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SDCC 2022: Titan Books and Comics announces its Panels

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CONAN THE BARBARIAN 90TH ANNIVERSARY

THURSDAY July 21st | 12:30PM – 1:30PM | Room: 24ABC

Join Matt Murray (editor, Heroic Signatures), Steve Saffel (editor, Titan Books) and Jim Zub (writer: Conan, Dungeons and Dragons) for a discussion of Conan’s lasting impact and revelations on what’s yet to come, including the Netflix project in development, a new era for the comics, and Conan: Blood of the Serpent by NYT bestselling author S.M. Stirling. 

THE ART OF RON COBB

FRIDAY July 22nd | 12:00PM – 1:00PM | Room: 4

A unique opportunity to explore Cobb’s (concept artist, AlienBack to the Future) incredible legacy as celebrated in The Art Of Ron Cobb from Titan Books and featuring movie luminaries Nick Castle, Mitch Suskin, Jim Bissell, John Eaves, Michael Backes & Jacob Johnston as they share their stories of the great man and discuss the eternal influence of the world’s greatest concept artist! Moderated by Concept Art Association Co-Founders Rachel Meinerding and Nicole Hendrix

Don’t miss the opportunity to pick up an exclusive limited edition “Nostromo” pin when you pre-order The Art of Ron Cobb from Stuart Ng Books booth #5012.

PAC-MAN: BIRTH OF AN ICON

SUNDAY July 24th | 3:00PM – 4:00PM  | Room: 29AB

Join author Tim Lapetino as he discusses his book Pac-Man: Birth of an Icon and details Pac-Man’s origins in the book that Forbes magazine called “the most definitive take on everyone’s favorite pill-popping, haunted hero”. It’s about time to shed light on what Pac-Man and its creators have meant to video games and the larger entertainment landscape! 

DOCTOR WHO COMICS PANEL 

THURSDAY July 21st | 2:00PM – 3:00PM  | Room: 5AB

Take a trip aboard the TARDIS with Titan Comics! Join superstar creators Dan Slott (Spider-Man, Fantastic Four) and Jody Houser (Stranger Things, Critical Role) as they discuss with Brigid Alverson (Publishers Weekly) and Johanna Draper Carlson (Comics Worth Reading) the past, present and future of the Doctor Who comics franchise with revelations and behind-the-scenes secrets of their Time Lord adventures featuring Doctor Who Special 2022 starring the Tenth Doctor, and Doctor Who Origins, starring the Fugitive Doctor.

ADAPTING THE WORLD OF BLADE RUNNER FOR COMICS

FRIDAY July 22nd | 2:00PM – 3:00PM  | Room: 29AB 

Titan’s critically acclaimed and beloved Blade Runner comics series returns! Join BLADE RUNNER ORIGINS co-writer K. Perkins (Paper Girls, Batwoman), and BLADE RUNNER 2029 writer Mike Johnson as they discuss with journalist Graeme McMillan about adapting and expanding the classic neo-noir world for comics.

Review: The Art of Neil Gaiman & Charles Vess’ Stardust – An Informal History by Charles Vess

Explore the world of Neil Gaiman and Charles VessStardust as Vess opens up his vault of art. The book features sketches, pencil drawings, inked art, fully rendered paintings, and the secrets behind it all.

Art: Charles Vess

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Preview: Wika

Wika

(W) Thomas Day (A/CA) Oliver Ledroit
In Shops: Apr 07, 2021
SRP: $39.99

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN OLIVIER LEDROIT’S LORD OF THE RINGS-ESQUE FANTASY WORLD! FROM THE ARTIST BEHIND PAT MILL’S BLACK MOON CHRONICLES & SHA AND AWARD WINNING WRITER THOMAS DAY! After narrowly escaping an uprising that claims the lives of her parents, Wika, the last of a royal line of fairies must evade the assassins on her trail long enough to discover the secret of her lineage.

Wika

Legendary Pictures Announces Two Godzilla vs. Kong Prequel Graphic Novels

Godzilla vs. Kong

In anticipation of the March release of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures‘ epic action-adventure Godzilla vs. Kong, Legendary Comics has announced a publishing program that will allow fans to dive deeper into stories relating to the upcoming cinematic showdown between two of the most beloved pop culture Titans of all time—the great Godzilla and the mighty Kong! The program features two new epic prequel graphic novels; an anthology featuring past fan-favorite comic series; two endearing titles for young readers—an original children’s picture book and a young children’s board book; an official behind-the-scenes art book; and a novelization that takes readers deeper into the worlds of Monarch, the Titans, and more. Each title will set the stage for this not-to-be-missed battle royale.

Godzilla Dominion—the prequel graphic novel written by Greg Keyes with art by Drew Edward Johnson will feature a unique story that picks up after the events of the film Godzilla: King of the Monsters, where the Titans have risen and the reign of Godzilla has begun. As told entirely from Godzilla’s point of view, the graphic novel brings new insights into the King of Monsters: his habitats, ancient rivalries, encounters with new Titans, and other challenges. As his new era of dominance is tested, a coming confrontation with another King looms. Available on March 30, 2021 and available for pre-order.

A sequel to the graphic novel Skull Island: Birth of Kong and a prelude to the film Godzilla vs. Kong, the upcoming prequel graphic novel, Kingdom Kong, will follow a group of highly skilled military pilots gathered together on Skull Island to see who has ‘the right stuff’ to take on a dangerous mission into the hollow earth. One of the pilots, Audrey, is haunted by the memories of a monstrous clash with one of Godzilla’s titanic rivals that left deep scars. When Skull Island is attacked by Camazotz, a bat-like Titan, Audrey must to come to terms with her inner demons, and finding his home newly threatened, Kong must rise to face this usurper that would plunge the world into perpetual night. Kingdom Kong is written by Marie Anello with art by ZID. Available on March 30, 2021 and available for pre-order.

Kong finds himself in the center of a charming and enthralling children’s book, Kong & Me, by New York Times’ bestselling author Kiki Thorpe with illustrations by Nidhi Chanani. Young fans will be able to follow along as the mighty Titan and his new pal spend a day of fun and adventure exploring the many wonders of Skull Island—proving that friendships come in many sizes and no matter how different we are, no one is too big or small to find a true friend. Available on March 30, 2021 and available for pre-order.

The engaging and family-friendly board book Godzilla vs. Kong: Sometimes Friends Fight (But They Always Make Up), from Insight Editions and featuring art from illustrator Carol Herring, features heartwarming lessons and introduces the beloved Godzilla and Kong characters to a younger generation. Making new friends isn’t always easy for kids. That is equally true for two giant monsters, where small misunderstandings can easily blossom into enormous conflicts. This book provides tips on how to be a good friend by using these two Titans to show young kids how to behave in familiar situations…but on a much larger scale. Available on April 6, 2021 and to you can pre-order it now.

New York Times’ bestselling author Greg Keyes returns once again to the Monsterverse with Titan Books’ Godzilla vs. Kong: The Official Movie Novelization, taking readers deeper into the worlds of Monarch, the Titans, and so much more. Humanity fights for its future as Godzilla and Kong embark on a path of destruction that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in an all-out war. Available on April 6, 2021 and is up for pre-order.

For new readers wanting to discover the backstories of Godzilla and Kong for the first time or fans revisiting their favorite adventures, the Monsterverse Titanthology Vol 1 brings the previously released graphic novels, Skull Island: The Birth of Kong (2017) and Godzilla: Aftershock (2019), together in one legendary volume for the first time ever. Available on May 11, 2021.

Godzilla vs. Kong: One Will Fall, The Art of the Ultimate Battle Royalefrom Insight Editions and written by Daniel Wallace with a special foreword by director Adam Wingard—takes fans behind-the-scenes revealing how this monstrously epic film was brought to the screen. The deluxe book will feature a dynamic selection of exclusive concept art, pre-production materials, on-set photography and insight from the filmmakers, making it the ultimate guide to an iconic movie showdown. Available on May 21, 2021 and it’s available for pre-order.

Alan Dean Foster Goes Public with his Dispute with Disney Over Royalties

Alien the Novel

Earlier today, Alan Dean Foster and the Science Fiction Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) held a press conference concerning Disney‘s refusal to pay royalties to Foster for work he has done. Foster was originally contracted to write the Alien novelizations through Warner Books which were eventually licensed to Titan Books, and the Star Wars novelizations by Lucasfilms. Both Warner Books and Lucasfilms regularly paid his royalties.

When The Walt Disney Company acquired the rights to these novelizations in or around 2015, the payments stopped although the books continue to be sold. Disney continues to get money for the books. Alan Dean Foster, and possibly other authors with similar contracts, have not been paid.

Disney’s defense is they have purchased the rights but not the obligations of the contract. They are claiming they have the right to publish the work but not pay the writer based on the original contract.

If this stands, it stands to set a precedent with chilling effects within publishing, and creative industries as a whole.

SFWA President Mary Robinette Kowal has laid out three solutions to the dispute:

  1. Pay Alan Dean Foster all back royalties as well as any future royalties.
  2. Publication ceases until new contract(s) are signed, and pay all back royalties to Alan Dean Foster as well as any future royalties.
  3. Publication ceases and pay all back royalties to Alan Dean Foster.

In his public letter to the company Foster says Disney wanted him to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) before even talking and negotiating. The publisher has since ingnored requests from his agents and the SFWA.

Foster also included his need that there’s a medical need for the money. He’s not looking for charity, he just wants what he’s owed.

The SFWA is also looking to see if this is a systemic issue with Disney and is asking for other creators to report if they’ve experienced similar experiences. You can do so here. Disney purchased Marvel Comics in 2009 and one would assume contracts with royalties in that deal. Unless there’s something specific about Foster’s original contract, Disney’s stance would be inconsistent by their own actions assuming they’re abiding by those Marvel contracts.

You can watch the full press conference below.

The Bloodshot Official Movie Novel is Out Now

Bloodshot the Official Movie Novelization

Out today from Titan Books is the official novel adaption of the upcoming Sony film Bloodshot. The novel is written by Gavin Smith.

The book also contains an exclusive short story “Into the Fire.”

Being a Hero is in His Blood

After he and his wife are murdered, Marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a secret team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine – “Bloodshot” – without any memory of his previous life.

But some things can’t stay buried, and Ray refuses to back down when his memories begin to surface. Haunted by the face of his family’s killer, he will stop at nothing to take his revenge and discovers a conspiracy going deeper than he could have possibly imagined…

Based on the comic and character from Valiant, Bloodshot begins to roll out to theaters in February 2020 and comes to North American theaters on March 13, 2020.

NYCC 2019: Titan Books Reveals its Exclusives

Titan Books has announced four products, all of which will be available exclusively at New York Comic Con October 3-6 2019. These include books debuting at the show and limited editions, along with awesome collectibles for fans of Alien, Firefly, Marvel, and cult film Moon.

Titan Books will be found at Booth #2142.

Captain America: Dark Designs

Signed with Exclusive Silver Shield Tattoo
Fancy owning your own Cap shield? Every copy comes with a shiny silver
shield tattoo so now’s your chance! Signed copies of the brand-new novel
strictly limited at the show. Only 50 copies available!
Price: $10

Captain America: Dark Designs

Alien: The Blueprintswith Limited Edition Nostromo Blueprint enamel pin

This gorgeous over-sized book is full of brand-new blueprints and technical
drawings of all the major vehicles, ships and technology from the Alien movie universe. Every copy comes with a free limited edition enamel pin of the Nostromo ship as a blueprint! Only 150 for the show.
Price: $45

Alien: The Blueprintswith Limited Edition Nostromo Blueprint enamel pin

Making Moon with Exclusive Art Card Signed by Duncan Jones

Making Moon takes an in-depth look back at the cult film’s production as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of its release. Every copy comes with a limited edition artcard signed by director Duncan Jones, only 50 available at New York Comic Con!
Price: $40

Making Moon with Exclusive Art Card Signed by Duncan Jones

Alien: Prototype – The Official Novelization Signed Edition

Calling all Xenomorph fans! We will have a limited amount of signed copies of the brand-new Alien novel. Grab it before anyone else, only at New York Comic-Con. Ony 30 copies available.
Price: $9

Alien: Prototype – The Official Novelization Signed Edition

Firefly: The Big Damn Cookbook with Exclusive Firefly Magnet

This book will help keep you and your fellow Browncoats well-fed on even your longest smuggling runs. Every copy comes with a limited edition magnet, so you can now keep all your favorite recipes close to hand on your fridge! Only 50 copies available.
Price: $35

Author Chelsea Monroe-Cassel will be signing copies at the Titan booth on Saturday at 2pm!

Firefly: The Big Damn Cookbook with Exclusive Firefly Magnet

Alita: Battle Angel Delivers the Goods Along with the Film

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products is delivering a whole host of merchandise inspired by Alita: Battle Angel, the latest theatrical release from visionary filmmakers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez.

The lineup of film-inspired products for Alita: Battle Angel includes figures, collectible prop replicas, cosplay and costumes, novelizations, making-of books and subscription gifts. Starring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, and Keean Johnson, and based on “Gunnm,” the acclaimed manga series by Yukito Kishiro, the highly-anticipated film hits theaters worldwide beginning on February 5, 2019 and opens in the U.S. on February 14. 

From licensing partners such as FunkoWeta WorkshopTitan BooksLoot CrateHot ToysPrime 1, and Rubie’s, fans of Alita: Battle Angel can own a variety of merchandise and collectibles:

  • Available now, Funko introduces a set of Alita Pop! figures. The collection, highlighting the multiple bodies of the film’s cyborg heroine, includes Alita Motorball Body, Alita Doll Body and Alita Berserker Body figures. Plus, exclusively available at FYE stores and online an Alita Black & White Berserker Body Funko Pop!
  • Weta Workshop introduces an exciting line of Alita MINI EPICS, their cool and quirky vinyl figures from the world of film, television, gaming, and beyond. Now available for pre-order, the three Alita figures featured in the collection include:
    • Alita – Bad-Ass Battle Angel. Scrapyard-salvaged cyborg.
    • Dr. Ido – Hunter-gatherer of cybernetic scraps. And hunter-warrior against criminal cyborgs. Dr. Ido wields an iconic rocket hammer.
    • Zapan – As fractured as they come, Zapan’s part hunter-warrior, part hell-bent on revenge.

Additionally, to celebrate the film’s release, Weta Workshop harnesses its expertise in prop replica weapons and pop culture collectibles for Alita fans across the globe.  Crafted from the designs of Weta Digital – the visual effects team behind Alita: Battle Angel – The 1:1 scale cosplay prop is an exact replica of the Damascus Blade wielded on screen. The futuristic blade features the distinctive techno-detailed pattern of the lost URM Technarchy.  A super high-end stainless-steel version of the Damascus Blade is also available.

  • Hot Toys is set to release a highly-detailed Sixth Scale Figure based on the main character Alita in her Berserker Body. She includes interchangeable hands, a Damascus Blade weapon and a detailed display stand.  For all the latest details on the 1:6 scale figure, release date availability, and more please join Sideshow’s “RSVP list.”
  • Pre-order to begin soon for the Alita Berserker Quarter Scale Statue from Prime 1 Studio. The prototype of the statue was first unveiled at San Diego Comic Con 2018 and now a regular and deluxe version of the statue will be available in the coming weeks. The deluxe version comes with multiple interchangeable arms and the ability to change Alita’s expressions. Each version of the statue boasts the same impressive base — nearly 25” tall including – complete with an LED-light up feature. 
  • In 2019, fans can dress as their favorite cyborg heroine as Rubie’s is set to release Alita-inspired cosplay outfits including an Alita Doll Body Costume ($50), Alita Berserker Costume ($50), plus an Alita Wig ($30) and sword ($15). And from Rubie’s Grand Heritage collection – featuring added costume details – comes an enhanced Alita Doll Body ($150) and Alita Berserker costume ($150).
  • Key publishing partner Titan introduces an army of Alita: Battle Angel books – a novelization, prequel story, making-of book, and an in-world character journal:
    • The official prequel novel to the highly-anticipated film, Alita: Battle Angel – Iron City is now available. Hundreds of years ago, there was the Great War. The reasons for the war have been lost to time. On the shattered surface of the earth, there is a metropolis that lives amid the garbage thrown down from the inhabitants of a sky city floating above it. Welcome to Iron City.
    • Dr. Ido’s Journal – This in-world fictional journal allows fans access to the inner thoughts of cybersurgeon Dr Dyson Ido, who helps to repair the cyborgs of Iron City and reactivates the cyborg Alita after finding her remains in a scrapyard. Available February 19, 2019.
    • Alita: Battle Angel: The Art and Making of the Movie – Delve further into the world of Alita: Battle Angel, the film based on the classic manga by Yukito Kishiro. This lavish hardback, is packed with concept art, character and production designs, stills and behind-the-scenes photos, and interviews with director Robert Rodriguez, producers James Cameron and Jon Landau, and key creative talent. Available February 19, 2019.
    • Plus, The Official Movie Novelization of Alita: Battle Angel hits shelves on February 19, 2019.
  • This past summer at San Diego Comic Con, Loot Crate served as the premiere hub for the Pillars of Iron City Scavenger Hunt, rewarding fans with exclusive prizes, an Alita Meet & Greet and a special screening with the visionaries behind the film.

And now, leading up to the theatrical debut of Alita: Battle Angel, Loot Crate will be highlighting the film across a selection of their subscription boxes. Items will include an exclusive Alita Motorball figure (Loot Anime / January), an Alita Berserker figure (Loot Anime / February), an Alita Doll Body enamel pin (Loot Crate / February), a Black & White Alita Motorball variant figure (Loot Crate DX / February) and even Alita leggings (Loot Wear / February).
Additionally, Loot Crate will soon unveil details surrounding an Alita Fan Art contest for an opportunity to be showcased in a spring Loot Anime box.

DC Entertainments Gets a New Line of Novels Courtesy of Titan Books

Titan Books has announced a brand new collaboration project with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment, to produce a high-end range of inspired novels and novelizations featuring some of DC’s most popular concepts and characters: Harley Quinn, The Joker, Batman, and The Court of Owls.

The releases kick off on September 25, 2018 with Batman: The Killing Joke by Christa Faust and Gary Phillips, the novelization of the famous Alan Moore and Brian Bolland graphic novel which explores the nature of Batman’s conflict with his most infamous nemesis: The Joker. Originally published in 1988 The Killing Joke continues to be one of the most talked about graphic novels released by an American-publisher, and now to mark the anniversary of its 30th year. The official novelization will explore ,expand, and adapt this classic story once again, bringing new insight for both fans of the original comic and those discovering this story for the first time.

Batman: The Killing Joke will be followed by Batman: The Court of Owls by Greg Cox on November 13th 2018. The original novel pits Gotham City’s greatest detective against a secret society of the wealthy elite that has controlled the city for centuries through influence, money and murder. Originally created by Scott Snyder, the Court of Owls are an intriguing and deadly organization who employ the force of assassins known as Talons. When a series of murders in the modern day pits them against the Dark Knight, he seeks to end their reign of terror before it claims even more victims.

Finally, Titan Books and DC will be publishing the first original novel to feature one of the franchise’s mosnotable fan favorites. Harley Quinn: Mad Love by Hugo award-winning author Pat Cadigan will release on February 12th 2019 and offers an expansion of the Harley Quinn storyline. The book is fully outlined by Paul Dini exclusively for the novel, who first created the character alongside Bruce Timm for 1992’s Batman: The Animated Series. It’s inspired by the 1994 Eisner Award-winning comic Mad Love by Dini and Timm, this brand new novel will reveal new secrets of the iconic Harley Quinn as she even now seeks to kill Batman.

The DC Novels will all publish in beautiful hardback editions featuring cover designs by Titan Books’ Natasha Mackenzie. The books are being created with a focus on being a perfect jumping on point for those looking to discover this world as well as long time fans.

Titan Announces Dishonored Comics!

Titan Books and Bethesda Softworks have announced a multi-platform publishing partnership for Dishonored 2, the next chapter in the award-winning Dishonored saga by Arkane Studios. This includes three original novels, an all-new new four part comic mini-series, and a graphic novel collection that will bridge the story of events between Dishonored and Dishonored 2.

The first official Dishonored tie-in comic in the series from Titan Comics will release in August 2016. Three additional installments in the comic series will follow, releasing in September and October. The series will be collected together for a graphic novel, which will be available in November 2016.

The city of Dunwall; whaling capital of Gristol and industrial hub of the Empire of the Isles.

Twelve years have passed since Corvo Attano scuppered the Lord Regent’s duplicitous plot against the crown and cleared his name of the Empress Jessamine’s murder.

Now a little older and perhaps a little wiser, Corvo sets his sights on the future and securing an apprentice to continue his legacy.  But when confronted by an impossible face from his past, the supernaturally-gifted assassin finds himself drawn once again into an otherworldly conspiracy, one that threatens to shake the very foundations of his ancient city.

Series writer Gordon Rennie is a stalwart of the UK comic scene whose writing credits include the original series, White Trash, as well as his work for cult magazine, 2000 AD, on iconic characters and properties, including Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper. Rennie is joined by artists Andrea Olimpieri (pencils/inks) and Marcelo Maiolo (colourist).

Titan Books will publish Dishonored – The Corroded Man in September 2016, the first in a series of three books by Adam Christopher. The first book will be followed by two forthcoming novels, scheduled to be released in 2017, that will continue the adventures of the game’s protagonists – Corvo Attano and Emily Kaldwin.

Dishonored – The Corroded Man takes place following the events of Dishonored, Arkane’s blockbuster action-adventure game, which released in 2012 to huge critical and commercial success, and bridges the story through to the highly-anticipated Dishonored 2.

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