Seven new titles were announced from the revolutionary digital comics publisher at Comic Con, and the first one hit Comixology yesterday!
When Chris Roberson spoke out on Twitter about the alleged mistreatment of Alan Moore over Watchmen and the exploitative masterpiece Before Watchmen, the future looked bleak for the creator of the popular Vertigo comic iZombie. Luckily, Roberson was rescued from DC's headquarters, the Ministry of Magic, in a hail of spells and curses when headmaster DumbleMoore showed up and engaged Dan Didimort in a spectacular, epic wizard battle the likes of which hadn't been seen in at least 50 years. Or at least that's how this reporter likes to think it happened.
In any case, Roberson soon announced Monkeybrain Comics, a digital comics publishing company that launched with five titles: Aesop's Ark, Amelia Cole and the Unknown World, Bandette, Edison Rex, and October Girl, all at a price point of $.99 or $1.99. Monkeybrain trended on Twitter on launch day, and by all accounts has been a rising success. This reporter enjoyed the titles, and more than that, appreciates digital comics done right, at a reasonable price, because that is the future of this industry.
So if you missed out on the launch of Monkeybrain, you'll be happy to know that not only can you go to Comixology right now and download any or all of those five titles, but you can pick up a new one that just hit the digital store yesterday: WANDER, by Kevin Church and Grace Allison. Wander was originally announced as a launch title, though it just came out yesterday, but there are six more titles coming soon as well:
MASKS AND MOBSTERS, by Joshua William and Mike Henderson
INTERGALACTIC, by Joe Keatinge and Ken Garing
KONQUEROR, by Chris Schweitzer and Audrey Morris
ROUNDUP, edited by Chris Schweitzer
DREAMSEQUENCER: SPIRIT OF THE LAW, by Brandon Seifert and Michael Montenat
AWESOME ADVENTURES, by Chris Roberson and Thomas N. Perkins IV
Here's the description of Wander:
After storming out of her crappy coffee shop job, perpetual NYU grad student Olive Hopkins decides to throw a massive pity party for herself using the last of her meager savings. She discovers the next morning that not only does she have a massive hangover: she's somehow been transported into The Ninth Kingdom, a fantasy realm straight out of that section of the Barnes and Noble she always avoided. How'd she get here? How's she going to get home? Most of all: where can she get a good slice and a pack of Camel Lights? She's dying here.
If you haven't already, get your ass over to Comixology and pick up some Monkeybrain comics right now!
Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror