Lenore, the "cute little dead girl" who starred in a bunch of hilariously gory and humorously horrific indie comics by Roman Dirge back in the '90s and early 2000s, has clawed her way out of the ground and back into print in The Bloody Best of Lenore, a new hardcover collection from Titan Comics to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the character.
Hard Case Crime, the noir imprint from Titan Comics, has announced another title about murder and corruption in America. But this is one that sidesteps the fedoras, the tommy guns, and the masculine heroes.
Normandy Gold, written by Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin, with art by Steve Scott, tells the story of a female sheriff who comes to Washington DC to investigate her sister's murder in the 1970s. Naturally the story gets wrapped up in the unfortunate intersection of sex work and politics.
Titan Comics is a publisher that's great at bringing properties to comics that you might never have thought of, but that make perfect sense within the medium. Its latest acquisition is Jack Campbell's sci-fi series The Lost Fleet, which arrives in a miniseries titled The Lost Fleet: Corsair, written by Campbell himself with art by Andre Siregar and Sebastian Cheng.
Following up on The Mummy: Palimpsest, in which Hammer's take on the classic monster was revived by Peter Milligan and Ronilson Freire, Titan will be launching a new Captain Kronos series that will continue the adventures of the cult-favorite two-sworded vampire hunting hero, from the team of Dan Abnett and Tom Mandrake.
I don't want to oversell it or anything, but Kim Newman's Anno Dracula novels are pretty much everything I want out of literature. They're set in a world where Dracula's victory doesn't just have the immediate effect of leading the Count to control over Britain, but leads vampirism out of the shadows and into everyday life, transforming Dracula into the driving force of the 20th century. He's rarely seen himself, but his influence is everywhere, manifesting in thrilling and compelling ways.
But really, that's only half of the appeal. The novels take place in a world where Dracula isn't the only source, a literary mashup with everything from classic literature to The Rockford Files to Blacula to Jack Kirby's Fourth World. And honestly, that's what made me a little nervous about experiencing it as a comic.
Stieg Larsson's Millennium series of graphic novels gripped the world with their shocking Scandanvian approach to crime thrillers, and helped open the doors for some of the most exciting books, TV and films of this decade to find a larger audience. Later this year, Titan Comics and Hard Case Crime are presenting Sylvain Runberg and José Homs' graphic novel adaptation of the series in English for the first time, and have provided us with an exclusive first look at The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Millennium #1
As Fighting Fantasy closes in on its 35th Anniversary, Titan has announced a comic based on Ian Livingstone's Freeway Fighter. Set in a post-apocalyptic world of high-octane action that's more than a little reminiscent of Mad Max, the comic features a brand new adventure from Andi Ewington, Simon Coleby, and Len O'Grady
I am, perhaps unsurprisingly, a huge fan of Kim Newman's Anno Dracula novels. Set in a world that diverges from the original Dracula when Dracula defeats his attackers and goes on to turn Queen Victoria into his thrall and make the formerly secret world of vampires extremely public, the novels chronicle a century shaped by his actions, incorporating pieces of pop culture that range from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to Blacula to The Rockford Files.
It's great stuff that's making the transition to comics courtesy of Titan, and just in case I needed another reason to get excited about that as a fan of the books, the latest preview gives us a first glimpse at our cast, and the dramatic return (technically the "preturn") of the Bloody Red Baron!
Warhammer 40,000 is a franchise that has a die-hard fanbase with a lot of crossover with comics, and Titan Comics is a publisher with its finger on the pulse of what licenses comics fans want, plus a strong track record of pairing them up with top-tier creators able to do those franchises justice. This April, Titan launches its second Warhammer 40,000 title, a miniseries by Ryan O’Sullivan and Daniel Indro that ties into the upcoming Dawn of War III video game.
Assassin's Creed as a franchise is built to not stay in the same place too long, and as a result over the course of many games the series has featured some of the most memorable protagonists in video game history.
Next month, Ian Edginton and Valeria Favoccia are teaming up to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the franchise in Assassin's Creed: Reflections, and Titan has provided us with the first lettered page from the anthology series, which stars fan-favorite characters from ten years' worth of games.