After what seems like an eternity of talk, rumors, promises, whispers, and teasers, publisher Top Cow Comics is FINALLY ready to drop the curtains on the long awaited “ARTIFACTS” crossover event that will be uniting the companies biggest properties in one epic mini-series event. The first issue doesn’t go on sale until July 21st, but if you make the jump you can get your first look at the 7 page preview that the publisher released earlier today. Read on for the skinny.
“The Event FIVE Years in the Making!
Thirteen mystical Artifacts, including the Witchblade, the Darkness and others, guide the fate of the Top Cow Universe. For centuries, it’s been whispered that bringing together all 13 Artifacts would herald mankind’s destruction. But a mysterious figure has been manipulating events, laying plans to put Armageddon into motion. The final phase begins here, with the abduction of Hope, the daughter of Sara Pezzini and Jackie Estacado. What ensues will remake the entirety of the Top Cow Universe, from the Witchblade and the Darkness, to the Angelus, Magdalena, and countless others. Artifacts #1 is the perfect place for faithful readers to see their loyalty pay off, and for new readers to experience the Top Cow Universe.
From Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (Witchblade, Angelus) and Top Cow superstar artist Michael Broussard (The Darkness) comes an event series, which will literally shake the Top Cow Universe to its foundation. Featuring a jam piece cover by Broussard, Marc Silvestri, Stjepan Sejic, Sheldon Mitchell, and Nelson Blake II, as well as a variant cover series featuring each of the 13 Artifact bearers by John Tyler Christopher (Witchblade), and a special first-issue cover by Dale Keown (The Darkness/Pitt).”
“ARTIFACTS” Issue #1 Drops July 21st From Top Cow Comics! (MSRP-$3.99)