With everything going so great sales wise for comics, the only thing that was missing was a new creator-owned imprint, and Titan has stepped in to remedy that with the announcement of a July launch for a new Titan Comics line. It launches with two creator-owned miniseries and four new collections, and a new title every month afterwards. All the books will be released digitally day-and-date for all platforms.
The initial titles sweep up some projects that had been kicking around, like Numbercruncher. The initial launch includes Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol by writer/artist Stuart Jennett (Marvel UK); a colored version of Numbercruncher by Si Spurrier and P.J. Holden; a color collection of Ring of Roses by writer Das Petrou and artist John Watkiss and Thrud The Barbarian by writer/artist Carl Critchlow. In a shock surprise move, Titan Comics will also bring back the ’80s indie stalwart First Kingdom by Jack Katz, with never-before-seen material.
Future titles include:
• Gravestown by writer Roger Gibson and artist Vince Danks (Harker)
• Surface Tension by writer/artist Jay Gunn (Sept.)
• Death Sentence by writer Monty Nero and artist Mike Dowling (2000AD, Rex Royd) (Oct.)
“This is the start of something very special,” says Nick Landau, Publisher of Titan Comics in a statement. “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.”
We’ll have a bit more on this later