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SDCC 22: Titan Book launches into Comic Con with Conan, PAC-MAN, and more

Titan Book will be bringing a number of the publisher’s titles for panels at Comic Con this week, including its newest addition with Conan.


If you don’t know, Marvel Comics is once again sans Conan, as the famed barbarian has made his way to Titan Comics. And while that new book won’t launch til some time in 2023, there seems to be a good deal of excitement building for the savage hero’s fresh start.

He’ll be included in Titan’s plans this week too, as go the company’s Comic Con panels. But while he might be the newest inclusion, he’s far from alone, as Titan has a number of presentations planned out.

Also on the docket will be Doctor Who, Blade Runner, a panel centered on concept artist Ron Cobb, and gaming icon PAC-MAN.

Scroll down for the skinny.

    • THURSDAY July 21st | 12:30PM – 1:30PM | Room: 24ABC
    • Join Matt Murray (editor, Heroic Signatures), Steve Saffel (editor, Titan Books) and Jim Zub (writer: Conan, Dungeons and Dragons) for a discussion of Conan’s lasting impact and revelations on what’s yet to come, including the Netflix project in development, a new era for the comics, and Conan: Blood of the Serpent by NYT bestselling author S.M. Stirling. 
    • FRIDAY July 22nd | 12:00PM – 1:00PM | Room: 4
    • A unique opportunity to explore Cobb’s (concept artist, AlienBack to the Future) incredible legacy as celebrated in The Art Of Ron Cobb from Titan Books and featuring movie luminaries Nick Castle, Mitch Suskin, Jim Bissell, John Eaves, Michael Backes & Jacob Johnston as they share their stories of the great man and discuss the eternal influence of the world’s greatest concept artist! Moderated by Concept Art Association Co-Founders Rachel Meinerding and Nicole Hendrix. Don’t miss the opportunity to pick up an exclusive limited edition “Nostromo” pin when you pre-order The Art of Ron Cobb from Stuart Ng Books booth #5012. 
    • SUNDAY July 24th | 3:00PM – 4:00PM  | Room: 29AB
    • Join author Tim Lapetino as he discusses his book Pac-Man: Birth of an Icon and details Pac-Man’s origins in the book that Forbes magazine called “the most definitive take on everyone’s favorite pill-popping, haunted hero”. It’s about time to shed light on what Pac-Man and its creators have meant to video games and the larger entertainment landscape! 
    • THURSDAY July 21st | 2:00PM – 3:00PM  | Room: 5AB
    • Take a trip aboard the TARDIS with Titan Comics! Join superstar creators Dan Slott (Spider-Man, Fantastic Four) and Jody Houser (Stranger Things, Critical Role) as they discuss with Brigid Alverson (Publishers Weekly) and Johanna Draper Carlson (Comics Worth Reading) the past, present and future of the Doctor Who comics franchise with revelations and behind-the-scenes secrets of their Time Lord adventures featuring Doctor Who Special 2022starring the Tenth Doctor, and Doctor Who Origins, starring the Fugitive Doctor.
    • FRIDAY July 22nd | 2:00PM – 3:00PM  | Room: 29AB 
    • Titan’s critically acclaimed and beloved Blade Runner comics series returns! Join BLADE RUNNER ORIGINS co-writer K. Perkins (Paper Girls, Batwoman), and BLADE RUNNER 2029 writer Mike Johnson as they discuss with journalist Graeme McMillan about adapting and expanding the classic neo-noir world for comics.

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