We absolutley LOVE Titan Books and it looks like they are bringing their usual assortment of “awesome” to this year’s New York Comic Con. Titan Books will be at the event from October 9th – 12th at booth number 2142. Here is a look at books they will be debuting as well as a couple of author signings.
Alien: The Archive —(PURCHASE HERE) Alien is a science fiction milestone and one of the most thrilling, terrifying, and beautiful film franchises of all time. “Alien: The Archive” is the first complete book of the stunning artwork and photography from all four films. A must for facehugger-huggers
RoboCop: The Definitive History – (PURCHASE HERE) If you are like us, Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 version is one of your favorite films of all time. This year we got a new version by José Padilha and it only helped push the character into the 21st century.
RoboCop is one of the most iconic characters in cinema. This will be the first comprehensive book on the sci-fi classic. This official, illustrated history will include stills and never before seen behind the scenes images, artwork and designs, as well as script extracts and new interviews.
Exclusive access to all the films, including 2014’s re-envisioning, make this a treasury of highly collectible RoboCop material. Original text will delve into the impact of RoboCop; its influence, and legacy.
“Planet of the Apes: The Evolution of the Legend” – (PURCHASE HERE) We can remember watching the original films for this franchise and quite honestly, they scared the hell out of us. “Planet of the Apes: The Evolution of the Legend” is the first exhaustive account of the groundbreaking series, featuring production art, costume designs, makeup tests, posters, and interviews with key crew members.
“On The Set With John Carpenter” – (PURCHASE HERE) John Carpenter’s producing partner Debra Hill hired photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker to be the unit photographer on Halloween, and Kim soon became part of Carpenter’s filmmaking family, going on to shoot stills on the sets of some of his most iconic films:
Escape from New York
Collected together here for the first time is the best of that on-set photography, with iconic, rare, and previously unseen images. All accompanied by exclusive commentary from those involved, including John Carpenter himself, and other key crew and cast.
From production stills, to candids of the stars between takes, and the crew in action, alongside portrait shots of the actors who would eagerly pose for Kim, this book gives an unprecedented glimpse into the action on set with John Carpenter.
Fan’s of the massively successful video game franchise should love this new offering. Assassin’s Creed: El Cakr (Vol 5) – (PURCHASE HERE) continues the story of elite Assassin Jonathan Hawk, a brother-in-arms of video game protagonist Desmond Miles. In the present day, Hawk fights through a terrible setback to unmask a traitor in the Order’s ranks, whilst his ancestor El Cakr battles Templar agents to gain possession of the powerful Scepter of Aset in 13th century Egypt. As paths intertwine and hidden agendas are revealed, both Hawk and El Cakr take dangerous steps that lead them ever closer toward their destinies.
As we also mentioned, Titan Books is brining a couple of their authors out for NYCC. On 2pm, Friday and again at 2pm, Saturday: Kim Gottlieb-Walker will be signing her new book “On Set With John Carpenter.”
4.30pm Friday: director Des Doyle, author Tara Bennett and showrunners John Rogers (Leverage, The Librarians) and Janet Tamaro (Rizzoli & Isles) will be signing copies of the new book Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show, based on the acclaimed documentary of the same name.