Written by Jude Terror
on Tuesday, August 28 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
The innovative IOS digital comics company continues its plans for world domination with the acquisition of DC's Digital Group Editor and a push of weekly original content.
Source: Press Release
Madefire, the digital comics company producing "Motion Books" available on the iPad, made a major announcement today. The company is bringing on Ben Abernathy, DC's forward-thinking former Digital Group Editor who oversaw the company's switch to day and date digital releases, and will be launching an initiative to release new content on a weekly basis. The company, which boast an impressive roster of talent and executives that already includes Dave Gibbons, Brian Bolland, Doug Braithwaite, and Liam Sharpe will release the following new episodes and titles throughout August and September:
“CaptainStoneIsMissing. . .” (episode 02) by Liam Sharp & Christina McCormack
“TheEngine” (episodes 01 and 02) by Guy Adams & Jimmy Broxton (ep. 01 released August 15)
“TheIrons” by Haden Blackman & Gary Erskine (released August 8)
“Mono” (episode 02) by Ben Wolstenholme and Liam Sharp
“Treatment: MexicoCity” by Dave Gibbons, Doug Braithwaite and Robbie Morrison
“Treatment: Tokyo” (episode 02) by Dave Gibbons, Kinman Chan and Robbie Morrison, with cover by Brian Bolland
Abernathy begins his new role at Madefire on September 4th. In anticipation of the move, Apple has already filed an injunction against Samsung claiming to hold the patent on "former DC editors joining digital comics companies."
Check out the five-star-rated Madefire App on the App Store or learn more about the company at their website.
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