December 31, 1969

Announcing New Official Artist for Artifacts #9 -12

Berkeley, CA - February 18, 2011 - As the final act of ARTIFACTS draws near, Top Cow proudly announces that Jeremy Haun (Berserker, Detective Comics) will be the official artist for issues 9 through 12 of this star-studded epic series. After recently becoming a Top Cow exclusive artist, Haun will now bring Ron Marz’s potentially cataclysmic ARTIFACTS story to its conclusion before he tackles his scheduled ongoing run on The Darkness.

Many great artists have preceded Haun on this title, including the recent contributions of Michael Broussard (formerly of Top Cow’s Pit) and original Image co-founder Whilce Portacio. In addition, the 13th issue of ARTIFACTS will feature a not yet announced special guest artist for this comic book that Comic Book Resources called, â”...a world-changing, landscape-sweeping carnage-filled adventure.â€

Jeremy Haun said, “I’ve been looking for a project for quite a while where I can really grow as an artist and produce something truly epic that I can be proud of. Artifacts is just that project. I can’t wait for people to see what Ron and I are doing on the book. It’s going to be… BIG.”

“All writers have lists of artists they want to work with.” commented Ron Marz. “Jeremy has been on my list for a while, so I’m really pleased ARTIFACTS is going to be our chance to collaborate.”

Marz added, “Of course, with the epic scale of the storyline, and literally dozens of characters taking part, I intend to leave Jeremy a broken man ... er, artist ... by the time we hit the last page of issue #12.”

Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik stated, “All of us at Top Cow are thrilled to have Jeremy Haun as part of the Top Cow family and when we realized he’d have a 6+ month lead up to The Darkness the perfect opportunity presented itself to make him part of our biggest event ever!”

As apocalypse approaches in ARTIFACTS, how will Witchblade bearer Sara Pezzini and Darkness bearer Jackie Estacado’s daughter Hope influence the ultimate battle for the fate of the Top Cow universe?

ARTIFACTS #9, a 32 page full-color comic book by writer Ron Marz and artist Jeremy Haun, with covers by Eric Canete, Dale Keown and John Tyler Christopher, is in stores on May 25, 2011 for $3.99.