[ENGLISH] Top Cow tells us: LOS ANGELES, Calif., December 1, 2009 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. announced today that the sixth issue of the second season of Impaler will be cancelled with Impaler #5 and Impaler #6 combining into a single issue set for a release in early January.
International Horror Guild-nominated writer William Harms will be concluding the second season of Impaler in this action-packed showdown between the vampire hordes and Vlad, Victor, Wagner, and his soldiers in Washington, DC. Along the way, Victor must fight for his life and come to grips with his new destiny. As with the previous four issues, the over-sized finale issue will be painted by Matt Timson
”Impaler has been incredibly well-received critically, with both William and Matt pouring blood, sweat, and tears into each issue,” explained Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik, “When we looked at the end of this second arc, we realized that it serviced the story better to combine these last two issues into a single over-sized installment. While it will delay the release of issue #5, the reading experience and the value for fans will be richer for it.”
The six-part story line will be collected in a second trade in the spring of 2010, and the series will go on hiatus after Issue #5, which closes out the story arc.
The new over-sized issue #5 will carry a cover price of $4.99, a full dollar less than the combined cost of the previously solicited two single issues.
“The story is masterfully plotted to crescendo in each issue, teasing and tempting the reader to come back for more…this is a great read,” says Ain’t It Cool News.
“Writer William Harms gives us what might be the freshest reinterpretation of the vampire mythos in years,” says Metro (Toronto), “…the impending bloodfest over the coming issues promises to be spectacular.” 4 Stars (out of 4).
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. A feature film, co-produced by Platinum Studios, Inc. and Arclight Films, is slated to begin production in Australia with director Michael Rymer. 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.