Titan Comics Launches It Came! — A 1950s B-Movie Comedy from the Vaults of Movie History
I remember being a child and being terrified when I first saw The Day the Earth Stood Still. I think it’s from that movie that my love of sci-fi and the fantastic came from (especially the soft spot I still have for 50′s sci-fi).
Well, it caught my eye when Titan Comics announced the brand-new creator-owned series, It Came!
Created by Dan Boultwood, It Came! is a four-issue, 1950s B-movie style mini-series.
With a tongue-in-cheek attitude and a dose of self-awareness, fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 should enjoy this hilarious romp that throwbacks to the heyday of low-budget Sci-Fi cinema.
The 1950s. The British countryside. A quaint village pub. Enter the unthinkingly misogynistic space scientist, Dr. Boy Brett, and the suitably chaperoned Doris Night. Waiting for them outside is an intergalactic, robotic monstrosity, Grurk.
Can Boy and Doris save the day from Grurk in their Morris Minor? Well, you’ll just have to read It Came! to find out.
Creator Dan Boultwood discussed his new comic:
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 expressed his enthusiasm for the comic:
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.
It Came! #1 will hit comic stores on Aug 7, 2013, but don’t leave it until then. If It Came! sounds like your kind of thing, get your order in ASAP with your local store. For those who prefer comics on their iPad, iPhone, Android, and Kindle Fire etc. it will also be available to read on the same date day and date exclusively through comiXology.