Cheats writing eight titles together with Rafael Albuquerque, Greg Capullo, Francesco Francavilla, Jamal Igle, Jock, Tula Lotay, Francis Manapul and Dan Panosian
Titles must first be digital from comiXology and Kindle, then in print via Dark Horse Books
Scott Snyder comes to comiXology Originals in style. ComiXology’s exclusive content line, comiXology Originals and Scott Snyder’s publisher, Best Jackett Press, announced today that Snyder will be writing eight new titles for comiXology Originals. The titles will be made available as digital first releases exclusively on comiXology and Kindle with all eight titles collected in print and released at a later date by Dark Horse Books.
With these new titles, # 1 New York Times bestselling author Snyder returns to his creative roots and collaborates with some of the greatest comic book artists, including Rafael Albuquerque, Greg Capullo, Francesco Francavilla, Jamal Igle, Jock, Tula Lotay, Francis Manapul and Dan Panosian. Legendary comic book editor Will Dennis oversees the titles.
“This historic multi-title agreement on comiXology Originals has enabled us to bring together a killer array of artists, and together we challenge ourselves creatively to work outside our comfort zones and truly lean into the possibilities of making comics,” said Scott Snyder. “This agreement gives me the freedom to explore the kind of storytelling I’ve wanted to try for a long time, while also supporting my need to try something that is not entirely comfortable for me.”
“Massive in scope and creative range, these comics embrace all the things you love about Scott Snyder as a writer, while offering stories that are unexpected and new,” said comiXology’s Head of Content Chip Mosher. “Together with the best artists in the industry, these creator-owned comics range from horror and sci-fi to historical fiction that is truly something for everyone.”
The titles include:
BARNSTORMERS written by Scott Snyder with art by Tula Lotay and colors by Tula Lotay and Dee Cunniffe-A high-flying fairy tale romance that takes place right after World War I.
ONDENS BOG written by Scott Snyder with illustrations by Jock – A prose story about four young friends who grow up in a strangely near future, where over 90% of the population were born psychopaths.
CANARIAN written by Scott Snyder with art and colors by Dan Panosian – It’s 1891, and a mine collapses in itself. Find out what the dark matter found 666 feet underground is in this horror-western!
CLEAR written by Scott Snyder with art and colors by Francis Manapul-A sci-fi-mysterious journey of suspense into a strange dystopian future where a neurological internet connection transforms reality.
END AND TIRES written by Scott Snyder with art by Rafael Albuquerque-A manga-influenced teenage adventure in the strange post-apocalyptic America … from 1955. In connection with Albuquerque’s Stout Club Entertainment.
DUDLEY DATSON AND FOREVER THE MACHINE written by Scott Snyder with art by Jamal Igle and Juan Castro and colors by Chris Sotomayor – An exciting adventure story about a boy, his dog and a machine that controls time and space! What can go wrong?
THE NIGHT IN THE GHOULETwritten by Scott Snyder with art and colors by Francesco Francavilla – A dazzling horror that cuts between today’s narrative and the story of a lost horror film.
WE HAVE DEMONS written by Scott Snyder with art by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion and colors by Dave McCaig – The conflict between good and evil is coming to mind when a teenage hero embarks on a journey that reveals a secret society, monsters and chaos.
“Scott Snyder is one of the leading comic book writers,” said Dark Horse Publisher Mike Richardson. “We look forward to seeing these new titles join the ranks of Dark Horse’s creative classics, such as Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, Frank Miller’s Sin City and Gerard Way and Gabriel Bás’ Umbrella Academy.”
The first titles arrive in October. Further information on exactly how comiXology Originals’ best Jackett Press titles are digitally released is announced closer to release.
“Our goal with comiXology is to turn everyone in the world into a lifelong cartoon, graphic novel or manga fan,” said comiXology CEO and co-founder David Steinberger, who oversees comics for Amazon worldwide. “When Best Jacket Press joined comiXology Originals, there is now a library of nearly 50 creator-owned titles available in our subscription services. With over 30,000 books in comiXology Unlimited and these upcoming titles from Scott, the value comiXology Originals brings to comiXology Unlimited and Kindle Unlimited customers is far beyond the modest monthly cost. ”
“One of the things I’m so excited about is experimenting with finding new ways to build and nurture a community of readers,” Snyder said. “We want every release to be an event, and we can’t wait for readers to see what we’ve planned, whether they’re reading via comiXology Unlimited, print or both.”
ComiXology Originals titles are available at no extra cost to members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited and for purchase in the Amazon Kindle Store and comiXology. Prime Reading offers all Amazon Prime members a rotating selection of over a thousand top Kindle books, magazines, short works, comics, children’s books and more – all at no extra cost. Kindle Unlimited gives customers access to more than 1 million titles, including thousands of audiobooks and current magazines, for just $ 9.99 a month with a free trial of amazon.com/kindleunlimited. ComiXology Unlimited offers over 30,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $ 5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial of comixology.com/unlimited.
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