Top Cow and EP1T0ME Partner on Revolvers
LOS ANGELES 7/12/2022 — Top Cow Productions, Inc., the company behind Witchblade, The Darkness and Wanted, announced today that it has partnered with EP1T0ME Studios, Inc. to co-produce and to publish Revolvers.
Revolvers, penned by John Zuur Platten (St. Mercy), illustrated by Christian DiBari (TCP: Colossus, Tales Told in Techni-Horror) and colored by Simon Gough, introduces Hampton Wales, a Detroit homicide detective trapped in a mysterious and violent alternate reality, struggling to solve his own, seemingly mundane, murder.
“I had this idea for the Moratorium, a purgatory wherein the dead, the Revolvers, descend from humans to demonic creatures each time around the Gyre,” says Platten. “EP1T0ME let me go dark; I had a blast weaving Hampton’s twisted story through his sordid cast of characters and overlaying today’s Detroit with a more hellish version of it.”
“Revolvers is hands down the darkest horror book I've done yet,” says DiBari. “It's got a bit of that Michael Mann crime neo-noir and a lot of Clive Barker's Hellraiser. The world that John and I are creating is definitely a crazy one; I can't wait for Top Cow fans to check it out!”
Richard Leibowitz, EP1T0ME’s President, added: “As a videogame company, we set out to create a concept for a competitive first-person hero shooter with a dark horror setting. As usual, JZP nailed the characters, setting and story; it’s amazing to watch Christian bring Hampton, La Piton, Big Mike, Cali and the rest, including Detroit, to life in the comic.”
Revolvers #1 will be available for purchase at comic book shops and across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology and Google Play, on October 5, 2022:
- AUG220083 – REVOLVERS #1 (OF 4) CVR A DIBARI & GOUGH
- AUG220084 – REVOLVERS #1 (OF 4) CVR B DIBARI & GOUGH
Top Cow and EP1T0ME previously partnered on the critically acclaimed St. Mercy and The Clay People: Colossus.
ABOUT TOP COW PRODUCTIONS
Top Cow Productions, Inc., a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Currently, Silvestri and Matt Hawkins publish a line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The TNT Witchblade TV series was one of the first indie comics to be adapted for cable networks. The cult classic Japanese anime Witchblade and the two The Darkness video games for XBOX 360 and PS3 are all based on Top Cow properties. The company has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mousepads, die-cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games, and roleplaying games.
EP1T0ME Studios, Inc., is a video game company headquartered in Austin, TX with locations in Los Angeles and Montreal, Quebec. We are focused on delivering story-driven game experiences across multiple platforms, including PC, console, mobile and VR. We work with exceptional independent game developers and experienced creative talent on both original and established IP. We are developing original IP specifically for multiplatform storytelling, including games, comics, film, television, audio drama and podcasts.