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Udderly Gigantic Humble Bundle From Top Cow
Titles like Artifacts, Tales of Honor and Artemis IX along with other great Top Cow series like Witchblade, IXth Generation, Aphrodite IX, The Tithe, The Darkness, Postal and Midnight Nation There are of course different tiers where you can get more books depending on what you choose to pay and other books that will be[...]
Shaft Wins Glyph Award For Story Of The Year
Walker, artist Bilquis Evely (Dynamite Entertainment) Best Writer: Keef Cross, Day Black Best Artist: Nelson Blake 2, Artifacts (Top Cow) Best Cover: Tristan Roach, Offset – The Man Who Travels With A Piece Of Sugarcane Best Male Character: Bass Reeves, Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth – Joel Christian Gill, Writer and Artist Best Female Character: Ajala Storm; Ajala:[...]
Ch-Ch-Changes – Adventure Time To Artifacts
With editor Marie Javins preparing comic books in advance for April, so that all the solicited creators match the actual published creators. Man, DC's Gendercrunching is going to look awesome when Tim Hanley gets around to April. Anyway, that leaves Ch-Ch-Changes without its usual go-to creative upheavals to report. So we have to look further afield… The short story by Henry[...]
47 Thoughts About 46 Comics – Axis, Game Of Thrones, Superman Unchained, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Bloodshot, Suicide Risk, Fairy Quest, Garfield, Fiction Squad, Hulk, American Legends, Artifacts, Life After Logan, Weapon X Program, Dr Mirage, Regular Show, Eternal Warrior, Woods, Empty Man, God Hates Astronauts, Ghost Fleet, Day Men, Gotham Academy, Amazing World Of Gumball, Grayson, Over The Garden Wall, Real Heroes, Nailbiter, Velvet, Cloaks, Futures End, Penny Dora, Lil Vampirella, Detective Comics, Action Comics, Green Arrow, Lobo, Turok, Robocop, Worlds End, Chew, John Carter, Blood Queen, Jennifer Blood And Solar
I believe beads are in order? In the main story of Artifacts #40 by talent hunt Winners Steve Foxe and Adalor Alvarez, we hear word of an old enemy of the Witchblade, as a thief hunts through the Heart of Darkness for the mysterious Artifact Which has an "armless" side effect… Despite his eyes, Bloodshot is clearly[...]
Top Cow Previews – American Legends And Artifacts
Interesting things going on with Top Cow as we get the 40th and final issue of Artifacts with two stories from talent hunt winners We also get the first issue of a new weekly series called American Legends This is the last weekly series of the year for Top Cow and according to company President/COO[...]
Top Cow Previews – Rise Of The Magi #4 And Artifacts #39
Marc Silvestri writes issue #4 of Rise of the Magi and 2014 talent hunt winners Raven Heisenberg and Gustavo Brocanello tell a tale of The Darkness in Artifacts #39. ARTIFACTS #39 Story: Raven Heisenberg Art / Cover: Gustavo Brocanello 2014 Talent Hunt winning team! The story of the very first Darkness bearer told by Jackie Esacado. [...]
In Stores This Week From Top Cow – Artifacts #38 And Genius #3
We've got two previews for books coming out this week from Top Cow. Artifacts #38 by Talent Hunt winners Devon Wong and Isaac Goodhart and the weekly series Genius continues with its third issue by Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman and Afua Richardson. Artifacts #38 2013 Talent Hunt winners DEVON WONG and ISAAC GOODHART bring you the most shocking Darkness and[...]
47 Thoughts About 47 Comics – Forever Evil, Original Sin, Batman Eternal, Saga, Harley Quinn, Magnus, The Shadow x2, Uncanny X-Men, Amazing Spider-Man, Velvet, Prophet, Solar, Doop, Rogue Trooper, Red Hood, Star Mage, Batman And Frankenstein, Wonder Woman, Batman/Superman, Justice League Of America, Hulk, Windblade, Star Slammers, Indestructible, THUNDER Agents, Invincible, East Of West, Mind The Gap,  Zero, TMNT,  V Wars, 7th Sword, Dexter's Lab, My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, Monster & Madman, Artifacts, Battlestar Galactica, Pathfinder, Flash Gordon, Rocket Girl, Six Million Dollar Man, Green Hornet, The Bunker and Amy Devlin
Thank you, Monster & Madman #3 Artifacts #37 is full of the smart, erudite humor you've all come to expect from Top Cow I'm still trying to work it out. While A Voice in the Dark #7, the conclusion to volume 1 of Larime Taylor's creator-owned epic, gives a genuinely distressing glimpse into the thought process of[...]
Artifacts #37 And A Voice In The Dark #7 – Top Cow Previews
A Voice In The Dark #7 from Larime Taylor and Artifacts #37 by Dan Wickline and Rom… yes, I know I'm Dan Wickline but I have to make this look official Both books are on sale this Wednesday. ARTIFACTS #37 by Dan Wickline and Rom When someone uses math to access an ancient and evil power, it's up[...]
Top Cow 2013 Talent Hunt Winners
The winners will work on upcoming issues of the Top Cow series Artifacts Four unpublished writers and four unpublished artists were chosen Along with the winners there were ten runner-up writers and ten runner-up artists that will be doing short stories for an as yet unannounced anthology annual. At the Top Cow panel at  Wondercon last weekend Matt[...]
Top Cow Covers It – Part One
Well, I love good art so I figure we'd run all the covers over this weekend in two parts. Here we have Aphrodite IX, Artifacts (I wrote that one), A Voice In The Dark, Cyberforce, The Darkness, Death Vigil and Rise Of The Magi. And tell me that last one isn't cool as hell. [...]
37 Thoughts About 37 Comics – The Movement, Detective Comics, Stormwatch, Crossed, Inhuman, Green Lantern, Caliban, Starlight, Action Comics, Field, She-Hulk, Dead Letters, Beautiful Scars, God Is Dead, Loki, New Warriors, Captain America, Revelations, Green Arrow, Garfield, Suicide Risk, Pretty Deadly, Secret, Revival, Adventure Time, Quantum And Woody, GI Joe, Artifacts, Sinister Dexter,  Gate Way, Rogue Trooper, Monster & Madman, Judge Dredd, Green Hornet, Shotgun Wedding, Turok Dinosaur Hunter and Archer And Armstrong
Still, at least they can get a signal…, Bleeding Cool's Dan Wickline writes Artifacts #36, and tries to get around the "if they had a cellphone everything would be fine" problem that so besets modern action adventure offerings. Oh dear Sinister Dexter #5 Gives us a pyschological insight into a disturbed minf[...]
Artifacts #36 Preview With Something Extra/Exclusive
So this Wednesday the latest chapter of Top Cow's comic Artifacts comes out It follows the story of ex-priest Tom Judge who uses one of the 13 artifacts called The Rapture His partner, Tilly is a "numeromancer" or "mathmagician" and it's her talents that lead to former Witchblade bearer/former Angelus Detective Danielle Baptiste calling them[...]
Preview Of Artifacts #35 By Top Cow's 2012 Talent Contest Winner
Here we've got a first look at Artifacts #35 by one of Top Cow's 2012 Talent Contest Winners, Hannibal Tabu Art and cover for this issue was done by Nelson Blake II and with later pages by Michael Avon Oeming The book will hit the shelves on Wednesday Feb 26th. Mercenary Michael Finnegan just can't catch a break[...]
Top Cow Talent Search Gets Over 600 Entries
It may be additional issues of Artifacts or something else. The last two writing and art winners were featured in Artifacts #34 and #35 currently on sale. The annual Top Cow Talent Search just passed its entry deadline and I got a quick moment to talk with Matt Hawkins writer and CEO/Publisher of Top Cow about the[...]
Thirty-Eight Thoughts About Thirty-Eight Comics – Superior Spider-Man, Saga, Knights Of Pendragon, Uncanny Avengers, Dark Knight, Saviors, Super Dinosaur, Earth 2, Batman And Robin, TMNT, Godzilla, Ghostbusters, Aquaman, Flash, Catwoman, Sledgehammer 44, Inhumanity, Furious, Transformers, Serenity, Invincible, Bounce, Black Science, Conan, Neverending, Bravest Warriors, Siegfried,  Artifacts, Aphrodite IX, Age Of Darkness, Star Trek, Thief Of Thieves, Revival, Uber, Crossed, L'il Sonja, Adventure Time And Other Dead
I mean they can't last that long, flying around like that… Artifacts #34, written and drawn by Top Cow talent hunt winners Eugene Ward and Martin Gimenez With a very polite psychopath… So. who's better? Men or women? I mean, especially with ears like those, Star Trek #29, they'd come in very handy as a pointy weapon at[...]
Michael Oeming's Art From Artifacts
There's a bond there. Which is why I'm happy to be the first to share some artwork by Michael Oeming from Tabu's upcoming issue of Artifacts #35 from Image/Top Cow, after Tabu won their Talent Hunt competition in 2012. It's a busy couple of months for Tabu, he also has a story in the new Watson And[...]
ComiXology All Over The World – The Walking Dead's Back, Tell A Friend…
And, as usual, China earns the Hipster Award for the week, having eight issues of Artifacts appear on the chart with no sign of zombies, Marvel, or My Little Pony. United States The Walking Dead #119 $2.99 Injustice Year Two #1 $0.99 Avengers World (2014-) #1 $3.99 Earth 2 (2012-) #19 $2.99 X-Men: Days of Future Past $10.99 Detective Comics (2011-) #27[...]
Twenty-Five Thoughts About Twenty-Five Comics – Red Lanterns, ARGUS, Flash, Catwoman, Sinister Dexter, Green Team, Deadworld, GI Joe, Teen Titans, Aquaman, Atomic Robo, Rachel Rising, Jonah Hex, Dead Boy Detectives, Justice League Dark, Superman Unchained, Revelations, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Savage Wolverine, New Avengers, Artifacts, Hawken Melee, THUNDER Agents, Legenderry And Dredd Classic
Neat trick, as Jonathan Hickman reverse engineers continuity from his Fantastic Four run into the continuing Infinity/Inhuman/Incursion events. Hawken Melee "Brimstone makes it taste good, like a cigarette should." Artifacts #33, written and drawn by two of Top Cow's 2012 Talent Hunt Winners, Kenny Porter and -ROM- darkness et folly Seriously, the names parents give their kids[...]
Twenty-Three Thoughts About Twenty-Three Comics – Todd The Ugliest Kid, Avengers, Bane, Avengers Assemble, Infinity Heist, Fatale, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Man-Bat, First Born, Sex Criminals, Ocean Master, Secret Society, East Of West, Miss Fury, Metallo, Parasite, Young Avengers, Rat Queens, Saga and Jupiter's Children, Revival And Artifacts
Also, get that Steve Pugh linework… But many Parasite could have done with a hand? Certainly women seem to be getting one over the men a little more this week. "I Was Groot!" Shame he lost his head over her. Looks like The Darkness in Artifacts just can't get into a relationship either these days[...]
Mr. Smylie Goes to Dubai: Reflections on Middle East Film & Comic-Con
Two indoor floors and a larger outdoor festival area made up the main convention area, with outdoor tent pavilions for the panels and art workshops and a discreetly hidden beer garden (Dubai is officially a dry city in deference to Islamic traditions but alcohol is widely available through hotel bars). John Rhys-Davies, the irrepressible Max Landis,[...]
Retailers! Get Drunk On Valiant!
And some of them, specifically the ComicsPro variant edition of Artifacts #13 and Witchblade #151 are already on eBay Which is fast But the Bloodshot glasses from Valiant are not yet They're probably still filled by peach schnappes in retailers' hotel rooms…   Retailers at the ComicsPRO meet in Dallas this weekend are getting all sorts[...]
Excavating Artifacts #13 (SPOILERS)
Yesterday, resident Bleeding Cool Topcowologists, looked at the thirteen issue run of the turning-the-Top-Cow-universe-upside-down-and-see-what-scurries-out comic, Artifacts, as the thirteenth issue was published. But there are some observtions reserved solely for that issue And, by the way, this means you do have to have read the final issue before you read on Firstly to avoid spoilers, and[...]
Excavating Artifacts #1 To 13
One comic that today's Bleeding Cool moments man didn't mention is Artifacts #13, the final issue in Top Cow's universe defining series We ran an art preview on Monday, but today, we've got our best Topcowologists working on the series, and the moments that may have meant more. There is a minor spoiler of Artifacts #13[...]