I know that I have said this before, but Top Cow Comics “PILOT SEASON” series has been one of the most entertaining and original series in comics, bringing us such titles as “MURDERER” and “DEMONIC”. The idea of running an entire series of original one shots and then allowing the readers to vote and choose 1 of those titles to move on as a monthly mini-series was one of the most innovative ideas I’ve heard in awhile, and this week Top Cow, Kirkman (“MARVEL ZOMBIES”, “WALKING DEAD”), and Silvestri (“UNCANNY X-MEN”, “WITCHBLADE”, “THE DARKNESS”) have announced the next title in the series, “HARDCORE”. Read on for the skinny.
Once the hard core is shot into the back of your neck, an assassin’s brain waves can be transmitted into your body–circumventing your brain functions–taking complete control of your body. When assassins use this technology–your killer can be anyone; your barber, your neighbor or your wife. They are the best assassins in the world–but what happens when one of their own turns against them? Who can you trust when your enemy can change his appearance as easy as someone changes a shirt?”
Being a huge fan of this series I’ve got to say that it is very rare that someone can continue to churn out inventive ideas like these and still have something new to bring at us each month. Being able to pair of of the genres most talented writers with one of its most well known and talented artists like Top Cow did was a feat in and of itself, but I don’t think that they could have expected such a huge following for the series. So the question is this: thus far which title would you vote for?
Top Cow Presents: “PILOT SEASON: HARCORE” drops April 14th! (MSRP: $2.99)