Andrew Sumner

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Andrew Sumner is a British movie journalist and company director.[1]

Sumner wrote for John Brown's comics news magazine, Speakeasy, in the 1980s. He was a movie critic for the NME, Vox and Total Film throughout the 1990s and wrote regularly for Uncut.[2] Sumner published various magazines before launching the controversial Celebrity Bodies.[3]

Sumner joined IPC as publisher of men's magazine Loaded in 2002,[4] also becoming publisher of Uncut.[5][6] He launched Uncut DVD [7] and later published Nuts and Now magazines.[8]

During his time at IPC, Sumner revived Fleetway's classic British comics library, overseeing Dirk Maggs' Adventures of Sexton Blake for BBC Radio 2, co-publishing (with DC Comics) Leah Moore, John Reppion and Shane Oakley's Albion, Dave Gibbons and John Higgins' Thunderbolt Jaxon and Garth Ennis and Colin Wilson's Battler Britton. He curated Titan Books' reprint archive editions The King of Crooks, The Steel Claw and Albion Origins.[9][10]

In 2005, Sumner presented The Uncut Film on Turner Classic Movies, a series of contemporary classic movies curated by Uncut that ran on TCM UK at 9pm Wednesdays.[11][12][13][14][15][16][17]

Sumner currently runs Titan Merchandise, the movie merchandise division of the international Titan Entertainment Group.[18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25] [26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albion Man". Retrieved 19 October 2012
  2. ^ "Albion Man". Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  3. ^ Jackson, Trevor. "Under cover". BMJ: British Medical Journal. US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. 322 (7292): 1002. PMC 1120112Freely accessible. 
  4. ^ "Loaded strengthens management team with Sumner appointment" Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Heery and Sumner join IPC Ignite board" Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  6. ^ Music Week Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Sumner unveils Uncut DVD" Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Andrew Sumner appointed publishing director of Now". Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Albion Man". Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  10. ^ "Forever Albion". Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  11. ^ "Andrew Sumner presents TCM's Uncut Film" Archived 17 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  12. ^ "Andrew Sumner's Uncut Film on TCM: All the President's Men
  13. ^ "Andrew Sumner's Uncut Film on TCM: Scarface
  14. ^ "Andrew Sumner's Uncut Film on TCM: The Outlaw Josey Wales"
  15. ^ "Andrew Sumner's Uncut Film on TCM: Rio Bravo"
  16. ^ Andrew Sumner's Uncut Film on TCM: Cool Hand Luke
  17. ^ Andrew Sumner's Uncut Film on TCM: Blood Simple
  18. ^ "Titan Gets Its Teeth Into Hammer Films!" Archived 27 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Hammer Films. 1 April 2010.
  19. ^ Mc, Richard (15 September 2011). "2000AD announce new merchandising deal"
  20. ^ "Titan Merchandise Ready For Action With Captain Action". Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  21. ^ "Titan partners with Apple to launch The Beatles' Yellow Submarine collectibles". Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  22. ^ "Titan announces new Beatles TITANS" Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  23. ^ "Sumner interviewed at New York Comic Con 2014"
  24. ^ "Sumner interviewed at New York Comic Con 2015"
  25. ^ Sumner discusses TITANS vinyl collectibles at NYCC 2016"
  26. ^ "Sumner interviewed at New York Comic Con 2016"