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Readers want to be heard! Over the weekend, the Top Cow Pilot Season 2010 poll saw a surge in votes causing the service provider to shut down the poll days ahead of its close. As a result, the publisher is extending the deadline to vote and the period to read all Pilot Season 2010 titles for free digitally to Monday, December 8 at Midnight PST.
“After reading this year’s line-up of Pilot Season contestants,” says Atom! Freeman, Top Cow’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Who’s surprised that they broke the Internet?”
Under a different provider, the new poll station is now set up at the Top Cow site (www.topcow.com). Readers can vote multiple times a day up until the poll closes on December 8. The title that receives the highest TOTAL vote of both polls will be developed as a series and added to the Top Cow production calendar.
39 Minutes, Asset, Crosshair, Forever and 7 Days From Hell will continue to be available for free through many of Top Cow’s digital distribution partners including Comixology, WOWIO, MyDigitalComics.com, DriveThruComics.com, as well as through select comic book and pop culture news sites.
Pilot Season is an annual initiative Top Cow began in 2007 that borrows its concept from the television industry: “Pilots” are submitted for consideration to be “picked up for a season,” except instead of TV executives deciding their fates; it’s the fans who decide by voting online.
Previous winners of Pilot Season include: Cyblade, Velocity, Twilight Guardian, and Genius. Velocity can currently be found at your local comic book shop shelves, Twilight Guardian is available for pre-order and, along with Genius, will be debuting in 2011.
For more information on Pilot Season and to vote, go to www.topcow.com.