Titan Comics Solicits for August 2013

Valiant will not be the only major indie working this summer, as Titan Comics continues its launch with new collections and ongoing series. The details for the August solicits are below. Stay tuned to Capeless for all your comics news, reviews, commentaries, and media.

 

BRAND-NEW SERIES:
“Death Sentence #1”

ALL-NEW COLLECTIONS:
The First Kingdom Vol 1: The Birth of Tundran
Razorjack
Thurd the Barbarian

PLUS:
“Numbercruncher #4”
“Solid State Tank Girl #4”
“It Came#3”
“Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol #4”
“Tomorrowland #3”
“A1 #5”

 

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“Death Sentence #1”

Writer: Montynero • Artist: Mike Dowling

Writer(s): Monty Nero

Artist Name(s): Mike Dowling

Issue Number: 1

Number of Issues/Volumes in Series: 6

Page Count: 32pp

Retail Price: $3.99

Street Date: October 9, 2013

What would you do with superpowers – and six months to live?

That’s the dilemma facing three people who’ve contracted the G+ Virus, a terrifying new STD.

What can graphic designer Verity, failing indie guitarist Weasel, and roguish media personality Monty do in the time they have left? Fade away – or go out in a blaze of glory?

By turns funny, dark, sad, and spectacular, Death Sentence is an emotional thrill ride through celebrity, loss, passion and creativity. It’s the jaw-dropping next stage in superpowered storytelling!

Packed with unforgettable shocks, quotable dialogue and the character finds of a generation, this is an unmissable debut by two striking and confident new voices!

“The best idea I’ve seen in years. Genuinely original.”

Mark Millar, Kick-Ass

“I absolutely love this. Top notch art and scripting encapsulating a brilliant idea.” Leinil Francis Yu, artist, Superior and Supercrooks

Check out the teaser trailer here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmFa-flzE0I

AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM JUNE PREVIEWS

Order Code: JUN131282


First Kingdom Vol 1 cover

The First Kingdom Vol 1: The Birth of Tundran

Writer/Artist: Jack Katz

Writer(s): Jack Katz

Artist Name(s): Jack Katz

Format: Hardcover Collection

Volumes in Series: Vol.1 out of 6

Page Count: 208pp

Full Color, B&W, or partial color: B&W

Retail Price: $24.99

Street Date: September 24, 2013

An unforgettable epic, the work of a lifetime, is finally collected in an ultimate, six-part library!

Visionary. Maverick. Rebel. Master storyteller. Iconoclast. Genius. Jack Katz has been called all of these things since he began his illustrated magnum opus in 1974, creating a tale that follows in the vein of a futuristic, post-civilization The Odyssey or The Iliad!

Now, exclusively from Titan Comics, comes this long-lost treasure from a Golden Age in comics creation as it’s never been seen before. Remastered and packed with exclusive features, this sumptuous volume collects the first part of a tale for which the term epic was invented!

After nuclear armageddon devastates the Earth, the survivors become playthings of resurgent gods. As civilizations rise and fall, as loves and lives are lost, the future of humanity will be won by uncovering the secrets of the past.

The First Kingdom is presented here in a complete collectors’ library for the first time, replete with cleaned and restored art taken from high-resolution scans of the original art pages, and completely relettered throughout.

Comprising six volumes in total, each book also includes features on the history of the strip, as well as all-new introductions by Jack Katz and his many industry fans!

“One of the most awesome undertakings in modern comic book history,” says Will Eisner, creator of The Spirit.

“Katz works like an atomic reactor overloading to a dangerous intensity… a Masterpiece” says Jim Steranko.

“The avid buyers of Jack’s monumental saga, numerous and loyal, can attest to the eloquence and mesmerising sweep of characters and situations rarely seen in standard commercial fare.” Jack Kirby

“Reading The First Kingdom is like seeing captured on paper glimpses of a dream-world depicted by an artists with remarkable creative vision” says Jerry Seigel, creator of Superman.

AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM JUNE PREVIEWS

Order Code: JUN131283


Razorjack Cover

Razorjack

Writer/Artist: John Higgins

Writer(s): John Higgins

Artist Name(s):  John Higgins

Format: Hardcover Collection

Page Count: 104pp

Full Color, B&W, or partial color: B&W

Retail Price: $19.95

Street Date: September 18, 2013

FULLY REMASTERED WITH RESTORED ART, ALL-NEW SCRIPT AND TWO BRAND-NEW SHORT STORIES OF JOHN HIGGINS ORIGINAL SELF PUBLISHED TALE! RAZORJACK AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE!

FROM THE COLORIST OF WATCHMEN AND BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

The Twist: an infernal dimension of molten pain, terror and screaming torment. Ruling over this dark domain is the queen of carnage: Razorjack, she who would bring extinction to the Human race!

All that stands in the path of her apocalyptic ambitions is a pair of rogue cops. Their investigations into a series of horrific serial murders uncover Razorjack’s horrific machinations, forcing the cracks ever wider between Earth and The Twist – and the death of Humanity ever closer!

This is the ultimate edition of Razorjack: restored, remastered, and reworked for a whole new audience!

“One of Higgins’s best-kept secrets,”says Garth Ennis (The Boys, Preacher)

“Great work from a great artist,” says David Lloyd, artist of Night Raven, V for Vendetta, and Kickback.

Razorjack is one of his best-kept secrets. If there’s any justice, this new collection should find the audience the story has always deserved,” says Garth Ennis, writer of Preacher, Punisher, and The Boys.

“I’ve always thought Razorjack was a killer concept. A cosmic horror story of huge scope, breath-taking visuals and insane ambition: unique, wonderful, quintessential John Higgins,” says Mike Carey, writer of Lucifer, X-Men, Hellblazer, and Crossing Midnight.

Razorjack is exactly the sort of thing I’ve been talking about; doing things new is the point. John Higgins is an innovative and driven artist, constantly looking for the next level, constantly expanding his capabilities,” says

Warren Ellis, writer of The Authority, Planetary, Nextwave, and Global Frequency.

Check out the teaser trailer here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX_tTA3JJZQ

AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM JUNE PREVIEWS

Order Code: JUN131286


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Thrud the Barbarian

Writer/Artist: Carl Critchlow

Writer(s): Carl Critchlow

Artist Name(s): Carl Critchlow

Format: Hardcover Collection

Page Count: 144pp

Full Color, B&W, or partial color: FC

Retail Price: $19.99

Street Date: September 24, 2013

The Eagle-Award-Winning Barbarian comedy series is collected at last!

Thrud: big of muscle, tiny of head, which is fine for Thrud as you only need a big brain if you need to talk your way out of trouble. Instead, he lets his axe speak for him!

In the first collected volume of this hugely popular cult, er, hero, Thrud faces down the necromancer To-Me Ku-Pa (FWAP! THWOK!); protects his beer supplies from fierce Frost Giants (KRISH! KER-THUNK!); faces his arch-nemesis (THUNKTHUNKTHUNK!); assumes the stately role of the king he accidentally killed (GAK! POK!), and gets his pint spilled on a mission into the depths of a primeval jungle (ARRGGLE! SPLUTCH!)!

A hilarious, timeless parody of Conan the Barbarian and his musclebound ilk!

AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM JUNE PREVIEWS

Order Code: JUN131289


Numbercruncher #4

“Numbercruncher #4”

Writer: Si Spurrier • Artist: P.J. Holden

Writer(s): Si Spurrier

Artist Name(s): P.J. Holden

Issue Number: 4

Number of Issues/Volumes in Series: 4

Page Count: 32pp

Retail Price: $3.99

Street Date: October 16, 2013

The shock conclusion of the critically acclaimed temporal afterlife adventure!

An epic battle of wits, wills and divine accountancy has twisted across decades and multiple lifetimes, and now the clash between Bastard Zane and the reincarnating Mathematician is coming to a head.

Who gets what they want? Who loses everything forever? And, when all the cunning plans and clever tricks have been resolved… is there still one last card to play?

Don’t miss the epic finish to the miniseries everybody is talking about!

AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM JUNE PREVIEWS

Order Code: JUN131285


Solid State Tank Girl #4

“Solid State Tank Girl #4”

Writer: Alan Martin • Artist: Warwick Johnson Cadwell

Writer(s): Alan Martin

Artist Name(s): Warwick Johnson Cadwell

Issue Number: 4

Number of Issues/Volumes in Series: 4

Page Count: 32pp

Retail Price: $3.99

Street Date: September 18, 2013

Tank Girl VS. Anti Tank Girl, for all the marbles!

Spawned in darkness, trained in secret, brewed in a bollock, Anti Tank Girl is the worst nemesis Tank Girl has ever been pitted agains!

A towering edifice of pink blondeness, she emits uncontrollable rays of rainbows, love and ponies wherever she goes and is out to replace Tank Girl for good! There’s no way that Tank Girl and her gang of misfits are going to stand for THAT.

It’s the ultimate battle for women’s suffrage in the slam-bang, riotously unexpected conclusion to the most insane Tank Girl adventure yet!

AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM JUNE PREVIEWS

Order Code: JUN131287


It Came #3

“It Came #3”

Writer/Artist: Dan Boultwood

Writer(s): Dan Boultwood

Artist Name(s): Dan Boultwood

Issue Number: 3

Number of Issues/Volumes in Series: 4

Page Count: 32pp

Retail Price: $3.99

Street Date: October 2, 2013

Director Dan Boultwood’s long-lost SF B-movie ratchets towards its jaw-dropping climax!

After the terrifying discoveries made in our last astonishing issue, space scientist Dr. Boy Brett and his lady assistant Doris Night are now trapped inside an honest-to-goodness flying saucer, along with a robot that aims to capture them alive!

What role does this monstrous, monosyllabic automaton play in the extra-terrestrial invasion plan? And what do drooping upper lips have to do with the fate of Britain – AND THE WORLD?!

A must-read for fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000, this is a beautifully illustrated, laugh-out-loud pastiche!

AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM JUNE PREVIEWS

Order Code: JUN131284


Chronos Commandos Dawn Patrol #4

“Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol #4”

Writer/Artist: Dan Boultwood

Writer(s): Stuart Jennett

Artist Name(s): Stuart Jennett

Issue Number: 4

Number of Issues/Volumes in Series: 5

Page Count: 32pp

Retail Price: $3.99

Street Date: October 2, 2013

The Sarge and his team battle a vicious Nazi time squad who’ll do anything to turn the Allied heroes into fossilised raptor-chow! Plus – the rules of time travel are pushed to the limit, as Einstein crosses his own timeline in order to prevent the extinction of the universe, when a Chronosphere goes critical at the Commandos’ base!

Don’t miss the high-class, high-stakes, fully painted pulp action, as Chronos Commandos cranks up a gear!

AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM JUNE PREVIEWS

Order Code: JUN131281


Tomorrowland #3

“Tomorrowland #3”

Writer: Paul Jenkins • Artist: Stellar Labs

Writer(s): Paul Jenkins

Artist Name(s): Alti Firmansyah, Beny Maulana of Stellar Labs

Issue Number: 3

Number of Issues/Volumes in Series: 4

Page Count: 32pp

Retail Price: $3.99

Street Date: September 18, 2013

The music-driven ride of your life continues, from Paul Jenkins, the Eisner award-winning writer of Wolverine: Origin and The Darkness!

Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, DJs at the world-renowned Tomorrowland festival, have been chosen as the Keepers of Creativity. Ranged against the Destructive forces of the Nameless One, they only have a year to come up with an event that will recharge the creative batteries of the whole universe – and with demons, monsters and the forces of Fate in the way, it’s going to be a tall order. These DJs no longer have to make just music; at this year’s festival, they need to make history!

AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM JUNE PREVIEWS

Order Code: JUN131290


A1 #5 (Carpe DIEm)

“A1 #5”

3 covers to collect

Writer(s): Dave Elliot, W.H. Rauf

Artist Name(s): Barnaby Bagenda, Sakti Yuwono, Garrie Gastonny, Rhoald Marcelius

Issue Number: 5

Number of Issues/Volumes in Series: On-going

Page Count: 32pp

Retail Price: $3.99

Street Date: October 2, 2013

WEIRDING WILLOWS: At last, a hint of what lies beneath the Weir. The secret of talking animals and dimensional portals revealed. Plus one of our cast dies and we promise you, they will never return.

ODYSSEY: SHARKY’s back! He leads a SWAT team against… A group of protestors on Wall Street?! Only one man dares stand in their way.

CARPEDIEM: YELLOW TIDE
When saving the world, the CARPEDIEM agents prefer to ride in their state-of-the-art, nuclear-powered, phallic-shaped-but-not- overcompensating…. by-much, copyright-infringing “Yellow Submarine.” But one day the submarine is missing. Someone stole it straight from under their noses inside their secret HQ. So join them, under a sky of blue and sea of green, as they hunt for their yellow submarine.

AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM JUNE PREVIEWS

Order Code: JUN131280