ADVANCE REVIEW – The Death of Stalin: The Comedy of Tyranny

ADVANCE REVIEW – The Death of Stalin: The Comedy of Tyranny

Totalitarian regimes have, oddly enough, provided the best fodder for political comedy and satire. There’s something about the absurdity of living under brutality couched and protected by beauracracy that requires only the slightest nudge to tip into full on comedy. And through the years, we’ve seen satire used as a powerful weapon against the power of the state. From political cartoons, to films that took aim at fascism like Ernst Lubitch’s “To Be or Not…

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PREVIEW: THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE: MILLENNIUM #1

PREVIEW: THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE: MILLENNIUM #1

Titan Comics has released a preview of the upcoming issue of The Girl Who Played With Fire: Millennium, which you can read below. [OFFICIAL SOLICIT] Titan Comics’ and Hard Case Crime’s Millennium saga continues this September with THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE!    The second chapter in Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novel series, this is a brand-new translation by Rachael Zerner of the adaptation by Sylvain Runberg (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and artist…

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PREVIEW: First Look at CAPTAIN KRONOS #1

PREVIEW: First Look at CAPTAIN KRONOS #1

Titan Comics has released an early look at the cover art for the upcoming issue of Captain Kronos, which you can check out below. [OFFICIAL SOLICIT] HAMMER COMICS: CAPTAIN KRONOS #1 ​(Part 1 of 4)  Writer: Dan Abnett  Artist: Tom Mandrake  FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: September 27, 2017    In the depths of Eastern Europe, the legendary vampire hunter, Captain Kronos, and his two assistants, Grost and Carla, are called upon to help rid a…

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REVIEW: Normandy Gold #1 – Back Woods to Mean Streets

REVIEW: Normandy Gold #1 – Back Woods to Mean Streets

The partnership between pulpy publishing house Hard Case Crime and Titan Comics has delivered some interesting results. Taking top crime novelists and giving them space to work in the comics medium is a great idea, especially when they’re being allowed to come up with their own stories and ideas. Normandy Gold #1 is the latest series to debut, written by novelists Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin, with art by Steve Scott and colors by Lovern…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #2 – An Ordinary Diversion

ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #2 – An Ordinary Diversion

The third year of Titan’s series depicting the adventures of the Twelfth Doctor kicked off with a first issue that was a fun mash-up of iconography from the classic TV series with the fast-paced character-based storytelling approach of the modern series. It boasted a promising start for the third volume of this series. And that’s why it’s undeniably a bummer to see Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #2 be basically a fill-in,…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #1: From Under the Sea…

ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #1: From Under the Sea…

We’re only a few days from the premiere of Peter Capaldi‘s final full series of “Doctor Who”, and those fans who are lamenting losing their prickly, complicated Twelfth Doctor (like yours truly) can take comfort in the face that, with Titan’s Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #1, there are still opportunities to enjoy this current Time Lord’s regeneration in all his glory. With a spooky and atmospheric opening issue by writer George…

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Robotech To the Rescue This Summer from Titan Comics

Robotech To the Rescue This Summer from Titan Comics

If you grew up in the 1980s, you probably had your first exposure to anime via Robotech. Also, you’re probably struggling with turning 40. This summer, Titan Comics offers you a distraction from fast-approaching middle age by bringing the beloved property back to American comics with a new ongoing series based on the beloved sci-fi anime that, for many, started it all! Written by Eisner nominee Brian Wood (“DMZ,” “Northlanders,” “Moon Knight”) with art by Marco Turini…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor: Ghost Stories #1 – It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a TARDIS!

REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor: Ghost Stories #1 – It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a TARDIS!

For the uninitiated, each Christmas day since 2006 “Doctor Who” has aired a television special. These specials are typically light on continuity, big on spectacle and designed to bring in the casual viewers and entertain the whole family. Last year’s edition, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” was a fun look at the world of superheroes through the lens of “Doctor Who.” Given the subject matter it was pretty much a no-brainer that the special’s superhero,…

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Titan Comics Sets Date for 2017 Doctor Who Day, Announces Four-Doctor Crossover

Titan Comics Sets Date for 2017 Doctor Who Day, Announces Four-Doctor Crossover

Titan Comics, the publisher responsible for releasing the officially licensed Doctor Who comics, has announced the date for the fourth annual Doctor Who Day. Set for September 2nd, 2017, the event will feature the launch of new comics as well as merchandise and a series of variant covers for the various ongoing series. In honor of the event, Titan is launching a crossover among all four ongoing series. The event will bring together the Ninth,…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #2: Memory Play

ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #2: Memory Play

Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #2 has a lot to offer both new and long-term fans of the property, being as it is a story largely about the importance of memory in general and the Doctor’s in particular. Fans of the new series will enjoy glimpses of Rose Tyler and various villains, and will also enjoy a new and compelling take on new series baddie the Silence with the issue’s depiction of…

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