Early debut for Titan Comics Mycroft Holmes title at SDCC, Titan Comics Plans Unveiled

Mycroft Holmes SDCC 2016 Cover
Mycroft Holmes SDCC 2016 Cover

This San Diego Comic-Con, Britain’s Titan Comics is brings its biggest ever offering to the massive event – a feast of exciting debuts, SDCC variants and special appearances from a host of creators.

These include NBA all-star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Mycroft Holmes), Torchwood’s Captain Jack himself, John Barrowman (Torchwood); Doctor Who actor, writer and director Noel Clarke (The Troop); comic writers Paul Cornell (Third Doctor), George Mann (Dark Souls),Cavan Scott (Ninth Doctor, Vikings), Si Spurrier (Eleventh Doctor) and Rob Williams (Eleventh Doctor), plus many more phenomenal talents from the comics industry.

NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made a very special appearance yesterday at SDCC to debut his all-new comic book, Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook. This hotly anticipated Issue #1 launches at the show two weeks before general release with an exclusive SDCC variant cover by series artist Joshua Cassara (New Avengers, The Troop) – only available to purchase at the Titan booth, #5537 over the weekend.

Mycroft Holmes Preview 1

Mycroft Holmes Preview 2

Mycroft Holmes Preview 3

Mycroft Holmes Preview 4

 

An all-new comic book adventure, The Apocalypse Handbook – written by Kareem and Robert Obtsfeld (Joker and the Thief) sees the diffident, brilliant Mycroft pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organisation at the heart of the British government. A madman is on the loose with futuristic weaponry capable of destroying civilisation in the most horrific manner. Can the smartest man in England set aside his idle, womanising ways long enough to track down the foe that may be his match?

Titan Comics is also thrilled to take SDCC attendees behind the scenes of a major new comic series, Torchwood – based on the hit TV show, written by superstar sibling team John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who) and Carole Barrowman. Titan will be debuting a very special edition of issue #1 featuring the original hit story, “The Selkie” by John and Carole, with a brand-new cover from Tommy Lee Edwards (Turf) – only available to purchase at the Titan booth #5537. Fans will get the chance to meet Captain Jack himself along with Carole Barrowman at a special Torchwood #1 signing on Sunday 24th July at 11.00am (Autograph Area, AA21).

Torchwood #1 Convention Special - Cover A by Tommy_Lee_Edwards
Torchwood #1 Convention Special – Cover A by Tommy Lee Edwards

John and Carole will be appearing at an unmissable comics panel on Saturday 23rd July at 3.30pm (room 5AB) alongside special Doctor Who guests – writers Rob Williams, Paul Cornell, George Mann, and Cavan Scott. This special panel is a must-attend for Who fans and Torchwood aficionados alike, delving into upcoming plans for both series as well as new announcements and art reveals. Each audience member will receive a free limited edition art card.

Plus, Who fans will be able to meet a host of Doctor Who writers and artists throughout the show including the likes of Paul Cornell, Si Spurrier, George Mann, Cavan Scott, Rob Williams, Alice X. Zhang (Twelfth Doctor, The Blacklist), and Simon Fraser (Eleventh Doctor) in various signings at the Titan booth #5537. As we reported earlier today, this will include a special signing of the all-new convention one-shot, “The Long Con,” featuring two phenomenal covers by Simon Fraser and Alice X. Zhang.

SDCC attendees will get a very special opportunity with a first-look at Titan’s new Warhammer 40,000 comic series – based in the staggeringly popular dark science fiction universe from Games Workshop. Written by George Mann, the new book features art by Tazio Bettin (Independence Day) and Enrica Angiolini.

Warhammer 40K #1 Cover B by John McCrea & Dee Cunniffe
Warhammer 40K #1 Cover B by John McCrea & Dee Cunniffe

Fans attending the Robotech panel held on yesterday also got a world-exclusive first look at the new Robotech series from Titan Comics, based on the cult 1980s animated TV show.

Titan will be exhibiting a number of SDCC exclusives – only available at Titan’s booth #5537 – including: Dark Souls #3 SDCC variant by Ben Templesmith (Batman, The Squidder); Tank Girl: Two Girls One Tank #1 SDCC variant by Tank Girl co-creator Jamie Hewlett; and Sherlock: A Study In Pink #2 SDCC variant by Claudia Caranfa (Vikings, Doctor Who).

Titan will be offering advanced copies of their FREE summer/fall preview sampler – giving comic fans the inside track on breaking news and exclusive previews of some top-flight comics and graphic novels released from July to December 2016. Featuring Dark Souls, Warhammer 40,000, Assassin’s Creed, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Mycroft Holmes, Vikings and many more.

Here’s a full list of creator signings and panel information over the rest of a busy weekend…

Friday 22nd July 2016

 

 

SIGNING: DOCTOR WHO: ELEVENTH & TWELFTH DOCTOR COMICS

Guests: Rob Williams, Si Spurrier, Alice X. Zhung

Date: July 22, 2016 / Time: 10.00-11.00am

Location: Titan Booth #5537

Writers Rob Williams and Si Spurrier, and artist Alice X. Zhung will be signing copies of the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor comics and collections.

SIGNING: THE TROOP COMICS

Guests: Noel Clarke, Joshua Cassara

Date: July 22, 2016 / Time: 3-4pm

Location: Titan Booth #5537

Writer, director and Doctor Who actor Noel Clarke, with rising star, series artist Joshua Cassara will be signing copies of their hit super-powered series, The Troop.

Saturday 23rd July 2016

 

SIGNING: DOCTOR WHO CONVENTION COMICS SPECIAL

Guests: Simon Fraser, Alice X. Zhang

Date: July 23, 2016 / Time: 11am-12pm

Location: Titan Booth #5537

Artists Simon Fraser and Alice X. Zhang will be signing copies of their Doctor Who convention special comic book adventure – “The Long Con” – making its debut at SDCC.

SIGNING: DOCTOR WHO EVENT COMICS

Guests: Cavan Scott, George Mann, Paul Cornell

Date: July 23, 2016 / Time: 1-2pm

Location: Titan Booth #5537

Writers Cavan Scott and George Mann will sign copies of the 2016 summer event comic – Supremacy of the Cybermen, and writer Paul Cornell will be signing copies of his smash-hit, Four Doctors.

PANEL: DOCTOR WHO & TORCHWOOD COMICS

Guests: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, Rob Williams, Paul Cornell, George Mann, Cavan Scott

Date: July 23, 2016 / Time: 3.30-4.30pm

Location: Room 5AB

John Barrowman and Carole Barrowman give you the inside secrets of their brand new Torchwood comic, which debuts at the show. Get your fix of all things Who from writers Cavan Scott, George Mann, Rob Williams, and Paul Cornell and Doctor Who editor Andrew James, who reveal upcoming plans for Titan’s Doctor Who comics and take you behind the scenes of Titan’s all-new convention one-shot, “The Long Con”.

Exclusive sneak peeks at upcoming art from the cavalcade of amazing global talents! Each audience member will receive a free art card.

• For more information and to add the panel to your SDCC schedule, visit: https://comiccon2016.sched.org/event/7gJN?iframe=no

Sunday 24th July 2016

 

SIGNING: TORCHWOOD COMICS

Guests: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman

Date: July 24, 2016 / Time: 11am-12pm

Location: Autograph Area, Table AA21

Join superstar sibling scribes John Barrowman and Carole Barrowman as they sign copies of the first issue of their Torchwood series – debuting at SDCC!

SIGNING: PENNY DREADFUL COMICS

Guest: Louie De Martinis

Date: July 24, 2016 / Time: 12-1pm

Location: Titan Booth #5537

Series artist Louie De Martinis will be signing copies of the hit new Penny Dreadful comic series.

• To keep up to date with Titan Comics at SDCC follow Titan Comics on Twitter at @comicstitan and on Facebook and Tumblr

 

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.

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