I am always looking for new books, new artists, new creators, and new companies to review and promote. In my search, I ran across Titanium Comics and was privileged enough to get to speak with Robert Turnbow, a business manager with the company about the big launches coming in the next month. Titanum Comics is the comic book arm of Titanium Publishing, LLC, which purchased the rights to the characters and stories of Digital Revolver Studios a few years ago and has since made it their mission to create amazing characters and stories. They are planning four new comics in the coming weeks, so check them out.
[quote]The first of these new comics will be Age Of Darkness Issue #1, which will launch on October 31st to coincide with Halloween. We see a team of humans, kitted out with a huge arsenal of weapons, battle demons and zombies in a struggle to return the human race to its former glory. With Tokyo Pop’s Road Song already under her talented belt, Age Of Darkness Issue #1 has been co-written, drawn and coloured by Joanna Estep and Leonardo Colapietro, coloured by Marco Pagnotta, with lettering by Crank, Created by Don McLiam.
November will be our biggest month, as we will be releasing one comic every Friday throughout that month!
Launching on November 8th, is The Arcane Issue #1, again, created by Don McLiam, authored by Andy Wolfendon, writer of the hilarious 2002 PC and Gamecube game Darkened Skye. The Arcane Issue #1 is illustrated by Paolo D’ Antonio, coloured by Marco Pagnotta and lettered by Crank. Set in the Wild West, occultist Josephus Arcane opens up the gates of Hell and finds himself in Satan’s throne room. In a titanic battle between the Devil and God, Arcane’s descendants must use their dark powers in a quest to finish their father’s work.
On November 15th, Titanium Comics will launch their Futuristic Sci-Fi Epic Death Raye Issue #1. In a world 10,000 years into our future, filled with famine and devastation, war is certain, and in the fight is a cocky eight-fingered, ray-gun-wielding soldier, who’s fighting for not just her identity but also for the freedom of mankind. Death Raye Issue #1 is written by Maximo “Captain Max” Rossi with artwork from Pee “Joe” Zhenzhou, and lettering by Nikki Foxrobot.
The final launch for our 2013 comic season will be on November 22nd. In The FraternityIssue #1, one of the most respected instructors and members of an ancient and mystic secret society is accused of murdering one of the society’s founders. Discredited and now hunted for breaking one of their most sacred vows, the instructor races to clear his name by exposing the one responsible. This comic has been co-written by Don McLiam and famed Canadian Mystery Author James Coggins. With artwork by duo Arielle and Nick Zamudio, coloring by Steven Denoton and also features lettering by Nikki Foxrobot. Follow The Fraternity on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/Ti.Comics.fraternity[/quote]
Some really great looking books. I had some time to interview Robert and he answered a few questions for me.
Me: Will your comics be digital or are you doing physical publishing as well?
Robert: We want to do both. Right now our website which is not available to the public will have a comic book viewer with some gizmos and gadgets. We also want to continue to appeal to the traditional reader who still prefers paper. Even we are this way. But we realize there is a growing demand for digital and when you look at some of the cost and budgeting advantages, it’s a no brainer for a young company like us.
Me: I saw that you have some experienced talent working on your books.
Robert: Yes and we’ve got some others in hiding at the moment… haha.
Me: Ahh, secret weapons?
Robert: We are tinkering with a number of comics for 2014 and 2015… some artists are known and some lesser known, but from their art, they will be! We’re fortunate to be able to cooperate with such amazing writers and artists.
Me: That is really great. I know there are always new faces out there that I see at the comic cons and it is great to see who are the up and comers. Just like promoting small press, we at Comic Booked also like to give notice to new talented artists and writers.
Robert: Well we thank you for the opportunity.
I appreciate the time that Robert Turnbow took to talk with me and give me some insight into these new books from Titanium Comics. As soon as I get the copies, you, the reader, will have a full review of each one. In the meantime, check out their Facebook page and come back here for the full scoop.