They ran to the hills! They locked up their families! They stuck on the kettle and cowered in terror when… IT CAME!
Trundling through the 1950s British countryside, unthinkingly misogynistic space scientist, Dr. Boy Brett and the suitably chaperoned Doris Night pop into a quaint village pub for a cheese ploughman’s… But waiting for them outside is a most unwelcome visitor: Grurk, an indestructible, rampaging robot from outer space, on a mission to harvest the British Blitz spirit for energy!
Pursuing Grurk in their Morris Minor, will Boy and Doris be able to save the British from a life without stiff upper lippedness, or will Her Majesty’s Kingdom be forever resigned to an eternity down in the mouth?
This year Titan Comics are releasing what looks to be a very exciting four issue comic book series from creator Dan Boultwood, called It Came! This mini-series is chock full of comedy and sci-fi B-Movie style. It is pretty much every comic book loving, nerdy sci-fi fans dream.
Being a bit of a sci-fi nut and a lover of comics, I feel quite stoked that this mini series is on the horizon – though the summer release date does feel like it is eons away (but I guess that just leaves a bit more time to get over-excited). I also really love the old-school B-Movie trailer. It sets completely the right tone and does what any good trailer should – It leaves you wanting more.
Plus, the artwork (especially the poster above) looks pretty stunning. It is a bit different and a bit quirky and lots of fun. I can’t wait to see more.
On the subject of what It Came is all about, creator Dan Boultwood had this to say:
“IT CAME! can be summed up by calling it a 1950s comedy B-Movie pastiche from a studio that never was. Which, coincidentally, is also how I sum up my everyday life, but with less giant space robots. Only a little less, mind you.”
Titan Comics Editor, Mark McKenzie-Ray added:
“We’re incredibly excited to welcome Dan into the Titan Comics fold, IT CAME! is a wonderfully witty and fabulously fanciful tribute to the greatest 1950s B-movies, with all the charm and relish of a freshly brewed cuppa. Dan’s artwork is absolutely gorgeous and so different from anything out there right now. IT CAME! represents everything our new imprint is all about.”
I don’t know about you – but their excitement feels kind of contagious…
IT CAME! #1 will hit comic stores on Aug 7, 2013
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