Who says the UK comics industry is dead? This Thursday London based Titan Comics release five of their titles to comics speciality shops, all featuring brand new material.
Johnny Red No.3
by Garth Ennis and Keith Burns
Cover by Alex Ronald
Having been removed as leader of his beloved Russian fighter squadron, the Falcons, Johnny 'Red' Redburn is curious. What is this 'all-Russian' secret mission the Falcons are on and why has been forbidden to take part?
However, he now has a more pressing problem: he has to shepherd a bunch a new pilots who have cannon fodder written all over them!
Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor No.2:1
by Robbie Morrison and Rachael Stott
The Golden Years of the Doctor and Clara begin, as the Twelfth Doctor comics leap into Series 9! Writer Robbie Morrison is back with a year-long extravaganza that kicks off with an excellent jumping-on point for new readers - while Rachael Stott (Star Trek/Planet of the Apes) joins the comic as new regular series artist.
Kung Fu Panda No.4
by Simon Furman and Lucas Ferreyra
A daring robbery takes place and someone is trying to tear the Furious Five apart! The evidence points towards… Tigress! Is she really a traitor? All will be revealed in ‘Divide and Conquer’.
by Mark Landry and Richard Pace
While New Orleans' privileged prepare to party, the city's disenfranchised batten down for the storm of the century. But with Rosa already on the horizon, can Virgil stop the horror headed for his town before she hits?
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor No.2:4
by Nick Abadzis and Leonardo Romero
It's back to the deep, deep past and the dawn of humanity for the Doctor and Gabby, as their travels take them to the Pleistocene – and the epic struggle between Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon forces for the future of humankind! Plus: Anubis's galactic quest comes back to haunt them.
All info from the Titan Comics website. To find out more information on their range of comics click on this link:
As I said, all of these comics are only available in comics speciality shops (such as Forbidden Planet) but if you add those to the numerous titles available in newsagents this week (which I covered here) it becomes evident that the British comics industry is still alive and kicking. And that's just the comics available this week. There'll be more along next week, and the week after... Support UK comics in 2016!