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TITAN COMICS

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO FRONTS TITAN COMICS’ NEW HARD CASE CRIME WAVE!

TITAN COMICS EXPLORES CRIME AND CORRUPTION WITH NEW TITLES INCLUDING MILLENNIUM: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, NORMANDY GOLD FROM MEGAN ABBOTT AND ALLISON GAYLIN, AND MAX ALLAN COLLINS’ QUARRY!

The first shots fired in Titan Comics’ Hard Case Crime comics line were PEEPLAND, TRIGGERMAN and THE ASSIGNMENT, bringing Hard Case Crime’s gritty, sexy and violent world to life on the comic page. Now, the publishers reload to release three new titles – QUARRY, NORMANDY GOLD and MILLENIUM: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.

Hard Case Crime is the leading publisher of hardboiled crime novels, publishing the giants in the genre, including Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Mickey Spillane, Lawrence Block, Ed McBain, Donald E. Westlake, James M. Cain and Max Allan Collins, whose best-selling QUARRY series was adapted for TV by Cinemax in 2016 to rave reviews. This year, QUARRY makes the leap to comics for the first time ever in an all-new series titled “Quarry’s War,” penned by Collins, whose other work includes Batman, Dick Tracy, Ms. Tree, and the groundbreaking graphic novel Road to Perdition, which inspired the Academy Award-winning film starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman.

Set in the 1970s, “Quarry’s War” will give readers their first detailed look at Quarry’s time as a sniper in Vietnam – and the deadly crisis he faces when figures from his past reappear after he comes home.

Presenting a new vision of the worldwide bestselling Millennium novels by Stieg Larsson, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is the first comic book adaptation of Lisbeth Salander’s harrowing story ever to appear in English. Written by Sylvain Runberg (Orbital) and illustrated by José Homs (L’Angélus) and Man, with an all-new translation by Rachel Zerner, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO tells a story of violence and cruelty, family secrets and international intrigue, with deception and betrayal coiling around each corner.

Facing prison time for slander, discredited journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired by a reclusive industrialist to investigate a decades-old family disappearance. Aided by the mysterious computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, the two soon discover a brutal trail of murder and deception leading right up to the present day.

Sex, violence and corruption collide in NORMANDY GOLD, a gritty thriller set in 1970s Washington D.C., written by acclaimed author Megan Abbott (You Will Know Me, TV writer on HBO’s The Deuce), and bestselling crime novelist Alison Gaylin (What Remains Of Me), with art by industry legend Steve Scott (Triggerman, JLA).

When her younger sister is found murdered in a D.C. hotel, relentless Sheriff Normandy Gold dives headfirst into the seedy world of prostitution and politics, soon discovering a twisted conspiracy that could lead right to the White House.

NORMANDY GOLD #1 (on-sale June 14, 2017) and MILLENNIUM: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO #1 (on-sale June 28, 2017) are both available to order from the April edition of PREVIEWS. QUARRY is scheduled for a November 2017 launch, and will be available to order from an upcoming edition of PREVIEWS.

 

 TITAN TO PUBLISH “THE DEATH OF STALIN” – THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE UPCOMING ARMANDO IANNUCCI MOVIE!

Titan Comics are excited to announce THE DEATH OF STALIN in Fall 2017; the original graphic novel that inspired the upcoming Armando Iannucci  (Veep, In The Loop) movie!

THE DEATH OF STALIN will bring Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin’s graphic novel to a brand-new audience in 2017! THE DEATH OF STALIN inspired the upcoming Armando Iannucci movie which includes an all-star cast – Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Simon Russell Beale (Into the Woods), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Michael Palin (A Fish Called Wanda), and Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development).

THE DEATH OF STALIN is the story of a dictatorship plunged into madness. And it’s all based on truth. Joseph Stalin, the “Father of the People,” the man who reigned in absolute power over the people of Russia, had a stroke in the middle of the night on March 2nd 1953. He was declared dead two days later. Two days of fierce competition for the supreme power, two days that encapsulated all the insanity, the perversity and the inhumanity of totalitarianism.

Coming to printed editions for the first time, THE DEATH OF STALIN hits comic stores and bookstores in Fall 2017.

 

TITAN COMICS REVEALS CREATIVE TEAM FOR NEW TEKKEN SERIES!

New original comic adventures based in the world of the best-selling fighting video game!

Titan Comics are thrilled to announce the phenomenal creative team of writer Cavan Scott (Doctor Who, Vikings: Uprising) and artist Andie Tong (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) who kick-off the exciting new TEKKEN comic series in May, 2017!

Based on the smash hit video game series, Titan is working closely with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment to deliver exciting in-universe tales. Hitting stores in May 2017, sensational new comic series will tap into TEKKEN’s rich history, and will feature memorable characters from the celebrated video game canon including Jin Kazama, Heihachi Mishima, Yoshimitsu, Nina Williams and Paul Phoenix.

“I’m so excited to be bringing the explosive world of TEKKEN back to comics.” said writer Cavan Scott, “I’ve been a fan of the series ever since I slipped the first game into my PlayStation back in 1995. We’re having great fun delving into the series’ history to bring back some familiar faces, along with all the fan-favorite fighters you’d expect. There’s going to be intrigue, danger and, of course, knock-out battles galore!”

This hotly anticipated debut issue comes with five art covers to collect by artists Alex Ronald (Mycroft Holmes), Andie Tong, Anton Kokarev (Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead By Dawn), Jimbo Salgado (Assassin’s Creed Uprising), and Nick Percival (Dark Souls).

Titan Comics’ TEKKEN #1 hits stores and digital platforms in May, 2017 and is available for order from the March edition of PREVIEWS.

 

MARVEL COMICS

“The Osborn Identity” Begins – Your New Look at AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25!
Superstar Artist Stuart Immonen Joins Massive Oversized Issue!

Strap in, hold on and get ready, True Believers – because your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is rocketing out of The Clone Conspiracy and into a brand-new story arc! Today – Marvel is pleased to present your latest look inside the mammoth 96-page AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25! Chart topping writer Dan Slott kicks off the next thrilling story– “The Osborn Identity” – and he’s bringing superstar artist Stuart Immonen along for the ride! Norman Osborn is back and he’s deadlier than ever! But with the might of his multinational corporation at his back, Peter Parker is ready to take the fight to his old foe. Will it be enough to stop the former Green Goblin? Or has the power Norman has amassed in secret be enough to destroy the wallcrawler once and for all?

But that’s just the beginning! After a 40-page main story, fans will be treated to a cavalcade of can’t-miss creators! Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli bring you a top secret story that will have fans everywhere talking! Hannah Blumenreich makes hers Marvel with her Spider-Debut! Cale Atkinson brings you another installment of the A-May-Zing Spider Aunt! The villainous Clash returns courtesy of Christos Gage and Todd Nauck! Jacob Chabot and Ray Anthony Height bring you an all-new Marvel Tsum Tsum tale. And finally, James Asmus and Tana Ford take the webslinging wonder back to Shanghai for a sneak peek at some cutting edge Spider-Tech!

You won’t want to miss this blockbuster jumping on point when the colossal AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on March 15th!

 

SECRET EMPIRE #0 Kicks Off The Next Great Marvel Epic This April!

What if your greatest ally was secretly your greatest enemy? What if the most trustworthy, stalwart hero history has ever known has been planning in secret a massive betrayal? That time is now. And you won’t be ready for…SECRET EMPIRE! Before the premier comic launch of 2017, superstar creators Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuña toss the every hero of the Marvel Universe into a fiery crucible as Captain America’s master plan is cast into action with April’s SECRET EMPIRE #0!

The Marvel Universe is under siege from within! Captain America, secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, has turned his back on the Super Hero community. Using the trust and respect he has gained over the years he has ascended to a position where he can enacts Hydra’s ideals. The death of Jack Flag, the trial of Maria Hill, the second Civil War, the alien Chitauri Queen. All of the dominos of Captain America’s plan have been laid out – and it will take only the slightest push to set them into action!

“Wherever you find favor within the Marvel Universe, SECRET EMPIRE is a story for you,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.  “When the world’s most respected and trusted super hero, Captain America, assumes ultimate power and goes bad, it serves as a rallying cry for all the heroes.  Avengers, X-Men, Guardians, Inhumans and street-level heroes unite to fight for the fate – and soul – of the Marvel Universe.”

Now, the Avengers, the Champions, the Defenders, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men and more will be tested. As Hydra’s grip tightens around the Marvel Universe, the heroes stand at the precipice of an unprecedented challenge. How will they Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted among them? The secret is out this April in SECRET EMPIRE #0!

PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN –
The New Ongoing Series Debuting This June!

Zdarsky & Kubert Bring Peter Parker Back to NYC!

This summer, the one-and-only Spider-Man returns to his friendly neighborhood! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN, the new ongoing series from superstar writer Chip Zdarsky (Star-Lord, Howard the Duck) and legendary artist Adam Kubert (Avengers, X-Men)! A companion to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, these two blockbuster creators are taking Peter Parker back-to-basics in a new series bursting at the seams with heart, humor and over-the-top action!

“With [Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man] we’re using the same Spider-Man continuity, but shifting the spotlight back to his NYC environment and supporting cast,” says series writer Chip Zdarsky speaking with Entertainment Weekly. “But even though we’re pushing to make it a more personal book, we’re still going to have big adventures with ramifications that’ll be felt in other books. If I had a true mission statement for the book it would be: ‘Have fun, have heart, have stakes.’”

He’s a webslinging, wallcrawling wonder. He’s the world’s greatest super hero. He’s the unluckiest guy on the planet. He’s Spider-Man! Following his globetrotting adventures, it’s big heroics in the Big Apple as Peter Parker returns to the city that never sleeps! Be there as he swings between giant skyscrapers, squares off against his iconic rogues gallery and still manages to be late for that date he had planned!

Fans can swing into action this June when Zdarsky and Kubert bring you PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1 – available wherever comics are sold. Can’t wait that long? Don’t’ miss your first taste of this highly anticipated series on Free Comic Book Day (May 6th) with a special 10-page story from Chip Zdarsky and Paulo Siqueira!

 

GENERATIONS – Coming Summer 2017

 

DC COMICS

DC/Looney Tunes Specials.  Stay tuned.

Jonah Hex. Yosemite Sam.

Martian Manhunter. Marvin the Martian.

Lobo. The Road Runner.

Batman. Elmer Fudd.

 

BOOM! STUDIOS

THE WRITER OF “LEGALLY BLONDE” AND “10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU” TAKES YOU TO MISFIT CITY AT BOOM! STUDIOS

Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Naomi Franquiz Launch New Original Series with BOOM! Box

BOOM! Studios is proud to announce MISFIT CITY, an all-new monthly comic book series from screenwriter Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith (”Legally Blonde,” “10 Things I Hate About You”) and Kurt Lustgarten, along with artist Naomi Franquiz, debuting in May 2017 from the groundbreaking BOOM! Box imprint.

Nothing’s happened in Wilder’s hometown since they filmed that cult kids’ adventure movie there in the ’80s…but that’s ancient history. Until one day, she and her friends come upon a centuries-old treasure map drawn by the infamous pirate Black Mary…and they find themselves on a real-life adventure in the town they dreamed of escaping.

“Much like our heroines, I grew up in a small town in the Pacific Northwest, yearning to have a life-changing experience,” says Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith.

“Everyone wishes their town harbored a deep dark secret, and for the girls of Cannon Cove, it does,” adds co-creator Kurt Lustgarten, who also spoke about the particular tone of the book. “We wanted to evoke the feel of every great 1980s kids classic adventure movie with a riot grrrl twist.”

“We’re telling a treasure hunting story through a unique female lens,” says Kiwi Smith.  “Girls need their version of The Goonies—and with Misfit City, we’re giving it to them.”

“Other than the guaranteed shenanigans I’m excited to draw in Misfit City, I mostly look forward to drawing a diverse and body-positive cast of characters that I hope young readers can really see themselves in. Plus, all faces of the cutest dog ever, Pippin!” remarks Franquiz. “Out of our main characters, I relate to Wilder most. I’m from a small-town city with a population that fluctuates every football season, so the urge to escape and do more is strong. I love her ambition and drive, and I think the internal conflict she’s setting herself up for is something I see reflected in many people (including myself).”

Misfit City #1 will feature a main cover by Franquiz, along with a variant cover by Ester Zejn and a treasure map variant by Paulina Ganucheau (Zodiac Starforce, Another Castle).

This series is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed BOOM! Box imprint, home to popular original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooke A. Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Backstagers by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh; SLAM! by Pamela Ribon and Veronica Fish; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.

“Kiwi’s work has been a huge creative influence on me, and a massive influence on BOOM! Box,” says Shannon Watters, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “We’re so pleased to be shepherding this awesome team’s first comic book project!”

VICTOR LAVALLE’S DESTROYER BRINGS A  NEW HORROR TO BOOM! STUDIOS
All-New Original Comic Series from Award-Winning Novelist Premieres May 2017

BOOM! Studios is proud to announce VICTOR LAVALLE’S DESTROYER, an all-new monthly comic book series debuting in May 2017 from best-selling horror novelist Victor LaValle (The Ecstatic, The Devil in Silver, Big Machine) and artist Dietrich Smith (Shaft, Incredible Hercules). The recipient of prestigious honors including a Whiting Writers’ Award, a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Shirley Jackson Award, and an American Book Award, LaValle makes his full-length comic book debut with an intense original series exploring the legacy of the greatest family in horror fiction.

When Dr. Jo Baker loses her son as the tragic result of an encounter with the police, she turns to science to find true justice for the death of her only child… by resurrecting him. Embracing her heritage as the last living heir of the Frankenstein family, Baker will soon come face-to-face with her family’s original monster, one whose quest to eliminate the scourge of humanity from the planet has been reawakened by recent events. But as the two must decide if they’re friend or foe, Dr. Baker will be forced to question if this battle for vengeance makes her the family’s true monster.
“The country is tearing itself apart. Hell, the whole world is tearing itself apart. All of us seem to be teetering somewhere between annihilation and hope,” said LaValle. “Destroyer is the story of a woman, a mad scientist, facing the same dilemma. And her choice might mean the death of every human being on the planet. I’m so excited to be telling this story, and at this exact moment in time. It will be a hell of a lot fun and thought-provoking, too.”
Smith added, “Working alongside well-established writer Victor LaValle is a joy in itself and illustrating this legendary monster of lore is a bonus I can’t explain. More importantly, the issues this series addresses will no doubt enthrall and entertain readers, hopefully bringing about introspection in them as well.”
This series is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to popular original series such as Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; Godshaper by Si Spurrier and Jonas Goonface; Grass Kings by Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins; The Woods by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas; and Irredeemable by Mark Waid and Peter Krause.
“The role of fiction in our society is as important now as it’s ever been before, and Victor has proven himself to be a vanguard of socially relevant horror,” said Eric Harburn, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Paired with Dietrich’s inimitable illustration, we feel that Victor LaValle’s Destroyer is more than just escapism—it’s a rallying cry.”

DARK HORSE COMICS

“LIFEFORMED: CLEO MAKES CONTACT” LANDS A DARK HORSE OGN RELEASE

Dark Horse welcomes the first OGN from up-and-coming Portland creators Matt Mair Lowery and Cassie Anderson (creator of the web comic An Ordinary Princess). Their unique sci-fi adventure Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact is slated for release on September 6, 2017.

This full-color trade paperback for young adults stars Cleo, a relatable, endearing young heroine.

In the wake of an alien invasion—and her father’s death—a young girl must leave behind the life she knows to fight for the future of Earth. Aided by a shape-shifting rebel alien posing as her father, Cleo packs extra snacks for the road as they travel in search of both family and foe. Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact follows the unlikely pair as they bond, fight back, and ponder what it means to be human. The power of choice, courage, and unity are examined.

Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact is now available for preorder on Amazon.

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