Comixology Announces New Digital Exclusive Line ‘Comixology Originals’
“Our mission is to make everyone on the face of the planet a comic fan,” says Comixology CEO David Steinberger. Today, Comixology has revealed a new step in that plan with Comixology Originals, a line of digital comics in partnership with print publishers, available exclusively on Comixology and Kindle.
The first three Comixology Original books, which are available for pre-order today, are Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular, from Boom Studios; Valiant High, from Valiant Comics; and Marley’s Ghost, an unfinished A Christmas Carol adaptation by the legendary Harvey Kurtzman.
The one thing that unites these books is their unexpectedness: Marshall Lee gives the spotlight to a supporting character from an alternate version of Adventure Time, Valiant is creating its own fanfic-style high school AU, and of course the Kurtzman book features unseen and long forgotten work from one of comics’ greatest pioneers. With these titles as an opening gambit, it will be interesting to see what Comixology Unlimited offers in its second round of books and beyond!
Check out more details of the three launch titles below:
Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular from BOOM! Studios with three all-new original Marshall Lee stories set in BOOM! Studios’ bestselling continuation of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time TV show. The first story features New York Times bestselling writer Mariko Tamaki with artist Audrey Mok, followed by stories teaming up writer Melanie Gillman with artist Trungles and writer S.M. Vidaurri with artist Asia Kendrick-Horton — all found behind a fully painted cover by Fabio Moon. This digital only exclusive is available for pre-order today on comiXology andKindle for $3.99.
Valiant High from Valiant Entertainment is a hilarious reimagining of Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe by writer Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), artist Derek Charm (Jughead) with a first issue cover by David Lafuente! Before they became the world’s most formidable heroes, they were roaming the halls at a super-powered preparatory academy where Aric “X-O Manowar” Dacia is a record-setting running back, Colin “Ninjak” King is a debonair foreign exchange student, and Coach Bloodshot is way too into dodgeball! Now…Faith “Zephyr” Herbert is about to discover it all for the first time as the newest girl in school! Issue #1 (of 4) of this digital only exclusive is available for pre-order today on comiXology and Kindle for $3.99.
Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost will see The New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, illustrator Gideon Kendall and editor Josh O’Neill expand and complete Kurtzman’s first attempt at the graphic novel form courtesy of the Estate of Harvey Kurtzman and packagers Kitchen, Lind & Associates. Never completed until now, in the 1950s Kurtzman attempted to adapt the Marley’s ghost section of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with over 70 pages of breakdowns. The completed work will be a 100+ page digital only exclusive graphic novel and is available for pre-order today for $9.99. on comiXology and Kindle with a winter 2017 release date.