Drive Thru Comics: Top Cow, Holmes Incorporated & More

Drive Thru Comics have released their latest titles to download online. They also have a spotlight on Top Cow titles:

Publisher Focus: Top Cow

Top Cow(Excerpted from the Wikipedia article): During initial stages of Image Comics, Marc Silvestri shared a studio with Jim Lee, where he created his first creator-owned comic, Cyberforce, as part of Image’s initial line-up. After setting up his own studio,Top Cow Productions, he expanded into other comics, launching Codename: Strykeforce, a new Cyberforce series and various spin-offs.

The company attracted several professionals known across the industry, including artist Brandon Peterson, writer Garth Ennis and former Marvel staffer David Wohl. It also helped launch the careers of various writers and artists, such as Christina Z., Joe Benitez, Michael Turner and David Finch. Benitez, Turner and Finch have since worked for DC and Marvel Comics.

In 1996, Top Cow briefly departed from Image during a power struggle with Image associate Rob Liefeld until Liefeld left the company shortly after. At the same time, Top Cow was abandoning superheroes and moving into a different subsegment, the fantasy genre. New properties wereWitchblade (where Turner had his first big success) and The Darkness (where Marc Silvestri returned to artist duties). Thanks to the success of Witchblade Top Cow was able to expand, adding to its line with titles that included The Darkness, MagdalenaAphrodite IX, and others. Silvestri was heavily in volved in training and developing new talent through the studio and Top Cow was known for a time for its “house style”.

In addition to company owned properties Top Cow has from time to time worked with creators to develop creator generated properties. These properties have included Turner’s Fathom which eventually ended up at Aspen Comics; Joe’s Comics, created exclusively for J. Michael Straczynski, which included Rising StarsMidnight Nation, The Agency, and Obergeist.

Their latest releases include –

Think Tank

FIGHTING THE MAN… WITH SCIENCE!

Dr. David Loren is many things: child prodigy, inventor, genius, slacker… mass murderer. When a military think tank’s smartest scientist decides he can no longer stomach creating weapons of destruction, will he be able to think his way out of his dilemma or find himself subject to the machinations of smaller men? This is the Think Tank!

Witchblade

“PORTALS,” Conclusion

On a rescue mission to a world that’s the love child of JRR Tolkein and Philip K. Dick, Sara Pezzini races against time to save a life. Can she succeed with a ruthless warlord, a royal entourage, and even a bitter former Witchblade bearer in her way? Follow the Witchblade!

Sunset

SOMETIMES ALL YOU CAN DO IS GO OUT WITH GUNS BLAZING…

In the noir tradition of Chandler and Spillane comes SUNSET, a two-fisted tale of revenge and redemption. On the surface, Nick Bellamy looks like any other veteran retiree left behind by a modern world. In reality, Nick is a former enforcer, who stole a fortune and years of freedom from his former mob boss. Now, in the twilight of his life, Nick will lose everything he cares about except two things: revenge… and the chance to die with his guns blazing.

Cheers and keep reading!

-Sean Patrick Fannon (sean@onebookshelf.com)

Free Product of the Week

Free weekly productHolmes Incorporated #1
by Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp

The game is afoot, and a leg and a fist! The descendants of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson continue the family business in modern times, serving Queen and country, battling diabolical villains and solving the big mysteries no one else dares to confront as agents of HOLMES INCORPORATED!

Holmes Incorporated, the Holmes Incorporated logo, and the likeness of the characters are TM Ty Templeton. These collected anthology packages are © 2010, © 2011, and © 2012 TY TEMPLETON’S COMIC BOOK BOOTCAMP, with each story ©2010, ©2011, and ©2012 the respective creators. All rights reserved.

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Other Featured Titles

Featured TitleThe Legend of Isis #7
by Blue Water Productions

Still powerless and held hostage by the Council, Isis learns their disturbing origin and how it’s connected to her own — causing her to wonder: was she sent to our time to conquer us?

Will Isis lead them into battle on our world to save her friend?

$3.50 $1.99

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Featured TitleIsaac and Lee the Collected Works
by Beth Wagner

Lee is a lowly local bookstore owner. Isaac is the friendly local anarchist. Unlikely friends in an even more unlikely world.

$10.00 $5.99

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Featured TitlePantheon
by Fallen Manga Studios

A futuristic world brought to ruin by Artificial Intelligence machines. The leader of the machines is a being called Prometheus. He was the first machine, the first AI. Created by a desperate man who lost his beloved family in a fire. He brings his son back to life in the form of AI. His heart is a relic of the past that houses the soul of the Titan King Chronos. Once he was old enough Chronos began guiding Prometheus to take over his father’s company and create Bio Technology so humans can begin to become closer to perfection. He does this and a fringe religion starts to form with people worshiping the machines. He grows in power and once 60% of the population attach cybernetics he turns them into his pawns. The War on humanity begins and man is nearly wiped out. On the last battlefield the Old Gods descend, the Greek and Norse Pantheon come to our aid. They fight the machines back and rescue the last of mankind. The All Fathers Zeus and Odin summon the world Tree Yggdras il and using its magic build a human city called Valhalla. They erect a magical barrier around the city to protect it from Chronos and his machine army. The Gods set out and attack Chronos in his machine capital called Elysium, they are overwhelmed by him and die in battle. A brilliant human scientist named Cadmus travels to the battlefield and harvests their remains, using DNA Splicing he combines Norse and Greek God DNA creating a new race of Gods, the Redeemers. Enhanced with Cybernetics these New Gods are humanity’s last hope, they are our only chance at Salvation. The World Tree is running out of power, the all Fathers must be rescued from Elysium so they can re charge the World Tree. If it runs out of power the barrier will fall and Chronos hordes will wipe us out. This is the world of Pantheon.

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Pick of the Week

Pick of the WeekMatt Forbeck’s Brave New World: Revelation
by Full Moon Enterprises

The Truth Is Finally Revealed

In the aftermath of the mass breakout of superpowered deltas from New Alcatraz, fear and chaos grips the United States. Patriot — the leader of the rebellion known as the Defiance — and his friends Street, Lisa, and Charge work tirelessly to help the people in their organization’s swollen ranks.

When a madman attacks a family of rogue deltas hiding in the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies, Patriot and his friends rush to their rescue. What they find when they arrive forces them to grab the family and race to Denver, where they wind up in a standoff against Delta Prime, the government agency of superpowered soldiers determined to crush their rising resistance.

In the course of this, the second book of Matt Forbeck’s Brave New World trilogy, the heroes of the Defiance learn more of the truth about the disappearance of the city of Chicago back in 1976, and what they discover will change the world forever.

This is Book Two in the Matt Forbeck’s Brave New World Trilogy.

This download includes Mobi, ePub and PDF formats of the novel.

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Newest Free Products

Holmes Incorporated #2
by Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp
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The game is afoot, and a leg and a fist!  The descendants of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson continue the family busin ess in modern times, serving Queen and country, battling diabolical villains and solving the big mysteries no one else dares to confr…

Holmes Incorporated #1
by Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp
http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=104991&it=1&SRC=newsletter_freebies

The game is afoot, and a leg and a fist!  The descendants of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson continue the family business in modern times, serving Queen and country, battling diabolical villains and solving the big mysteries no one else dares to confr…

Holmes Incorporated #3
by Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp
http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=104975&it=1&SRC=newsletter_freebies

The game is afoot, and a le g, and a fist and the whole darned body! The descendants of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson continue the family business in modern times, serving Queen and country, battling diabolical villains and solving the big mysteries no on…

 

 

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Pantheon
by Fallen Manga Studios
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A futuristic world brought to ruin by Artificial Intelligence machines. The leader of the machines is a being called Prometheus. He was the first machine, the fir st AI. Created by a desperate man who lost his beloved family in a fire. He brings his son ba…

Homemade Heroes issue 1
by Grim Rascal
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Homemade Heroes is a collection of short gag strips about various super heroes who are anything buy super. In this world your power is more likely t o get you laughed at than get you fame and fortune.

HMH issue 2
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HMH is a world of an increasing number of spectacular super heroes and those other wannabe heroes that arent so super and are actually more likely to hurt themselves rather than dispense justice. This is a series of comedy ‘shorts’ that all link togeth…


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