Dive deeper into the world of "Blade Runner" with new comics from Alcon Media Group and Titan Publishing
Since its release in 1982, Blade Runner has become one of the most well-regarded cult films of all time. Directed by Ridley Scott, the film has had multiple revisions and re-releases over the years to further tell the tale of Harrison Ford's Deckard and his investigation of the androids known as Replicants. While the film was modestly received upon its initial release, appreciation for it has only grown over the years, even warranting the 2017 sequel Blade Runner 2049.
Today, Titan Publishing and Alcon Media Group have announced that they have joined forces to produce more material taking place in the Blade Runner universe. That includes brand new comics and graphic novels that, like the films themselves, explore the Philip K. Dick-inspired cyberpunk future.
ALCON MEDIA GROUP AND TITAN PUBLISHING GROUP FORGE BLADE RUNNER CO-PUBLISHING ALLIANCE
NEW BOOKS AND COMICS FOR SCIENCE FICTION FRANCHISE
LOS ANGELES, CA, JULY 12, 2018 – Alcon Media Group and London-based Titan Publishing, a leading force in genre and pop culture publishing, are partnering in a new co-publishing venture initially focused on the Blade Runner universe.
In a joint statement by Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, and Titan’s co-founders, Nick Landau and Vivian Cheung, the partners stated that the companies will develop and publish a variety of both fiction and non-fiction print media. The program will feature new, in canon comics and graphic novels that dive deeper into the Blade Runner world as well as a variety of publications focused on the visual and technical sides of the production process.
Editorial duties will be handled by Titan’s David Manley-Leach, and Alcon’s director of publishing, Jeff Conner.
States Kosove and Johnson, “In partnering with the exceptional Titan Comics and Titan Books, we’re confident that the world of Blade Runner will continue to organically grow in a way that refuses to sacrifice the quality, tone and high standards of this beloved property.”
“We are extremely excited to be publishing Blade Runner comics and illustrated books,” said Titan publishers Nick Landau and Vivian Cheung. “The Blade Runner universe has barely been explored; there is so much more there. It’s an honour to be bringing this world to life in new ways for a new audience – and to reveal tales from that universe that you’ve never seen before.”
Titan has three-decade history of success in the pop culture sphere, from their celebrated Doctor Who publications (comics, magazines and books) to tie-in novels set in the Marvel and DC universes. They also release a robust line of original genre novels, from hardboiled crime to supernatural horror, cyberpunk to intergalactic adventure.
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