We’re just a few short weeks away from Marvel’s Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 putting Marvel back as a major player in the console gaming art form. Before that happens, Titan Books is publishing the official prequel novel to the game, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover. A story that fills you in on this version’s dichotomy of […]
Titan Comics announced today a partnership which will see them publish comics based on the award-winning Square Enix game series Life is Strange. Begining with a four part mini-series in 2018 Comics’ LIFE IS STRANGE returns readers to the setting of Arcadia Bay, offering fans the opportunity to dive back into the story of its beloved characters. While […]
Titan will be set up at booth #2142 with all kinds of Doctor Who stuff, and signings by Nick Abadzis, Elena Casagrande, Simon Fraser, Alice X. Zhang and more. Here’s their swag and panel schedule.
Titan Books, UK purveyor of pop culture books, recently created a Titan Comics imprint, although they’ve been publishing comic strip collections, UK comics, and even the UK editions of DC Comics for decades. Here are their upcoming books. We here at Stately Beat Manor love pop culture in all its variations. For many comics fans, […]
The fabled A1 Brit comics anthology, is getting a relaunch in June, and now an annual in October with the A1 Annual billed as “a Who’s Who of comics’ talent – past, present and future.” And if you look at who’s in it, you may just agree. The issue comes with two covers, including a Diamond exclusive cover by Jim Steranko and Stanley Lau. Contributors include everyone from Simon and Kirby reprints to Dave Johnson to Emily Hu. 176 pages and $22.99. Sold!
Pop quiz: What was the first graphic novel to make the New York Times’ bestseller list?
Most people would guess MAUS, and although we don’t know exactly what book holds that honor, MAUS was predated by ALIEN: THE ILLUSTRATED STORY, by Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson. First released in 1979 as a graphic “Album”, it was an unusually serious (for its time) movie adaptation with the usual stellar work by the great team of Goodwin and Simonson, who also collaborated on Manhunter. The book sold so well it did make the NY Times bestseller list at the time.
I hope this has been worth the wait! Here are the independent publishers Random House distributes, and there are some lesser known (but quite good) titles here!
Ah… Memorial Day approaches, and with it, summer vacation. Day after day of nothing which must be done, but full of possibilities! Maybe an escape to the air-conditioned refuge of your local library. Perhaps a day spent on the porch, sipping something cold and sinful (I prefer Brown Cows, served in a large ice tea glass). Or maybe hiding away up in a hayloft, or deep in a cool root cellar, where no one can find you. Whatever your preference, there’s nothing like a good book to make you forget the world around you. Below are some suggestions for your summer reading pleasures. (And if you need a nap to avoid the afternoon heat, give your kids something to read. It’ll keep them quiet long enough for you to recharge your batteries.)
February has only 28 days, but is jam-packed with lots of great graphic novels and related titles!
Warning… looking at what appears so far on BarnesAndNoble.com, the rest of 2011 is going to be just as amazing! Click this link to discover more! (Sweet Kirby Crackle! Corto Maltese, in English, from Rizzoli?!) Better start shopping for bookshelves now.