Just last week, as part of ROBOT 6's fourth-anniversary celebration, Dave Elliott announced plans to revive Atomeka Press and its well-regarded A1 anthology, teasing, "We’re making our announcements in the next two weeks as to who we’re publishing with and what other books we have coming this year …" Now the details are beginning to take shape.
Elliott is partnering with Titan Publishing's newly launched Titan Comics imprint for a line of comics that debuts in June with the new A1 in June, featuring the work of Elliott, Barnaby Bagenda, Garrie Gastonny, W. H. Rauf, Rhoald Marcellius, Sakti Yuwono and Stellar Labs. That will be followed in July by Tomorrowland, by Paul Jenkins and Stellar Labs, in September by Weirding Willows, by Elliott, Barnaby Bagenda, Sami Basri, Sakti Yuwono and Jessica Kholinne, Monster Massacre Vol. 1, and Sharky, by Elliott and Alex Horley, and in October by the A1 Annual and Monster Massacre Vol. 2.
"Having worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years I wanted a partner that complemented what I do," Elliott said in a statement. “I wanted a partner who has the same aspirations for seeing this industry do what it has the potential to do. And most importantly I wanted a partner who realizes that if I do well, so do they. I know with Titan’s30-year experience in the industry, I'm getting just that."
See the full line-up below:
June 2013A1 #1
*The new monthly from creators Dave Elliott, Barnaby Bagenda, Garrie Gastonny, W. H. Rauf, Rhoald Marcellius, Sakti Yuwono and Stellar Labs.*
The exciting return of the award-winning graphic anthology series, this time monthly in a new format. 3 great ongoing strips: WEIRDING WILLOWS; the worlds of Wonderland, OZ, Neverland, Mars, Pelucidar and Elysium clash in the little English town of Willow Weir. ODYSSEY; An immortal superhero out of place and time finds himself in the middle of a war for mankind between the Angels and the Demons. CARPE DIEM; The Worlds 7 greatest assassins. One for each day of the week. Their leader is always a Sir Monday, but the rest of the team always hate Mondays
*Retailers can order A1 #1 from the February 2013 edition of Diamond PREVIEWS. *
*Yesterday is History. Today is a Gift. Tomorrow is a Mystery.*
Writer: Paul JenkinsArtist: Stellar Labs (DC Comics, Marvel Comics, IDW Comics, Image Comics,Top Cow comics)
There are two worlds – the world we see, and the one we sense. The world we see is a harsh place: divided by war and political extremism, religious fundamentalism and the pursuit of money. The world we sense is the one that hides in plain sight: you see it in your peripheral vision; moving, vibrant. It’s a world where art, music and science intertwine, where the written word is a powerful tool of creation.
In these two worlds, we are all two people: one connected to destruction and one connected to creation. That is the way of the universe. But what we don’t know is that creation and destruction wage an eternal war for the energy we carry inside us.
And it is a war that we are rapidly losing…
*Retailers can order Tomorrowland #1 from the April 2013 edition of Diamond PREVIEWS. *
September 2013Weirding Willows
Writer: Dave ElliottArtist: Barnaby Bagenda, Sami Basri, Sakti Yuwono & Jessica Kholinne
The worlds of Earth, Wonderland, OZ, Neverland, Mars, Pelucidar and Elysium collide like never before. Weirding Willows is a thrilling, emotional rollercoaster of the imagination, across space, time and not so parallel dimensions!
Monster Massacre Vol.1
*From amazing creators, like Alan Moore, Dave Dorman, Mark A. Nelson , Dave Wilkins, Tom Raney, Ron Marz, Doug Braithwaite, Michael Gilbert and many more…*
From all around the world, the greatest comic talents are given full and free rein to explore the universe, to seek out new life and new civilizations… to boldly go where no one would dare let them go before!
No matter your tastes in science fiction and fantasy, you will find something here to love.
Writer: Dave ElliottArtist: Alex Horley (DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image Comics)
SHARKY is the Earthbound son of ODIN and the grandson of ZEUS – and he just hit puberty!
Oct 2013A1 (Annual)
*From amazing creators, like Matt Wagner, Dave Johnson, Rufus Dayglo, Dave Dorman, Mark A. Nelson, Jim Steranko, D’israeli, Garry Leach and many more…*
Monster Massacre Vol.2
*From amazing creators, like Stanley Artgerm Lau, Tom Raney, Dave Wilkins, Alex Horley, Dave Dorman, Mark A. Nelson, Sami Basri, Toby Cypress and many more…*
December 2013Tomorrowland (Collection)
Writer: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Stellar Labs (DC Comics, Marvel Comics, IDW Comics, Image Comics,Top Cow comics)