While the first name in British comics is undoubtedly “2000 AD”, Greg recently got a chance to talk with a representative of the other big player in comics across the pond: Chris Thompson, Brand Manager for Titan Comics. For over 35 years, Titan has brought two different areas of books to its British audience: film & TV tie-ins, and graphic novels. Just this month sees the return of Jack Kirby & Joe Simon’s “Fighting American” and iconic science fiction hero Dan Dare, but also the launch of Statix Press, an initiative by the publisher to bring a diverse selection of European comics to English-speaking readers. In his role as Brand Manager, Chris is definitely THE person to talk to when it comes to Titan. But this being Robots, Greg also digs a little in Chris’ backstory and how he went from young comics reader to the Eisner-winning bon vivant you hear today (and on his Multiversity Comics podcast Pop Culture Hound.
(Note: This episode was recorded before the announcement of Titan acquiring the rights to publish comics based on the classic TV series The Prisoner.)
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