SDCC 2016 – Titan Comics brings Doctor Who, Torchwood, Penny Dreadful and more

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SDCC 2016 – Titan Comics brings Doctor Who, Torchwood, Penny Dreadful and more

Titan Comics will present panels, signings, and exclusives from the creators of Sherlock, Doctor Who, Penny Dreadful, Torchwood, and more, including appearances by John Barrownman and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (you heard me.) Click the jump for the full schedule!

This San Diego Comic-Con, Titan Comics brings its biggest ever offering of exciting debuts, SDCC variants and special appearances from a host of creators including; NBA all-star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Mycroft Holmes), Torchwood’s Captain Jack himself, John Barrowman (Torchwood); Doctor Who actor, writer and director Noel Clarke (The Troop); comic writers Paul Cornell (Third Doctor), George Mann (Dark Souls), Cavan Scott (Ninth Doctor, Vikings), Si Spurrier (Eleventh Doctor), and Rob Williams (Eleventh Doctor), plus many more phenomenal talents from the comics industry.

NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is set to make a very special appearance on Thursday July 21 at SDCC to debut his all-new comic book, Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook. This hotly anticipated issue #1 launches at the show two weeks before general release with an exclusive SDCC variant cover by series artist Joshua Cassara (New Avengers, The Troop) – only available to purchase at the Titan booth, #5537. Fans will get the chance to meet the sporting legend at a very special panel on Thursday July 21 at 12pm (room 5AB), where Kareem will be discussing his unique approach to the elder Holmes brother with Joshua Cassara and Titan Comics Senior Editor Andrew James. Each audience member will receive an exclusive show art card. Then, straight after the panel, at 1.30pm (Autograph Area, AA02), Kareem and the creative team will be on hand to sign copies of this special convention edition of issue #1.

Titan Comics is also thrilled to take SDCC attendees behind the scenes of a major new comic series, Torchwood – based on the hit TV show, written by superstar sibling team John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who) and Carole Barrowman! Titan will be debuting a very special edition of issue #1 featuring the original hit story, “The Selkie” by John and Carole, with a brand-new cover from Tommy Lee Edwards (Turf) – only available to purchase at the Titan booth #5537. Fans will get the chance to meet Captain Jack himself along with Carole Barrowman at a special Torchwood #1 signing on Sunday July 24 at 11am (Autograph Area, AA21).

John and Carole will be appearing at an unmissable comics panel on Saturday July 23 at 3.30pm (room 5AB) alongside special Doctor Who guests – writers Rob Williams, Paul Cornell, George Mann, and Cavan Scott. This special panel is a must-attend for Whovians and Torchwood aficionados alike, delving into upcoming plans for both series as well as new announcements and art reveals. Each audience member will receive a free limited edition art card.

Plus, Whovians will be able to meet a host of Doctor Who writers and artists throughout the show including the likes of Paul Cornell, Si Spurrier, George Mann, Cavan Scott, Rob Williams, Alice X. Zhang (Twelfth Doctor, The Blacklist), and Simon Fraser (Eleventh Doctor) in various signings at the Titan booth #5537. This will include a special signing of the all-new convention one-shot, “The Long Con,” featuring two phenomenal covers by Simon Fraser and Alice X. Zhang.

SDCC attendees will get a very special opportunity with a first-look at Titan’s new Warhammer 40,000 comic series – based in the staggeringly popular dark science fiction universe from Games Workshop. Join Warhammer 40,000 writer George Mann in a special panel on Thursday July 21 at 2.30pm (Room 4) to be among the first to see exclusive art by Tazio Bettin (Independence Day) and Enrica Angiolini from the new comic, and hear upcoming plans for the series – due to launch in October. Each attendee will receive an exclusive art card.

Fans attending the Robotech panel held on Thursday July 21 at 8.30pm (Room 24ABC) will also get a world-exclusive first look at the new Robotech series from Titan Comics, based on the cult 1980s animated TV show.

Titan will be exhibiting a number of SDCC exclusives – only available at Titan’s booth #5537 – including: Dark Souls #3 SDCC variant by Ben Templesmith (Batman, The Squidder); Tank Girl: Two Girls One Tank #1 SDCC variant by Tank Girl co-creator Jamie Hewlett; and Sherlock: A Study In Pink #2 SDCC variant by Claudia Caranfa (Vikings, Doctor Who).

Titan will be offering advanced copies of their FREE summer/fall preview sampler – giving comic fans the inside track on breaking news and exclusive previews of some top-flight comics and graphic novels released from July to December 2016. Featuring Dark Souls, Warhammer 40,000, Assassin’s Creed, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Mycroft Holmes, Vikings and many more.

See below for a full list of creator signings and panel information:

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016

PANEL: KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR’S MYCROFT HOLMES
Guests: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Joshua Cassara, Andrew James
Date: July 21, 2016 / Time: 12-1pm
Location: 5AB

NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar makes a special appearance at Comic-Con to launch his new comic book, Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook, which debuts exclusively at SDCC with a special variant cover. This exciting series is a brand new standalone comic book adventure that uncovers the secrets of the elder Holmes brother. Join series artist Joshua Cassara (The Troop) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on stage for an hour of exclusives and insider reveals. Each audience member will receive an exclusive show art card.

For more information and to add the panel to your SDCC schedule, visit the main page here.

SIGNING: MYCROFT HOLMES
Guests: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Joshua Cassara
Date: July 21, 2016 / Time: 1.30-2.30pm
Location: Autograph Alley, Table AA02

NBA All-star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and series artist Joshua Cassara are signing copies of their new series Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook #1 SDCC variant.

PANEL: WARHAMMER 40,000
Guests: George Mann, Andrew James
Date: July 21, 2016 / Time: 2.30-3.30pm
Location: Room 4

This is the world-exclusive first look at Titan’s much hyped new Warhammer 40,000 comic book series, based in the staggeringly popular dark science fiction universe from Games Workshop. Join Warhammer 40,000 writer George Mann (Dark Souls, Doctor Who), and editor Andrew James for a jam-packed panel spotlighting the hotly anticipated comic launch in October. Be the first to see exclusive art by Tazio Bettin (Independence Day) and Enrica Angiolini from the comic and upcoming plans for the series. Each attendee will receive an exclusive art card.

For more information and to add the panel to your SDCC schedule, visit the main page here.

FRIDAY JULY 22, 2016

SIGNING: DOCTOR WHO: ELEVENTH & TWELFTH DOCTOR COMICS
Guests: Rob Williams, Si Spurrier, Alice X. Zhung
Date: July 22, 2016 / Time: 10.00-11.00am
Location: Titan Booth #5537

Writers Rob Williams and Si Spurrier, and artist Alice X. Zhung will be signing copies of the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor comics and collections.

SIGNING: THE TROOP COMICS
Guests: Noel Clarke, Joshua Cassara
Date: July 22, 2016 / Time: 3-4pm
Location: Titan Booth #5537

Writer, director and Doctor Who actor Noel Clarke, with rising star, series artist Joshua Cassara will be signing copies of their hit superpowered series, The Troop.

SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016

SIGNING: DOCTOR WHO CONVENTION COMICS SPECIAL
Guests: Simon Fraser, Alice X. Zhang
Date: July 23, 2016 / Time: 11am-12pm
Location: Titan Booth #5537

Artists Simon Fraser and Alice X. Zhang will be signing copies of their Doctor Who convention special comic book adventure – “The Long Con” – making its debut at SDCC.

SIGNING: DOCTOR WHO EVENT COMICS
Guests: Cavan Scott, George Mann, Paul Cornell
Date: July 23, 2016 / Time: 1-2pm
Location: Titan Booth #5537

Writers Cavan Scott and George Mann will sign copies of the 2016 summer event comic – Supremacy of the Cybermen, and writer Paul Cornell will be signing copies of his smash-hit, Four Doctors.

PANEL: DOCTOR WHO & TORCHWOOD COMICS
Guests: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, Rob Williams, Paul Cornell, George Mann, Cavan Scott
Date: July 23, 2016 / Time: 3.30-4.30pm
Location: Room 5AB

John Barrowman and Carole Barrowman give you the inside secrets of their brand new Torchwood comic, which debuts at the show. Get your fix of all things Whovian from writers Cavan Scott, George Mann, Rob Williams, and Paul Cornell and Doctor Who editor Andrew James, who reveal upcoming plans for Titan’s Doctor Who comics and take you behind the scenes of Titan’s all-new convention one-shot, “The Long Con”. Exclusive sneak peeks at upcoming art from the cavalcade of amazing global talents! Each audience member will receive a free art card.

For more information and to add the panel to your SDCC schedule, visit the main page here.

SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016

SIGNING: TORCHWOOD COMICS
Guests: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman
Date: July 24, 2016 / Time: 11am-12pm
Location: Autograph Area, Table AA21

Join superstar sibling scribes John Barrowman and Carole Barrowman as they sign copies of the first issue of their Torchwood series – debuting at SDCC!

SIGNING: PENNY DREADFUL COMICS
Guest: Louie De Martinis
Date: July 24, 2016 / Time: 12-1pm
Location: Titan Booth #5537

Series artist Louie De Martinis will be signing copies of the hit new Penny Dreadful comic series.

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