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Hard Case Crime & Titan Comics Announce Max Allan Collins’ Quarry’s War and Cynthia Von Buhler’s Minky Woodcock!

Announced at San Diego Comic-Con, Titan Comics and Hard Case Crime revealed the next titles from their Hard Case Crime line of comics – Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini and Quarry’s War!

Created by acclaimed artist, author, director, and playwright Cynthia Von Buhler, Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini has already garnered praise.

Unappreciated at her father’s detective agency, the fabulous rabbit-loving Minky Woodcock straps on her gumshoes in order to uncover a magical mystery involving the world-famous escape artist, Harry Houdini!

Featuring covers by artist Robert McGinnis – the famous creator of movie posters for classic films such as James Bond and Breakfast at Tiffany’s and acclaimed comics legend David Mack, the first issue arrives in stores November 8, 2017.

This November 29, acclaimed comic writer/novelist Max Allan Collins’ smash hit Quarry series 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. Quarry’s War is illustrated by artist Szymon Kudranski.

Recently returned from the horrors of the Vietnam War, former U.S. Marine sniper Quarry has found a new vocation as a professional assassin. But when his latest contract turns out to be an old acquaintance from his military days, the fresh-faced hit-man finds himself battling against his own conscience as secrets from the past begin to reveal themselves.

Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini #1 (on-sale November 8, 2017) and Quarry’s War (on-sale November 29, 2017) is available to order from the upcoming September PREVIEWS catalog.

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It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d folks get? What’d you all enjoy? Sound off in the comments! While we wait for San Diego Comic-Con to kick off, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Loudwire – Nikki Sixx Announces ‘Heroin Diaries’ Graphic Novel – Well ok then.

ICv2 – Fantagraphics, Lion Forge, Titan Comics Join Hoopla – Good way to get your stuff out there.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Newsarama – Archie #22

Newsarama – Astonishing X-Men #1

Newsarama – Batman #27

CBR – Catalyst Prime: Superb #1

Talking Comics- Dread Gods #1

Newsarama – Secret Empire #6

Talking Comics – War for the Planet of the Apes #1

Titan’s Robotech #1 Sells Out, Goes To Second Printing!

Titan Comics has announced that Robotech #1 Cover A by Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau has sold out at distributor level and is now going to a second print. This new printing of Issue #1 features a variation on the original cover by Artgerm with Lynn Minmei winking, and hits stores on Wednesday August 23 with issue #2.

On July 26, the story continues as Titan bring Carl Macek’s original vision full circle. Taking into account every iteration of the series, this new Robotech #1 casts a fresh eye over classic characters like Rick Hunter, Lisa Hayes, Lynn Minmei, Roy Fokker, Claudia Grant, and Henry Gloval.

Titan’s all-new Robotech series returns to Macross Island, where it all began! Brian Wood, Marco Turini and Marco Lesko have crafted a thrilling new tale that’s perfectly accessible to new fans, as well as providing a deeper layer of twists forold-school protoculture addicts!

 

Robotech #1 second printing hits stores on August 23. Retailers can order this Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau cover by using order code MAY179024. Don’t miss out – get your orders in by July 31.

Titan Comics Reveals Their San Diego Comic-Con Plans

This San Diego Comic-Con, Titan Comics brings its biggest ever offering of exciting debuts, SDCC variants, limited editions and special appearances from a host of creators including; Steven Moffat, Terry Dodson, plus many more phenomenal talents from the comics industry.

BBC’s Sherlock co-creator and Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is set to make a special appearance on Thursday July 20, 2017 on Titan’s Sherlock Comics Panel (12PM – 1PM, Room 5AB) to discuss all-things Sherlock manga joined by Sherlock producer Sue Vertue! Expect sneak peeks, art previews, and announcements as they go behind the scenes of the Sherlock TV series adaption comics. Fans will get the chance to meet Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue at a special Sherlock signing at 1.15PM in Autograph Area Table AA21 on Thursday. Tickets will be drawn on Thursday AM so don’t miss out!

Whovians cannot miss Titan’s Doctor Who & Torchwood comics panel on Saturday July 22 at 3.30pm (room 5AB) alongside special Doctor Who guests – writers Nick Abadzis, Richard Dinnick, Cavan Scott, George Mann, and colorist Brian Miller, with Doctor Who editor Andrew James. This special panel is a must-attend for Whovians and Torchwood aficionados alike, delving into upcoming plans for both series as well as new announcements and art reveals.

During the show exclusively at Titan Booth #5537, Titan is releasing a Doctor Who Convention Special comic entitled “The Last Action Figure” – an all-new Doctor Who story featuring the TV show’s current companion, Bill Potts, played by Pearl Mackie.

Written by Richard Dinnick, with art by Mariano Laclaustra and Carlos Cabrera, this convention special comic comes with two fantastic collectable covers by Alice X. Zhang featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Bill Potts.

Doctor Who fans attending 2017’s San Diego Comic-Con can purchase this special comic, along with a fantastic range of other Doctor Who comics and collections, at the Titan booth #5537. Plus, there’s many opportunities for fans to meet their favorite Doctor Who comic creators, including Nick Abadzis, Paul Cornell, Richard Dinnick, George MannCavan Scott and Alice X. Zhang.

SDCC attendees will get a very special opportunity with a peek behind the curtain at Titan’s Warhammer 40,000 comic series – based in the staggeringly popular dark science fiction universe from Games Workshop. Join Warhammer 40,000 writer George Mann in a special panel on Thursday July 20 at 2.30PM (Room 4) to be among the first to see exclusive art from the new comics including Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III and our latest title, Blood Bowl: More Guts, More Glory, and hear upcoming plans for the series. Warhammer 40,000 fans can get their comics signed by writer George Mann after the panel at 4PM at Titan Booth #5537.

Titan will be exhibiting a number of SDCC exclusives – only available at Titan’s booth #5537 – including a special ashcan with a first look at Titan’s new Fighting American series with a convention special Issue #0 featuring a black and white pencil cover by comic book legend, Terry Dodson! As an extra bonus, Terry Dodson will be signing copies at 12PM on Friday July 21 at Titan Booth #5537.

Protoculture fans should not miss the global debut of Robotech #1, based on the classic ‘80s TV show! To celebrate this debut, Harmony Gold’s Tommy Yune will be signing copies of the comic at Titan Booth #5537 from 1PM. Robotech #1 convention special comes with a stunning cover by Doctor Who artist Rachael Stott! Plus, fans attending the Robotech panel held on Thursday July 20 at 8:30PM (Room 24ABC) will also get a behind-the-scenes look at Issue #1 and exclusive teases behind the series!

Fans of Veep’s Armando Iannucci will not want to miss out on Titan’s limited signed edition of The Death of Stalin – the graphic novel, which inspired the upcoming movie. This limited signed edition comes with an exclusive artcard signed by Armando Iannucci – writer/director of the new The Death of Stalin movie. This is only available at Titan Booth #5537.

See below for a full list of creator signings and panel information:

THURSDAYJULY 20, 2017

PANEL: SHERLOCK COMICS WITH STEVEN MOFFAT & SUE VERTUE

Time: 12-1PM
Room: 5AB (capacity 485)
Guests: Steven Moffat, Sue Virtue

Join in for a talk on all-things Sherlock manga with showrunner, writer, and producer of the Doctor Who and Sherlock TV series Steven Moffat, joined by producer Sue Vertue. Expect sneak peeks, art previews, and announcements as they go behind the scenes of the Sherlock TV series adaptation comics. Each audience member will receive a free gift!

 

SIGNING: SHERLOCK COMICS WITH STEVEN MOFFAT

Time: 1.15-2.15PM
Autograph Area table AA21
Guests: Steven Moffat, Sue Virtue
Tickets: fans pick up limited tickets at Thurs, 9-9.15am

Join Sherlock and Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat and producer Sue Vertue as they sign copies of Titan’s Sherlock comics!

 

PANEL: WARHAMMER COMICS

Time: 2.30-3.30PM
Room 4 (capacity 150)
Guests: George Mann

Take an exclusive look at what’s coming up for Titan and Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 comics line-featuring Warhammer 40,000 ongoing, Dawn of War, and Blood Bowl. Go behind the scenes of the Dawn of War IIIseries, set within the latest Relic video game, and get the score of brand-new and riotous Blood Bowl comics based on the hit tabletop and game series. Get an exclusive preview of upcoming series Deathwatch ! Join Warhammer writer George Mann (Dark Souls, Doctor Who) and senior editor Andrew James for a jam-packed panel. Each panel attendee will receive an exclusive gift.

 

SIGNING: WARHAMMER SIGNING

Time: 4pm-5pm
Titan booth #5537
Guests: George Mann

Join George Mann as he signs Warhammer 40,000 comics!

 

FRIDAYJULY 21, 2017

SIGNING: FIGHTING AMERICAN #0
Time: 12- 1pm
Titan booth  #5537
Guest: Terry Dodson

Join Terry Dodson as he signs Fighting American #0!

 

SATURDAYJULY 22, 2017

DOCTOR WHO SIGNING

Time: 11am-12noon
Titan booth #5537
Guests: Cavan Scott, Nick Abadzis, George Mann

Join superstar writers Cavan Scott, Nick Abadzis and George Mann as they sign Doctor Who comics!

 

SIGNING: ROBOTECH

Time: 1pm-2pm
Titan booth #5537
Guests: Tommy Yune

Join Harmony Gold’s Tommy Yune as he signs his Robotech Blue Line Sketch Variant cover and convention special of Issue #1 of Robotech!

 

PANEL: DOCTOR WHO AND TORCHWOOD COMICS

Time: 3.30-4.30PM
Room: 5AB (capacity 485)
Guests: George Mann (Twelfth Doctor), Cavan Scott (Ninth Doctor), Brian Miller (HiFi- colourist team), Nick Abadzis (Tenth Doctor), Richard Dinnick (Convention special)

Get your fix of all things Whovian from writers Cavan Scott, George Mann, and others, along with Doctor Who senior editor Andrew James, who will reveal upcoming plans for Titan’s Doctor Who comics and take you behind the scenes of Titan’s stand-alone SDCC Doctor Who comic-created especially for the show! Each audience member will receive a free comic!

 

SUNDAYJULY 23, 2017

SIGNING: DOCTOR WHO

Time: 1pm- 2pm
Titan booth #5537
Guests: Paul Cornell, Alice X Zhang, Richard Dinnick.

Join writers Paul Cornell and Richard Dinnick with convention special cover artist Alice X. Zhang as they sign Doctor Who comics!

Joe Simon & Jack Kirby’s Fighting American To Debut At San Diego Comic-Con!

Titan Comics has announced that fans attending San Diego Comic-Con will be able to get a first look at Titan Comics’ new Fighting American series with a convention special Issue #0 featuring a black and white pencil cover by comic book legend, Terry Dodson!

Joe Simon & Jack Kirby’s Fighting American first appeared in May 1954, and was the embodiment of the homegrown, patriotic, apple pie-eating American superhero. Fighting American brought square-jawed justice to “the Commies” and villains such as Double Header, Hotsky Trotsky, and Round Robin.

In Titan Comics’ new Fighting American series, written by Gordon Rennie with artwork by Duke Mighten, the story continues after Simon and Kirby’s legendary 1954 series…

Titan Comics are proud to present a first look at this brand-new Fighting American series with an Issue #0 – containing a preview of Fighting American #1, and numerous back matter features that go inside the new series including; an interview with writer Gordon Rennie, character sketches by Duke Mighten, as well as the complete origin story of the red, white, and blue hero by Simon & Kirby! Plus, this 24-page comic comes with a special black and white pencil sketch of Terry Dodson’s cover to Issue #1.

This special edition is available to purchase at the Titan booth #5537 at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Fans will also have the unique opportunity to get their comic signed by cover artist Terry Dodson at Titan booth #5537 on Friday 21 July at 1PM.

Preview: Rivers of London: Detective Stories #2

RIVERS OF LONDON: DETECTIVE STORIES #2

Writers: Ben Aaronovitch & Andrew Cartmel
Artist: Lee Sullivan & Luis Guerrero
Cover A: Gary Erskube & Yel Zamor
Cover B: Lee Sullivan
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: July 12, 2017

Peter Grant is one of London’s Finest, a member of the Metropolitan Police Service. However, while most of the capital’s PCs are out chasing pickpockets and helping vomit-soaked hen parties, Peter is well underway to becoming London’s second wizarding cop. Working out of the secretive Folly in the heart of the city, he and his colleagues take on those crimes that might be described as weird, spooky, or frozen-hand-around-the-heart terrifying.

Having garnered a fair amount of experience and knowledge, Peter is also in line for a promotion and is undergoing the process that could make him a Detective…

Preview: Penny Dreadful: The Awakening #4

PENNY DREADFUL: THE AWAKING #4 Part 4 of 4

Writer: Chris King
Artist: Jesus Hervas
Cover A: Eleonora Carlini
Cover B: Photo – Russell Seal
Cover C: Abigail Harding
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: July 12, 2017

FINAL ISSUE IN THE FIRST ARC!

An ill wind blows through the streets of London…

Lyle’s revelations about the creatures stalking the night have made it abundantly clear – the ordeal that was Vanessa Ives’ life did not end with her death. She will not be allowed to rest in peace. As the party in the drawing room prepares to gather their strength once more, they find their sanctuary under threat and, to survive, they must scatter…

Meanwhile, Kaetenay has embarked on a quest of his own, one that takes him into a shadow world that could be just as dangerous as the one his chosen son, Ethan, is walking through..

Preview: Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #14

DOCTOR WHO: THE NINTH DOCTOR #14

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artists: Cris Bolson, Adriana Melo
COVER A: Simon Myers
COVER B: Photo – Will Brooks
COVER C: Arianna Florean
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: July 12, 2017

With some knowledge of his past life apparently restored, Jack is determined to put right his misdeeds as a Time Agent – in particular, stopping his past self from erasing the criminal Zloy Volk from the timeline, using an Eradicator gun. But… Zloy Volk is very much alive. How?! Even worse, in the process of stopping his past self from erasing Volk all over again, JACK was seemingly erased! The Doctor, Rose, and Tara are on the scene…

Preview: Normandy Gold #2

NORMANDY GOLD #2

Writers: Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin
Artist: Steve Scott
COVER A: Claudia Ianniciello
COVER B: Steve Scott
COVER D: Claudia Caranfa
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC • 32pp • $3.99 • On Sale: July 12, 2017

When her younger sister is found at the center of a brutal murder case, tough-as-nails Sheriff Normandy Gold is forced to dive headfirst into the seedy world of 1970s prostitution.

Written by bestselling crime fiction stalwarts Megan Abbott (You Will Know Me, Dare Me) and Alison Gaylin (What Remains Of Me, Into Darkness) with stunning artwork by Steve Scott (Batman, X-Men Forever, JLA).

Dan Dare Returns To Comics With Writer Peter MIlligan!

Titan Comics has announced new details for their upcoming series, Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future!

Writer Peter Milligan and emerging artist Alberto Fouche, bring Britain’s greatest hero back for an all-new series this October 2017 – featuring a stunning cover by Christian Ward!

Dan Dare is one of the best-known (and loved) British comic book characters. Originally created by the Reverend Marcus Morris and visionary illustrator Frank Hampson, Dan Dare thrilled audiences through his lengthy run in the pages of Eagle Comics and 2000AD with its epic, planetary sagas, rip-roaring high-adventure and beautifully illustrated comic-strip art by Hampson and a slew of legendary artists including Frank Bellamy, Don Harley and Keith Watson. Dan Dare Corporation via Curtis Brown Group Ltd, London, licenses the character.

In Titan Comics’ new tale, the SOL SYSTEM is at peace for the first time in human history and Dan Dare doesn’t know what to do with himself.

When an unknown alien vessel of biblical proportions arrives in the solar system and obliterates a moon of Saturn in a show of strength, Dare finds himself thrust back into a new adventure that threatens not just Earth – but all life in the entire universe!

Dan Dare #1 will go on sale in comic stores and digital platforms on October 11, 2017 for $3.99. Fans can pick up three variant covers by top-tier artists working in the industry today including; Christian Ward, series artist Alberto Fouche and a retro variant by legendary artist Chris Weston!

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