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Numbercruncher Comes to Titan | ENR News Desk

Written by  Published February 14, 2013 07:04
Titan Comics is coming on strong. We here at ENR just covered Weirding Willows, Chronos Commander and a few others coming out from their stable. Seems every time we look around they have a new announcement and none are bigger than this ! Si Spurrier is coming to Titan comics with his creator owned Numbercruncher! Check out the press release below and some sneak peeks of the art!  From X-Men: Legacy writer Si Spurrier Comes Numbercruncher, By Titan Comics!  

New Titan Comics imprint releases Numbercruncher, a creator-owned series by writer Si Spurrier (X-Men: Legacy, Crossed: Wish You Were Here) and artist P.J. Holden (2000AD), colored by Jordie Bellaire (Captain Marvel, Rocketeer, The Manhattan Projects).

 

Titan Comics is pleased to announce the launch of Numbercrucher, numbercruncher-1-cover-3_4_r536_c534a creator-owned series by writer Si Spurrier and artist P.J. Holden. Hitting stores on July 10, 2013, Numbercruncher is an off-the-wall romance mixing time-travel, life-after-death and coal-black comedy.

Si Spurrier is a novelist, comic book writer and former BBC art director whose career has often intertwined with flagship British sci-fi comic 2000AD and its spin-off, Judge Dredd Megazine, whether penning the tales of its flagship character, or co-creating such unique and disturbed characters as Lobster Random and The Simping Detective.

Currently writing the electric super-psychological adventure X-Men: Legacy for Marvel NOW!, Spurrier has also penned adventures of WolverineGhost Rider and Punisher

Spurrier is the writer of two critically-acclaimed post-pulp occult crime novels, Contract and A Serpent Uncoiled, both from Hodder Headline. 

Co-creator and artist P.J. Holden, also an acclaimed regular on 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine, crafting stories ofJudge DreddRogue TrooperJohnny Woo and The 86ers. Holden broke into US comics with Fearless, from Image Comics. A digital comics pioneer, he designed the 'Comics Reader App' in 2009, which was licensed by NBC for its similarly pioneering Heroes webcomics.

NumbercruncherUtterly unusual, vaguely insane, and unexpectedly heart-warming, Numbercruncher follows a brilliant Mathematician who dies young, enters the afterlife and discovers a way to cheat the terrifying Divine Calculator. He schemes to be endlessly reincarnated within the lifespan of the woman he loves, no matter how often the violent bailiffs of the Karmic Accountancy cut short each life. It falls to one such bailiff – the surly Bastard Zane – to put a stop to the time-twisting romance once and for all, before the Mathematician can pull-off his greatest trick and escape Existential Justice forever!

“When Si first proposed Numbercruncher to me, it was clear we'd need to play with some different techniques for this multi-layered, multi-reality story; flipping between the afterlife and the real world was a key element, and we needed something to make those realities distinct. And, being a huge fan of the Pressburger and Powell film "A Matter of Life and Death" (a romance about a dying World War II pilot, which similarly flits between a monochromatic afterlife and a technicolour real world), it seemed fairly obvious that the best way to do that was to have the afterlife be a sort of dreamy, textured b&w world, and the real world a much more comic book style, pure lineart with color. And, when Zane moves from the afterlife to the real world, crashing that b&w into the color, visually it would be show-stopping, and look like nothing else out there,” says P.J. Holden, co-creator.

PJ and I worked our socks off on Numbercruncher – a time-travelling romantic comedy thriller with more twists than Agatha Christie’s corkscrew – so it’s enormously satisfying to see it published by such a prestigious institution as Titan, and hugely exciting that it’s part of their new all-original-content initiative”, says Si Spurrier, co-creator.

Numbercruncher is one of those intensely personal yet universally brilliant projects you just can’t wait to get into print”, says Steve White, Senior Comics Editor. “Si is a master of the wonderfully off beat idea, and PJ has illustrated it to perfection. The new, subtle, and emotive colors by colorist, Jordie Bellaire help round off the Titan package. This is a title that’s flown under the radars of a lot of readers in the US, so it’ll be great to finally get it into their hands.” 

 

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Numbercruncher was originally serialized in black & white in Judge Dredd Megazine in the UK. The series is now beingnewly colored and expanded for the first time by Titan Comics.

Numbercruncher #1 will hit comic stores on July 10, 2013. The series will also be available to read day and date on the iPad, iPhone, Web, Android and Kindle Fire, exclusively through the comiXology app and comiXology.com

To keep up-to-date with news from Titan Comics, visit www.titan-comics.com or join us on Facebook or follow @comicstitan on Twitter.

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