Top Cow Freebies

Official press release below about the 25 participating US and Canadian retailers for April’s excellent Witchblade giveaway programme. See if your LCS is on the list.

wb126_covs_page_1Top Cow Productions, Inc. revealed today the names of the participating retailers in their “Let Us Win YOU Over” initiative for April and the program would continue the second part of their “War of the Witchblades” storyline – Witchblade #126.
The “Let Us Win YOU Over” initiative is a yearlong campaign by Top Cow Productions to give out free copies of its regular comics to potential fans in the U.S. and Canada through participating comic book stores. Each month, a different set of stores, each month a different free comic. The stores vary by geography and demographics. Top Cow has partnered with ComicsPRO to bring this promotion to fans and all of February’s retailers are members of ComicsPRO.
Witchblade #126 continues the six-part “War of the Witchblades” storyline, which promises to shake the status quo of Witchblade to its foundation. Since the events of First Born, Detective Sara Pezzini and dancer Danielle Baptiste have shared the mystical gauntlet, the Witchblade; but recently cracks have appeared in their relationship. The cracks widen in issue #126 pointing an inevitable battle. Regular writer Ron Marz writes the story with art by ongoing artist Stjepan Sejic. The issue will be in comic shops on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 and normally retails for $2.99.
“It’s not a coincidence that we decided to run Let Us Win YOU Over in conjunction with one of our best stories in Witchblade to date,” said Filip Sablik, Publisher of Top Cow. “The second chapter of “War of the Witchblades” digs deeper into the roots of Sara and Dani’s conflict and serves as another great jumping on point for new readers.”

“We are very excited to be a part of this Top Cow promotion,” commented Anna Warren, owner of Illusive Comics & Games of Santa Clara, CA, “Readers love free samples as a generous way to get a taste of a series they might not have otherwise picked up.  And the promotion Top Cow has been doing is a great help to comic book stores, getting new comic book fans into stores. ”

“Top Cow has really listened to retailers and is doing what it takes to fully market Indie titles to the average comic book reader,” added Warren.

A list of the participating retailers during the month of April (listed alphabetically by state) is included below. Additional information can be found at the official online home of the “Let Us Win YOU Over” initiative – Customers who currently purchase Witchblade at the stores below will be able to purchase an extremely limited “All Beef” Edition (limited to just the stores listed below) at the regular cover price. Fans are encouraged to contact the retailer they wish to visit for specific details:

Collector’s Edition
3217 John F. Kennedy Blvd
North Little Rock, AR 72116

Atomic Comics
4537 E Cactus Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032

A-1 Comics
5361 Auburn Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95841

wb126_covs_page_3Alakazam Comics
4237 Campus Drive Ste B162
Irvine, CA 92612

Illusive Comics & Games
2725 El Camino Real Ste #105
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Njoy Comics & Games
8415 Reseda Blvd #4
Northridge, CA 91324

Happy Harbor Comics
10326-81 Ave
Edmonton, AB Canada T6E 1X2

Happy Harbor Comics
4920-50 St
Lloydminster, SK Canada S9V 0P5

Redd Skull Comics & CDs
720A Edmonton Trail NE
Calgary, AB Canada T2E 3J4

Captain Blue Hen Comics
280 E Main St Ste 101
Newark, DE 19711

Twilight Gaming & Comics
3760 Green Mount Crossing Dr
Shiloh, IL 62269
6327 A University Commons
South Bend, IN 46635

BSI Comics
3030 Severn Ave Ste 8
Metaire, LA 70002

Hub Comics
19 Bow St
Somerville, MA 02143

Modern Myths
34 Bridge St #4
Northampton, MA 01060

Third Eye Comics
15 Old Solomons Island Rd Ste 102
Annapolis, MD 21401

Clem’s Collectibles
212 S Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933

Rook’s Comics & Games
2622 W Main St Ste C
Bozeman, MT 59718

The Record Store
6299 Route 9 North
Howell, NJ 07731

Midtown Comics (Grand Central)
46-30 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101

Comics & Paperback Plus
40 E Main St
Ephrata, PA 17522

New Dimension Comics
20550 Route 19-Piazza Plaza
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066

Dewayne’s World Comics & Games
459 E Sullivan St
Kingsport, TN 37660

Lone Star Comics-Arlington
1215 South Cooper
Arlington, TX 76010

Comic Evolution
1114 B River Road
Puyallup, WA 98371

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