BUSINESS: Titan Comics teams with Dave Elliot to launch new co-publishing venture

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Following the recent announcement that Titan Comics is offering new original creator-owned series in 2013, Titan Comics is pleased to announce a new co-publishing venture with A1 publisher, Dave Elliott.


Dave Elliott has more than 25 years of experience working in the comic book industry. He created Sharky and Maximum Force and has worked on diverse titles such as Deadline, 2000 AD, Justice League of America, Transformers and GI Joe.  In 2006, he co-founded Radical Studios and played an integral role in the development and launch of Radical’s premiere comic book titles, several of which have now begun development as film properties – including Hercules, Shrapnel, Caliber, Hotwire, The Last Days of American Crime and Oblivion, which is due to hit cinemas next May, and stars Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman.

The new publishing venture between Titan Comics and Dave Elliott launches in June 2013 and will see the release of brand-new comics and stunning new and classic graphic novels.

The first wave hits from June 2013 with two new series: A1, a monthly revival of the famously experimental anthology and the new music-festival adventure, Tomorrowland.

The first collections will drop in September 2013, with releases including the League of Extraordinary Gentleman-style Weirding Willows, supernatural anthology Monster Massacre and the adventures of the teenage god Sharky. The first volume of the new A1 annual and the collection of Tomorrowland will release later in the year.

“Anyone who has been in the comics industry knows Dave Elliott, and his industrious and creative talent,” says Nick Landau, Publisher of Titan Comics. “He has an address book like no-one in the business, a never-ending fount of ideas, and the savvy to win the best global creators over to his team. We’re delighted to be co-publishing his latest creations.”

“Having worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years I wanted a partner that complemented what I do”, said A1 Publisher, Dave Elliott. “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’s 30-year experience in the industry, I’m getting just that.”

Each new release will also be available to read day and date on the iPhone, iPad, Web, Android and Kindle Fire.

The new co-publishing venture begins in June 2013, with two brand-new comic series, with further new collections being released through the year.

June 2013

A1A1 #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.

July 2013

TOMORROWLANDTomorrowland

Yesterday is History. Today is a Gift. Tomorrow is a Mystery.

Writer: Paul Jenkins

Artist: 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 2013

WEIRDING WILLOWSWeirding Willows

Writer: Dave Elliott

Artist: 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 MASSACREMonster 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.

SHARKYSharky

Writer: Dave Elliott

Artist: 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 2013

A1 ANNUALA1 (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 2013

Tomorrowland (Collection)

Writer: Paul Jenkins

Artist: Stellar Labs (DC Comics, Marvel Comics, IDW Comics, Image Comics, Top Cow comics)

To keep up-to-date with news on all these new series and future releases from Titan Comics, visit www.titan-comics.com or join usFacebook or Twitter.

About Titan Comics

Titan Comics is a bold new publishing initiative from Titan Publishing, offering readers the best new stories from new and established comics creators – and offering those creators a great deal to bring their stories to a worldwide audience!

From editorial to design, Titan Comics helps creators shape their ideas into the best comics possible – while they retain full rights over their creations and intellectual property.

Combining unique voices and idiosyncratic visions with strong marketing and a trusted brand, Titan Comics is the ultimate expression of our extensive editorial, design and sales experience.

Titan Publishing has been a purveyor of comics, graphic novels, fiction and licensed publishing for over thirty years.

Since 1981, we have been instrumental in the field of licensed film and television properties, including The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Transformers and Star Trek, as well as creator-owned successes such as Tank Girl and Lenore – but now is the time to nurture a new generation of creators, characters and properties.

As well as all-new monthly comics titles, Titan Comics continues to restore and reprint the best classic comics, bringing back seminal titles of yesterday in deluxe and lovingly-produced volumes.

Titan also has a broad and active digital portfolio, with all comics and magazines available for simultaneous purchase across major tablet and web interfaces.

Titan’s comic titles and trade paperbacks are distributed to the Direct Market by Diamond, with our trade paperbacks distributed to the book trade by Random House.

For more information, visit:  www.Titan-comics.com

About Dave Elliott

DAVE Elliott has more than 25 years of experience working in every aspect of the comic book industry from writer and artist to editor and publisher. Dave created Sharky and Maximum Force and has worked on diverse titles such as A1, Deadline, Viz Comic, Heavy Metal magazine, Penthouse Comix, 2000 AD, Justice League of America, Transformers, GI Joe and Doctor Who. He recently worked with the band Fall Out Boy, and with NASCAR/MMI to create and brand new intellectual properties which he sites as examples of new media integration for a more immersive entertainment experience.

In 2006, Dave co-founded Radical Studios. As both the co-publisher and Editor-In-Chief, Dave was integral to the development and launch of Radical’s premiere comic book titles several of which have now begun development as film properties including Hercules (Starring Dwayne Johnson, directed by Brett Ratner and to be released by MGM), Freedom Formula (New Regency), Schrapnel, Caliber, Hotwire, Last Days of American Crime and Oblivion (starring Tom Cruise, directed by Joe Kosinski and to be released next May by Universal).

Currently Dave is relaunching his company ATOMEKA, started with his partner Garry Leach, as part of a publishing deal with Titan Comics. Atomeka’s first title will be A1 in 2013, featuring Dave’s strips WEIRDING WILLOWS and ODYSSEY, followed by MONSTER MASSACRE.

For more information, visit:  http://deevelliott.deviantart.com/

via Titan Comics