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TPub Comics’ The Theory Goes from Comics to Animated Sci-Fi Series

TPub Comics has been busy developing its comics for feature films and television. Their first project to go into development is an animated sci-fi series The Theory, based on the graphic novel of the same name.

The pilot episode will premier by Razer on May 29th, 8am PT. You can watch the proof of concept pilot episode “Battlesuit” below.

“Battlesuit” was Directed and Produced by sci-fi director Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull (The Beyond, Disney’s Fast Layne & 2036 Origin Unknown) and written by Neil Gibson (Twisted Dark, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man & The Traveller). “Battlesuit” will be officially released in mid-May.

The Theory is based on a story by David Court, co-written by Forrest C. Helvie and Neil Gibson, and features a rotating team of artists. Artists include letterer Justin Burch, illustrators Amrit Birdi, Phil Buckenham, Jake Elphick, Cem Iroz, Davide Puppo, Atula Siriwardane, and Jim Terry, as well as colorist Liezl Buenavenura.

The pilot episode was finished remotely during Covid and created using high-performance Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition laptops with NVIDIA graphics and software from Unreal and Glassbox.

Razer and Tpub will be launching a competition in conjunction with pilot where a lucky winner will both receive a new Razer computer and the chance to star in the next issue of The Theory.

Euro Thursday: Warhammer 40,000 in Comics

Warhammer 40,000 logoSince 1987 the grimdark future has only seen war (on the tabletop) courtesy of British game company Games Workshop‘s Warhammer 40,000 created by Rick Priestley. The game was a futuristic companion to Warhammer Fantasy Battle.

Set in the 41st millennium, humans have settled on millions of worlds ruled by a brutal theocratic regime known as the Imperium of Man and the God-Emperor of Mankind. Corruption, bureaucracy, technological stagnation and escalating war have kept the Imperium teetering on the brink of collapse as they battle hostile forces within and out.

Through seven game editions, numerous book tie-ins, and more, the world is one of the most in-depth science fiction universes out there.

It should be no surprise that this vision of the future has led to comic spin-offs courtesy of a few publishers in different ways.

Warhammer_40K_WOI_01_Cover_BOriginally parts of their own publications, Warhammer 40K comics appeared in the anthology Inferno! magazine and Warhammer Monthly (later Warhammer Comic) published by Black Library who later would also release original graphic novels and floppy comics. The comics were well received with some nominated for various awards and featuring talented creators such as Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Pat Mills, Ian Edginton, and David Pugh.

In 2006 BOOM! Studios took over production and released their own line of comics based in the popular gaming world. About a half-dozen different titles were released by the comic publisher before their loss of the license in 2009 for unknown reasons.

In 2016 Titan Comics announced their licensing of the world and so far have produced one comic series with another announced.

Titan’s Warhammer 40,000: Will of Iron follows Baltus, a Dark Angel newly-elevated to the rank of Space Marine, as he is baptized on the bloody battlefield and uncovers the price his Chapter has paid for victory! The series dives into some of the rich history of the universe going back quite some time but is also enjoyable for those new and interested in checking out what it’s all about. This week sees the release of the fourth issue wrapping up the initial arc and setting up future conflict to come.

Independent publisher TPub also released Eisenhorn: Xenos, a tie-in to a recent video game set in the universe.

From tabletop to printed page, Warhammer 40,000 gives fans the ability to not just read about this universe but then take the battle to the tabletop in the miniature game creating a cross-media experience unique in its offerings.

Games Workshop’s Eisenhorn is Coming to Comics

TPub Comics, in partnership with Pixel Hero Games and Games Workshop, have announced their newest comic Eisenhorn: Xenos.

An original prequel to the recently released video game, based on the novels of the same name from the Black Library. Written by Ryan O’Sullivan, with art from Anthony Spay, Anthony Fowler, and newcomer Andre Campos, Eisenhorn: Xenos follows the exploits of one of Games Workshop’s most popular and enduring characters.

O’Sullivan has been a long time fan of Games Workshop playing the extensive collection of various games including Warhammer 40K, Inquisitor, Necromunda, Gorkamorka, and more.

For fans not prepared to wait until February 2017, Eisenhorn: Xenos is available as part of the Deluxe Game Edition from Pixel Hero Games (Available on PC & iOS), as well as ComiXology.