Assassin’s Creed NYCC Events and Comic Announcement

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If you’re a fan of Assassin’s Creed and are making your way to NYCC this year then you’re in luck as Titan Comics has plenty of events to keep you busy. Thursday will be Assassin’s Creed Day, featuring an official panel with Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare) and Dennis Calero. A surprise special guest will also be appearing with an exclusive Assassin’s Creed comic announcement!

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THURSDAY:

ASSASSIN’S CREED COMICS PANEL

Date/Time: Thursday, October 8, 1:45PM-2.45PM

Location: ROOM: 1A24

Moderator: Andrien Gbinigie

Guests: Anthony Del Col (writer), Conor McCreery (writer) and Dennis Calero (cover artist), Richard Farrese (Assassin’s Creed Scriptwriter at Ubisoft) and Aymar Azaizia (Assassin’s Creed Head of Content at Ubisoft)

 

BOOTH SIGNINGS

 

The below creators will be signing Assassin’s Creed #1 on the Titan booth (no. 2142) at 3:15pm- 4.15pm:

 

Conor McCreery (Writer)

Anthony Del Col (Writer)

Dennis Calero (Cover Artist)

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FRIDAY:

BOOTH SIGNINGS

 

The below creators will be signing Assassin’s Creed #1 on the Titan booth (no. 2142) at 1:30pm – 2.30pm:

 

Date/Time: Friday, October 9, 1:30PM

Location: Titan Booth 2142

Guests: Conor McCreery and Dennis Calero.

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SATURDAY

Get your photo taken with Assassin’s Creed® cosplayers at the Titan Comics booth at 1:30 PM.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 10, 1:30 PM
Location: Titan Booth 2142

BOOTH SIGNINGS

The below creators will be signing Assassin’s Creed® comics on the Titan booth (no. 2142) at 2pm:

 

Date/Time: Saturday, October 10, 2.00PM

Location: ROOM: 1A24

Guests: Conor McCreery and Dennis Calero.

 

Creator Spotlight: Das Petrou and John Watkiss – Ring Of Roses! The X-FIles meets The Da Vinci Code!

CREATOR SPOTLIGHT:

DAS PETROU AND JOHN WATKISS 
RING OF ROSES!
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CREATOR SPOTLIGHT is a new feature designed to provide an insight into the brilliant minds behind Titan Comics’ upcoming creator-owned titles.

Ring of Roses is a vast conspiracy thriller of murder and corruption festering at the heart of an alternative history world, the themes of which seem more prescient as time passes. Created by Das Petrou and John Watkiss, the story has steadily gaining in reputation and creative impact since its original release between 1992-1993, now is the perfect time for the Titan’s brand-new lavish reprinting of this classic graphic novel. I chose this as a perfect time to talk to Das and John about the research involved in a story like Ring Of Roses, and their experiences bringing it into the world! – Owen Johnson, Titan Comics

Why comics? 

DAS – I fell in love with comics soon after I learned to walk!

I owe the medium everything, my hunger for reading, of drawing (I went to art school) and love of all the visual arts – including film. From about the age of 5 I was snapping up Beano, Topper and Beezer every week, until I discovered American comics. At first it was Curt Swan’s Superman, World’s Finest, Batman, Detective (Carmine Infantino’s work especially) but in just a few years I graduated to Thor, FF, Spiderman, and the whole Marvel Pop Art Revolution. Steranko was my Michelangelo. Then when Miller and Moore came along I knew I had to join the bandwagon – because their approach was exactly what I wanted to do. These days comic books have become respectable, but in my year at school there were only two of us (out of about 150) who were into comics, and we’re still good mates. (We’re also both working in the advertising industry).

JOHN – Well I’m a bit younger than Das, and I started buying stuff in the mid 70s. Things like Rima the Jungle Girl, by Nestor Redondo, and the Savage Sword of Conan, especially John Buscema when inked by Rudy Nebres. In fact I like all those Philipino artists. Somehow though I ended up discovering the really old stuff like Rip Kirby, by Alex Raymond (1946 onwards), and the work of Frank Frazetta. I also loved Gene Conan on Tomb of Dracula and Frank Bellamy, on Dan Dare and Garth. But the work of Alex Raymond was what I aspired to the most. Incredible stuff. I tried to draw like these guys as a young teenager, and discovered the artists they’d learnt anatomy from (George Bridgeman and Andrew Loomis). I learned so much from comics. They got me into drawing – but they also fired my imagination.

Das, how did you come up with the idea for Ring Of Roses?

DAS – I started out intending to do a comic book version of Albert Camus’ novel, The Plague – but relocating it to modern day London. As I was piecing together the plot I was reading a book by Kingsly Amis called, The Alteration. It was set in a modern day London in which the Catholic Church was the dominant political power in Britain and Europe. I loved the idea of that, and I evolved it to fit my purposes. I also read a book by David Yallop (In God’s Name) about the mysterious death of Pope John Paul I (who was most likely murdered by a coalition of the mob, Freemasons and the CIA). Other material was rattling around in my head, inspired by The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail (Leigh, Baigent, Lincoln, Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution (Stephen Knight), and more. By infusing the story with ideas from all these books over a period of months I came up with the plot of Ring of Roses.

John, how did you come up with the drawing style for Ring Of Roses?

JOHN – Das came up with the story of Ring of Roses fully formed and he brought me into it after he did that. So my input was to develop the visual look of the characters and the setting and capture the atmosphere. We both love the movies of Orson Wells – obviously there’s Citizen Kane, but also Lady from Shanghai and Touch of Evil. The mood came from me trying to capture that essence.

What can readers expect from the book? 

DAS – If you enjoyed True Detective you’ll get a good feel for the different layers of story and the characters. Plus the darkness. This is Comic Book Noir.

JOHN – Enlightenment about things that perhaps really do go on in the world. Machevellian scenarios of politics that have existed since the dawn of civilization.

What are the key influences on the writing and art of Ring Of Roses? 

DAS – Definitely Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s Watchmen, Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta, and the novels of Albert Camus and Raymond Chandler. The film of Umberto Eco’s Name of the Rose was another source of inspiration, as was the film of The Third Man.

JOHN – Alex Raymond, Charles Dana Gibson. Strong graphic resolve for the graphic medium Alex Raymond defined for me for illustrating in b & w for comics

What does creating this comic book mean to you both? 

DAS – This was a very difficult project to get off the ground. We worked very hard for two years on it while working in our day jobs, and the material was not of its time. We were producing something we wanted to create in total defiance of the needs of the market. To get it published in the first place was something of a miracle. But to see its impact growing over the years gives us both a great sense of satisfaction. Having this colour edition that Titan have put together is incredible. It’s what we always wanted it to be. The colour helps the reader feel the scene changes and atmosphere much more intuitively – and clearly.

JOHN – The work I did on Ring of Roses taught me a tremendous amount. It allowed me to bring together a style that I would not have otherwise put together, and develop into the graphic artist I am today. We really did put so much into it, and we were disappointed that Dark Horse did not push it more, especially when the first print run sold out in the first week. I feel this time round it has a great opportunity of getting the recognition it deserves.

Thank you guys!

RING OF ROSES
Story by: ​

Das Petrou

Art by: ​

John Watkiss

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$22.99 / $25.95 CAN / £16.99 UK


On-sale:

July 15th

THE DA VINCI CODE MEETS THE X-FILES!

PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN COLOR!

“FRESH AND INVIGORATIONG… ARRESTING AND VIVID!”
– Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, Secret Service)

“A FINE COLLECTION!” 
– Down The Tubes

“A PHENOMENAL STORY… A FANTASTIC BOOK THAT’S
JUST AS RELEVANT NOW AS IT WAS NEARLY
TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO!” 

– Graphic Policy

SDCC ’15: Titan To Publish Creator-Owned Series, Bloodthirsty!

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SDCC ’15: Titan To Publish New Creator-Owned Series, Bloodthirsty! 

 

​(San Diego, USA, Friday July 10) Titan Comics were thrilled to announce they will publish Bloodthirsty; a visceral revenge thriller that merges the real-world hopes and horrors of a post-disaster community with an engaging thread of political corruption, class divide and blood-curdling terror! The series was announced during the SDCC 2015 Diamond retailer presentation this ​Friday​

.From Louisiana native and Disney screenwriter Mark Landry, Bloodthirsty is illustrated by Interview With The Vampire artistAshley Marie Witter, and has received public support from none other than superstar artist Georges Jeanty (Serenity, Buffy The Vampire Slayer). The giant-sized issue #1 comes with two covers to collect, one of these is created by Star Wars cover artist Nick Runge.

Haunted by the catastrophe that tore his city apart ten years ago, Coast Guard veteran, Virgil Lafleur, struggles daily with the hardships of a post-Katrina New Orleans. But when his younger brother’s murder leads him into a vortex of intrigue, corruption, and violence, Virgil becomes obsessed with bringing the killers to justice and exposing the horrific secret hiding beneath the Mississippi.

Bloodthirsty #1 hits comic stores in September and will be available digitally to read on your digital devices.

Retailers can order now from ​ the​ August ​edition of PREVIEWS

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Titan Comics To Publish Jodorowsky’s Showman Killer

Titan Comics To Publish Jodorowsky’s 
Showman Killer: Heartless Hero!
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November sees new edition from the visionary writer/filmmaker of The Incal and Holy Mountain who Kanye West called, “A prophet of creativity… one of the most inspiring artists of our time.” 

Titan Comics are thrilled to announce their publication of Alejandro Jodorowsky‘s Showman Killer: Heartless Hero, coming this November. Telling the story of the titular assassin, the tale is full of the world-renowned writer/directors’ trademark esoteric flair and uncompromising vision.

Showman Killer is the latest in Titan’s range of high quality European graphic novels, joining previous Jodorowsky collectionRoyal Blood. 
 
Showman Killer features Jodorowsky’s imagination let loose in a witty, elegant and thrill-filled 
outer -space adventure,” said Group editor Lizzie Kaye!

Space is a dangerous place, made more so by the existence of the Showman Killer, a heartless assassin, genetically engineered by an insane scientist to be devoid of any emotion, and trained to kill!

The only things that give him anything approaching pleasure are destruction or money. That is, until a fateful mission throws him into the path of the mysterious and fascinating Ibis.

Showman Killer: Heartless Hero hits comic stores on November 16 and will be available digitally to read on your digital devices.

Retailers can order now from the June edition of PREVIEWS, using the order code JUN151560    

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Sneak Peek at The Blacklist #1 – In stores July 22!

DON’T MISS OUT! ORDER NOW!

SNEAK PEEK AT THE BLACKLIST #1

NEW ADVENTURES STARRING
THE BLACKLIST’S RAYMOND “RED” REDDINGTON AND ELIZABETH KEEN

This July, Titan Comics brings you The Blacklist comic – based
on the successful television series.
 
Hitting stores on July 22, issue #1 comes with two covers to collect: an original painted cover of Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington from fan-favorite artist,
Alice X Zhang (Doctor Who) and a photo cover with an iconic image of Red.

The comic series is penned by Nicole Phillips and drawn by
Beni Lobel (Constantine, Batman: Arkham Unhinged) and developed in conjunction with The Blacklist TV series from Sony Pictures Television.  The first arc (Issues 1-5) will feature stories which expand upon the events of the TV series and feature all the major characters from the show, including the formidable Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington, played by James Spader, along with characters Lizzie (Megan Boone), Donald Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff),
Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq) and others.

TWO COVERS TO COLLECT!

ORDER CODE: MAY151530

Third Testament Vol. 3: The Might Of The Ox

Third Testament Vol. 3: The Might Of The Ox
WRITER: Alex Alice, Xavier Dorison
ARTIST: Alex Alice
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
PAGECOUNT: 56
FORMAT: HC

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ISBN: 9781782760917 50999
PRICE: $9.99/$11.99

CAN

/£8.99

​ UK​

  

RELEASE DATE: Wednesday

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March 17
​ORDER CODE:​ OCT141655

WHEN ALL APPEARS LOST…

Conrad of Marburg, Elisabeth, and their rakish guide, Trevor, are locked in the dungeons of Stornwall, while their enemies race towards the Third Testament, a mysterious relic whose power can change the course of the world…

Will Conrad and Elisabeth be able to escape and reach the Third Testament to stop the fulfillment of its deathly prophecy?

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TRAILER: Peter Snejbjerg’s Wold War X! New Alien-apocalypse Horror!

WORLD WAR X VOL. 1 – HELIUS

WRITER: Jerry Frissen
ARTIST: Peter Snejbjerg

​PAGECOUNT:​ 

56pp

FORMAT: HC – FC – 8” x 11.”

VOLUMES IN SERIES: 1 (of 3)

PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
PRICE: $9.99/$11.99 CAN/£8.99 UK

ISBN: 9781782761129

RELEASE DATE: April 2015

​ORDER CODE:​ 

NOV141656

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ILLUSTRATED BY ABE SAPIEN ARTIST PETER SNEJBJERG!

 

STRANGE MONSTERS AWAKENED FROM UNDERGROUND! 

HUMANITY PREPARES FOR EXTINCTION!

“LEAVES YOU BREATHLESS… A BOOK THAT DESERVES A BIG AUDIENCE!”

CHARLIE ADLARD (THE WALKING DEAD)

 

“SOPHISTICATED STORYTELLING AND DYNAMIC ARTWORK!”

JOHN ARCUDI (B.P.R.D.)

The year 2017… On the moon and across the Earth, warnings from a long forgotten civilization have been discovered deep underground…

 

These strange and ancient cubes awaken monstrous creatures in preparation to annihilate all life that stands in their way. It is clear that humanity is not ready for this new type of world war…

 

This alien-apocalypse horror is by Jerry Frissen, writer of Lucha Libre, with stunning art by Peter Snejbjerg (StarmanThe Light BrigadeThe Books of Magic).

World War X Vol. 1 hits comic stores in April, 2015.

For more information visit:

http://titan-comics.com/c/181-world-war-x-helius/

To pre-order via Amazon visit:

http://www.amazon.com/World-War-Volume-Jerry-Frissen/dp/1782761128/

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THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER MAGAZINE ON SALE NOW!

ON SALE NOW!

BRAND-NEW MAGAZINE!

To celebrate the release of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Titan Magazines is publishing Totally… The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – the official magazine, on sale now!

Star of Nickelodeon’s hit show SpongeBob Squarepants, SpongeBob is now featuring in his very own new movie, in cinemas 27th March 2015. It’s packed with more nautical nonsense than ever before – and the mayhem continues in the Sponge-tastic new magazine!

ORDER YOUR COPY ONLINE TODAY!
CLICK HERE TO ORDER

CHECK OUT WHAT’S INSIDE
THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE MAGAZINE!

<<< MEET THE GANG

If you’re barely able to contain your excitement until the SpongeBob Movie comes out, don’t fear! From great movie features to amazing character bios, this magazine has everything you’ll need to tide you over until the film release!

SPONGEBOB GOES BANANAS >>>

Patrick teaches you how to make the ultimate banana split using his new ice cream-summoning superpowers! Plus, learn how to draw Patrick in his Mr Super-Awesomeness form!

<<< PUZZLES AND GAMES

Join SpongeBob on his quest to save Bikini Bottom with our mind-bending puzzles, fun games and tricky quizzes! Can you find the right SpongeBob in a sea of other SpongeBobs? From absorbing word searches to hilarious jokes, the magazine is full of exciting features and content!

AMAZING FREE GIFTS AND
EXCLUSIVE COMPETITIONS!!

This cool new issue also comes with over 100 free stickers and your very own cheeky little SpongeBob with pull-down pants! AND, if you’re thirsty for more, there are amazing competitions to win the new SpongeBob Heropants game from Activision and loads of SpongeBob toys from MegaBloks!

WATCH THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE:
SPONGE OUT OF WATER
TRAILER HERE!

ORDER YOUR COPY ONLINE TODAY!
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2015 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob Squarepants and all related titles, lgos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. SpongeBob Squarepants created by Stephan Hillenburg.
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New Lone Sloane Masterpiece Library Series, Kicks-off With The 6 Voyages Of Loane Sloane by Legendary Artist Philippe Druillet

The 6 Voyages Of Loane Sloane

Writer/Artist: Philippe Druillet

Publisher: Titan Comics

Page-count: 72pp

Format: HC, FC, 9” x 12”

ISBN: 9781782761051

Price: $17.99/$20.95 CAN/£13.50 UK
Release Date: July 8, 2015

Diamond Order Code: MAR151541

 

BRAND NEW MASTERPIECE LIBRARY SERIES!

 

BACK IN PRINT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS!

OVERSIZED EDITION!

THE PSYCHEDELIC MASTERWORK OF LEGENDARY HEAVY METAL ALUMNUS PHILIPPE DRUILLET!

THE ULYSSES OF SPACE! THE COSMIC REBEL!

 

A cosmic game has begun. And Lone Sloane is the pawn they all want to play.

 

Traveling alone in the cosmos, Sloane, a solitary interstellar explorer has become imbued with mystical powers. He finds himself escaping one power-seeking madman only to be captured by another. Follow Sloane through six unpredictable Lovecraftian journeys from space pirates, dragons, to ancient Gods.

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To pre-order via Amazon visit:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Voyages-Lone-Sloane-Vol/dp/1782761055

DRAGONS RIDERS OF BERK V​OL​.​ ​4: THE STOWAWAY – Out tomorrow from Titan

DRAGONS RIDERS OF BERK V4: THE STOWAWAY
STORY BY: Simon Furman
ART BY: Iwan Nazif
COVER A BY: Iwan Nazif
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
PAGECOUNT: 64
COVER PRICE: $6.99
RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
 
HICCUP VS. HROAR!

The Dragons Training Academy gets a new student – a handsome, brave young man named Hroar! It seems that Hroar has stowed away on one of Berk’s ships to visit Berk and checkout the dragons. And as Hroar becomes more and more popular by impressing Hiccup’s fri nds (especially Astrid), Hiccup grows increasingly suspicious of him…

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