Titan Publishing Group
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|Parent company||Titan Entertainment Group|
|Country of origin||UK|
|Headquarters location||Bankside, London, England, United Kingdom|
|Distribution||Littlehampton Book Services (UK)|
Penguin Random House Publisher Services (US)
|Key people||Nick Landau (MD)|
Vivian Cheung Landau
|Publication types||Books, graphic novels|
|Nonfiction topics||Film, television|
|Fiction genres||Reference, fiction|
Titan Publishing Group is an independently owned British publishing company, established in 1981. It is based at offices in London's Bankside area. The books division has two main areas of publishing: film and television tie-ins and cinema reference books; and graphic novels and comics references and art titles. The company is a division of Titan Entertainment Group, which also owns Titan Magazines. As of 2016, Titan Books' editorial director is Laura Price.
Titan Books' first title was a trade paperback collection of Brian Bolland's Judge Dredd stories from 2000 AD. This was one of the earliest high-quality, book-format publications of comic material in the UK, and Titan Books followed the first title with numerous other 2000 AD reprints. Subsequently, the publishing company expanded operations, putting out its first original title in 1987 (Pat Mills and Hunt Emerson's You Are Maggie Thatcher.) Around this time, Titan also began publishing Escape magazine (although the title was canceled in 1989). Titan Books continues to publish both new and licensed graphic novels, as well as film and television tie-ins.
Film, TV and video games tie ins
Titan Books is a publisher of film, video game and TV tie-in books. As of 2011, the company publishes on average 30 to 40 such titles per year, across a range of formats from "making of" books to screenplays to TV companions and novels, and has a backlist reprint program.
Comic, art and fiction
Titan Books’ range of fiction includes limited comic books tie-ins and novelizations for such films as Terminator Salvation, Iron Man, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, The Dark Knight Rises and Firefly.
Titan also publishes coffee table books on animation, popular culture, collectibles and comic and fantasy art including Harryhausen: The Lost Movies published in 2019 and Flash Gordon: The Official Story of the Film published in 2020, both written by John Walsh.
Reprint comic collections
- Beetle Bailey: Daily & Sunday Strips
- The Complete Flash Gordon Library
- Hägar the Horrible: The Epic Chronicles: The Dailies
- Mandrake the Magician
- The Simon & Kirby Library
- Tarzan - The Complete Burne Hogarth Sundays and Dailies Library
Titan Books also publishes trade paperbacks and graphic novels in the UK and United States under the imprint Titan Comics. The company has a backlist of over 1,000 graphic novels. Its titles include such licensed characters and properties as Batman, Doctor Who, Family Guy, Heroes, Nemi, Superman, Judge Dredd and other 2000 AD characters, the Vertigo comic-book title Sandman, The Simpsons, Star Wars, Tank Girl, The Real Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, The Walking Dead, Life Is Strange, Roy of the Rovers, Dan Dare, WWE Heroes and World of Warcraft. In addition to licensed titles, Titan Comics also publishes creator-owned series, such as Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water (2015–2016) and Man Plus (2015–2016).
- How to Order Titan Books
- "Titan Publishing Group Ltd - Company Profile and News". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
- Plowright, Frank. Opening Shots: And As Ye Reap, So Shall Ye Sow," The Comics Journal #122 (June 1988), p. 11.
- Cecchini, Mike. "The Complete Flash Gordon Library (Titan Books), Review," Den of Geek (January 4, 2013). Retrieved 2018-11-02.