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Titan Comics Announces New International Imprint Statix Press

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We’re huge fans of Titan Comics around these parts, and the company has announced some big plans to bring the finest comics from continental Europe and around the globe to a brand new audience with its new imprint Statix Press. We have the early details for you here; stay tuned for more information soon.

From the Press Release:
From Michael Moorcock’s Elric and Enki Bilal’s The Nikopol Trilogy to Snowpiercer and The Death of Stalin, which inspired major movies, Titan Comics has led the way in high quality, innovative translated editions aimed at a US audience. Now Titan is proud to announce a brand-new international imprint: Statix Press! This exciting new line will showcase the best comics from Europe and around the globe.

With the new Statix Press line, Titan will continue its rich history of publishing English language versions of classic material such as Philippe Druillet’s Lone Sloane and Alejandro Jodorowsky’ Showman Killer, while introducing audiences to fresh new creators and titles from the best international creators.

Statix Press will also showcase Titan’s vast back catalogue of translated comics from a variety of genres including superhero with The Chimera Brigade and Masked plus fantasy/science-fiction with Khaal and World War X alongside the dark comedy series Norman.

“Growing up in Australia, I was exposed to comics from all over, and I’ve tried to maintain that breadth of reading into adult life. It’s why I enjoy my annual pilgrimage to Angouleme and why I’m always on the lookout for something new,” said Titan Comics’ brand manager Chris Thompson. “With our Statix Press line, we hope to continue Titan’s rich history of publishing essential classics like Bilal, Jodorowsky, and Druillet, while introducing English-speaking audiences to fresh new creators and titles from around the world.”

The first titles kicking off the new Statix Press line are: Doctor Radar, The Beautiful Death, Hercules: Wrath of the Heavens, and Under: Scourge of the Sewer.

Hitting stores November 22, 2017, Doctor Radar is set in Paris during the roaring 1920’s and sees a gentleman detective investigate a series of horrific deaths, all the while playing a deadly game with a mysterious criminal mastermind known only as Doctor Radar. Written by Noël Simsolo with art by Bézían, Doctor Radar Issue #1 comes with a stunning cover by superstar artist Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle, Detective Comics).

The Beautiful Death, a post-apocalyptic, coming-of-age mini-series written and illustrated by Mathieu Bablet (Shangri-La), asks the question: What does resistance mean when there’s nothing left to fight for? That’s what Wayne, Jeremiah, and Soham, the only survivors of a devastating alien invasion, struggle with – seeking a future that justifies their presence on a ruined world. Issue #1 arrives September 2017 and debuts with a special cover by iconic comic book creator Brandon Graham (Island, King City, G.I. Joe, Multiple Warheads)!

A bold new take of the Twelve Labors of Hercules, Hercules: Wrath of the Heavens by JDMorvan and Looky is a stunningly illustrated science-fiction re-telling of the legend of Hercules, which debuted in August 2017. As war rages across the galactic frontier, Hercules, a half-human/half-god super-soldier, faces his greatest enemy – his own demons – in a bid for truth and redemption. Issue #2 is due to hit comic stores in mid-September.

Then, on December 13, 2017, classic B-movie horror comes to comic book stores with Under: Scourge of the Sewer! In this new series, written by Christophe Bec with art by Stefano Raffaele (Marvel Generations: Hawkeye) and a cover by James Stokoe (Aliens: Dead Orbit, Prophecy), some people bury their secrets underground. In Megalopolis, the filth flows into the sewers. Disgraced Lt. Wilson Jericho will soon discover something monstrous will be crawling out of the sewers to rip the city apart. Lloyd Kaufman (director of Troma’s The Toxic Avenger) said: “Great and wise entertainment! If the French Nouvelle Vague made a Troma movie, this would be it!”

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The Cast of Westworld Explains Why the Show Is a Must-Watch for Horror Fans

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“Westworld” Season 2 kicks off on Sunday, April 22nd at 9 PM on HBO, and fans of the high-concept sci-fi thriller are chomping at the bit; it’s understandable since Season 1 wrapped way back in late 2016.

While I have a wide definition of the term “horror”, believing it’s more of a sensation than a genre, many Dread Central readers may be wondering if a show about robot cowboys is worth their time and attention.

While I’d recommend “Westworld” to anyone who loves stylized violence, gore, and suspense, we challenged members of the cast to sell the series to potentially reluctant horror fans. How would they respond, for example, to a friend who dismisses the show because they watch horror almost exclusively?

Here are the responses we got from Luke Hemsworth (who plays Head of Security Ashley Stubbs), Angela Sarafyan (who plays host Clementine Pennyfeather), and Clifton Collins, Jr. (who plays both Lawrence and El Lazo).

Dread Central: Complete this sentence: “If you love horror movies, you should watch ‘Westworld’ because…”

Luke Hemsworth: If you love horror movies, you should watch “Westworld” because it’s really gory. It’s pretty dark and it’s also pretty smart.

Angela Sarafyan: You should definitely watch “Westworld” because it makes you face death. It’s a show that questions your mortality. The show not only projects these feelings, but makes you think about the boundlessness of human destruction and how far we can take our reality. Meaning: Will technology eventually be our destruction?

Clifton Collins, Jr: If you love horror movies, you should watch “Westworld” because the same rushes you get from scares in a horror movie, those thrilling and suspenseful events happen in the show. Just from reading it I can tell Season 2 is really cranked-up compared to Season 1. You’re going to have those moments where your heart palpitates or skips a beat and a lot of “Oh my gosh!” moments. There are some serious white-knuckle moments this season. It’s the same thrill you get from watching a horror film!


Westworld isn’t your typical amusement park. Intended for rich vacationers, the futuristic park — which is looked after by robotic “hosts” — allows its visitors to live out their fantasies through artificial consciousness. No matter how illicit the fantasy may be, there are no consequences for the park’s guests, allowing for any wish to be indulged. “Westworld” — which is based on the 1973 Michael Crichton movie of the same name — features an all-star cast that includes Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins and Golden Globe winner Ed Harris.

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New Interactive Xenomorph Game Launches This Alien Day

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Alien Day is rapidly approaching on April 26th and today we have news that a new first-of-its-kind interactive survival game is on its way via 20th Century Fox.

The game invites players to experience the intensity and imminent threats of Alien individually, or up to three players in collaborative gameplay and is called Alien: Offworld Colony Simulator. It’s a turned-based survival game that simulates a Weyland-Yutani Space Colony in security lockdown.

Weyland-Yutani is inviting civilians to participate in an open Beta test of “The Offworld Colony Simulator” – an advanced system that simulates security breach scenarios in non-terrestrial colonies. Those that participate in the Open Beta will help teach the system’s AI to accurately simulate human behavior in the face of otherworldly dangers.

Utilizing the Amazon Alexa service, players need to collect items, solve puzzles and explore unmarked territories to successfully move through the colony, unlock sectors, and avoid capture in a Xenomorph-infested space colony.

If you can’t wait until Alien Day, get a head start with the Weyland-Yutani Career Placement Test – a multi-question aptitude test to determine if applicants have what it takes for a role at the interplanetary Weyland-Yutani organization. Complemented with a sweepstakes, the test launches for fans on April 23 at AlienUniverse.com.

The game launches exclusively on Amazon Alexa Devices & Alienuniverse.com one minute prior to Alien Day at 11:59 PM ET on April 25th.

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Jurassic World 2 Gets Yet Another Poster – and Funko Pop Figures!

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Jesus, please us, enough with these Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom poster, amirite? I’m just kidding (I’m not) but seriously today we have yet another poster for the upcoming sequel to Jurassic World… Plus new Funko figures!

The Funko Pop figures will hit this summer, coinciding with the film’s June 22 US release date and include Chris Pratt’s Owen, Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire, Blue the Velociraptor, Stygimoloch, Indoraptor, Owen with Blue (Target exclusive), and a 10″ super-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex (Target exclusive).

You can check out the new poster to the right and pics of the Funko line below and then make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible) from a script written by Trevorrow, and Derek Connolly. The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, and Isabella Sermon, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles from prior films. Look for it in theaters on June 22, 2018.

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