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BKV and Martin's Private Eye #1 On Sale Online

Postby LOLtron » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:58 am

BKV and Martin's Private Eye #1 On Sale Online

The creative team is asking readers to name their price for the first issue.



Source: Panel Syndicate

Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin's new The Private Eye #1 is now available for download at http://panelsyndicate.com/.  In an interesting twist, however, the creative team is telling readers to name their price to purchase the comic.  That's right, you can pay as little as $0.01 or as much as $1,000,000 for the 32 page first comic.  Also, all downloads are DRM free, meaning that the download is actually yours to own.

So what exactly is The Private Eye #1 about?  Without spoiling too much, it's about a futuristic world without Internet and looks to examine how people maintain their anonymity offline.  Of course, there's the classic noir elements too.  Beautiful women, footchases and discreet meetings all play a part in the first issue. I'd give a full review, but there's no reason for you not to give it a try yourself. 

It'll be interesting to see how BKV and Martin's experiment works out.  This is the introduction of a new distribution model, one that values content over control and relies on the relationship between the creators and their readers to make a profit.  It's also BKV and Marcos Martin, two of the best creators in the industry today, which all but guarantees that the comic will bring in buckets of money.

The Private Eye is exactly what the often stagnated comic industry needs.  A fresh story with stunning visuals and a forward thinking way of how to reach more than the 100,000 who make weekly trips to the comic book store.  Purchase The Private Eye #1 and be part of a potentially industry changing concept.  Or, go and read yet another event comic in which nothing happens.  Your call.



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Re: BKV and Martin's Private Eye #1 On Sale Online

Postby Chesscub » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:04 am

Format? Will it get published in paper?

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Re: BKV and Martin's Private Eye #1 On Sale Online

Postby Punchy » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:05 am

I just downloaded it, I paid $4 which is about £2.75.

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Re: BKV and Martin's Private Eye #1 On Sale Online

Postby BlueStreak » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:06 am

Chesscub wrote:Format? Will it get published in paper?


It's available in PDF, CBR and CBZ right now. All digital.

It seems that BKV has vague plans to release a hard copy (he mentions Kickstarer in his afterwards), but he stated that he'd prefer to have a completed project before anything like that. For the forseeable future, it looks like this is a digitally exclusive.
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Re: BKV and Martin's Private Eye #1 On Sale Online

Postby Punchy » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:06 am

Chesscub wrote:Format? Will it get published in paper?


You can get any or all of PDF, CBR or CBZ.

Plus you can get in Catalan and Spanish as well as English.

Nothing on the site about paper yet, but I imagine they'll do a collection at the end.

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Re: BKV and Martin's Private Eye #1 On Sale Online

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:24 am

That is about as cool as digital comics get, I think.

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Re: BKV and Martin's Private Eye #1 On Sale Online

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:28 am

Well, the PayPal checkout is overloaded and fried. Shades of Comixology.

But for the second time I tried to try digital comics and the mechanisms failed to even allow me to complete the transactions.

Not much to inspire any confidence in a format I don't like to begin with!

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Re: BKV and Martin's Private Eye #1 On Sale Online

Postby Chesscub » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:29 am

BlueMole wrote:
It's available in PDF, CBR and CBZ right now. All digital.

It seems that BKV has vague plans to release a hard copy (he mentions Kickstarer in his afterwards), but he stated that he'd prefer to have a completed project before anything like that. For the forseeable future, it looks like this is a digitally exclusive.


Thanks! I'll probably break down and get it online then Kickstarter the collection when it comes out.

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Re: BKV and Martin's Private Eye #1 On Sale Online

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:31 am

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Thanks, future of inconvenience and transient digital comics!

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Re: BKV and Martin's Private Eye #1 On Sale Online

Postby mrorangesoda » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:37 am

Victorian Squid wrote:
Thanks, future of inconvenience and transient digital comics!


:smt102 It's the first hour. Diamond misses a couple shipments each year due to snow storms or shops are closed after I leave work. I get that you have a very protectionist view of your industry, but harping online about digital doesn't help your business. It does convince me that you work at one of the shops that the market can't really support anyway due to the lack of confidence.

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Re: BKV and Martin's Private Eye #1 On Sale Online

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:42 am

mrorangesoda wrote:
:smt102 It's the first hour. Diamond misses a couple shipments each year due to snow storms or shops are closed after I leave work. I get that you have a very protectionist view of your industry, but harping online about digital doesn't help your business. It does convince me that you work at one of the shops that the market can't really support anyway due to the lack of confidence.


It convinces me you smoking crack this morning, I don't work in a comics shop. :lol:

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Re: BKV and Martin's Private Eye #1 On Sale Online

Postby mrorangesoda » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:47 am

Victorian Squid wrote:
It convinces me you smoking crack this morning, I don't work in a comics shop. :lol:

STEE-RIKE!


Bookstore or something? You gave away apple. Was that not a comic thread?
Anyway, you get an awful lot of glee out of digital failings. To me right now, you are to digital comics what Nacireman is to the Legion of Superheroes.

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Re: BKV and Martin's Private Eye #1 On Sale Online

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:48 am

:lol:

Suck my d**k!

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Re: BKV and Martin's Private Eye #1 On Sale Online

Postby bkthomson » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:56 am

mrorangesoda wrote:
Bookstore or something? You gave away apple. Was that not a comic thread?
Anyway, you get an awful lot of glee out of digital failings. To me right now, you are to digital comics what Nacireman is to the Legion of Superheroes.

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Re: BKV and Martin's Private Eye #1 On Sale Online

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:56 am

bkthomson wrote:Dang!!!


I work at an Apple Store obviously, duh! :roll:

BlueMole had to return his first model as possibly defective, so we immediately exchanged it for a new one.

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