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Titan Comics announces Warhammer 40,000 comics

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Beginning this September, Titan Comics will be working with Games Workshop to publish brand-new comics based in the world of Warhammer 40,000.

In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war! First brought to life as an epoch-definingly popular tabletop miniature wargame in 1987, Warhammer 40,000’s dark-gothic dystopian science-fiction universe pits an outnumbered human Imperium and its sometimes-allies against the eternal forces of Chaos, in a battle for control of the forty-first millennium.

The Games Workshop brand boasts an annual revenue of over $170 million, with 3,700 independent retailers carrying Games Workshop products in 52 countries.

Now in its seventh edition of the tabletop game, Warhammer 40,000 continues to grow from strength to strength, gathering fans across the world to its banner, under the aegis of the game, across hundreds of popular novels, in board games and RPGs from Fantasy Flight, and in fan-favorite videogames like the Dawn of War series.

Numerous top-selling apps featuring the Warhammer 40,000 IP are also available for iOS and Android.

Aimed at fans and newcomers alike, Titan’s new series will tap into Warhammer 40,000’s wealth of compelling characters, species, and searingly-memorable imagery to deliver accessible science-fiction action on an unmatched galactic canvas.

Whether it’s the iconic, power-armor-encased Space Marines holding the line against unspeakable forces of xenos; the frothing, Daemonic intensity of Chaos, corrupting all they touch; the squabbling, bodged-together Orks, riding roughshod over far-flung colonies; the exotic, long-lived Eldar wielding rare weaponry and rarer insight; the idealistic, mech-piloting forces of the Tau; the undying, endoskeletal hordes of the Necrons, or the starving forces of unnature, like the Tyranids, spitting death and destruction with every spurt of their chitinous cannons, the Warhammer 40,000 setting offers horrifying surprises and stunning sights at every turn – and the comics will explore them all.

Announced at ComicsPRO retailer summit in Portland, Oregon, the Games Workshop partnership will see the publication of brand-new, original comic stories produced by Titan Comics, who add Warhammer 40,000 to their expanding catalogue of wildly-successful licensed comics based on gaming properties including Assassin’s Creed, Deus Ex and Dark Souls.

Look for more announcements of the creative team behind the first ongoing very shortly. For further news and developments on the initiative should join Titan Comics on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.

• For more information about Titan Comics visit:​ http://titan-comics.com/

• For the Warhammer 40,000 game visit www.games-workshop.com/en-JP/Warhammer-40-000

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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