Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Today from Top Cow: Velocity #2 and Witchblade #138

Out today from Top Cow is the second issue of the four part series Velocity.

I think I first posted about this mini-series back in May when I mentioned just how much I liked the idea of following the story through its unusual 'real time' format and, having thoroughly enjoyed the first issue, I'm looking forward to seeing how the story plays out.

Velocity #2
Written by Ron Marz with cover and interior art by Kenneth Rocafort
The Pilot Season Winner is Back!
As the members of Cyberforce lay dying from a fatal techno-virus, their only hope for survival is their teammate Velocity. Carin Taylor has never been more in need of her super-speed as the races around the globe, trying to find and cure her teammates before the same virus kills her.
The issue continues the inaugural creative union of writer Ron Marz (Witchblade, Angelus) and artist Kenneth Rocafort (Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer).

Full colour, 32 pages, $3.99

Top Cow have very kindly provided us with some preview pages from the second issue - isn't the artwork from Kenneth Rocafort fantastic?

Also out today from Top Cow, and also written by Ron Marz with art from Stjepan Sejic, is Witchblade #138.

Witchblade #138
Written by Ron Marz with cover and interior art by Stjepan Sejic
The Witchblade has borne many wielders in many eras, perhaps even in other realms. Ron Marz and Stjepan Sejic tell a fantasy tale of epic proportions as only they can. And the connection to Sara Pezzini may surprise even the most devoted fan!
Full colour, 32 pages, $2.99

Regular reders will know that for some time now Witchblade has been one of my favourite reads. For me the quality and consistency of the writing and of the art is simply some of the best out there.

What's more, the artwork and page layouts contained within this issue simply have to be seen to be believed.

Once again I'm indebted to Top Cow for supplying material for review: here's a taster of what we can expect from Witchblade #138 and I'll include more pages when I post my review in a few days ...

Details of these and other great Top Cow titles can, of course, be found at the recently redesigned and relaunched Top Cow website.