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Brenden Fletcher Joins Robotech

Titan Comics has announced writer Brenden Fletcherwill be joining the superstar Robotech comics team of Simon Furman and Hendry Prasetya on the deck of the SDF-1 for continuing Robotech adventures – based on the legendary ‘80s sci-fi animation by Harmony Gold.

Kicking off with a special primer issue on Free Comic Book Day 2019 (Saturday May 4, 2019), fans can expect this special edition to shine a spotlight on unseen events and major hints of things to come, as the Robotech series charges up for an all-new spectacular storyline called Event Horizon.

Robotech joins Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor as the second of Titan’s two Free Comic Book Day offerings.

Free Comic Book Day 2019 Robotech

Preview: Tank Girl Action Alley #2

TANK GIRL ACTION ALLEY #2

Story: Alan Martin with Lou Martin
Writer: Alan Martin
Artist: Brett Parson
Cover A: Brett Parson
Cover B: Action Figure Variant
Cover C: Brett Parson Artist Variant
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: January 23, 2019

Tank Girl’s first ongoing series continues with creator Alan Martin and artist Brett Parson, in Action Alley! The Tank Girl universe begins here! The post-apocalyptic punk icon journeys into the wasteland, to discover the secret origin and noble (well, noble-ish) lineage of Booga and his race of mutant kangaroos!

TANK GIRL ACTION ALLEY #2

Preview: Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince #4

SHADES OF MAGIC: THE STEEL PRINCE #4

Writer: V.E. Schwab
Artists: Andrea Olimpieri, Enrica Eren Angiolini
Cover A: Andrea Olimpieri
Cover B: Roberta Ingranata, Warina Sahadewa
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: January 16, 2019

Prince Maxim at last claims the title of The Steel Prince, in the climax to New York Times bestseller V.E. Schwab’s new story set in the world of her acclaimed gaslamp fantasy novel series, Shades of Magic! Sumptuously illustrated by Andrea Olimpieri (Dishonored) and Enrica Angiolini (Warhammer 40,000).

SHADES OF MAGIC: THE STEEL PRINCE #4

Preview: Breakneck #2

BREAKNECK #2

Writer Duane Swierczynski
Artists Simone Guglielmini, Raffaele Semeraro, Lovern Kindzierski
Cover A: Simone Guglielmini & Raffaele Semeraro
Cover B: Steve Scott
Publisher: Titan Comics
Imprint: Hard Case Crime
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On Sale January 9, 2018

Two hours to save Philadelphia! Thrust into a terrorist plot, can Joe save those he loves… even if he needs the secret agent in bed with his wife?

A madcap new countdown thriller from Duane Swierczynski (‘Punisher’, ‘Deadpool’)

Breakneck #2

Preview: Robotech #16

ROBOTECH #16

Writer: Simon Furman
Artists: Hendry Prasetya
Cover A: Nick Roche
Cover B: Blair Shedd Action Figure Variant
Cover C: Marc Laming
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: January 9, 2018

SDF-1 faces a deadly attack from Earth! Robotech Year Two continues! Simon Furman (Transformers) and Hendry Prasetya (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers) bring new life to the classic anime, in an ongoing series perfect for fans old and new!

ROBOTECH #16

Diamond Announces the Top Selling Comics and Graphic Novels of 2018 as Annual Sales Increased

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced the top selling comics and graphic novels of 2018. Marvel was the top publisher of the year with The Infinity Gauntlet taking the slot for bestselling graphic novel of the year. That’s not surprising due to all of the excitement and success around Avengers: Infinity War in theaters. DC Comics came in second place for publishers and had the bestselling comic of the year with Action Comics #1000. Image Comics ranked third for publishers and lead the graphic novel chart with six out of the top ten titles.

Annual comic book sales to the comic book specialty market increased in 2018, up +3.3% for the year, while graphic novel sales dipped -6.6% from 2017. Combined, annual sales of comic book and graphic novels to comic book shops were up slightly in 2018, by .6%.

2018 Comic Dollar Share

Marvel Comics finished the year as the comic book specialty market’s top publisher, leading in both Dollar and Unit Market Shares, with a 38.24% Dollar Market Share and a 40.4% Unit Market Share. Marvel Comics top comic book, Amazing Spider-Man #800, the ten-year landmark issue led by Dan Slott and Stuart Immomen, charted at #2 for the year. Overall, Marvel had seven titles in the top ten comics of the year, including the preceding Amazing Spider-Man #798 and #799, as well as Fantastic Four #1, Amazing Spider-Man #1, Return of Wolverine #1, and Venom #1. That’s four comics written by Dan Slott in the top ten. Marvel Comics also had the top graphic novel of the year with The Infinity Gauntlet, the epic crossover event from Jim Starlin, George Pérez, and Rom Lim.

DC Entertainment was the comic book specialty market’s number two publisher in 2018 with a 30.04% Dollar Market Share and a 33.82% Unit Market Share. DC Entertainment had three of the year’s top ten comics; in addition to Action Comics #1000, Batman #50, and The Batman Who Laughs #1 were among the top ten.

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ award-winning science fiction epic, Saga from Image Comics once again dominated the top ten graphic novels chart and solidified Image Comics as the year’s third largest comic book publisher, with a 9.93% Dollar Market Share and a 9.9% Unit Market Share. Image Comics took six of the top ten graphic novel spots, with Saga Volume 9 charting as the #2 best-selling graphic novel for 2018. Saga Volumes 1 and 8 also placed in the top ten, along with The Walking Dead Volume 29 Lines We Cross (#6), Paper Girls Volume 1 (#7), and Monstress Volume 1 (#10). The best-selling comic book for the year from Image was Mark Millar’s The Magic Order #1 at #18.

IDW Publishing was the comic book specialty market’s fourth largest publisher, propelled by its licensed titles from Hasbro, Disney, and Lucasfilm. The company’s Dollar Market Share was 3.83% for the year. Marvel Action: Spider-Man #1, was IDW’s top-selling comic book, landing at #460 for the year.

Dark Horse Comics‘ mix of creator-owned and licensed titles helped the company to be the fifth-ranked publisher in the comic book specialty market in 2018 with a 2.92% Dollar Market Share. Dark Horse’s top comic book for the year Stranger Things #1, based upon the popular Netflix series, at #184.

BOOM! Studios was the sixth ranked publisher at 2.24%, and Dynamite Entertainment was seventh at 1.86%. Viz Media, Titan Comics, and Oni Press rounded out the top ten comic book publishers for 2018.

2018 Comic Unit Share

2018 TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHERDOLLARSHAREUNITSHARE
MARVEL COMICS38.24%40.40%
DC ENTERTAINMENT30.04%33.82%
IMAGE COMICS9.93%9.90%
IDW PUBLISHING3.83%3.30%
DARK HORSE COMICS2.92%2.10%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.24%1.90%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT1.86%1.73%
VIZ MEDIA1.22%0.46%
TITAN COMICS0.87%0.61%
ONI PRESS0.83%0.54%
OTHER NON-TOP 108.01%5.25%

2018 TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

QTYRANKRETAILRANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
11ACTION COMICS #1000$7.99FEB180142-MDC ENTERTAINMENT
22AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800$9.99MAR180831-MMARVEL COMICS
33BATMAN #50$4.99MAY180450-MDC ENTERTAINMENT
44FANTASTIC FOUR #1$5.99JUN180771-MMARVEL COMICS
55AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1$5.99MAY180784-MMARVEL COMICS
66RETURN OF WOLVERINE #1$4.99JUL180968-MMARVEL COMICS
79VENOM #1$4.99MAR180803-MMARVEL COMICS
810AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798$3.99FEB180832-MMARVEL COMICS
98BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1$4.99OCT180464-MDC ENTERTAINMENT
1013AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #799$3.99FEB180836-MMARVEL COMICS

2018 TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

QTYRANKRETAILRANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
11INFINITY GAUNTLET TP$24.99JUL110745MARVEL COMICS
24SAGA TP VOL 09 (MR)$14.99JUL180297IMAGE COMICS
319SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99AUG120491IMAGE COMICS
46SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR)$14.99OCT170715IMAGE COMICS
52ACTION COMICS 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN HC$29.99DEC170241DC ENTERTAINMENT
68WALKING DEAD TP VOL 29 LINES WE CROSS$16.99JAN180844IMAGE COMICS
738PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01$9.99JAN160645IMAGE COMICS
87BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP$19.99JUL180733DC ENTERTAINMENT
93DARK NIGHTS METAL DELUXE ED HC$29.99JAN180379DC ENTERTAINMENT
1033MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99APR160803-MIMAGE COMICS

Titan Comics’ Releases in March 2019

Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #6 (ongoing)

Writer Jody Houser
Artists Rachael Stott, Giorgia Sposito, Arianna Florean
FC • 32pp • $3.99
On Sale March 27, 2019

The continuing comic adventures of the Thirteenth Doctor! Eisner Award nominee Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Stranger Things, Star Wars, Faith, Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows) and art team Rachael Stott, Giorgia Sposito, and Enrica Eren Angiolini send fans old and new on fresh adventures through time and space!

Doctor Who’s season finale hits screens on December 9, 2018 – leaving fans hungry for more stories starring the Doctor, Yasmin, Ryan, and Graham! There’s never been a better time to board the TARDIS!

Cover A: Giorgia Sposito
Cover B: Photo (Will Brooks)
Cover C: Iolanda Zanfardino

Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor Free Comic Book Day 2019

Writer Jody Houser
Artists Rachael Stott, Giorgia Sposito, Arianna Florean
FC • 24pp
On Sale May 1, 2019

Jump aboard the TARDIS with Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor and her companions! Free Comic Book Day is the perfect place to join the new Doctor’s comic series, with a self-contained story that sends readers through time and space!

Celebrated author Jody Houser (Stranger Things, Mother Panic) and hit art team
Rachael Stott (Motherlands) and Eren Enrica Angiolini (Shades of Magic) show off new times, new places, and new faces!

Supported by the official BBC Doctor Who Facebook page: 5,000,000+ followers!

Robotech #18 (ongoing)

Writer Simon Furman
Artist Hendry Prasetya
FC • 32pp • $3.99
On Sale March 6, 2019
The countdown to Event Horizon continues, as the SDF-1 tears itself apart and Dolza draws closer to Earth!

Twists and turns from writer Simon Furman (Transformers) with mecha combat from Hendry Prasetya (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers)!

Supported by official Robotech Facebook: 200,000+ followers!

Cover A: Hendry Prasetya
Cover B: Action Figure – Blair Shedd
Cover C: Alex Ronald

Robotech: Free Comic Book Day 2019

Writer Brenden Fletcher, Simon Furman
Artist Hendry Prasetya
SC • FC • 24pp
On Sale May 1, 2019

Jump aboard the SDF-1! Free Comic Book Day is a great time to join the
radical reimagining of sci-fi anime Robotech.

Bestselling writer Brenden Fletcher (Batgirl, Isola, Motor Crush, Power Rangers) joins the superstar Robotech team, alongside Simon Furman and Hendry Prasetya!

As the Robotech series charges up for an all-new event, this free comic book shines the spotlight on unseen events and hints of things to come!

Supported by the official Robotech Facebook page: 200,000+ followers!

Bloodborne #10 (ongoing)

Writer Ales Kot
Artist Piotr Kowalski
FC • 32pp • $3.99
On Sale March 20, 2019

A SONG OF CROWS (2 OF 4)

Writer Aleš Kot (Generation Gone, Days Of Hate, Wolf) and artist Piotr Kowalski (Dark Tower, Robocop, Sex) explore the world of Sony Interactive Entertainment and FromSoftware’s gothic gaming hit, Bloodborne!

The tragic, untold origin story of fan-favorite character Eileen the Crow! The Hunter of Hunters unravels in this second issue of A Song of Crows!

Cover A: Kyle Charles
Cover B: Game Art
Cover C: Design Cover

Dark Souls: The Age of Fire TP

Writer Ryan O’ Sullivan Artist Anton Kokarev
SC • FC • 112pp • $16.99
On Sale June 12, 2019
ISBN 9781785861659

Returns to the very beginning of the Dark Souls world, with a dramatic retelling of the legends of Gwyn, Lord of Cinder, and his loyal Knight Artorias! In a world where ancient Lords wield god-like powers and Everlasting Dragons soar the skies, what place is there for mortal men? The critically acclaimed expansion of FromSoft’s beloved gaming world, collected in paperback. Collects Dark Souls: The Age of Fire #1-4.

Life is Strange Vol. 1 TP

Writer Emma Vieceli
Artists Claudia Leonardi, Andrea Izzo
SC • FC • 112pp • $16.99
On Sale May 22, 2019
ISBN 9781785866456

This critically acclaimed graphic novel continues the emotional, award-winning story of the smash hit video game Life is Strange! One year after their home was destroyed, beloved heroines Max and Chloe have built a new life together – but now they’re faced with new challenges, as timelines twist in the dramatic reunion fans never thought they’d see! Collects Life is Strange #1-4.

Breakneck #4 (of 4)

Writer Duane Swierczynski
Artists Simone Guglielmini, Raffaele Semeraro, Chris Chuckry
FC • 32pp • $3.99
On Sale March 13, 2019

Joe Hayward had just two hours to save Philadelphia from a terrorist plot, and the last seconds are ticking away!

The new countdown thriller from celebrated crime and comics author Duane Swierczynski (Deadpool, Wheelman) comes to an explosive ending!

Cover A: Will Conrad
Cover B: Simone Guglielmini

Lenore #12

Writer/Artist Roman Dirge
FC • 32pp • $3.99
On Sale March 27, 2019

The world’s cutest cadaver! The most lamentable leading lady! The gruesome goth girl herself! Lenore is back after four years!

Fans rejoice at this special and long-awaited special issue from creator Roman Dirge (Invader Zim)!

Cover A: Sarah Graley
Cover B: Roman Dirge
Cover C: Blank Cover

Tank Girl #4 (ongoing)

Writer Alan Martin
Artist Brett Parson
FC • 32pp • $3.99
On Sale February 20, 2019

The first arc of Tank Girl’s ongoing series hits its (possibly literal) climax to Action Alley! The dark (maybe) and hilarious (definitely) secret behind Booga’s origins as a talking mutant kangaroo are revealed at last, by co-creator Alan Martin and fan-favorite artist Brett Parson!

Cover A: Brett Parson
Cover B: Action Figure (Sub Girl)
Cover C: Action Figure (Jet Girl)

Avengers: Infinity War: The Official Collector’s Edition

FC • 100pp • $12.99
On Sale April 3, 2019

The road to Avengers: Endgame!

A behind the scenes look at the making of Avengers: Infinity War, with stunning images, cast and crew interviews, and in-depth articles taking us on a step-by-step journey through the year’s biggest movie!

Explore the greatest cliffhanger of the decade… including a sneak peek at Avengers: Endgame!

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Avengers: Infinity War: The Official Collector’s Edition HC

HC • FC • 96pp • $19.99
On Sale April 3, 2019
ISBN 9781785869259

The road to Avengers: Endgame!

A behind the scenes look at the making of Avengers: Infinity War, with stunning images, cast and crew interviews, and in-depth articles taking us on a step-by-step journey through the year’s biggest movie!

Explore the greatest cliffhanger of the decade… including a sneak peek at Avengers: Endgame!

Captain Marvel: The Official Movie Special

FC • 100pp • $12.99
On Sale March 13, 2019

A behind-the-scenes guide to Captain Marvel, featuring exclusive interviews from the cast and crew, incredible photos from the set, hidden clues and secrets, and much more!

Airforce ace Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war. Dive into the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in this deluxe collector’s edition!

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Captain Marvel: The Official Movie Special HC

HC • FC • 96pp • $19.99
On Sale March 13, 2019
ISBN 9781785868115

A behind-the-scenes guide to Captain Marvel, featuring exclusive interviews from the cast and crew, incredible photos from the set, hidden clues and secrets, and much more!

Airforce ace Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war. Dive into the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in this deluxe collector’s edition!

Star Wars Insider #188

FC • 84pp • $7.99
On Sale March 20, 2019

Issue 188 of Star Wars Insider continues our countdown to the closing chapter in the Skywalker Saga, with an in-depth look at the finale of the prequel trilogy—Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith!

We also track the history of Star Wars board games (from Kenner’s “Destroy the Death Star” to Fantasy Flight’s immersive RPG), find out more about General Grievous, and bring you a special guide to getting the most out of Star Wars Celebration 2019!

With all the latest news, in-depth features, and exclusive interviews, Star Wars Insider is your gateway to a galaxy far, far, away.

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Preview: Robotech #16

ROBOTECH #16

Writer: Simon Furman
Artists: Hendry Prasetya
Cover A: Nick Roche
Cover B: Blair Shedd Action Figure Variant
Cover C: Marc Laming
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: January 9, 2018

SDF-1 faces a deadly attack from Earth! Robotech Year Two continues! Simon Furman (Transformers) and Hendry Prasetya (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers) bring new life to the classic anime, in an ongoing series perfect for fans old and new!

ROBOTECH #16

Preview: Breakneck #2

BREAKNECK #2

Writer Duane Swierczynski
Artists Simone Guglielmini, Raffaele Semeraro, Lovern Kindzierski
Cover A: Simone Guglielmini & Raffaele Semeraro
Cover B: Steve Scott
Publisher: Titan Comics
Imprint: Hard Case Crime
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On Sale January 9, 2018

Two hours to save Philadelphia! Thrust into a terrorist plot, can Joe save those he loves… even if he needs the secret agent in bed with his wife?

A madcap new countdown thriller from Duane Swierczynski (‘Punisher’, ‘Deadpool’)

Breakneck #2

Preview: Bloodborne #8

BLOODBORNE #8

Writer: Ales Kot
Artists: Piotr Kowalski, Brad Simpson
Cover A: Daniel Warren Johnson
Cover B: Piotr Kowalski & Brad Simpson
Cover C: John Bivens
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: January 2, 2019

The horror and mystery continue in Bloodborne, the comic based on FromSoftware’s critically acclaimed video game hit – now an ongoing series by popular demand!

Ales Kot (Zero, Wolf, Generation Gone) with artist Piotr Kowalski (Wolfenstein, Sex) at last reveal the first atrocities of the Healing Church, in a blood-soaked climax that will leave Yharnam forever scarred by purging flame!

BLOODBORNE #8
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