Titan Comics San Diego Comic-Con plans revealed – new Doctor Who tales, Robotech special and more

Doctor Who San Diego Comic-Con Titan Comics Special Cover A by Alice X. Zhang
Doctor Who San Diego Comic-Con Titan Comics Special Cover A by Alice X. Zhang

British publisher Titan Comics has announced it will be bringing its biggest ever offering of exciting debuts to this year’s sell-out San Diego Comic-Con (20th – 23rd July 2017), SDCC variants, limited editions and special appearances from a host of creators including outgoing Doctor Who producer Steven Moffat, Terry Dodson, plus many more phenomenal talents from the comics industry.

BBC’s Sherlock co-creator and Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is set to make a special appearance on Thursday 20th July  on Titan’s Sherlock Comics Panel (12 noon – 1.00pm, Room 5AB) to discuss all-things Sherlock manga, joined by Sherlock producer Sue Vertue. Expect sneak peeks, art previews, and announcements as they go behind the scenes of the Sherlock TV series adaption comics.

Fans will get the chance to meet Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue at a special Sherlock signing at 1.15pm in Autograph Area Table AA21 on Thursday. Tickets will be drawn on Thursday morning, so don’t miss out.

Doctor Who San Diego Comic-Con Titan Comics Special Cover B by Alice X. Zhang
Doctor Who San Diego Comic-Con Titan Comics Special Cover B by Alice X. Zhang

Who fans cannot miss Titan’s Doctor Who and Torchwood comics panel on Saturday 22nd July at 3.30pm (room 5AB) alongside special Doctor Who guests – writers Nick Abadzis, Richard Dinnick, Cavan Scott, George Mann and colourist Brian Miller, with Doctor Who editor Andrew James. This special panel is a must-attend, delving into upcoming plans for both series as well as new announcements and art reveals.

During the show exclusively at Titan Booth #5537, Titan is releasing a Doctor Who Convention Special comic entitled “The Last Action Figure” – an all-new Doctor Who story featuring the TV show’s current companion, Bill Potts, played by Pearl Mackie.

Written by Richard Dinnick, with art by Mariano Laclaustra and Carlos Cabrera, this convention special comic comes with two fantastic collectable covers by Alice X. Zhang featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Bill Potts.

Doctor Who fans attending 2017’s San Diego Comic-Con can purchase this special comic, along with a fantastic range of other Doctor Who comics and collections, at the Titan booth #5537. Plus, there’s many opportunities for fans to meet their favourite comic creators, including Nick Abadzis, Paul Cornell, Richard Dinnick, George Mann, Cavan Scott and Alice X. Zhang.

SDCC attendees will get a very special opportunity with a peek behind the curtain at Titan’s Warhammer 40,000 comic series – based in the staggeringly popular dark science fiction universe from Games Workshop. Join Warhammer 40,000 writer George Mann in a special panel on Thursday 20th July at 2.30pm (Room 4) to be among the first to see exclusive art from the new comics including Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III and Titan’s latest Games Workshop title, Blood Bowl: More Guts, More Glory, and hear upcoming plans for the series.

Warhammer 40,000 fans can get their comics signed by writer George Mann after the panel at 4.00pm at Titan Booth #5537.

Fighting American #9 - Cover by Terry Dodson
Fighting American #9 – Cover by Terry Dodson

Titan will be exhibiting a number of SDCC exclusives – only available at Titan’s booth #5537 – including a special ashcan with a first look at Titan’s new Fighting American series with a convention special Issue #0 featuring a black and white pencil cover by comic book legend, Terry Dodson. As an extra bonus, Terry will be signing copies at 12 noon on Friday 21st July at Titan Booth #5537.

Robotech #1 San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Special
Robotech #1 San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Special

Protoculture fans should not miss the global debut of Robotech #1, based on the classic 1980s TV show! To celebrate this debut, Harmony Gold’s Tommy Yune will be signing copies of the comic at Titan Booth #5537 from 1.00om.

The Robotech #1 convention special comes with a stunning cover by Doctor Who artist Rachael Stott. Plus, fans attending the Robotech panel held on Thursday 20th July at 8.30pm (Room 24ABC) will also get a behind-the-scenes look at Issue #1 and exclusive teases behind the series!

Fans of Veep’s Armando Iannucci will not want to miss out on Titan’s limited signed edition of The Death of Stalin – the graphic novel, which inspired the upcoming movie. This limited signed edition comes with an exclusive artcard signed by Armando Iannucci – writer/director of the new The Death of Stalin movie. This is only available at Titan Booth #5537.

See below for a full list of creator signings and panel information:

Thursday 20th July 2017

PANEL: SHERLOCK COMICS WITH STEVEN MOFFAT & SUE VERTUE
Time: 12 noon to 1.00pm
Room: 5AB (capacity 485)
Guests: Steven Moffat, Sue Virtue

Join in for a talk on all-things Sherlock manga with showrunner, writer, and producer of the Doctor Who and Sherlock TV series Steven Moffat, joined by producer Sue Vertue. Expect sneak peeks, art previews, and announcements as they go behind the scenes of the Sherlock TV series adaptation comics. Each audience member will receive a free gift!

For more information and to add the panel to your SDCC schedule, click here

SIGNING: SHERLOCK COMICS WITH STEVEN MOFFAT
Time: 1.14 – 2.15pm
Autograph Area table AA21
Guests: Steven Moffat, Sue Virtue
Tickets: fans pick up limited tickets at Thurs, 9-9.15am

Join Sherlock and Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat and producer Sue Vertue as they sign copies of Titan’s Sherlock comics

Blood Bowl Cover - Titan ComicsPANEL: WARHAMMER COMICS
Time: 2.30 – 3.30pm
Room 4 (capacity 150)
Guests: George Mann

Take an exclusive look at what’s coming up for Titan and Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 comics line-featuring Warhammer 40,000 ongoing, Dawn of War, and Blood Bowl. Go behind the scenes of the Dawn of War III series, set within the latest Relic video game, and get the score of brand-new and riotous Blood Bowl comics based on the hit tabletop and game series.

Plus, get an exclusive preview of upcoming series Deathwatch. Join Warhammer writer George Mann (Dark Souls, Doctor Who) and senior editor Andrew James for a jam-packed panel. Each panel attendee will receive an exclusive gift.

For more information and to add the panel to your SDCC schedule, click here

SIGNING: WARHAMMER SIGNING
Time: 4.00 – 5.00pm
Titan booth #5537
Guests: George Mann

Join George Mann as he signs Warhammer 40,000 comics

Friday 21st July 2017

SIGNING: FIGHTING AMERICAN #0
Time: 12noon – 1.00pm
Titan booth #5537
Guest: Terry Dodson

Join Terry Dodson as he signs Fighting American #0

Saturday 22nd July 2017

DOCTOR WHO SIGNING
Time: 11.00am – 12 noon
Titan booth #5537
Guests: Cavan Scott, Nick Abadzis, George Mann

Join superstar writers Cavan Scott, Nick Abadzis and George Mann as they sign Doctor Who comics

SIGNING: ROBOTECH
Time: 1.00 – 2.00pm
Titan booth #5537
Guests: Tommy Yune

Join Harmony Gold’s Tommy Yune as he signs his Robotech Blue Line Sketch Variant cover and convention special of Issue #1 of Robotech!

PANEL: DOCTOR WHO AND TORCHWOOD COMICS
Time: 3.30 – 4.30pm
Room: 5AB (capacity 485)
Guests: George Mann (Twelfth Doctor), Cavan Scott (Ninth Doctor), Brian Miller (HiFi- colourist team), Nick Abadzis (Tenth Doctor), Richard Dinnick (Convention special)

Get your fix of all things Who from writers Cavan Scott, George Mann, and others, along with Doctor Who senior editor Andrew James, who will reveal upcoming plans for Titan’s Doctor Who comics and take you behind the scenes of Titan’s stand-alone SDCC Doctor Who comic-created especially for the show. Each audience member will receive a free comic.

For more information and to add the panel to your SDCC schedule, click here

Sunday 23rd July 2017

SIGNING: DOCTOR WHO
Time: 1.00 – 2.00pm
Titan booth #5537
Guests: Paul Cornell, Alice X Zhang, Richard Dinnick.

Join writers Paul Cornell and Richard Dinnick with convention special cover artist Alice X. Zhang as they sign Doctor Who comics!

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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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