Titan Publishing has announced a new collaboration with Netflix to publish the official fiction, non-fiction and comics for the eagerly anticipated upcoming series, Cowboy Bebop, set to premiere on streaming service on 19th November 2021.
A prequel novel will be published in November 2021, followed by a beautiful coffee table art book, detailing the making of the series in Spring 2022.
Also on its way is an original comic book series featuring the characters from the show, which will debut in December 2021.
Based on the worldwide phenomenon from Sunrise Inc., Cowboy Bebop is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all trying to outrun the past. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals — for the right price. But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them.
With an exclusive adventure leading into the events of the series, Cowboy Bebop: A Syndicate Story – Red Planet Requiem is written by Sean Cummings, a staff writer on the series. Explore the rich history of Cowboy Bebop through the eyes of a young Spike Spiegel and Vicious…
Cowboy Bebop: Making of a Netflix Series by Jeff Bond and Gene Kozicki captures the epic journey behind the scenes of Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop adaptation. Featuring an exclusive foreword by showrunner André Nemec, this official companion is packed full of beautiful concept art and revealing behind-the-scenes photography, as the cast and crew tell the story of how one of the most influential anime series of all time was translated over to live action in this much-anticipated series produced by Netflix and Tomorrow Studios (Snowpiercer).
The new Cowboy Bebop comic series will introduce fans of the series to a never-before-seen story. Set in the year 2171, the bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop chase an ex-gang member who holds a vest which gives the wearer unlimited luck.
This new series will be penned by DC comics veteran Dan Watters (Lucifer, Home Sick Pilots) with art by Lamar Mathurin, creator of the adult, self-published graphic novel Gumbo on Patreon, and will debut with a range of fantastic covers including cover art by comics legend Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau.
An illustrator, designer, concept artist, creative director, Stanley is also co-founder of Imaginary Friends Studios – a world acclaimed digital art studio that produces high quality artworks for the likes of Capcom, DC Comics, Marvel Comics and other giants in the entertainment and gaming industry.
The first issue of this four-part story will arrive in stores December 2021 with a collected trade paperback, coming May 2022.
Based in London, Titan Publishing Group is an award-winning leading world publisher of film, TV and gaming fiction and non-fiction, and original fiction, comics and graphic novels.
Titan’s media publishing programme includes a wide range of some of today’s most exciting franchises and classic properties, including books covering the worlds of DC Universe (Batman vs Superman, Wonder Woman and the Justice League), Star Trek, Mad Max, Alien, and many more.
• Cowboy Bebop: A Syndicate Story – Red Planet Requiem by Sean Cummings | ISBN 9781789097757 | 23rd November 2021 | Paperback | £8.99/$15.95 | 320pp
• Cowboy Bebop: Making of a Netflix Series by Jeff Bond
and Gene Kozicki ISBN 9781789097764 | 11th January 2022 | Hardback | £29.99/$39.95 | 176pp
• Cowboy Bebop #1 On Sale December 2021 | Available to order from your local comic shop, UK and Europe from Forbidden Planet and digital
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.