Titan Comics’ Best of British stars the cream of British comic creators like Si Spurrier, PJ Holden, Rob Williams, D’Israeli, Alan Martin, Montynero and many more!
The celebrations are book-ended with two new creator-owned launches: action espionage mini-series Scarlett Couture by Doctor Who cover artist Des Taylor on April 29, and on May 27 dive into post-apocalyptic eco-horror Surface Tension from hotly-tipped rising star writer/artist Jay Gunn! Respectively praised by none other than Brit comics legends Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Kingsman) and Pat Mills (Judge Dredd), these debuts are a further glimpse into the bright future of British comics!
May 2nd sees the release of Titan Comics’ Free Comic Book Day Doctor Who edition, featuring all-new original stories penned by British talents Eisner award-winning Nick Abadzis (Laika), George Mann (Newbury & Hobbes), Rob Williams (2000AD) and Al Ewing (Loki), with art from Simon Fraser (Nikolai Dante) and colors from Gary Caldwell, as well as a glimpse into this year’s Doctor Who five-part weekly event from Paul Cornell (Wolverine) and Neil Edwards (Spider-Man).
The full list of graphic novels starring in ‘Best Of British’ month in May includes:
- British Comic Award nominated rural horror The Absence by Martin Stiff;
- Nazis and Dinosaurs adventure Chronos Commandos by Stuart Jennett (Marvel);
- Sell-out morality tale of sex, drugs and superpowers Death Sentence by Montynero (X-Men) and Mike Dowling(2000AD), nominated for a True Believers award;
- B-movie love letter IT CAME! by Dan Boultwood;
- British classic neo-noir The Complete Johnny Nemo by industry legends Pete Milligan (Justice League Dark) and the late, great Brett Ewins (2000AD);
- Genre-bending, definition-denying Numbercruncher by Si Spurrier (X-Men Legacy), PJ Holden (2000AD) and Jordie Bellaire (Manhattan Projects), who won Best Colorist at the 2014 Eisner Awards
- Fan favourite alternative superpower thriller Ordinary, by Rob Williams (2000AD, Martian Manhunter) and D’Israeli(Scarlett Traces), which was nominated for a Broken Frontier Award in 2014;
- Eagle award-winning Gothic horror Springheeled Jack by David Hitchcock
- Riotous return of the punk princess in Solid State Tank Girl by Alan Martin and British Comic Award nominatedWarwick Johnson Cadwell
- Martin Eden’s Spandex – the UK’s first all-gay superhero team
- Epic fantasy parody Thrud The Barbarian by Carl Critchlow (2000AD).
Releases also include the following digital exclusives: epic super-soap saga, The O Men by Spandex creator Martin Eden and surrealist slapstick comedy Psycho Gran by David Leech.
“At Titan we’re thrilled to shine a spotlight on some of the incredible works by British creators we’ve published; theirs are among the brightest talents in the industry,” said Steve White, Titan Comics’ Senior Editor.
Titan Comics Senior Marketing and Press Officer Owen Johnson said, “British Comics are in rude health right now and we’re very proud to be a part of that! In fact, we’re celebrating it with a whole month of promotions this summer.”
All titles included in Titan Comics’ Best of British May event are available in stores now and digitally at all major retailers and for all major devices: iBooks, Amazon, Google, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Gardners and many more – just search on your preferred store.