Official Press Release
Following theÂ recent announcement that Titan Comics is offering new original creator-ownedÂ series in 2013, Titan Comics isÂ pleased to announce a new co-publishing ventureÂ with A1 publisher, Dave Elliott.
Dave ElliottÂ has more than 25 years of experience working in the comicÂ book industry. He created Sharky and MaximumÂ Force and has worked onÂ diverse titles such as Deadline, 2000 AD, Justice League ofÂ America, Transformers and GI Joe.Â Â In 2006, he co-foundedÂ Radical Studios and played an integral role in the development and launchÂ of Radical's premiereÂ comic book titles, several of which have nowÂ begun development as film properties - including Hercules,Â Shrapnel, Caliber,Â Hotwire, The Last Days of American Crime andÂ Oblivion, which is due to hit cinemas next May, and stars Tom CruiseÂ andÂ Morgan Freeman.
TheÂ new publishing venture between Titan Comics and Dave Elliott launches inÂ June 2013 and will see the release of brand-new comics and stunningÂ new and classic graphic novels.
The first waveÂ hits from June 2013 with two new series:Â A1,Â a monthly revival of the famously experimentalÂ anthology andÂ the newÂ music-festivalÂ adventure,Â Tomorrowland.
The firstÂ collections will drop in September 2013, with releases including theÂ LeagueÂ of Extraordinary Gentleman-styleÂ Weirding Willows, supernatural anthologyÂ Monster MassacreÂ andÂ the adventures of the teenage godÂ Sharky. The first volumeÂ of the newÂ A1Â annualÂ and the collection ofÂ TomorrowlandÂ will release later in the year.
"AnyoneÂ who has been in the comics industry knows Dave Elliott, and his industrious andÂ creative talent," says NickÂ Landau, Publisher of Titan Comics. "He has anÂ address book like no-one in the business, a never-ending fount of ideas, andÂ the savvy to win the best global creators over to his team. We're delighted toÂ be co-publishing his latest creations."
"Having workedÂ in the entertainment industry for over 25 years I wanted aÂ partner that complemented what I do", said A1Â Publisher, DaveÂ Elliott. "I wanted a partner who has the same aspirations for seeingÂ this industry do what it has the potentialÂ to do. And mostÂ importantly I wanted a partner who realizes that if I do well, so doÂ they. I know with Titan's 30-yearÂ experience in the industry, I'm gettingÂ just that."
Each new release willÂ also be available to read day and date on the iPhone, iPad,Â Web, Android and Kindle Fire.
The new co-publishingÂ venture begins in June 2013, with two brand-new comic series, with further newÂ collections beingÂ released through the year.
- June 2013
- July 2013
- September 2013
- Oct 2013
- DecemberÂ 2013
TheÂ new monthly from creators Dave Elliott, Barnaby Bagenda, Garrie Gastonny, W. H.Â Rauf, Rhoald Marcellius,Â SaktiÂ Yuwono and Stellar Labs.
The excitingÂ return of the award-winning graphic anthology series, this time monthly in aÂ new format. 3 great ongoing strips:Â WEIRDING WILLOWS; the worlds ofÂ Wonderland, OZ, Neverland, Mars, Pelucidar and ElysiumÂ clash in the little EnglishÂ town of Willow Weir. ODYSSEY; An immortal superheroÂ out of place and time finds himself in the middle of a war forÂ mankind betweenÂ the Angels and the Demons.Â Â CARPEÂ DIEM; The Worlds 7 greatest assassins.Â Â One for each day of theÂ week.Â Â Their leader is always a Sir Monday, but the rest of the team alwaysÂ hate Mondays.
Retailers can order A1 #1 from the February 2013 editionÂ of Diamond PREVIEWS.Â
Yesterday isÂ History. Today is a Gift. Tomorrow is a Mystery.
Writer: PaulÂ Jenkins
Artist: StellarÂ Labs (DC Comics, Marvel Comics, IDW Comics, Image Comics, Top Cow comics)
ThereÂ are two worlds Â - the world we see, and the one we sense. The world we seeÂ is a harsh place: divided by war andÂ political extremism, religiousÂ fundamentalism and the pursuit of money. The world we sense is the one thatÂ hides in plainÂ sight: you see it in your peripheral vision; moving, vibrant.Â It's a world where art, music and science intertwine, where theÂ written word isÂ a powerful tool of creation.
InÂ these two worlds, we are all two people: one connected to destruction and oneÂ connected to creation. That is the way ofÂ the universe. But what we don't knowÂ is that creation and destruction wage an eternal war for the energy we carryÂ inside us.
AndÂ it is a war that we are rapidly losing...
Retailers canÂ order Tomorrowland #1 from the April 2013 edition of DiamondÂ PREVIEWS.
Writer: DaveÂ Elliott
Artist:Â Barnaby Bagenda, Sami Basri, Sakti Yuwono & Jessica Kholinne
TheÂ worlds of Earth, Wonderland, OZ, Neverland, Mars, Pelucidar and Elysium collideÂ like never before. Weirding Willows isÂ a thrilling, emotional rollercoaster ofÂ the imagination, across space, time and not so parallel dimensions!
MonsterÂ Massacre Vol.1
FromÂ amazing creators, likeÂ Alan Moore, Dave Dorman, Mark A. Nelson , Dave Wilkins, Tom Raney, Ron Marz,Â DougÂ Braithwaite, Michael Gilbert and many more...
From all aroundÂ the world, the greatest comic talents are given full and free rein to exploreÂ the universe, to seek out new lifeÂ and new civilizations... to boldly go where noÂ one would dare let them go before!
No matter yourÂ tastes in science fiction and fantasy, you will find something here toÂ love.
Writer: DaveÂ Elliott
Artist: AlexÂ Horley (DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image Comics)
SHARKYÂ is the Earthbound son of ODIN and theÂ grandson of ZEUS - and he just hit puberty!
FromÂ amazing creators, likeÂ Matt Wagner, Dave Johnson, Rufus Dayglo, Dave Dorman, Mark A. Nelson, JimÂ Steranko, D'israeli, Garry Leach and many more...
MonsterÂ Massacre Vol.2
FromÂ amazing creators, likeÂ Stanley Artgerm Lau, Tom Raney, Dave Wilkins, Alex Horley, Dave Dorman, Mark A.Â Nelson, Sami Basri, Toby Cypress and many more...
Writer: PaulÂ JenkinsArtist: StellarÂ Labs (DC Comics, Marvel Comics, IDW Comics, Image Comics, Top Cow comics)
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About TitanÂ Comics
Titan Comics is a bold new publishing initiative fromÂ Titan Publishing, offering readers the best new stories from new andÂ established comics creators - and offering those creators a great deal to bringÂ their stories to a worldwide audience!
From editorial to design, Titan Comics helps creatorsÂ shape their ideas into the best comics possible - while they retain fullÂ rightsÂ over their creations and intellectual property.
Combining unique voices and idiosyncratic visions withÂ strong marketing and a trusted brand, Titan Comics is the ultimateÂ expressionÂ of our extensive editorial, design and sales experience.
Titan Publishing has been a purveyor of comics, graphicÂ novels, fiction and licensed publishing for over thirty years.
Since 1981, we have been instrumental in the field ofÂ licensed film and television properties, includingÂ The Walking Dead,Â Star Wars,Â TransformersÂ andÂ StarÂ Trek, asÂ well as creator-owned successes such asÂ TankÂ GirlÂ andÂ LenoreÂ - but now is theÂ time to nurture a new generation of creators,Â characters and properties.
As well as all-new monthly comics titles, Titan ComicsÂ continues to restore and reprint the best classic comics, bringingÂ back seminalÂ titles of yesterday in deluxe and lovingly-produced volumes.
Titan also has a broad and active digital portfolio, withÂ all comics and magazines available for simultaneous purchaseÂ across majorÂ tablet and web interfaces.
Titan's comic titles and trade paperbacks are distributedÂ to the Direct Market by Diamond, with our trade paperbacksÂ distributed to theÂ book trade by Random House.
For moreÂ information, visit: www.Titan-comics.com
About DaveÂ Elliott
DAVE ElliottÂ has more than 25 years of experience working in every aspect ofÂ the comic book industry from writer and artistÂ to editor andÂ publisher. Dave created Sharky and Maximum Force and has worked onÂ diverse titles such as A1, Deadline,Â Viz Comic, Heavy Metal magazine,Â Penthouse Comix, 2000 AD, Justice League of America, Transformers, GIÂ Joe andÂ Doctor Who. He recently worked with the band Fall Out Boy,Â and with NASCAR/MMI to create and brand new intellectualÂ propertiesÂ which he sites as examples of new media integration for a more immersiveÂ entertainment experience.
In 2006,Â Dave co-founded Radical Studios. As both the co-publisherÂ and Editor-In-Chief, Dave was integral to theÂ development and launchÂ of Radical's premiere comic book titles several of which have nowÂ begun development as filmÂ properties including Hercules (StarringÂ Dwayne Johnson, directed by Brett Ratner and to be released by MGM),Â FreedomÂ Formula (New Regency), Schrapnel, Caliber, Hotwire, Last DaysÂ of American Crime and Oblivion (starring Tom Cruise,Â directed by JoeÂ Kosinski and to be released next May by Universal).
Currently DaveÂ is relaunching his company ATOMEKA, started with his partner GarryÂ Leach, as part of a publishing dealÂ with Titan Comics. Atomeka'sÂ first title will be A1 in 2013, featuring Dave's stripsÂ WEIRDING WILLOWS and ODYSSEY,Â followed by MONSTER MASSACRE.
For moreÂ information, visit: deevelliott.deviantart.com