Top Cow Productions is pleased to announce its exclusive variant offerings for New York Comicon 2007 taking place at the Javits Center in New York City on February 23rd through February 25th. Top Cow will launch its 2007 convention tour at the New York show.
Witchblade Takeru Manga #1 will debut at the New York Comicon. In addition to the three previously solicited covers for this manga event featuring art by series artist Kazasa Sumita, animation studio GONZO, and Christian Gossett (The Red Star), Top Cow will also offer a limited edition Marc Silvestri Sketch cover. The cover features the Top Cow founder's interpretation of Takeru, the teen-aged star of Witchblade Takeru Manga, and marks the first time Silvestri has drawn this character. This New York Comicon exclusive will be limited to 1000 copies and available for show attendees at $10. Also available at the show will be Top Cow's exclusive X-23: Target X #1 Mike Choi Variant, a limited edition printing of The Darkness Ultimate Collection trade paperback, and a New York Comicon exclusive The Darkness baseball shirt. The Darkness Ultimate Collection trade paperback will feature a red foil cover treatment and come with an exclusive mini-lithograph by Silvestri and will be limited to only 100 copies for the regular cover price of $20.
Top Cow is also thrilled to announce that video game writer and novelist Joshua Ortega (Star Wars, Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer) will appear at the Top Cow booth for signing times throughout the show. As previously announced, other creators slated to sign at the Top Cow booth include Marc Silvestri, Paul Dini, Tyler Kirkham, Ron Marz, Frank Tieri, and David Wohl. Top Cow's editorial staff will also be on hand for portfolio reviews. Stay tuned for further announcements on Top Cow's signing schedule and panel times.
"The buzz for the New York Comicon has been unreal," Filip Sablik, Vice President of Marketing & Sales remarked. "We really wanted to give the fans attending the show something special and you can't get much better than two Marc Silvestri exclusives."
Art attached: Witchblade Takeru Manga #1 Silvestri B&W NYCC Exclusive cover, The Darkness Ultimate Collection Cover
Top Cow was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri who co-founded Image Comics in the 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. 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.