Top Cow Productions is proud to announce the long-awaited release dates of their Compendium line of trade paperback collections. The new line of Compendium editions from Top Cow will be a great value for old and new readers alike who want to delve into the Top Cow universe. Each Compendium contains fifty full issues of content, in full color, and is priced at an economical $59.99. Even at cover price, this material would normally cost fans over $150!
The first release in the line will be the Witchblade Volume 1 Compendium, which is expected in stores on November 15th. The collection will collect Witchblade issue #1-50 in order and chronicles the origins and evolution of Sara Pezzini, the bearer of the mystical Witchblade. This volume contains stories by David Wohl, Christina Z, and Paul Jenkins and art by Michael Turner, Randy Green, and Keu Cha plus the first appearances of Sara, the Witchblade, Kenneth Irons, Ian Nottingham, and Jackie Estacado, the Darkness! A second volume is planned for release in the summer of 2007 and will contain issues #51-100.
Witchblade Volume 1 Compendium will be quickly followed by the release of Darkness Volume 1 Compendium and Tomb Raider Volume 1 Compendium. Both are expected in stores on November 22nd. The Darkness Volume 1 Compendium will collect The Darkness issues #1-40 (1st series) plus the complete run of the Tales of the Darkness series. Just in time for Darkness 10th Anniversary in December, this collection will show you how the Darkness first appeared and threw Jackie Estacado's life into turmoil. With stories by comic book heavy hitters such as Garth Ennis, Paul Jenkins, and Marc Silvestri you can't go wrong! Plus it features the first appearance of The Magdalena!
The Tomb Raider Volume 1 Compendium will feature Tomb Raider issues #1-50 and contain the adventures of Lara Croft by such comic book luminaries as Dan Jurgens, James Bonny, Andy Park, Randy Green, Eric Basaldua, Michael Turner, and more!