The film centers on an ornate jewel-encrusted gauntlet that gives extraordinary powers to the wearer, a specially chosen female from each generation.
After learning she belongs to a lineage of female warriors descended from Mary Magdalene, a young woman named Patience squares off against a supernatural evil bent on destroying the world.
Think Tank is one of those comics that created a lot of buzz last year among creators and critics alike. It’s such a unique story in that it takes science very seriously, it’s apparent that writer Matt Hawkins spent a lot of time researching explosives and weaponry, but it’s also one of the funnest books on the shelves. Issue #7 sees part 3 of the “Genetics” arc and we’ve got an exclusive preview for you to feast on below. READ MORE
Top Cow enthusiastically announced that they will be launching another universe-changing crossover, Progeny, that brings together their mainstay titles, “Artifacts”, “Witchblade”, and “The Darkness” for a four-issue event. Since the Top Cow Rebirth, all the titles have been building to this moment that will see the artifact wielders united once again in an attempt to overthrow Jackie Estacado and The Darkness.
Ron Marz, Stjepan Sejic, Marco Turini, Tim Seeley, Diego Bernard, David Hine and Jeremy Haun will be the leading creators for the event which kicks off in “Artifact” #25. READ MORE
Image Comics and their Top Cow branch have really been pushing David Hine’s “The Darkness,” and their right to do so. “The Darkness” is one of the most consistent and engaging horror titles out there, but for some reason it flies under the radar month in and month out. Top Cow announced that in April, “The Darkness” issues #112 and #113 will focus on Jackie Estacado’s daughter in order to provide a jump on board point for new readers. See the full details after the jump.
“The Darkness” #112 will be in stores on April 10, to be followed by the second half of Hope’s story in #113 in stores in May. READ MORE
A major change will take place in The Darkness #110, which will definitely surprise the readers. With incredibly creepy writing and illustrations, “The Darkness” is one of the most consistent horror comics around. READ MORE
Top Cow offers up a beautiful first look at the cover art for Cyber Force #4, which will be out in stores in March, 2013.
‘Cyber Force’ is a relaunch of an Image Comics series from the early 90s, and after a successful Kickstarter campaign, each issue so far has been offered completely free (and it’s damn good). See the cover art below! READ MORE
David Hine continues his rebirth of Top Cow’s The Darkness with issue #109 this week. Jackie Estacado continues his efforts to protect his family from the force that gives him his powers. “The Darkness” #109 hits shops on January 2nd. READ MORE
More than just a blast from the past, Cyber Force #2 has plenty for both old and new fans of this re-imagination of the sci-fi and action team of rebel mutants. With engaging visuals and a fast-paced story, readers are definitely going to be thrilled. And, it’s free! READ MORE
The awesome folks over at Top Cow Comics have teamed with BD once again to deliver a special treat for you ladies and gents. The publisher is offering up issue #1 of their hit series, Think Tank, absolutely free!
“Think Tank” is written by Top Cow veteran Matt Hawkins, with artwork from Rahsan Ekedal. The series follows the brilliant Dr. David Loren who decides he can no longer participate in creating weapons of destruction for the military. In order to escape, he’s forced to butt heads with the big boys. This is one of the most fiercely intelligent comics of the year, and it’s well worth a read. The “Think Tank” trade paperback, collecting issues 1 through 4, drops on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012. Hit the jump for the teaser trailer and issue #1 for free. READ MORE
Writer Matt Hawkins and artist Rahsan Ekedal’s Think Tank has become on the surprise hits of 2012. The series chronicles the exploits of slacker military scientist Dr. David Loren as he fights back against the US Military, who wants him to continue producing weapons of mass destruction. “Think Tank” is one part “Manhattan Projects” mixed with Hackers, which creates a thrilling ride that all comics fans should be geeking out on.
Issue #4 hits shops on November 14th, so check out the exclusive preview and after the jump. READ MORE
Cyber Force #1 offers an updated re-imagination of the sci-fi and action team of mutants that dominated during the first wave of Image Comics. With an engaging visual style and the fast-paced story the first issue offers a fun action introduction to the series. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, this launching pad will definitely keep both old and new fans excited. In their welcome homecoming, “Cyber Force” celebrates its own 20th anniversary in style. READ MORE
Since the Top Cow Universe was rebooted, acclaimed writer David Hine and artist Jeremy Haun have taken “The Darkness” in a whole new direction. Hine and Haun have shaken things up to create a Molotov cocktail that is one part psychological crime thriller and part supernatural horror. Creatively, they have turned “The Darkness” into a book that is dynamic, exciting and fresh.
Writer David Hine sat down with Bloody-Disgusting to give us some insight into the series, Jackie Estacado’s life, and where he plans to take the “The Darkness” as it rolls into the next story arc “Breaking Dark”. READ MORE
Many of you gamers will be familiar with “The Darkness” video game series, a game that provided loads of gore on the seedy streets of NYC. The series follows the rich and successful Jackie Estacado whose life gets turned upside down as he becomes possessed by a demonic force known simply as the Darkness.
“The Darkness” comic book series, upon which the video game is based, was recently rebooted and given a whole new direction in issue #101 by the creative team of acclaimed writer David Hine and artist Jeremy Haun. Since then the book has become on of the best books at Top Cow.
Top Cow was kind enough to give Bloody-Disgusting an exclusive sneak peek at issue #107 which hits stores October 17th. Check out the solicitation for the issue, the preview, and issue #101 for free after the jump. READ MORE
Image Comics’ Top Cow branch made some major changes to their lineup earlier in 2012 with their Rebirth project. The publisher overhauled their entire catalog in order to give new readers a chance to jump into their universe. The Darkness Rebirth begins with issue #101 from the creative team of acclaimed writer David Hine and artist Jeremy Haun. Many of you will be familiar with “The Darkness” video game series, which is based on the comics. The series follows the rich and successful Jackie Estacado whose life suddenly comes crashing down as he gains control over a mysterious force known as the Darkness. The first arc of “The Darkness” is a gritty mystery filled with all kinds of horrors.
Top Cow gave BD an exclusive free digital copy of “The Darkness” #101 for your reading pleasure. With a solid storyline and wicked artwork, you’ll be hooked. Check it out after the jump. READ MORE
Come one, come all to your weekly dose of Comics To Feast On! Yet again, we’ve got another stellar week of horror comics heading your way, and the beginning of some new story arcs that you won’t want to miss. For the first week of April, Jeff Lemire continues his brilliant ANIMAL MAN, BOOM! Studios finally launches their FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES series, Jeff Parker’s Haunted Hulk storyline begins in the pages of HULK, and a whole bunch more.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve got to limit our lists for the week somehow. We present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. If I’ve missed something you’re stoked about, list it in the comments. Read on for the skinny…
Earlier this week, we posted an interview with the 2011 winners of Pilot season, Jeremy Haun and Jason Hurley, for their book The Beauty. Beating out seven other titles for the top spot, The Beauty, will soon become it’s own series, and the folks at Top Cow were kind enough to offer BD the full first issue for free!
In the world of The Beauty, being pretty comes with a price. A new sexually transmitted infection is spreading, and by contracting it, one becomes beautiful. Naturally, there are some other not-so-nice repercussions that come along with the good looks and hot bodies. Check out the beginnings of the beauty plague below. Read on for the skinny…
With nearly a million votes in this year’s annual Pilot Season, The Beauty beat out seven other comic candidates to become a full fledged mini-series. The Beauty is Law & Order set against the backdrop of a viral outbreak. In the series, being beautiful becomes a sexually transmitted disease. Anyone that ever had body issues or a weight problem can solve their problems by contracting “The Beauty”, but the downside of being infected is those with the disease constantly run a fever.
The series begins when an infected woman on a subway, begins violently coughing as she spits up blood and she mysteriously bleeds to death. The two detectives first to emerge onto the scene of the crime are thrust onto the frontlines to face a plague outbreak of epic proportions.
Bloody-Disgusting caught up with artist Jeremy Haun and writer Jason Hurley to discuss winning this year’s Pilot Season, where the series is headed and the pressure to follow-up their critically acclaimed first issue.
Last month The Darkness reached it’s landmark 100th issue, which saw the end of the long lasting creative team of Phil Hester and Romano Molenaar. The issue left off the characters in an interesting place, leaving a lot of doors open for the new creators, David Hine and Jeremy Haun. It’s always fun to see where a new creative team will bring a property, and Hine is looking to take The Darkness in a completely new direction with issue #101. Below you can check a killer 9-page preview courtesy of your friends at Image. Read on for the skinny…
Fan-favorite artist, Rahsan Ekedal, known for his work on Echos has a brand new series coming out in July from Minotaur Press called Think Tank. Ekedal is teaming up with fellow Pilot Seasoner, Matt Hawkins, to bring you a a tech-lovers dream where they plan to explore the mind of a genius scientists and his crazy gadgets. Read on for the skinny…
Earlier this month, the highly praised video game sequel to The Darkness knocked horror fans off their feet. To follow in those footsteps, Top Cow’s long running series, The Darkness reaches it’s century issue next week (and for the record, it’s the comic that inspired the video game). Ya’ll better beware, The Darkness is coming!
This landmark ish promises to set the tone for the series’ “rebirth” written by David Hine, who will replace Phil Hester after his epic four-year run. If you’ve been skipping out on this title, you’d best start second guessing yourself. There’s a good reason this book has reached the 100 issue mark. Check details and preview pics below. Read on for the skinny…
UPDATE: Be sure to head over to IGN to see their exclusive preview!
Over the past 6 years writer Ron Marz has become the architect of Image Comics’ Top Cow universe. After taking over the company’s flagship title Witchblade in 2004, Marz has turned New York City Police Detective Sara Pezzini one of the strongest female protagonists in comics today. Now after 70 consecutive issues at the helm, Marz is stepping down from Witchblade with issue #150.
Ron sat down with Bloody-Disgusting to discuss his legendary run on Witchblade, as well as his future plans for the Top Cow universe as he prepares for the world changing events in the series Artifacts.
The upcoming San Diego Comic-con usually yields its fair share of announcements and deals about properties being developed as entertainment vehicles. One of the more noteworthy nuggets going into this year’s confab? New life for a movie based on the popular comic book property The Darkness, reports the LA Times.
Mandeville Films, the Walt Disney-affiliated producers behind last year’s Oscar contender The Fighter, has pacted with “Darkness” publisher Top Cow to develop a film based on the dark genre piece. A spokeswoman for Mandeville confirmed the deal.
The graphic novels center on a mobster named Jackie Estacado who discovers he has inherited a murderous power known as “the darkness” that allows him to summon creatures from another realm. Estacado must then find a way to tame the power while vanquishing his enemies within the crime family in which he operates.
Co-created by Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri in 1996, “The Darkness” has yielded more than 115 books and sold 25 million copies around the world, according to the company. It’s also spawned a popular video game, with a sequel set to come out in October.
Lets play a quick game of “Poll The Graphic Content Readers”! Oh, come on, it’ll be fun. No math questions here…Are you a fan of sexy women of the pixilated medium, “KILL BILL”, horror and comics? I feel confident that I can say you have answered “Yes, stupid!” to more than 1 of those, and if so then your reward is being able to read a 5 page preview of issue #2 of Image’s “SHINKU”. That is, unless you called me “Stupid”. In which case I will be the bigger man and let you read it anyway. But still. Rude. Read on for the skinny…