This is good news for the “DEMONIC” faithful. Top Cow Comics is reporting that the first printings of Robert Kirkman’s (“MARVEL ZOMBIES”, “THE WALKING DEAD”) “PILOT SEASON” has followed in the footsteps of its predecessor, “MURDERER”, and sold out nationwide! After the initial success of “MURDERER” many were wondering if there was going to be a no contest, but it looks like Kirkman and Co have a monster on their hands. Read on for the full pres release! “Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that following the path of Pilot Season: Murderer #1, the second installment of the 2009 Pilot Season, Pilot Season: Demonic #1, has also sold out at the distributor level.
”It’s really exciting to see the reactions of fans, reviewers, and retailers for the new Pilot Season concepts,” commented Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik. “We really appreciate the retailer support for another immediate sellout.”
From the creative minds of Image Comics partners Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible) and Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri (X-Men/Dark Avengers: Utopia, The Darkness), Pilot Season: Demonic #1 is 32 paged-look into the story of Scott Graves and his inner demon. Unfortunately for Scott, his demon manifests itself in his real life. Written by Kirkman and featuring art from Top Cow alumni Joe Benitez (Soulfire, The Darkness), Scott’s demon is only satiated when Scott kills. In a conflicted Faustian bargain, Scott will continue to kill as long as the demon promises not to make him kill his wife and daughter. Stalking the night as Demonic, a vigilante known for savagely slaughtering the wicked, Scott must asks himself how long can he continue living this way and if the demon is in fact real.
Top Cow Productions, Inc. plans to digitally release the comic through channels set up with partnered digital content producers for fans to catch up.
Up next for Pilot Season 2009 is Pilot Season: Stealth #1, set to hit stores in March. Written by Kirkman and featuring art from Top Cow studio artist Sheldon Mitchell (Trinity: Blood on the Sands, WItchblade: Annual), Pilot Season: Stealth #1 centers on the story of Todd Carey whose life is falling apart on him. While recovering from a nasty divorce, he learns that his daughter is flunking out of college and his father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Even though he is unable to really take care of himself, Todd allows his father to move in with him. What Todd doesn’t know is that his father is the masked vigilante Stealth, and has been his entire life. Stealth has many enemies and his erratic behavior could easily get him killed – and all these troubles fall squarely in Todd’s lap.”