Titan Comics will officially launch its range of titles – which include A1, Carl Critchlow’s Thrud the Barbarian and Numbercruncher – at San Diego Comic Con with brand-new comics, brand-new collections and exciting panels and signings.
Titan Comics, a new venture from British publishing giant Titan is aiming to offer the best original creator-owned comics, alongside new and classic graphic novels.
The first wave comprises debut dinosaur spectacular Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol by writer/artist Stuart Jennett (Marvel UK); afterlife thriller Numbercruncher, by writer Si Spurrier (X-Men: Legacy, Crossed: Wish You Were Here), artist P.J. Holden (2000AD) and colourist Jordie Bellaire (Captain Marvel, Rocketeer, The Manhattan Projects); B-movie comedy IT CAME! by Dan Boultwood (Hope Falls); high-fantasy comedy Thrud the Barbarian by writer/artist Carl Critchlow (2000AD, Magic: The Gathering), new horror fantasy collection Razorjack by Watchmen colorist John Higgins – plus the completely remastered and re-lettered library of The First Kingdom by comics legend Jack Katz!
The next wave, beginning in October begins with game-changing post-superheroic statement Death Sentence, by writer Monty Nero and artist Mike Dowling (2000AD, Rex Royd) and classic fantasy epic Marada The She-Wolf by Chris Claremont (The Uncanny X-Men, Fantastic Four) and John Bolton (Man-Bat, Shame: Pursuit, Books of Magic).
Titan Comics kicks everything off at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, showcasing brand-new comics and collections available for the first time exclusively at the show (only at Titan booth #5537) and special events programming.
The new line will be marketed at SDCC with a special 32-page preview, which will be distributed at the Titan booth #5537, within all panels and on signing tables.
Comics legend Jack Katz headlines the panel Titan Comics – Launching at SDCC and Beyond! Katz will be discussing The First Kingdom – a series of epic post-apocalyptic fantasy graphic novels that has been 25 years in the making!
The panel will give attendees a behind-the-scenes look at new titles, coupled to exclusive announcements about brand-new originated titles by new and world-renowned talent!
All attendees to the panel will receive a special limited edition double-sided poster: an IT CAME! 1950s themed cinema style poster, signed by creator Dan Boultwood, and a fantastic Numbercruncher image by artist P.J. Holden.
A number of new collections will be available for the first time at SDCC, with creator signings to support: Jack Katz will be signing copies of The First Kingdom Vol.1: The Birth of Tundran on Friday at 3.00pm; John Higgins will be signing copies of Razorjack on Friday at 4:00PM; Dave Elliott, Dave Dorman, Alex Horley and Andy Kuhn will be signing copies of Monster Massacre, Sharky and A1 on Friday at 1.30pm; and Roman Dirge will be signing copies of Lenore: Purple Nurples on Thursday at 4.30pm.
Other collections available for the first time at SDCC include the Eagle-Award-Winning Barbarian comedy series Thrud the Barbarian, by Carl Critchlow, and Devil May Cry: The Chronicles of Vergil.
With the hotly anticipated first issue of Numbercruncher by Si Spurrier (X-Men: Legacy, Crossed: Wish You Were Here) and artist P.J. Holden (2000AD) hitting comic stores on 17th July, Titan Comics is offering SDCC attendees a free exclusive art card signed by Si Spurrier with every copy of Numbercruncher #1 – only available at Titan booth #5537.
The Full schedule of Titan Comics SDCC activity includes:
Thursday 18th July
Portfolio Review: Titan Comics
10.00am – 12.30pm, PR B
With Steve White, Titan Comics Senior Editor
Panel: Roman Dirge REBUILT
3.00pm, Room: 28DE
Earlier this year, Lenore creator Roman Dirge was almost killed in a Sunset Boulevard hit-and-run that left him lying in hospital with a shattered leg. After months of painful physical therapy, Roman is back – better, stronger… but not necessarily faster… – and is here to discuss his long road to recovery, his return to the drawing board with Lenore issue #8 and his fourth Titan Lenore collection: Purples Nurples (which will be debuting at the show).
Signing: Lenore – Roman Dirge
4.30 -5.30pm, Autograph Alley AA04
Lenore: Purples Nurples – available for the first time at SDCC!
Creator Roman Dirge will be signing copies of his fourth Titan Lenore collection: Purples Nurples
Friday 19th July
Panel: Titan Comics – Launch Event
12 noon, Room: 32AB
Meet the key players behind the new line, go behind-the-scenes of new titles with creators, see exclusive preview art and hear exclusive announcements about brand-new originated titles by new and world-renowned talent!
Guests include: Jack Katz (First Kingdom), John Higgins (Razorjack), Dave Elliott (A1, Monster Massacre, Sharky), Steve White (Titan Comics, Senior Editor) and more.
All attendees to the panel will receive a special limited edition double-sided poster: an IT CAME! 1950s themed cinema style poster, signed by creator Dan Boultwood, and a fantastic Numbercruncher image by artist P.J. Holden. (This limited edition poster is only available to panel attendees).
Monster Massacre Vol.1 & Sharky – available for the first time at SDCC!
Creators Dave Elliott, Dave Dorman, Alex Horley and Andy Kuhn will be signing copies of Monster Massacre, Sharky and A1
Attendees to the signing will receive a FREE limited edition signed art print by Mark A. Nelson with every copy of Monster Massacre purchased. (Limited to 50 – first come, first served)
Signing: The First Kingdom – Jack Katz
3 – 5.00pm, Autograph Alley AA07
The First Kingdom Vol.1: The Birth of Tundran – available for the first time at SDCC. Creator Jack Katz will be signing copies of The First Kingdom Vol.1: The Birth of Tundran on Friday at 3:00PM – 5:00PM in Autograph Alley AA07.
Attendees to the signing will receive a free limited edition signed art card by Jack Katz with every copy of First Kingdom purchased. (Limited to 100 – first come, first served)
Signing: Razorjack – John Higgins
4 – 5.00pm, Autograph Alley AA03
Razorjack – available for the first time at SDCC!
Creator John Higgins will be signing copies of Razorjack. Attendees to the signing will receive a FREE limited edition Razorjack patch designed by Sally Hurst & John Higgins with every copy of Razorjack purchased. Plus, get your photo taken with Razorjack herself…
Sunday 21st July
Portfolio Review: Titan Comics
10.00am – 12.30pm
With Steve White, Titan Comics, Senior Editor, PR B.
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