Echoes #1 Creeps Its Way Into Stores This Month

ECHOES #1 CREEPS ITS WAY INTO STORES THIS MONTH

ENTER TO WIN TO A SIGNED #1 ON FACEBOOK


LOS ANGELES, Calif., December 9, 2010 -- Schizophrenia, resentment, doubt... murder?  These are all things Brian Cohn inherits from his father in Top Cow Productions' newly suspense/thriller, ECHOES, the first independent-styled series coming out of Minotaur Press.

From the creative minds of acclaimed author Joshua Hale Fialkov (TUMOR) and rising artist Rahsan Ekedal (CREEPY), the first issue of the 5-issue miniseries, ECHOES #1, debuts the end of this month.  Brian Cohn was learning to deal with the Schizophrenia inherited from his father.  Supportive wife, new baby on the way, drugs to control the voices.  But when on his father's deathbed, he learns that he also inherited the trophies of his father's career as a serial killer.  Will his madness send him further down into the crawlspace of his father's mind?

"I could not be more excited for the world to see the hard work Rahsan and I have done over the past few months," said Fialkov.  "Echoes is by far the darkest book I've ever done, and I couldn't be more grateful to the folks at Top Cow for taking a chance on something so... outside the box.  Now, do me a favor and give a try to prove them right for taking the chance!"

As a treat for fans, the publisher is holding a Facebook giveaway contest.  Beginning Friday, December 10 until the December 29, a random winner will be chosen each week leading up to the series release.  To enter, fans must 'like' Top Cow Productions, Inc. on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TopCow) and post a statement about why they are excited for the series.  Winners will receive a Facebook message announcing they have won.  Each winner will receive a signed issue of ECHOES #1 by Fialkov and Ekedal, the TOP COW FIRST LOOK trade paperback and other miscellaneous Top Cow titles.  Top Cow will accept multiple entries per person as long as each entry is unique.

Published under Top Cow Productions' Minotaur Press, the 32-page, grayscaled ECHOES #1 (OCT100545) will be in stores on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 for $2.99.

For more information, sneak peeks and exclusive content of Echoes, follow @echoescomic on Twitter, friend Brian Cohn on Facebook and visit www.echoesthecomic.com.  For more information on Top Cow, visit www.topcow.com.


ART ATTACHED:  Echoes #1 cover by Rahsan Ekedal

Echoes #1 from Top Cow's Minotaur Press

About Top Cow Productions Inc.


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. 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.