Early 2016 sees Titan Comics publishing The X-Files, The Official Collection Vol. 1: The Agents, The Bureau & The Syndicate and The X-Files, The Official Collection Vol. 2: Little Green Men – Monsters and Villains.
Last week we revealed Titan Comics 5-part Doctor Who Summer Event – Doctor Who: Four Doctors!
This spectacular 5-part weekly event will be penned by Paul Cornell and illustrated by Neil Edwards, and stars the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors and their comics companions!
The first issue hits comic stores on Wednesday August 12, supported by the global Doctor Who Comics Day on Saturday August 15!
Each of the five issues comes with three covers to collect: an art cover, a photo cover and a companions art cover!
Now we can reveal the fantastic interlinking covers for series. Check them out after the cut: Continue reading
Publisher: Benitez Productions
Written by: Joe Benitez
Pencils by: Joe Benitez
Colours by: Peter Steigerwald
Review: Kate @ All That Geek.
The mysteries surrounding private investigator Lady Mechanika and her origin begin to unfold as she heads to a rundown city known as Satan’s Alley. Located on the lower eastside, it is an area of town under siege by the presence of a murderous creature of unknown origin. While a weapons manufacturer has issued a reward for the unknown slayer, drawing a crowd of bounty hunters looking to cash in, Lady Mechanika’s purpose is far more personal – information that could lead to the truth about her creation.
Steampunk has facinated me for a while, but I was unsure where to start with something that was easy to get into. By chance I came across this primer issue of Lady Mechanika and its everything I could have hoped for to ease me into the genre.
Issue #0 sets the scene for the series. We meet Lady Mechanika, famed private investigator in the 1800s. A young woman who is not only human, but also part machine. She has no memory of how she came to be this way but it determined to discover her origins. In this issue, we see her tracking a so-called monster that has been reportedly terrorising the east end of town. This creature has also gained interest from a weapons company and are tracking it for the same reason as Lady Mechanika – a report that the creature is part machine.
The story – though short – is interesting and flows nicely. It immediately immerses you in the world without a lot of unnesecary pre-able. The illustrations are amazing and the colour tones really set the mood of the comic.
Though perhaps drawn with rather generous endowments, the character of Lady Mechanika is well written and intriguing. She is ruthless but with a softer, compassionate side. She is kick-ass in combat and looks amazing while doing so. A much needed female hero when TV/Comics/Movies are so awash with males.
Its a must read for those who like badass females and looking to get into the Steampunk genre.
You can read Lady Mechanika #0 The Demon of Satan’s Alley free on Comixology. Then keep reading with issues #1-5 (reviews to follow).
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Publisher: Titan Comics
Writen by: Cavan Scott
Artwork by: Blair Shedd
Release Date: April 1, 2015
Review: Kate @ All That Geek
The Ninth Doctor is back with a brand-new miniseries: Weapons of Past Destruction!
Leaving World War II behind, The Ninth Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack discover that Time Lord technology, lost in the wake of the Time War, is being sold on the intergalactic black market!
Now the threat of a new temporal war brews on the horizon. Can the Doctor stop history repeating itself?
When Titan announced their new Doctor Who comics, I was hopeful for a 9th Doctor series. After all, he’s the one who got me into the series this time around and he is my favourite of the ‘new’ Doctors. I couldn’t have been more excited when it was announced we were getting a five part mini series, not only with the Doctor and Rose, but Captain Jack rounding off Team TARDIS. The comic fits in nicely with the series as its clear when Mickey meets up with the trio in Cardiff that they’ve had many adventures together. The possibilities are endless. Perhaps the most interesting thing for me, is that this comic series sees The Doctor traveling with a very human, very mortal, pre-Torchwood Captain Jack. Its something we have rarely seen outside of the 9th Doctor series and something I want to see more of.
Issue one of this five part series plays out like the opening of an episode. Well paced action and exchanges between the characters as you would have seen on the TV show. Writer Cavan Scott has captured the voices excellently.
The Doctor is taking Jack and Rose to the planet Excroth, only when the TARDIS lands, he discovers the world is nothing more than rubble. While the Doctor is trying to figure out what happened to the planet, the TARDIS gets pulled aboard a ship that appears in space. There they discover to warring factions which they try to escape from with potentially devastating consequences. My only complaint is lumping Rose in the ‘damsel in distress’ role, its not all a female companion is there for. That being said, its a minor thing, something has to move the story along, right?
The artwork by Blair Shedd is absolutely fantastic, the likeness of our three heroes is spot on, easily the best I’ve seen in all of Titan’s Doctor Who comics so far. The attention to detail in each panel is phenomenal, with wonderful colouring to set the tone.
If you’re a fan of the 9th Doctor, you wont be disappointed by this first installment. Check out Titan Comics for more information.
TITAN COMICS ANNOUNCE DOCTOR WHO COMICS 5-PART WEEKLY SUMMER EVENT
5-part weekly event written by Paul Cornell and illustrated by Neil Edwards, stars Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors and their comics companions!
The weekly event, running through August and September 2015, in place of the ongoing series, features all three Doctors from Titan’s regular ongoings. This epic event is the thrilling next chapter in Titan Comics’ bombastic Doctor Who publishing saga.
The first issue releases Wednesday August 12, supported by the global Doctor Who Comics Day on Saturday August 15!
Writer Paul Cornell has penned classic episodes from the Doctor Who TV series (‘Father’s Day’, ‘Human Nature/Family of Blood’, both Hugo-nominated), classic Doctor Who novels, as well as successful comic book runs on titles such as Wolverine, Action Comics, Demon Knights, and Captain Britain and MI:13.
The event follows straight on from the issue #15 conclusions of Year One, with the second years of the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors beginning after the event’s blistering finale!
Three Doctors, three companions, one action-packed mystery!
Check out the exclusive covers below!
Titan Comics has announced a brand-new 5-part Doctor Who mini-series starring the Ninth Doctor as played by Christopher Eccleston. Written by the co-author of bestselling Who-ology, Cavan Scott and illustrated by artist Blair Shedd (Legends of Oz, Ghostbusters), the comic is a 5-part mini-series which also features characters Rose and Captain Jack!
Hitting comic stores on March 11 (coincidentally John Barrowman’s birthday) the series ties-in with the 10th Anniversary of the return of Doctor Who on television.
Issue #1 also comes with a brand-new painted cover by fan-favorite artist Alice X. Zhang.
For details about the first release and for a look at the variant covers, follow the cut.. Continue reading
Publisher: Titan Comics
Written by: Nick Abadzis
Artwork by: Elana Casagrande
Review: Kate @ All That Geek.
In exchange for the invaluable assistance she offered defending New York – and to say sorry for dropping into her life like a tornado! – the Doctor has promised Gabby one trip – just one trip! – in the TARDIS.
With the whole universe laid before her, all of time and space, where will Gabriella Gonzalez choose to go? What will they find when they get there… and can one trip in the TARDIS ever be enough?
More importantly, the Tenth Doctor has been hurt by the fate of his companions before – and recently! With Donna still fresh in his mind, can Gabby convince him that he shouldn’t travel alone, for just a little while longer?
Nick Abadzis embarks on a different kind of storytelling for issue #4 of Titans new adventures with the Tenth Doctor. Much of the issue is told through a letter from Gabby to her friend. The normal comic panels are integrated with wonderful sketches (from her sketchbook) and Gabby’s thoughts along side them. Its a fun, creative way to tell the story and I really loved the style.
The story itself is very entertaining and I would go as far as saying I enjoyed it more than the previous arc. The Doctor takes Gabby to an alien art gallery, with some amazing pieces to see. Of course, being a Doctor Who adventure, its not without its mystery and monsters. The story moves along at a good pace and is quite interesting.
I didn’t expect I would like a comic companion as much as the TV counterparts, but Gabby is wonderful. Abadzis has written her with the same bravery and humanity as any of the on-screen favourites. He also continues to capture the 10th Doctor’s voice perfectly.
The artwork continues to be fantastic, with special mention to the wonderful drawings from Gabby’s sketch book. I hope the style of art and storytelling continues throughout the arc otherwise it may feel a little strange going back to a ‘regular’ comic on the next issue.
Be sure to check out the preview below, including the wonderful cover variations and then purchase The Tenth Doctor #4 From Titan Comics or at your local comic book store.
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