Titan Comics has revealed another wave of titles by a host of stellar writers and artists at San Diego Comic Con 2013, including Pat Mills‘ Accident Man and strips drawn by Britain’s Paul McCaffrey – along with a new chapter of Carl Potts and Larry Stroman’s Alien Legion, and more.
Due for release in 2014, the new titles span a mix of established comics and novelist talent, as well as up-and-coming creators and artists.
The new wave of titles includes assassin black-comedy Accident Man co-created by 2000AD legend Pat Mills (Marshall Law) with a cover by the incomparable Howard Chaykin (American Flagg) and featuring art by Martin Emond, Duke Mighten and John Erasmus; a brand-new chapter of long-running science-fiction gem Alien Legion, by fan-favourite creative team Carl Potts and Larry Stroman; ladies of literature action-adventure Adler by novelist Lavie Tidhar and artist Paul McCaffrey (Zombies Vs. Robots, TMNT: The Fugitoid); adrenal grindhouse-flick Sally Of The Wasteland by Victor Gischler (The Punisher, Wolverine, Deadpool, X-Men) and artist Tazio Bettin, with cover by blazing Image stalwart Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Revival); and femme-fatale espionage caper Scarlett Couture by famed good-girl artist Des Taylor.
“We’re thrilled to add some astonishing new titles to our range of original comics and graphic novels,” says Steve White, Senior Editor at Titan Comics. “Many are wonderful new creator-owned concepts that blew us away. We couldn’t resist!“
Titan Comics has also been promoting its current range of new titles at San Diego Comic Con, including epic fantasy The First Kingdom Vol.1: The Birth of Tundran by comics legend Jack Katz; new horror fantasy collection Razorjack by John Higgins; the Eagle-Award-winning comedy Thrud the Barbarian by writer/artist Carl Critchlow (2000AD, Magic: The Gathering); afterlife thriller Numbercruncher by Si Spurrier (X-Men: Legacy, Crossed: Wish You Were Here), artist P.J. Holden (2000AD) and colorist Jordie Bellaire (Captain Marvel, Rocketeer, The Manhattan Projects); SF and fantasy anthology Monster Massacre; genre-mashing hormonal superhero Sharky by Dave Elliott and Alex Horley; and videogame tie-in Devil May Cry: The Chronicles of Vergil.
Titan Comics is the new venture from publishing giant, Titan, offering the best original creator-owned comics, alongside new and classic graphic novels.
Its first wave comprises debut dinosaur spectacular Chronos Commandos by writer/artist Stuart Jennett (read our interview with Stuart here), Numbercruncher, B-movie comedy IT CAME! by Dan Boultwood (Hope Falls), Thrud, Razorjack and First Kingdom.
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).
Future graphic novel collections include the newly-coloured Ring of Roses, by Das Petrou and John Watkiss – with much more to be announced for 2014. Each new release will also be available to read day and date on the iPhone, iPad, Web, Android and Kindle Fire.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.