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Titan Books unveil festive book list

October 22nd, 2012 by Marc Comments

Any of you nerds stuck for some stocking fillers this coming festive season?

If so, then Titan Books could be the place to look. Below is a list of some of their new releases which I can already see will be on my Christmas list. Enjoy….


Silhouettes From Popular Culture

Olly Moss

“His minimalist musings on movie and pop-culture themes are always things of beauty.” – Empire

Silhouettes From Popular Culture is the eagerly awaited first book from“one of the most in demand and influential pop culture artists in the world today” (Slashfilm), Olly Moss.

Featuring cult characters from TV, movies, comics and videogames in classic 1800’s paper cut style, this gorgeous hardback comes bound in gilt-stamped cloth and is a must for any pop culture enthusiast.See how many you recognise!

Hardback * £12.99 * ISBN: 9781 781164129


The Great Showdowns

Scott C.

“I loves me some Scott C. His paintings are all like precious little gems.”– Jack Black

Showcasing strangely good-natured confrontations between the greatest characters in film history, comes a hardback gift book collecting for the first time the sought-after Great Showdowns series by acclaimed pop artist Scott Campbell

With a foreword by Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Doogie Howser, M.D), The Great Showdowns collect the most memorable moments of melee, interpreted by Scott in his inimitable style, including Han vs Greedo, Chief Brody vs Jaws, and Ripley vs the Alien Queen.

Hardback * £9.99 * ISBN: 978178162774


Prometheus: The Art of the Film

Mark Salisbury

As the only book to directly tie in to the film, this lavish title created such a demand from fans that the book was re-printed three times prior to its publication!

Written by Mark Salisbury, PROMETHEUS: THE ART OF THE FILM offers fans the opportunity to delve deeper into this epic science-fiction production. The lavish hardback includes newly revealed production art, exclusive interviews, extraordinary behind-the-scenes material and an introduction by legendary director Ridley Scott.

Hardback * £24.99 * ISBN: 9781781161098


Jaws- Memories From Martha’s Vineyard

Matt Taylor

““One of the most amazing making-of-a-movie books ever.” – Fangoria magazine

For the first time ever, these behind-the-scenes photographs taken by residents of the island during the filming of Jaws, have been compiled into a virtual treasure trove of Jaws rarities.

With a Foreword by director Steven Spielberg, interviews with production designer Joe Alves, screenwriter Carl Gottlieb, location casting director Shari Rhodes and much more, this fantastic book provides an unprecedented all-access pass to the creation of some of the most memorable and terrifying scenes in film history.

Paperback with flaps * £34.99 * ISBN: 9781781163023


STAR WARS ®: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection

Compiled by Stephen Sansweet, owner of the world’s largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia, comes the book the fans have been deamanding… a comprehensive and visually arresting book, collecting more than 2,500 Star Wars action figures produced over the last 35 years.

Paperback * £24.99 * ISBN: 9781781161395


Awakening: The Art Halo 4

Paul Davies

Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 is a stunning hardcover with pages of Halo 4’s spectacular characters, weapons, vehicles, and environments. The collection provides a detailed look at the art created specifically for Halo 4, with commentary by the creative team at 343 Industries.

The award-winning Halo series of video games has shaped entertainment history and defined a decade of gaming.

Set in the aftermath of Halo 3, Halo 4 marks the beginning of a new trilogy as

the Master Chief confronts an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe.

Hardback * £29.99 * ISBN: 9781781163245


Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart

Various Artists, Edited by Steve White

“Bringing to life a lost world as seen through the eyes and informed imaginations of some of the greatest contemporary natural science illustrators in one volume.” –Terryl Whitlach, scientific illustrator, known for her creature designs for Star Wars.

Featuring ten of the most prominent artists working today, Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart is the unique blend of breathtaking artwork and cutting edge science that set the planetology blogs and science pages buzzing earlier this year!

Hardback * £29.99* ISBN: 9781781162552


Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration

Scott Tracey Griffin

Celebrating one hundred years of Tarzan, Titan Books presents the only official commemorative illustrated history of this worldwide phenomenon.

In Tarzan: The Centennial Celebrationinternationally-acclaimed Edgar Rice Burroughs expert Scott Tracy Griffin explores the 24 original novels and the many varied appearances on stage, screen and in print.

Featuring an introduction from the great screen Tarzan, Ron Ely, and extensive commentary on all aspects of the Tarzan franchise, this visual collection of classic comic strip, cover art, movie stills, and rare collectibles, is a true celebration of the Lord of the Jungle’s 100th birthday.

Hardback * £24.99 * ISBN: 9781781161692


The Art of Assassin’s Creed III

Andy McVittie

Assassin’s Creed is one of the most highly-praised, beautiful and action-packed game franchises ever created and Assassin’s Creed III sees the franchise step into a brand new era, with a new assassin in a revolutionary world.

Andy McVittie has worked in the videogame industry for more than twenty years and brings every ounch of his expertise to this volume.

Packed with never-before-seen concept art and artists’ commentary throughout, The Art of Assassin’s Creed III is an exclusive hardback title exploring the vision and development of the much-anticipated new game, Assassin’s Creed III.

Hardback* £24.99 * ISBN 9781781164259


Tales From Development Hell: The Greatest Movies Never Made?

David Hughes

“A Perfect Read… he’s done his homework.” – Variety Magazine

David Hughes, author of The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made and a Hollywood screenwriter himself, presents a compulsively readable journey into the area of film-making where all writers, directors and stars fear to tread: Development Hell…

This in-depth tour of tinsel-town’s unmade, takes in everything from Darren Aronofsky’s Batman starring Clint Eastwood, to a John Boorman version of TheLord of the Rings featuring the Beatles! Hughes interviews the writers and directors involved to investigate these fascinating lost projects and many more.

Paperback * £9.99* ISBN: 9780857687234


Tough S**t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good

Kevin Smith

“I certainly would never read anything written by Kevin Smith.” – Tim Burton

Would you take advice from a fat, balding, lazy slob in a size XXL shirt, shorts and slippers, who has taken Ferris Bueller as his personal saviour?

How about from a hugely successful writer, performer, director, producer and bestselling author?

Kevin Smith is all these things and more, and he’s back, this time answering Life’s Big Questions in this New York Times bestselling title.

Hardback with DJ * £18.99 * ISBN: 9781781161944


Liz Fraser …and other characters – My Autobiography

Liz Fraser

Liz Fraser…and other characters is the stunning autobiography of the iconic blonde bombshell, star of the much-loved Carry On series and one of British cinema’s favourite leading ladies for over three decades.

In Liz Fraser…and other characters, Liz discloses shocking revelations about some of her best-known co-stars, reveals the heartbreak behind her two marriages and discusses her courageous battles with cancer. This is Liz’s remarkable story, written in her own words for the very first time and published this autumn!

Hardback * £18.99 * ISBN: 9780956653413


The First Lady of Bond: The Autobiography of Eunice Gayson

Eunice Gayson

This is the inside story of an original Bond girl and some of the best-loved films ever made!

By the time Eunice Gayson played James Bond’s girlfriend Sylvia Trench in Dr No (returning to the big screen in 2012 for it’s 50th anniversary), and From Russia With Love, she had already become one of the first ever reality TV stars, co-starred in a record-breaking run of The Sound of Music, enjoyed leading roles in television classics such as, Danger Man and worked with leading actors, including Sean Connery and Roger Moore.

Read this formidable self-portrait of the actress who is happy to be remembered as the very first Bond girl!

Hardback * £19.99 * ISBN: 9780956653475


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….