Official Press Release
Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced the October 2009 release of The Top Cow Bible.
The Top Cow Bible is a comprehensive collection listing all of Top Cow’s properties and key characters. The volume includes profiles, first appearances, key creators, trivia, and a top-secret “In Development” section. The Top Cow Bible packs everything well-known and loved by fans with a few gems slipped in that even a true fan may have missed all in one compact guide. Every Top Cow property listing suggests a corresponding “Must Read” trade paperback collection or single comic book issue serving as an introduction to the series for fans unfamiliar with the title.
“The Top Cow Bible is a culmination of seventeen years of Top Cow’s finest works,” said Publisher Filip Sablik. “We are thrilled to provide fans of our work with a resource to reacquaint themselves with familiar characters and to introduce themselves to newer properties.”
Top Cow Productions, Inc. has been a major player in the comic book entertainment market since Silvestri formed the company in 1992. Top Cow has created more widely recognizable properties than virtually any other comic book publisher that was established within the last twenty years. From its first publication of Cyberforce to current fan favorite titles such as Witchblade and The Darkness, The Top Cow Universe and its library of properties is one of the most intricate and varied in comics today.
Written by Scott Newman, Bryan Rountree, and Jennifer Chow, and featuring art by Marc Silvestri, Dale Keown, Stjepan Sejic, Kenneth Rocafort and many more, The Top Cow Bible is a full color, 176 page soft cover essential guide for navigating the Top Cow Universe and beyond. Retailing for $19.99, The Top Cow Bible was previously only available at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con. This must-have for all die-hard Top Cow fans will be available in comic book stores everywhere October 7, 2009.
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 on July 29, 2008. A feature film, co-produced by Platinum Studios, Inc. and Arclight Films, is slated to begin production in Australia 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, is now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman. 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.