A cult classic from the creative minds of Jamie Hewlett (Gorillaz, Tank Girl), and Mat Wakeham!
Fans get their long-awaited look behind the scenes of the much-loved project!
March 25th, London UK – Titan Comics is thrilled to announce special Deluxe and Super Deluxe Editions for the cult classic PHOO ACTION. Prepare to immerse yourself in this definitive collection created by Mat Wakeham and Jamie Hewlett. This ‘Silver Jubilee’ collection encompasses artwork, comics, stories, scripts, storyboards, and a vast assortment of behind-the-scenes material from the franchise. Meticulously designed to offer thrilling adventure and immersive engagement, with luxurious production values tailored for fans and collectors alike. The Deluxe Edition will be hitting stores on October 29, 2024.

The superstar crime-fighting duo of Terry Phoo and Whitey Action burst onto the scene in ‘Get the Freebies’, a serialised comic strip created by Jamie Hewlett which ran for a year in British style and pop culture magazine The Face in 1996. The strip detailed the exploits of the anarchist duo as they battled side-by-side to combat their notorious foes, ‘The Freebies’ – a group of outrageous mutants wreaking havoc in the streets of London. With Mat Wakeham on board, the rebellious comic then became the cult sensation PHOO ACTION, which manifested into a 2008 BBC TV pilot starring Eddie Shin (Westworld) Jamie Winston (Kidulthood), and the late Carl Weathers (Rocky, Predator, The Mandalorian) directed by Euros Lyn (Black Mirror, Broadchurch, Heartstopper).

The PHOO ACTION adventures now culminate in an ultimate, all-new clash with fan-favourite characters returning to defeat the most ferocious unseen villains yet!  Fans will finally get their long-awaited look behind the scenes of the elusive and much-loved project. A must-have for collectors, the hardback, Deluxe Edition comes with extra features including three exclusive art prints, original scripts on specially printed paper stock, exciting gatefolds, and a sleek slipcase to present PHOO ACTION’s design and narrative mastery in all its intended glory.

Reprinted for the first time in English, the original comics are remastered and re-lettered, alongside brand-new, Silver Jubilee art by Hewlett himself. Dive deeper into the world of PHOO ACTION with a foreword by British music, culture, and entertainment journalist, broadcaster, and author, Miranda Sawyer; lost Hewlett & Wakeham comic pages; and an all-new prose story written by Wakeham and beautifully illustrated by Philip Bond (The Invisibles, Hellblazer, Kill Your Boyfriend). With over 90 pages of unseen preparatory art, as well as creature, set, and costume design and a complete written history, this compilation is a must-have for enthusiasts seeking the ultimate PHOO ACTION experience.

“This book is my open love letter to some of the funniest, most reprehensible, and inspired underground comics of the late 20th century, from the hand of one of Britain’s leading artists  – Mr Jamie Hewlett.” – Mat Wakeham

Titan will also be releasing a very limited hardback, Super Deluxe Edition, available this Summer, featuring a tip-in sheet signed by Jamie Hewlett and Mat Wakeham, with a cloth spine, silver gilded page edging, foil and spot UV finishing, along with five art prints, and three embroidered patches, all collected in a stunning clamshell case.

Phoo Action: Deluxe Edition (464pp, HC, $99.99, 9781787743458) is on sale at bookstores, comic shops and digital services from October 29, 2024. Pre-order now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million and Forbidden Planet for UK.

Here’s your first look at Phoo Action: Deluxe Edition

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