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ComiXology Planning Own Super-Mega-Crossover Event

ComiXology Planning Own Super-Mega-Crossover Event

The digital comics app wants in on some of that sweet, sweet event action!



Source: Press Release

ComiXology sent out a press release this morning announcing their first super-mega-crossover event, Meet Your Makers, billed as a celebration of comics creators and the creation of comics. Taking a cue from Marvel and DC's uncanny ability to milk the ever-loving crap out of these sorts of gimmicks, ComiXology plans to reveal a new aspect of the event every week until San Diego Comic Con. From the press release:

This summer, fans… Meet Your Makers – comiXology’s first summer event celebrating comic creators and the creation of comics. Each week from now until Comic-Con International ’13, comiXology will reveal a new aspect of the Meet Your Makers event celebrating the people behind your favorite comics and the act of creating comics.

“Without comic creators there wouldn’t be any comics to enjoy, so all of us at comiXology wanted to use the summer to have a celebration of comic creators and the creation of comics,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “We can’t wait until people see what we have in store for this event!”

 

This is an historic event. Meet Your Makers marks the first time the comic book industry has produced a super-mega-crossover event without, you know, an actual event comic. To get to the bottom of this, we sent ace reporter ThanosCopter to speak with ComiXology Europe President and sexually inappropriate cartoon skunk, Pepe Le Pew.

ThanosCopter: Let's get this out of the way first. Will readers need to buy a ton of tie-in issues to fully understand the main story of this event?

Pepe Le Pew: I theenk you do not understand what zee event is all about. It's not like an event comic. It's more like a...

TC: Uh huh. Will there be 3D foil embossed hologram covers?

PP: We sell ze digital comics, my sweet. We don't have those kinds of...

TC: What about fans of ongoing series. Will they see their favorite books swept up into all this crossover nonsense, interrupting thee regular stories?

PP: You are not leestening, my darleeng. Zis is more of a promotion. We are trying to celebrate comic book creators and let people know about ComiXology's self-publishing portal, which allows independent creators to get zer books distributed to readers all over zee...

TC: Do you plan to do this every year?

PP: We have not thought about next year yet. Right now we are going to...

TC: We all know how this goes. One event dramatically rocks the comics industry to it's very foundations, begetting a new, senses-shattering status quo, which begets another event, and so on and so forth. It's like a crack addiction. Eventually you wind up sucking dick in an alleyway for the latest issue of Zero Hour 2: The Zeroest Hour.

PP: ...

TC: Just shut up and kiss me, skunk.

PP (kissing ThanosCopter): Yes! Mwah mwah! My love! My Darleeng! We shall make such beautiful music together! Mwah mwah mwah!

Let's leave those two to their privacy. Stay tuned to The Outhouse in the coming months and we'll reveal more about Meet Your Makers as soon as we know anything. In the meantime, here's the press release:

ComiXology Announces Their First Summer Event!

Fans… MEET YOUR MAKERS!

A celebration of comic creators and the creation of comics

June 26, 2013 – New York, NY – This summer, fans… Meet Your Makers – comiXology’s first summer event celebrating comic creators and the creation of comics. Each week from now until Comic-Con International ’13, comiXology will reveal a new aspect of the Meet Your Makers event celebrating the people behind your favorite comics and the act of creating comics.

“Without comic creators there wouldn’t be any comics to enjoy, so all of us at comiXology wanted to use the summer to have a celebration of comic creators and the creation of comics,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “We can’t wait until people see what we have in store for this event!”

“At comiXology we’re proud of our ability to help creators get their work to all corners of the globe,” said comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts. “And we wanted to take the summer to give back to those creators that have given us so much.”

As part of their commitment to creators, this past March comiXology debuted comiXology Submit, an easy to use self-publishing portal that enables independent comic book creators to reach comiXology’s global audience of comic fans.

Today, comiXology is proud to announce that it is a minor sponsor in both the Eisner Awards Ceremony and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Welcome Party that both take place during Comic-Con International. These sponsorships are just one part of comiXology’s commitment to the greater comic book industry and also give support to two comic book industry institutions that have aided and celebrated creators for decades. This summer also marks comiXology’s second year as a corporate member of the CBLDF.

Stay tuned for further announcements.

About comiXology
Founded in 2007, comiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes top 10 grossing iPad apps in both 2011 and 2012. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City. For more information visit www.comixology.com





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