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The Darkness Releases On Madefire

Top Cow Productions brings their best-selling title The Darkness to the Madefire Motion Book Platform.

San Francisco, California – February 11th, 2014 – With the announcement made back in July, Top Cow and its acclaimed title, The Darkness, makes its Motion Book debut today. Episodes #1 & #2 are available now with subsequent episodes releasing bi-weekly.

“The Darkness is one of the seminal books to emerge from the Image revolution of the 90s, and it’s as powerful today as it was back then,” says CCO and Co-Founder of Madefire Liam Sharp. “Add sound, motion – the element of surprise! – and you have a title ideally suited to the Motion Book format! Lock all the doors, close the windows, and settle down for a chilling night-time read…”

Madefire has built an end-to-end publishing platform that delivers a benchmark reading experience called Motion Books. Designed for reading on a screen, Motion Books utilize movement, sound and depth all in service of the story and are available on iOS devices and the web. Their web-reading partner is social network and creative giant deviantART.com, the largest creative community in the world and the Madefire app has been 5-star rated since launch, and was awarded an App Store’s “Best of 2012”.

“Madefire really brings comic “motion” books alive in a way no one else has yet to master,” says Matt Hawkins, President of Top Cow. “The Darkness is alive in a way we’ve not been witness to since the release of the last video game.”

With more Motion Books debuting every week, there’s no better time to familiarize oneself with the new grammar of digital storytelling!

About Madefire

Founded in 2011 by Ben Wolstenholme, Liam Sharp and Eugene Walden, Madefire provides artists and writers a publishing solution for iOS and web reading allowing them to build their stories in an exciting new format called Motion Books. Madefire is backed by Toni Schneider at True Ventures, The CEO of Automattic makers of WordPress, with angel investors including Sina Tamaddon, former Senior Vice President of Applications for Apple Inc–both of whom are on Madefire’s Board of Advisors. The Advisory Board also includes industry leaders Mike McCue, CEO and Founder of Flipboard, Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen, the bestselling graphic novel of all time, and Bill Sienkiewicz, widely recognized as one of the greatest innovators of sequential art. For more information go to madefire.com.

About Top Cow

Top Cow Productions was founded by Marc Silvestri in 1992 as an imprint of Image Comics. After launching its first title, CYBER FORCE, with an amazing 850,000 titles sold, Top Cow has gone on to publish such iconic titles as WITCHBLADE, THE DARKNESS, ARTIFACTS, and APHRODITE IX. The imprint also publishes innovative creator-owned titles such as THINK TANK and SON OF MERLIN. For more information about Top Cow, visit www.topcow.com.

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