Epic Kill’s Raffael Ienco’s
New Top Cow Graphic Novel Manifestations
Makes Exclusive Digital Only Debut on ComiXology
Release Coincides With Huge ComiXology Top Cow Sale
August 29th, 2012 – New York, NY – Top Cow Productions and comiXology are teaming up to deliver an all-new digitally exclusive graphic novel from creator Raffaele Ienco (Epic Kill) in time for this week’s huge Top Cow digital comic sale. Now fans of Ienco’s latest work can enjoy a full 124-page graphic novel and half-price issues of Top Cow’s top titles on comiXology — the revolutionary digital comics platform available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web.
“Having Manifestations exclusively on comiXology offers a truly one-of-a-kind graphic novel experience when you combine Raffael Ienco’s stunning line-work with our Guided View reading technology and our high definition format CMX-HD,” said comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts. “It’s the perfect way to celebrate Top Cow’s entry into the world of Digital First publications.”
“We wanted to do something different with Manifestations,” said Top Cow Productions President Matt Hawkins. “This unique graphic novel combines with comiXology’s revolutionary reading experience to bring a truly terrifying thriller to comic fans worldwide. Top Cow has been in the forefront of the digital publishing revolution for some time, this exclusive deal with comiXology shows that we won’t stop innovating and brings Raffael Ienco’s story to the market in a whole new way.”
Raffaele Ienco’s Manifestations tells the story of a woman tormented by the ghost of her abusive husband only to discover that her psychically gifted daughter, Alice, has brought him back to life. Their journey takes them through a nightmarish landscape of desolation and terror as Alice begins to develop her powers amid tragedy and despair. With secrets around every corner only time will tell what horror awaits.
In addition to offering Manifestations for download this week, comiXology is also having a sale on all Top Cow: Rebirth downloads through Thursday August 30th. Both the sale and Manifestations are available at comiXology today.
About Top Cow:
Top Cow Productions, Inc. (www.topcow.com), 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. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and two licensed) in the industry’s Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise, WITCHBLADE, was TNT’s #1 original film of 2000 and the subsequent TV series was released on DVD on July 29, 2008.WITCHBLADE is also the first American property to be fully adapted in Japan as an original anime and manga by Studio GONZO in 2006. Top Cow’s other flagship property, THE DARKNESS, was developed into a major next-generation video game release by Starbreeze and 2K Games and achieved platinum sales status. A second game is slated for release from 2K Games in the Fall of 2011. WANTED, an Eisner-nominated miniseries published by Top Cow from 2003-2005, is now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman. Virtually all of Top Cow’s other properties are in development as feature films, live-action television, animation or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die-cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games and roleplaying games.
Founded in 2007with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology — in just five short years — has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform — available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web— comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Providing digital comics across multiple platforms, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the earth has been turned into a comic book fan.