Titan Comics “Vikings” by Cavan Scott and Staz Johnson – Sneak Peek at #1!

Vikings #1 Cover A
Vikings #1 Cover A by Shane Pierce

Titan Comics launches Vikings next week (Wednesday 27th April), based on the sensational MGM show which launched in 2013, and was recently renewed by the History channel for a fifth season of 20 episodes.

An Irish-Canadian co-production, the hit Vikings TV show was developed and produced by Octagon Films and Take 5 Productions and is inspired by the sagas of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, one of the best-known legendary Norse heroes and notorious as the scourge of England and France.

Created by Emmy Award-winning Michael Hirst, the show centres on Ragnar (played by Travis Fimmel), a former farmer claiming to be a direct descendant of Norse god Odin, who rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes king of Denmark, with the support of his family and fellow warriors: his brother Rollo (Clive Standen), his son Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig), and his wives — the shield maiden Lagertha (Kathryn Winnick) and the princess Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland).

The new Vikings comic is penned by Doctor Who scribe Cavan Scott, with art by Staz Johnson (X-Men, Spider-Man, Batman) and is set during season three of the TV show. In the first issue, Ragnar, Lagertha and their legendary kin sail once more for England and run straight into a shield wall of politics, intrigue, betrayal – and, of course, axe-wielding, blood-spraying, sword-swinging combat!

• Vikings, written by Cavan Scott, drawn by Staz Johnson, launches on 27th April and will be on sale in all good comic shops, including Forbidden Planet

Vikings artist Staz Johnson will be appearing at The Birmingham Comics Festival’s convention this Saturday, 23rd April 2016. For more information visit: www.thecomicfestival.com

Vikings #1 Cover B - Photo
Vikings #1 Cover B – Photo

Viking #1 - Credits Viking #1 - Credits 2 Viking #1 - Page 1 Viking #1 - Page 2

Viking #1 - Page 3

Vikings #1: Cover Gallery

Vikings #1 Cover C - Photo
Vikings #1 Cover C – Photo

Cover D: Blank Sketch

Vikings #1 - Books-a-Million Store Variant by Tula Lotay
Vikings #1 – Books-a-Million Store Variant by Tula Lotay
Vikings #1 - Forbidden Planet / Jetpack Comics Store Variant by Ben Oliver
Vikings #1 – Forbidden Planet / Jetpack Comics Store Variant by Ben Oliver
Vikings #1 - AOD Collectables Store Variant (Colour) by Simon Myers
Vikings #1 – AOD Collectables Store Variant (Colour) by Simon Myers
Vikings #1 - AOD Collectables Store Variant (B/W) by Simon Myers
Vikings #1 – AOD Collectables Store Variant (B/W) by Simon Myers

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

%d bloggers like this: