Titan Publishing Group

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Titan Publishing Group is the publishing division of the British entertainment company Titan Entertainment, which was established as Titan Books in 1981.[2] The books division has two main areas of publishing: film and television tie-ins and cinema reference books; and graphic novels and comics references and art titles. Its imprints are Titan Books, Titan Comics and Titan Magazines.

Titan Publishing Group
Parent companyTitan Entertainment
Founded1981
Founder
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationBankside, London
DistributionLittlehampton Book Services (UK)
Penguin Random House Publisher Services (US)[1]
Publication typesBooks, graphic novels, magazines
Fiction genresReference books, tie-in media
Imprints
  • Titan Books
  • Titan Magazines
  • Titan Comics
  • Titan Manga
Official websitetitanbooks.com

Titan Books edit

Titan Books is a publisher of film, video game and TV tie-in books. As of 2011, the company publishes on average 30 to 40 such titles per year, across a range of formats from "making of" books to screenplays to TV companions and novels, and has a backlist reprint program.

Titan Books' first title was a trade paperback collection of Brian Bolland's Judge Dredd stories from 2000 AD. Titan Books followed the first title with numerous other 2000 AD reprints. Subsequently, the publishing company expanded operations, putting out its first original title in 1987 (Pat Mills and Hunt Emerson's You Are Maggie Thatcher.) Around this time, Titan also began publishing Escape magazine (although the title was canceled in 1989).[3] Titan Books continues to publish both new and licensed graphic novels, as well as film and television tie-ins.

Titan Books’ range of fiction includes limited comic books tie-ins and novelizations for such films as Terminator Salvation, Iron Man, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, The Dark Knight Rises and Firefly.

Titan also publishes coffee table books on animation, popular culture, collectibles and comic and fantasy art including Harryhausen: The Lost Movies published in 2019 and Flash Gordon: The Official Story of the Film published in 2020 and Escape From New York: The Official Story of the Film published in 2021, all written by John Walsh. As of 2016, Titan Books' editorial director is Laura Price.

Reprint comic collections edit

Titan Comics edit

Titan Books also publishes trade paperbacks and graphic novels in the UK and United States under the imprint Titan Comics.[5] The company has a backlist of over 1,000 graphic novels. Its titles include such licensed characters and properties as Batman, Doctor Who, Family Guy, Heroes, Nemi, Superman, Judge Dredd and other 2000 AD characters, the Vertigo comic-book title Sandman, The Simpsons, Star Wars, Tank Girl, The Real Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, The Walking Dead, Life Is Strange, Roy of the Rovers, Dan Dare, WWE Heroes, World of Warcraft and Bloodborne. In addition to licensed titles, Titan Comics also publishes creator-owned series, such as Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water (2015–2016) and Man Plus (2015–2016).[6]

In 2010, Titan acquired the American hardboiled fiction imprint Hard Case Crime, and since that time has released a number of comics and graphic novels under the Hard Case Crime brand.[7] Heroic Signatures gave Titan the license to publish new titles featuring Conan the Barbarian in 2022.[8] As of 2021, Titan Comics' publishing directors are Ricky Claydon and John Dziewiatkowski.

Titan Magazines edit

Titan Magazines is the magazine-publishing division of Titan Publishing Group. Launched in 1995 with Star Trek Magazine, Titan had previously published several one shot film tie-in titles. Since then it has published many film, TV and comics titles, including poster magazines for Tim Burton's Batman.

Some of Titan's magazines are published in the US, although not all, some with an entirely separate magazine.

In April 2016, Bleeding Cool published a blog/vlog entry pertaining to concerns over Titan's UK reprints of DC titles, specifically cancellations and a lack of updates and communication with readers, as well as addressing the frequent inconsistencies regarding the publication dates of future issues.[9]

Titan ceased publication of all their DC Comics titles in December 2018, most notably ending a fifteen-year run for 'Batman Legends'.[10]

Titan Magazines currently publishes the following comics and magazines:

Comics'

Magazines

Titan Manga edit

In 2022, the Titan Publishing Group launched Titan Manga, an imprint focused solely on manga series, with their first release being a "director's cut" of Takashi Okazaki's Afro Samurai.[13]

References edit

  1. ^ How to Order Titan Books
  2. ^ "Titan Publishing Group Ltd - Company Profile and News". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  3. ^ Plowright, Frank. Opening Shots: And As Ye Reap, So Shall Ye Sow," The Comics Journal #122 (June 1988), p. 11.
  4. ^ Cecchini, Mike. "The Complete Flash Gordon Library (Titan Books), Review," Den of Geek (4 January 2013). Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  5. ^ Reid, Calvin (9 January 2013). "Titan Books To Launch Titan Comics Imprint". Publishers Weekly.
  6. ^ Titan-comics.com
  7. ^ Lindenmuth, Brian (10 August 2010). "Hard Case Crime moves to Subterranean Press". Spinetingler. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  8. ^ Kit, Borys (21 June 2022). "Titan Comics Nabs Conan the Barbarian License (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. PMRC.
  9. ^ "Concern over Titan's UK Reprints of DC Comics Titles". 29 April 2016.
  10. ^ Johnston, Rich (26 December 2018). "Titan Cancels Its DC Comics Newsstand Range". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  11. ^ Magazines (Simpsons Comics) @ Titan Comics. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  12. ^ Magazines (star-trek-magazine) @ Titan Comics. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  13. ^ "Takashi Okazaki's Afro Samurai Kicks-Off Titan's New Manga Imprint". Anime News Network. 22 March 2022. Retrieved 14 October 2022.

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