Titan Comics Announce New Imprint: Statix Press Offering English Language Versions Of Continental Comics
by Oliver MacNamee
The biggest gripe for me has always been the lack of English translated books from the continent. As a child, I visited with family in Germany many, many times, but could never penetrate the albums that were on sale there, only being able to marvel at the sophisticated artwork with their glossy pages. These were comic albums miles head of anything DC or Marvel were doing, I felt. Albums usually from France, but ones we never had in the UK. I believe The Colonies had the same problem too.
Well, thanks in recent years to the likes of Humanoids and Cinebooks we are more able to read up on magnificent books such as The Metabarons, Valerian and even Lucky Luke. And, not to be left behind, Titan Comics have just announced their own imprint, Statix Press, designed solely to offer up English language translations of continental comics, which they have been doing more and more of recently too. This imprint seems almost a step up for Titan Comics in this department and I couldn’t be happier if out means more great comics from abroad are available for both the UK and the USA readers.
Now Titan Comics 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 their 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.
First up on their release slate are the following titles to look out for:
Retailers can order Doctor Radar from the current Diamond PREVIEWS catalogue, and Under: Scourge of the Sewers from the upcoming October Diamond PREVIEWS catalogue.