December 31, 1969

Top Cow and ComicsPRO Celebrate Artifacts With a Nationwide Event

Berkeley, CA – 9 December 2011 –- Top Cow Productions and ComicsPRO are teaming up to celebrate the end of the entire Top Cow Universe as we know it with a nationwide event! Many of Top Cow’s best creators and some of North America’s finest comic retailers will be bringing in the new year and new universe in style. In addition to hosting a variety of signings, all ComicsPRO member retailers will also have access to two limited edition variant covers for ARTIFACTS #13 and WITCHBLADE #151 to commemorate the event!

ARTIFACTS #13 concludes the Top Cow Universe’s biggest event to date with sweeping changes to the status quo of some of Top Cow’s biggest franchises including THE DARKNESS and WITCHBLADE. Written by Top Cow architect Ron Marz with art by legendary artist Dale Keown, ARTIFACTS #13 arrives in stores on January 4th, 2012, kicking off the new year in a big way! The very same week, fans will be introduced to the new direction and creative team in WITCHBLADE #151 by Tim Seeley and Diego Bernard.

“This is truly the most ambitious change to the Top Cow Universe we’ve ever attempted,” commented Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik, “And a great opportunity for new readers to try out these titles. We’ve had a long, successful relationship with ComicsPRO and wanted to involve their forward-thinking retailers in some way. This nationwide event will allow us to interact with the biggest group of fans and we want to be there first hand to see their reactions!”

The following creators will be appearing and signing on January 4th, 2012:

Main Street Comics
157 Dolson Ave
Middletown, NY 10940
Phone: 845-342-0458

10202 Coldwater Road Suite C
Ft. Wayne, IN 46825
Phone: 260-489-1787

Jeremy Haun (ARTIFACTS)
Fantasy Shop Florissant
8232 N Lindbergh Blvd
Florissant, MO 63031

Fantasy Shop South County
10560 Baptist Church Road
St. Louis, MO 63128

Phil Hester (THE DARKNESS)
Krypton Comics
2819 S. 125th Ave Suite 261
Omaha, NE 68144
Phone: 402-391-4131

Dave Marquez (MAGDALENA)
Austin Books
5002 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: 512-454-4197

Filip Sablik and Troy Peteri (ARTIFACTS, WITCHBLADE)
Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Prkwy Unit 4
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: 626-577-6696

And on January 11th, 2012:
Nelson Blake II (MAGDALENA)
Manhattan Comics and More!
10-12 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-460-5322

For more information about Top Cow’s titles, the “End of the World” party and a list of all the retailers participating in the ARTIFACTS #13 and WITCHBLADE #151 ComicsPro “End of the World” Variant Covers, visit