Titan Comics launches its Best Of British Comics month in May, celebrating cutting edge talent and supporting bold new visions – and has just released this trailer for their campaign.
The promotion firmly promotes many of the great creator-owned comic titles produced by the relatively new company, which, while best known on both sides of the Atlantic right now for its Doctor Who titles, has published terrific work by the likes of Si Spurrier, PJ Holden, Rob Williams, D’Israeli, Alan Martin, David Hitchcock, Monty Nero, Peter Milligan and many more.
Titan Comics tell us their Best Of British month will be supported with promotions, events and press throughout May, kicking off with Free Comic Book Day, run in comic shops across the UK and we have a full rundown of the key titles in the campaign below…
The titles in the campaign push are (Diamond Previews order codes included for comic shop orders)
The Absence by Martin Stiff
Order code: MAR151557
Nominated for Best Comic at the 2013 British Comic Awards, The Absence rips apart a small village on the coastal edge of Southern England as it struggles to recover from the tragic losses of the Second World War. Yet any hope of healing its wounds is suddenly rocked by the return of a man long presumed – and hoped – dead
In a place where everybody is hiding a guilty past, what terrible secrets does this hideously disfigured exile bring back with him? And what exactly happened to him during his absence
A masterpiece in jagged, haunting storytelling tinged with horror and pathos, this acclaimed series is collected here for the first time and is for anyone who loves their tales loaded with menace and shadows!
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Chronos Commandos by Stuart Jennett
Order code: MAR151558
When the Allies and Nazis develop time-diving technology that could see the course of the Second World War derailed bycreatures from the Cretaceous, only the Sarge and his band of misfit soldiers can save the future – by saving history! Dinosaurs! Giant crocodiles! Time travel! Nazis! Albert Einstein with a machinegun! An astounding, fully-painted pulp spectacular! Buckle up, ladies!
Death Sentence by Monty Nero & Mike Dowling
Order code: MAR151552
SEX, SUPERPOWERS AND SIX MONTHS TO LIVE! Verity: frustrated artist. Weasel: struggling guitarist. Monty: rogue media icon. Three people infected with the G+ virus, which grants them incredible powers – but which will kill them in six months! Will they fade away – or go out in a blaze of glory? From the streets of London to the North Atlantic, from muses lost to futures thrown away – Death Sentence is the jaw-dropping next step in superpowered storytelling! Funny, fearless and frightening, this collection of the hit series is an unforgettable comics debut.
It Came by Dan Boultwood
Order code: MAR151559
From the cold depths of space It Came!
A robot monster from Mars (possibly) has arrived in England’s pleasant pastures, bringing giant knuckle sandwiches of exotic metal to the land of crumpets and bunting.
Doctor Boy Brett- pipe-smoking astroboffin – and his skirt-wearing sidekick, Doris Night are all that stands in the way of this cosmic colossus – two mortals trapped in a war of the worlds, challenging the unearthly fury of cosmic entries gone mad!
Prepare to have your stocking laddered by a terrifying battle of wits, shock full of thrills, from B -movie maestro and professional cad, Dan Boultwood.
The Complete Johnny Nemo by Peter Milligan & Brett Ewins
Order code: MAR151560
New London of 2921 is a crowded, filthy slime-pit awash with Death-Juice junkies, Latin-spouting armored fascists, exploding nuns and a religious cult who worship Bing Crosby’s left testicle. It’s also home to ultra-violent, foul-mouthed private eye Johnny Nemo, existentialist hitman of the future – a streetwise PI who deals in death… and simple solutions to complex problems!
This classic, remastered collection features never-before-seen art and is the crowning glory of award-winning writer, Peter Milligan (All-New Doop, Hellblazer, Shadowman) and artist Brett Ewins (Bad Company, Skreemer), and includes stunning bonus extras be Rufus Dayglo, Jock, and Ashley Wood.
NumberCruncher by Si Spurrier, PJ Holden, Jordie Bellaire and Simon Bowland
Order code: MAR151551
From the smash-hit writer behind X-Men Legacy! Dying young, a brilliant Mathematician discovers a way to cheat the terrifying Divine Calculator. He schemes to be endlessly reincarnated in the life of the woman he loves, no matter how often the violent bailiffs of the Karmic Accountancy cut short each life. It falls to one such Karmic agent – the surly Bastard Zane – to put a stop to the time-twisting romance once and for all, before the Mathematician can pull-off his greatest trick and escape Existential Justice forever!
Ordinary by Rob Williams & D’Israeli
Order code: MAR151554
From the irradiated gamma-rayed genius of Rob Williams (Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor, The Royals: Masters of War) and D’Israeli (Scarlet Traces) comes the collection of one of the most critically acclaimed and interesting takes on the superhero genre in a long time! Packed with extras, it features a host of exclusive pin-ups by Mark Buckingham, Laurence Campbell, Alison Sampson, Henry Flint and many more!
Springheeled Jack by David Hitchcock
Order code: MAR151553
Deeply traumatised by the mysterious loss of his wife and having spent time with the inmates of the Bedlam lunatic asylum, Sir Jack Rackham becomes a profoundly troubled man. With his sanity close to breaking point, he is haunted by visions of a black vulture with flaming eyes snatching his beloved wife, and decides that he must find the monster to discover the truth behind the disappearance.
Solid State Tank Gil by Alan Martin & Warwick Johnson Cadwell
Order code: MAR151556
Tank Girl, Jet Girl, Booga and Barney are back, in a mission to save their favourite little radio store. Everything goes to plan, but somewhere along the line Booga manages to electronically summon a gang of evil counterparts, fronted by the darkest bitch on the planet – ANTI-TANK GIRL. Things are about to get very dark, very bloody, and very stupid.
Thrud the Barbarian by Carl Critchlow
Order code: MAR151555
Thrud’s axe has always done his talking – whether he’s stomping a dragon, or accidentally laying waste to an entire town during a battle with his arch-nemesis, ‘The Black Currant’. In this first collected volume, Thrud faces down the necromancer To-Me Ku-Pa, protects his beer supplies against fierce Frost Giants, and gets his pint spilled on a mission into the depths of the jungle!
• For all of Titan Comics Graphic Novels visit: http://titan-comics.com/graphic-novels/
Numbercruncher © 2013, Simon Spurrier & PJ Holden | Death Sentence © 2014 Monty Nero & Mike Dowling | Springheeled Jack © 2014 David Hitchcock | The Absence © 2014 Martin Stiff | Ordinary © Rob Williams & D’Israeli 2013 | Chronos Commandos © 2014 Stuart Jennett | Thrud the Barbarian © 2013 Carl Critchlow | It Came © 2014, Dan Boultwood | Tank Girl and all related characters are trademark™ and copyright © 2014 Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin | Johnny Nemo © 2014 Peter Milligan & Brett Ewins. All rights reserved.