Titan Comic

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by RikerLover, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. RikerLover

    RikerLover Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Are there any plans for Titan comics in the future? The Titan novels are very good but I would love to see Riker, Troi, and Tuvok again. If not on screen, then in print.
     
  2. JD

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    I think there might have been one of two mentions of it being something they were considering possibly doing in the future, but nothing official has ever been announced. IDW's contract only includes TOS and TNG, so I'm really not sure how they would handle Tuvok and Melora if they did do this.
     
  3. ialfan

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    Tuvok is in the first issue of "The Last Generation" comic so it obviously isn't as big an issue as it seems.
     
  4. Titan Designer

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    I haven't heard of any Titan Series coming soon. But I did express interest tot the IDW Trek Editor if they ever did one. I would love to provide some art for that or any other series for them for that matter.
     
  5. Chris McCarver

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    Consider me as down for a Titan comic as anyone. I'd also be heavily interested (like Sean) in drawing one. I'm actually working up some Titan sample pages to shoot off to IDW sometime this month.
     
  6. Geoff Thorne

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    I also am interested in a TITAN comic but IDW has been mum (with me, anyway) on the subject. Maybe M & M or CLB have better data.
     
  7. Julio Angel Ortiz

    Julio Angel Ortiz Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Nah, I could certainly do without it...

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  8. Christopher

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    No data here. Last I heard, it was an idea they were considering but no plans have been set.
     
  9. Bryan316

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    A 4-6 issue series would be cool, but I'd take a nice "Double Time"esque one-shot for a quick story and a way to visualize a number of characters and locations around the ship.
     
  10. Andy Mangels

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    Unfortunately, no news on my end. I've discussed a TITAN comic with all the various editors who have shepherded Star Trek at IDW. Nobody has outright said "No," nor have I entered into negotiations.

    If IDW were to offer me a TITAN book, I'd happily take the job. With over 20 years of comic writing experience, and over a decade in Star Trek, I think I'd handle it pretty well. ;)
     
  11. Allyn Gibson

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    I'd love a Titan comic. And while I'd be okay with mini-series and one-shots, I'd much rather have a monthly ongoing title. Maybe it's broken up into four to eight issue story arcs, but keep those numbers climbing. :)
     
  12. JD

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    Yeah, but that would be kinda hard to do if we are still getting the books. I really think it would better as occaisional graphic novels or miniseries.
     
  13. Christopher

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    ^^Well, for what it's worth, there are some major gaps in the Titan chronology. The first three volumes are pretty close together, but from Orion's Hounds to Sword of Damocles is two and a half months, from SoD to Destiny is nearly eight months, and from Destiny to the main body of Over a Torrent Sea is... well, more than a few weeks. So there's plenty of room that TTN comics could fill in.
     
  14. Allyn Gibson

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    DC Comics managed to do a monthly ongoing Star Trek: The Next Generation comic while that series was on the air. Malibu and Marvel both did ongoing Deep Space Nine series.

    I'm not seeing the problem.
     
  15. Trent Roman

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    ^ I assume he means the challenges involved in keeping up with the series when Titan has such a tight continuity. TNG was never a problem, because it was fairly episodic, but some of the DS9 books had problems when they tried to keep up with the show and the changing circumstances of the characters. Miniseries, like Christopher speculated, can be set in the gaps, but a monthly series would have to juggle what I assume would be its own internal continuity with the novels changing things up 'off-screen' at regular intervals. I think it could be done, but I think miniseries would be better suited.

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  16. Allyn Gibson

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    I'm still not seeing the problem.

    As Christopher points out, there are massive gaps in the novel chronology. And it's not like the novels couldn't be worked into the series as necessary. DC managed to work the third and fourth films into their comics continuity, and Marvel worked "The Cage" into Early Voyages by retelling some of its events from a new perspective.

    The advantage to mini-series is that they can mimic the same event-driven, epic storytelling that the novel lines deliver today. The advantage to an ongoing series with single issue storytelling and longer story arcs is that it mimics the episodic nature of the television series that has, to some extent, been lost.

    I'm not trying to be dense by saying that I don't see the problem with coordinating an ongoing comics series with an ongoing novel series. If Mike Friedman could do it for a whole lotta years for DC with TNG by carving out six-issue blocks within seasons for him to tell small and big stories, I've no doubt that Pocket and IDW could equally work out something that would work.
     
  17. Christopher

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    Titan is an episodic series too, not unlike TNG. Yes, it has occasional transitions like character departures and developing romances and such, but when the installments are set anywhere from two to eight months apart, that's pretty much the definition of episodic storytelling. So no, maybe a comic couldn't tell stories that could make radical changes in the characters' lives, but that goes for most tie-in comics as a rule.
     
  18. JD

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    Oh, I didn't realize there was that much time between each book. I had figured we were pretty much just gone from one adventure/mission straight to the next one.

    I'll be honest, I totally spaced out on the fact that they did have comics running at the same time as the shows.

    I guess an ongoing series wouldn't be as hard as I thought.

    Wow, I'm not doing to good on here today. I guess I need to think things through more before I post.:scream:
     
  19. Therin of Andor

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    Although IDW has now done two TOS mini-series set in "Year Four", with some potential overlaps (eg. developing Arex; perhaps setting up Chekov to move into security?), and a promise of more to come. The graphic novel omnibus reprints have numbered spines which should climb if/when more is done.
     
  20. Geoff Thorne

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    Seems as though all of us want to do it. It can be done. It just needs an editor or two who wants the headache.