CATCH UP ON THE EVENT OF THE YEAR WITH THE ARTIFACTS VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACKLOS ANGELES, Calif., January 6, 2011 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that fans can catch up on 2010’s event series ARTIFACTS with the ARTIFACTS VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK, which collects the early issues as well as recently sold-out ARTIFACTS #4, out at the end of this month.
With an introductory price of $9.99, readers can discover the series that has everyone buzzing. The paperback collection’s release will coincide with the beginning of the second chapter of the yearlong event.
Separately, thirteen mystical Artifacts will guide the fate of the Universe. Together, thirteen Artifacts will end the Universe. When a mysterious antagonist kidnaps, Hope, the daughter of Sara Pezzini and Jackie Estacado, Armageddon is put into motion. Starring virtually every character in the Top Cow Universe, this is a series for diehard fans and new readers alike.
Written by Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (WITCHBLADE, MAGDALENA) with the art team of Michael Broussard (THE DARKNESS), Rick Basaldua (THE DARKNESS), Sal Regla (MAGDALENA) and Sunny Gho of IFS (VELOCITY), this volume collects ARTIFACTS #1-#4 along with the Free Comic Book Day #0 issue and a beautiful cover gallery, behind-the-scenes extras, and much more!
ARTIFACTS VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK (SEP100528), a 160-page full color comic trade, will be in stores January 26, the same day as ARTIFACTS #5 (Cover A by Klein: OCT100528, Cover B by Christopher: OCT100529, Cover C by Keown: OCT100530).
“ It’s loud, widescreen comic book mayhem that sticks to the roof of your brain” – 4 out 5 stars – Comic Book Resources
“…dramatic and heavy…visually striking…” – Newsarama
“…great writing and great art are in perfect tandem.” – Crave Online
“‘Artifacts’ is a masterful event that presents world-changing stakes while keeping the story grounded with a human center." – MTV Splashpage
"Top Cow took Marvel and DC to school on how to innovate the event comic with the release of Artifacts." - IGN