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Are You Ready For Pilot Season?

Top Cow reveals their new Pilot Season concepts and art


The coolest thing about Top Cow's Pilot Season comics is the fact that readers and fans get to choose which two of the six pilot season releases will be published and made into ongoing books.  
 
Top Cow has kept their readers heavily involved since their first Pilot Season in 2007, allowing readers to choose the next ongoing title through online voting. 
 
Since then, over 4 million readers from all over the world have participated in voting, which I personally feel is a reflection of their success.
 
Top Cow has officially released the concepts for their upcoming Pilot Season titles, which will hit store shelves later this year. Check out the incredible preview art and concepts below. Will you be picking up these issues?
Are you looking forward to voting this Pilot Season?  

”Pilot Season started as an experiment, but has evolved into a highly anticipated yearly event,” commented Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik, “This year we’re amping up the intensity based on fan and retailer feedback by releasing all 6 projects in a weekly format. With a wide variety of creators, genres, and styles represented, I’m confident there’s something for everyone in this 2010’s contestants!”  

 == TEASER ==    
 
 Forever #1
Pilot Season: Forever #1 – Created by Matt Hawkins and written by screenwriter Brad Ingelsby with art by Thomas Nachlik with a cover by Bagus Hutomo of IFS, Pilot Season: Forever #1 focuses on a pharmaceutical company, Longevity™, and their development of a drug that extends human life and counters the debilitating effects of aging almost indefinitely. 
Release date- 9/22 

 
 

 39 Minutes #1

Pilot Season: 39 Minutes #1 – Created and written by William Harms and debuting art from Jerry Lando with a cover by Rafael Albuquerque, Pilot Season: 39 Minutes #1 turns a heist story on its head when a bank robber’s only solution to getaway from a surrounded bank full of customers and employees is to kill everyone in their way.
Release date-  9/29


 

 Crosshair #1

Pilot Season: Crosshair #1 – Created and co-written by Marc Silvestri and co-writer Jeff Katz with art by Allan Jefferson, Pilot Season: Crosshair #1 centers on former assassin for the CIA, Justin Weller, who just settled into the life of a loving husband and devoted father in the suburbs, coping with the discovery that he has been brainwashed to kill the President of the United States.
Release date-  10/6

 
 

 The Asset #1

Pilot Season: The Asset #1 – Created and written by Filip Sablk and debuting art from David Marquez with a cover by Jenny Frison, Pilot Season: The Asset #1 redefines the femme fatale for the digital age. Madeline is the woman of Doug’s dreams; the same woman who’s trying to get Doug killed. 
Release date- 10/13 

 

 7 Days From Hell #1

Pilot Season: 7 Days from Hell #1 - Created and co-written by the team behind Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box, Bryan Edward Hill and Rob Levin, with jaw dropping art from industry legend Brian Stelfreeze, Pilot Season: 7 Days from Hell #1 finds ex-pat turned mercenary John Bishop mortally wounded, but spared from Hell by a renegade demon seeking redemption. 
Release date-  10/20

Midway Earth #1


 

Pilot Season: Midway Earth #1 – Created and co-written by Marc Silvestri and Rick Loverd with art from Stjepan Sejic, Pilot Season: Midway Earth #1 sees our home planet as the strategic prize in a brutal war between two alien races.
Release date- 10/27

32 Comments
Posted by Kid_Zombie

Nice. I might join in on this, never have before but some of these titles sound pretty awesome.
Forever
7 days in hell
midway earth 
sound the best IMO. Forever sounds awesome though

Posted by ForbushBug

Still waiting for the Genius series...

Posted by pinchpaker29

I am definitely following Crosshair and 7 days from Hell!

Posted by EdwardWindsor

Forever sounds the most intresting to me, i do love abit of science and comics being put together . Cheers for heads up Babs

Edited by cbishop

I don't see how 39 Minutes could go much further than the initial one-shot.

Posted by NexusOfLight

This is why I love Top Cow. Looks like some pretty interesting titles. I'm particularly intrigued by Forever and 7 Days from Hell.

Posted by Lance Uppercut

I'm kind of liking The Asset.

Posted by Impling
@ForbushBug said:
" Still waiting for the Genius series... "
I'm right there with you! I want that series to be in my hands NOW!, please?
Posted by Cherry Bomb

 
I like  The Asset and 7 Days from Hell best [:

Posted by Bloodstonefreak

The ones that look most intriguing to me are:
Forever
7 Days From Hell
Midway Earth

Posted by Crom-Cruach

Whoop more Top Cow to check out!

Posted by danhimself

Loved this year's Pilot Season especially with everything being written by Robert Kirkman ...kind of upset that they aren't doing the same thing with this Season

Posted by chrissypedia
@Impling: The first full issue of Genius #1 was released during SDCC in the Top Cow First Look trade.  It had first issues for 6 unreleased titles for 5 bucks.
Posted by Impling
@chrissypedia:  You, my lady are a goddess in my eyes now. I have looked upon the setting sun this day and know there will be a better tomorrow.
Posted by 604comics

7 Days from Hell seems like the one with the most potential as an on-going, though I also like The Asset as well. I've got them pre-ordered so I'll see in a couple of months.

Posted by chrissypedia
@Impling:  Hah, thanks! And check it, once the Top Cow's relaunched store goes live. First time customers get 15-20% off of purchases.
Posted by Mediant

None of these really tickle me. =/

Posted by moshimoshi

Those all look like terrible titles >_<
 
Oh right.. it's topcow....

Posted by frogger

Forever, The Asset, and Midway Earth sound awesome.
Posted by NightFang

Cool.

Posted by Pizawle

Forever sounds really damn good.

Posted by tonis

I think I'd rather see ComicVine Idol where all publishers submitted ideas and a panel of neutral judges with a user voting system pushed the next big thing.

Posted by xerox_kitty

I didn't realise Pilot Season was literally a series of 'pilot' comics.  This is a great idea!

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Posted by TheSheepHerder
39 Minutes, Forever and The Asset sounds interesting.
Posted by Omega Ray Jay
@xerox-kitty said:
" I didn't realise Pilot Season was literally a series of 'pilot' comics.  This is a great idea! "
Might pick one or two of these up.
Posted by Queen's Halo

7 days of Hell and The Asset would be my current picks.

Posted by lorex

I think this is a great idea. Forever and The Asset look interesting.

Posted by Taylors005

so pilot season this year is 
resident evil 
AvP 
a bank heist gone wrong  
some other crap x2 
  
and the what i think is the most interesting another anti-hero trying to get outa hell

Posted by N7_Normandy
@xerox-kitty said:
" I didn't realise Pilot Season was literally a series of 'pilot' comics.  This is a great idea! "

Posted by No_Name_
@chrissypedia said:
" @Impling:  Hah, thanks! And check it, once the Top Cow's relaunched store goes live. First time customers get 15-20% off of purchases. "
This is great news! Thanks, Chrissy! Love your avatar. :)
Posted by ComicMan24

I like this idea a lot.

Posted by ThomasNachlik

Forever is the killer. I promise ;)