Top Cow Pilot Season Winner “Genius” Set For August Release


Top Cow’s Minotaur Press imprint has announced a new weekly mini-series “Genius” for release in August. The series was initially released in 2008 as a part of Top Cow’s “Pilot Season” initiative, and the series will finally see the light of day. The announcement comes on the heels of the success of the “Shotgun Wedding” mini-series by William Harms (Impaler, 39 Minutes), which was also released weekly.

“Genius” will be written by Adam Freeman (Alphas, X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler, The Authority, The Highwaymen) and Marc Bernardin, with art by newcomer Afua Richardson, who has some phenomenal looking art on his website The series promises, “A harrowing, action-packed tale of a city that declares war on a brilliant young woman pushed to the edge. Complete in five parts, every issue of GENIUS will ship weekly in August.”

Here is the solicitation for the first issue:

What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence since birth, and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? What if the second coming of Alexander the Great, of Genghis Khan, of Napoleon, of Patton…what if it was a teenaged girl from South Central, L.A. named Destiny? And what if she decides to secede three blocks of the ‘hood from the Union? Who is going to take it back from her and her army of gangbangers? Who CAN?