This past week at the 10th Annual ComicsPRO Membership Meeting in Portland, OR, Titan Comics announced several of their upcoming releases including the first English release of the manga based upon the popular Sherlock television series, the licensing of the Warhammer 40,000 property and a new partnership with Hammer Films.
Titan Comics offers astounding creator-owned comics and graphic novels from new and world-renowned talent, alongside the world’s greatest licensed properties and classic graphic novels remastered for brand-new audiences. Among their licensed properties are Doctor Who, The Blacklist, Assassin’s Creed, Heroes, Kung Fu Panda and the upcoming Penny Dreadful.
After the jump, check out the details of their recent announcements.
|NEW MANGA COMIC SERIES – PRINTED IN ENGLISH
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE US & UK!
This June, Titan Comics is thrilled to unveil Sherlock: A Study In Pink – a manga comic series adapting the episodes of the smash-hit Hartswood Films TV show starring Sherlock Holmes as played by Benedict Cumberbatch (upcoming Doctor Strange) and Dr John Watson as played by Martin Freeman (The Hobbit)!
Originally airing on the BBC in 2010, the TV show is a reimagining of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, following Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson’s adventures in 21st Century London. A fourth series of the show has been commissioned and set for a 2017 release.
Announced at ComicsPRO retailer summit in Portland, Oregon, the manga comic adaptations of Sherlock episodes co-created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen), and based on the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories. The publications, illustrated by acclaimed manga illustrator Jay, will be printed in English for the first time in the US & UK with extended page-counts; perfect for comics and manga audiences alike!
The comic series will feature all new art and covers by a host of top comics talent including fan favorite artist Alice X. Zhang (Doctor Who, The Blacklist)!
The first story, Sherlock: A Study In Pink #1 hits stores in June 2016 and will also be available on digital devices.
|FIRST ORIGINAL ONGOING SERIES DEBUTS SEPTEMBER 2016!|
Beginning this September, Titan Comics is thrilled to announce it will be working with Games Workshop to publish brand-new comics based in the world of Warhammer 40,000.
In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war! First brought to life as an epoch-definingly popular tabletop miniature wargame in 1987, Warhammer 40,000’s dark-gothic dystopian science-fiction universe pits an outnumbered human Imperium and its sometimes-allies against the eternal forces of Chaos, in a battle for control of the forty-first millennium.
The Games Workshop brand boasts an annual revenue of over $170 million, with 3,700 independent retailers carrying Games Workshop products in 52 countries.
Now in its seventh edition of the tabletop game, Warhammer 40,000 continues to grow from strength to strength, gathering fans across the world to its banner, under the aegis of the game, across hundreds of popular novels, in board games and RPGs from Fantasy Flight, and in fan-favorite videogames like the Dawn of War series. Numerous top-selling apps featuring the Warhammer 40,000 IP are also available for iOS and Android.
Aimed at fans and newcomers alike, Titan’s new series taps into Warhammer 40,000’s wealth of compelling characters, species, and searingly-memorable imagery to deliver accessible science-fiction action on an unmatched galactic canvas.
Whether it’s the iconic, power-armor-encased Space Marines holding the line against unspeakable forces of xenos; the frothing, Daemonic intensity of Chaos, corrupting all they touch; the squabbling, bodged-together Orks, riding roughshod over far-flung colonies; the exotic, long-lived Eldar wielding rare weaponry and rarer insight; the idealistic, mech-piloting forces of the Tau; the undying, endoskeletal hordes of the Necrons, or the starving forces of unnature, like the Tyranids, spitting death and destruction with every spurt of their chitinous cannons, the Warhammer 40,000 setting offers horrifying surprises and stunning sights at every turn – and the comics will explore them all!
Announced at ComicsPRO retailer summit in Portland, Oregon, the Games Workshop partnership will see the publication of brand-new, original comic stories produced by Titan Comics, who add Warhammer 40,000 to their expanding catalogue of wildly-successful licensed comics based on gaming properties including Assassin’s Creed, Deus Ex, and Dark Souls.
Look for more announcements of the creative team behind the first ongoing very shortly!
|HORROR HITS COMIC STORES BEGINNING HALLOWEEN 2016!|
Beginning this Halloween 2016, Titan Comics is thrilled to announce it will team up with world-renowned Hammer to breathe new life into some of their iconic characters.Founded in 1934, the legendary British studio Hammer Films produced hundreds of motion pictures across many genres including science fiction, psychological and supernatural thrillers, films noir and even historical epics. However, the famous brand gained its worldwide reputation – and became hugely impactful across popular culture – with an array of now-classic gothic horror films including The Quatermass Experiment, The Gorgon, The Devil Rides Out, and a string of motion pictures featuring iconic monsters Frankenstein, The Mummy and Dracula; the latter of which made its stars Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing into household names.The quintessentially British Gothic aesthetic of these Hammer films, went on to inspire generations of filmmakers including Roger Corman, Tim Burton and Guillermo Del Toro, has left such an imprint on the genre that the term “Hammer Horror” became shorthand for a visual style consisting of creepy castles and boiling blood!Since its rebirth in 2008, Hammer’s new film output has included the worldwide box office smash The Woman in Black and its sequel The Woman in Black: Angel of Death – a global franchise born from Susan Hill’s celebrated gothic novella – as well as the critically lauded vampire film Let Me In, and folk horror Wake Wood, as well as the paranormal thriller The Quiet Ones.
Announced at ComicsPRO retailer summit in Portland, Oregon, the partnership will see the publication of brand-new comic stories featuring classic Hammer properties, as well as wholly original Hammer stories, produced by Titan.
Editor David Leach said, “at Titan Comics we’re howling at the moon over this bold new collaboration! Hammer is the home of some of the most groundbreaking horror and genre films in motion picture history. Together we’re going to make some terrifyingly good comics.”
Fittingly, the creators and properties involved are still wreathed in shadow, and those interested in further news and developments on the initiative should join Titan Comics on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.