All-New Creator-Owned Material at Heart of New Titan Comics Imprint

Titan Comics LogoIt is an exciting time to be into comics. A couple of years ago we got DC‘s New 52. It was bold and brave (no pun intended) and has been a huge success. In the last couple of months, Marvel have asked you to join their revolution with Marvel NOW! Like The New 52 it seems to be shaking things up. Image have never been in such a strong place, creating some of the best comics out there with the best talent in the business.

Now Titan seem to be getting involved by pushing their own line of creator owned comics.

The imprint launches in July 2013 with two creator-owned miniseries and four brand-new collections, with a new series beginning each month afterwards: debut Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol by writer/artist Stuart Jennett (Marvel UK); newly colored Numbercruncher by X-Men: Legacy writer Si Spurrier and 2000AD artist P.J. Holden; Ring of Roses – collected in color for the first time, by writer Das Petrou and artist John Watkiss; Thrud The Barbarian by writer/artist Carl Critchlow (2000AD, Magic: The Gathering); plus never-before-published volumes in a complete library of The First Kingdom by comic legend Jack Katz!

The next wave will see three new series launching later in the year: Gravestown by writer Roger Gibson and artist Vince Danks (Harker), and Surface Tension by writer/artist Jay Gunn hit stores in September, while Death Sentence by writer Monty Nero and artist Mike Dowling (2000AD, Rex Royd) continues the new line into October.

As well as all-new creator-owned titles, Titan Comics continues to restore and reprint the best classic material, bringing back seminal titles in lovingly-produced volumes.

“This is the start of something very special,” says Nick Landau, Publisher of Titan Comics. “We’re searching out fantastic new voices and astonishing new artists, and helping them bring their dream projects to fruition – as well as remaining a world-leader in the field of classic comics restoration and republication.”

Steve White, Senior Comics Editor, says readers can expect, “the same level of quality we’ve delivered across Titan’s huge portfolio of licensed publications – coupled to the blazing imaginations of the next generation of independent creators.”

Like Marvel, DC, Image and the like, Titan will be presenting their new line of comics with a same day digital release. This is a very exciting time for both comic creators and fans. Companies seem willing to push the boundaries, they seem willing to do what they think they can to compete with the Big Two.

All of this can only be a good thing for the comic business. To find out more you can check out Titan’s website, their Facebook page, and their two Twitter pages: comics and retail.

Source: Titan
Reporter: Luke Halsall

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