deprived world.