A titanic collection of independent comics related items from May 20th – 22nd, 2013!
Latest slate of Titans Comics releases for Fall 2013!
Titan Comics, the comic book arm of Titan Publishing, a U.K. based publishing firm, has been announcing their latest batch of offerings for this fall to various comic media websites – including this column! Perhaps the highest profile of these is “Razorjack”, debuting Sept. 18th and featuring story and artwork by John Higgins with Mike Carroll on scripts. Higgins is best known as the colorist of two of Alan Moore’s biggest stories for DC Comics – “Batman: The Killing Joke” and “Watchmen”. Available to order in June’s issue of “Previews”, the 104 page hardcover will debut in print and as a digital comic at ComiXology at the same time. The series revolves around a monstrous creature from another dimension who is set to take over the world, and the only things in her way are two rogue cops. The new collection will feature remastered artwork and two additional short stories, “Deadfall” and “A Glimpse of Summer”.
Next on Titans’ slate is a collection of “Thrud the Barbarian”, the prized creation of British sci-fi comic writer Carl Critchlow. The 144 page hardcover will retail for $20 and also be released in print and digital ComiXology form at the same time. Originally starting as a parody of fantasy barbarians in “White Dwarf” magazine in 1981, the character has evolved into appearing in his own strips and comics in other forms.
Lastly (for now) is “Death Sentence” by Monynero Dowling, due for release on October 9th. The story revolves around three unique people (an artist, musician, and a media personality) who contract a deadly STD which is lethal after six months but until that point, bestows super-powers to those infected. Be on the look out for an advance preview of the story next week in this very column!
The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival ends!
Last week, the Comics Journal received word that the “Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival” will no longer be organized after a four year annual run at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg. The festival had been organized by “Gabriel Fowler, owner of Desert Island; scholar and programming coordinator Bill Kartalopoulos; and Dan Nadel, publisher of PictureBox” (and editor of Comics Journal’s website) since 2009. Over the years it had become a notable festival of graphic novel creators and artists which spotlighted Brooklyn’s comics scene in general. From communications that were obtained, it seems personal rather than financial disagreements are what split the founders up.