Pilot Season! Vote for which comic gets its own series!

Pilot Season: The Genius #1

Ever think that there are a lot of crappy comics out there and you just dont know why they are ALL getting their own run? Well, now you can vote on what comic you'd like to see be made into its own series and which comics get trashed. Top Cow introduced "Pilot Season" in 2007. They release some Pilot issues for you to check out, you figure out which one you like best, and then vote!

I personally voted for the Angelus last year, but Velocity and Cyblade won. They are REJECT Image characters, come on!!! WTF!?!

You can head on over to http://www.myspace.com/pilotseason to check out previews of the 2008 Pilot Comics and vote for your favorite! You can vote once a day. Maybe more if you cheat and use other computers. Hey go for it.

The only ones Ive read were The Genius (which has my vote!) and the Twilight Guardian, which kinda is like a toned down Kick Ass... or at least it could be in the future.

The comics this year include include:

The Core #1
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Kenneth Rocafort (Cov) Jonathan Hickman
The Core is the center of the known universe where ancient and well-established species have created powerful empires, federations and cooperatives. The Core is also the most dangerous place in existence, and younger races are not welcomed warmly. When the first human is appointed to an extraterrestrial Special Forces unit, the soldier must first earn the respect of his peers as he fights for the recognition of his species.

The writing of critically acclaimed scribe Jonathan Hickman (Nightly News, Pax Romana) and the distinct stylings of Madame Mirage artist Kenneth Rocafort combine for this unique Pilot Season book!

Urban Myths #1
(W) Jay Faerber (A) Jorge Molina (Cov) Jorge Molina
Journey to New Athens — a modern-day world where humans still worship the Greek Gods and the Greek Gods still meddle in the lives of men. In this world, if you think your wife’s cheating on you, first you pray to Aphrodite for a way to win her back. If that doesn’t work, you hire Jack Medusa, private eye, to get the goods on film. Son of the infamous Medusa, Jack wears a metal mask to protect the people around him. He’s a social leper but a damn good P.I., and he takes on cases the police won’t touch.

This Pilot Season entry comes from fan-favorite writer Jay Faerber (Dynamo 5, Noble Causes) and fresh newcomer Jorge Molina (Superman/Batman Annual).

Alibi #1
(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A) Jeremy Haun (Cov) Jeremy Haun
The perfect killer always has an airtight alibi. But can anyone be in two places at once? John Stephens can. He's always a suspect whenever a high-profile target is taken out, but he always gets off scot-free because he's off somewhere else, having the time of his life. How can he be responsible? The authorities may be fooled, but now someone knows his secret, and John is going to have to face the consequences. From the people's choice Joshua Hale Fialkov (CYBLADE, PUNKS THE COMICMARVEL COMICS PRESENTS) and artist Jeremy Haun (CIVIL WAR: IRON MAN/CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE LEADING MAN). NOTE: Recommended for mature readers.

Genius #1
(W) Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman (A)Afua Richardson (COV) Afua Richardson Alexander, Hannibal, Napoleon, Patton.
What if the greatest military mind of OUR generation was born in strife, surrounded by violence and combat since birth? When the gauntlet is dropped, the question isn’t “How did 17-year-old Destiny Ajaye unite the gangs of South Central into a killer army and declare war on the LAPD?” No, the question is, “Can anyone stop her?”

From the minds of writers Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman (The Highwaymen, Monster Attack Network) and innovative illustrator Afua Richardson (Half Dead), Genius is a book that will have readers talking for months to come. Full Color 32 pages $3.99 pilot issue

Lady Pendragon #1
(W) Matt Hawkins (A) Eru (Cov) Drew Struzan
A direct descendant of King Arthur and Lady Guinevere revives magic in the modern-day world, but is conflicted when she discovers her doing so may have done more harm than good. Filled with nods to Arthurian legend and a fantastic dragon battle scene unlike any other, the issue is drawn by Singapore-based artist Eru of Imaginary Friends Studios and features a beautiful painted cover by Star Wars and Indiana Jones movie poster artist Drew Struzan! Full Color 32 pages $3.99 pilot issue

Twilight Guardian #1
(W) Troy Hickman (A) Reza (Cov) Hendry Prasetyo
Pilot Season 2008 kicks off! Six books enter, two books leave! It’s up to you to decide which one-shot gets their own series next year by voting on your favorite, starting in August when the polls open. It’s your chance to tell us what to publish!

The first book is Troy Hickman’s Twilight Guardian. She’s the hero who could be you! Eisner nominee Troy Hickman (Common Grounds) brings you more of his unique view of the superhero genre, with stunning artwork by Reza. Enter the world of the Twilight Guardian and the nine-block area she patrols each night, a world of everyday intrigue, brown and green gargantuas, marital aids, and yes, donut shops. Superheroics meets slice-of-life as you’ve never seen before! Full Color 32 pages $3.99 pilot issue.

Go Vote. What are you waiting for? I think this is a pretty neat idea. Its a great way to get the fans to feel more involved with the company and be a part of the Top Cow-ness. Which has been doing pretty damn good for themselves as of late in my opinion. So go visit http://www.myspace.com/pilotseason and see what they have to offer.