Titan Books recently launched its new publishing programme in collaboration with Marvel of original fiction books. Titan Comics, a sister imprint of Titan Entertainment Group, has had a long, proud history of producing magazine products to support some of Marvel’s most popular properties, such as Thor and Black Panther.
“This new deal marks the start of an exciting new chapter in creative collaborations between Titan Books and Marvel,” says the publisher.
The publishing programme will include reissues of iconic and out-of-print titles starring some of Marvel’s most beloved creations, as well as brand-new novels by some today’s freshest talent. Starting with Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule The World by New York Times bestselling author and legendary Marvel Comics writer Dan Abnett, out now, the series will initially reintroduce fans to books featuring favourites such as Captain America, Black Panther, Deadpool, Ant-Man and SpiderMan.
Brand-new original novels for Spider-Man’s most lethal foe, Venom, and the X-Men’s cosmic nemesis, Dark Phoenix, will be released in October 2018.
Laura Price, editorial director of Titan Books, praised Marvel’s “long legacy of creating exciting and innovative IP,” adding “Titan Books is delighted to be joining this legacy, and we look forward to a continuing relationship helping to expand the Marvel Universe in collaboration with Marvel themselves.”
The initial nine book programme runs through to November 2018, publishing in both the North American and UK market.
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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.