ComiXology Originals Reveals Details on the Next Wave of Exclusive Creator-Owned Comics at Comic-Con International San Diego 2018

July 18, 2018 – San Diego, CA / New York, NY – ComiXology, Amazon’s premiere digital comics service, announced today the creative teams and titles for the next wave of comiXology Originals creator-owned comic books and graphic novels, during a press event today at Comic-Con International San Diego 2018.

The comiXology Originals debuting today include: Goliath Girls by writer Sam Humphries and artist Alti Firmansyah, Grave Danger by writer Tim Seeley and Mike Norton, Hit Reblog: Comics That Caught Fire by writer and artist Megan Kearney, along with over a dozen webcomics superstars and editor, Hope Nicholson, and Teenage Wasteland by writer Magdalene Visaggio and artist Jen Vaughn. Readers can dive in immediately: the books are free to read for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited and are also available for purchase on Kindle and comiXology.

Also unveiled at Comic-Con International were future comiXology Original titles to be released in the coming months including: The Dark by writer Mark Sable and artist Kristian Donaldson, Delver by co-writers C. Spike Trotman and MK Reed with art by Tish Doolin, and The Stone King by writer Kel McDonald and artist Tyler Crook.

Alongside today’s content announcements comiXology debuted a convention exclusive comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book, featuring story pages, creator bios and behind the scenes process sketches from current and upcoming comiXology Originals creator-owned series. The comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book will be given away at comiXology’s panels and during creator signings at booth #2547 throughout Comic-Con International, which takes place at the San Diego Convention Center July 18-22 in San Diego, CA. At the booth fans can also receive a limited edition comiXology Originals enamel pin, free – small quantities of the pin will be available at the start of each day, first-come-first-served. ComiXology will also be hosting 10 panels at this year’s convention and during every panel limited quantities of signed Savage Game Print-On-Demand (POD) books along with other giveaways will be given out to attendees. For the full panel and signing schedule check out comiXology’s social media and Tumblr.

“When we debuted the first wave of creator owned comiXology Original titles, we launched all five issues of the Superfreaks series in one day so readers could binge read the series at once. No one had ever done that before, and that’s just the tip of what we have planned,” said comiXology’s Head of Content Chip Mosher. “Today we are making history again with Goliath Girls which is releasing simultaneously in English and Japanese. Going forward we’ll continue to push the envelope with new ways to connect with readers. It’s great to be able to offer the over 100 million Prime members worldwide the opportunity to experience these great books.”

More about the comiXology Originals titles available now can be found below:

Goliath Girls

Written by Sam Humphries with art by Alti Firmansyah

Monsters will rise, cities will fall…but best friends are forever! Zelda, Eunice, and Juliet are three best friends: orphans of the Kaiju Generation, and adoptive mothers to their own baby Goliath! For years they’ve searched for the elusive King of All Goliaths, the one fabled to bring the Forever War to an end. But they’re not the only ones on his trail.

  • 5-issue miniseries – available monthly – $2.99 per issue on Kindle and comiXology
  • An industry first: simultaneously available in Japanese same day in Japan through Amazon.jp, and worldwide
  • Free to read for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited
  • Print collected edition will be available via Print-on-Demand exclusively on Amazon.com

Grave Danger

Written by Tim Seeley with art by Mike Norton

She is Grave Danger, agent of Headstone, a joint clandestine espionage organization that handles all unspeakable crime! [Unspeakable Crime- Illegal acts committed by paranormal entities such as vampires, witches, demons, and Frankensteins.] Agent Danger leaps into action from the suborbital Mourning Angel base, afraid of nothing! [Except getting her sneakers dirty. And heights.] [Also, her past.]. The first release from Daniel Alter and Jeff Forsyth’s new company Comix AF.

  • 5-issue miniseries – available monthly – $2.99 per issue on Kindle and comiXology
  • Free to read for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited
  • Print collected edition will be available via Print-on-Demand exclusively on Amazon.com

 

Hit Reblog: Comics That Caught Fire

Written and illustrated by Megan Kearney, edited by Hope Nicholson

Hit Reblog: Comics That Caught Fire showcases the viral sensations of the webcomics world and the true stories behind their creators. Follow the ups and downs of internet fame, from IP theft to book deals, and all the trials of becoming an overnight sensation after gaining 10,000 reblogs in a single night. Learn about the origins behind the hit comic strips “This is Fine”, “All Houses Matter”, “No Take, Only Throw”, and frequently-viral webcomics such as Owlturd, Cyanide and Happiness, False Knees, and Poorly Drawn Lines. Each of the twenty artists featured includes a biographical intro by award-winning comic artist Megan Kearney (Disney Princess, The Secret Loves of Geek Girls).

Hit Reblog: Comics That Caught Fire includes comics by webcomic superstars: Anelien, Joshua Barkman, Rob Denbleyker, Adam Ellis, Reza Farazmand, Nick Franco, Craig Froehle, KC Green, Ryan Harby, Maya Kern, Fran Krause, Dami Lee, David Malki!, Dave Mcelfatrick, Alex Norris, Branson Reese, Nick Seluk, Katie Shanahan, Brandon Sheffield, Shen, Kris Straub, and Zach Weinersmith, Kris Wilson. Edited by Hope Nicholson of the multi Eisner-award nominated publisher Bedside Press.

  • Collection 120pg – $6.99 on Kindle and comiXology
  • Free to read for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited
  • Available for pre-order in print for $9.99 as a Print-on-Demand graphic novel exclusively on Amazon.com

 

Teenage Wasteland

Written by Magdalene Visaggio with art by Jen Vaughn

Smart-mouthed Ellie Tweed is the jerkhole new girl in school who falls in with the wrong crowd, who happen to have an explosive secret: they aren’t just jerkhole teenage girls with attitude, they are the Earth’s secret defenders! And Ellie’s their newest recruit. From the creative duo of Magdalene Vissaggio (Kim & Kim) and Jen Vaughn (Betty & Veronica: Vixens) comes this action-packed series where after school activities include transforming into superheroes and fighting monsters!

  • 5-issue miniseries – available monthly – $2.99 per issue on Kindle and comiXology
  • Free to read for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited
  • Print collected edition will be available via Print-on-Demand exclusively on Amazon.com
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Titles arriving in the coming months:

 

The Dark

Written by Mark Sable with art by Kristian Donaldson

After a worldwide cyberwar ends technology as we know it, a former super-soldier teams up with a biopunk to fight the rise of a biological internet forcing humanity to connect to it—whether they want to or not.

  • Original Graphic Novel available on Kindle and comiXology
  • Free to read for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited
  • Available in print as Print-on-Demand exclusively on Amazon.com

Delver

Written by C. Spike Trotman and MK Reed with art by Tish Doolin

When the door to a living dungeon surfaces in the tiny hamlet of Oddgoat, village girl Temerity Aster has two choices: abandon the only home she’s ever known to carpet baggers and sellswords, or carve out a place for herself and her family in the new and dangerous world of delving.

  • 5-issue miniseries available on Kindle and comiXology
  • Free to read for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited
  • Print collected edition will be available via Print-on-Demand exclusively on Amazon.com

 

The Stone King

Written by Kel McDonald with art by Tyler Crook

A young adult fantasy adventure about finding who you are through taking responsibility for your mistakes, The Stone King explores the life of a teen girl thief, working to determine her future path but instead provokes a giant.

  • 4-issue miniseries available on Kindle and comiXology
  • Free to read for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited
  • Print collected edition will be available via Print-on-Demand exclusively on Amazon.co

These titles join Savage Game an original graphic novel created by NFL player Ryan Kalil, written by Shawn Kittelsen, with art by Chris B. Murray, Elephantmen 2261: The Death of Shorty issues #1-2 from writer Richard Starkings, and artists Axel Medellin and Boo Cook; and Ask For Mercy issues #1-2 from writer Starkings and newcomer artist Abigail Jill Harding.

In addition, Superfreaks, a debut series from cowriters Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet, and newcomer artist Margaux Saltel with all 5 issues released at once for bingeable reading, is available today as a digital collected edition.

Customers can enjoy comiXology Originals releases on a variety of Amazon’s membership services. Prime Reading offers Amazon Prime members a rotating selection of over a thousand top Kindle books, magazines, short works, comic books, children’s books, and more – all at no additional cost. Kindle Unlimited offers over 1 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and select current issues of popular magazines for just $9.99 a month with a 30-day free trial atamazon.com/kindleunlimited. ComiXology Unlimited now offers over 15,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial at comixology.com/unlimited. All titles are also available as individual purchases on Kindle and comiXology.

For more updates on comiXology Originals, check out http://comixologyoriginals.com and follow comiXology on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

 

About comiXology

ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is a revolutionary, cloud-based digital comics service. With content from over 125 publishers as well as thousands of independent creators from around the world, comiXology provides an unrivaled library of comic books, graphic novels, manga and bandes dessinées. The company’s first-in-class innovations include the exclusive Guided View technology which provides an immersive and cinematic reading experience and a new monthly subscription service. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle and Los Angeles. For more information, visit comixology.com and follow the company on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

 

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ComiXology Comic-Con International San Diego 2018 Panel and Signing Schedule 

Panels

 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

 

2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. – Beyond the Blockbuster: Finding Comics for Comics Movie Lovers, Room: 8
Speakers: Magdalene Visaggio (Teenage Wasteland), Jen Vaughn (Teenage Wasteland), MK Reed (Delver), Shawn Kittelsen (Savage Game), Axel Medellin (Elephantmen) and Boo Cook (Elephantmen 2261)

Moderated by: Kiersten Wing and Matt Kolowski (comiXology)

4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. – ComiXology Originals: Creator-Owned Comics and Beyond, Room: 28DE Sam Speakers: Humphries (Goliath Girls), Alti Firmansyah (Goliath Girls), Magdalene Visaggio (Teenage Wasteland), Jen Vaughn (Teenage Wasteland), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen 2261, Ask for Mercy), Abigail Jill Harding (Ask for Mercy)
Moderated by: Kiersten Wing and Matt Kolowski (comiXology)


6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. – Comics PR and Marketing 101, Room:
Speakers: Elsa Charretier (Superfreaks), C. Spike Trotman (Delver), Hope Nicholson (Hit Reblog), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen 2261, Ask for Mercy), Abigail Jill Harding (Ask for Mercy)
Moderated by: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

 

Friday, July 20, 2018

 

3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. – So You Want to Edit Comics? A Closer Look at the Industry’s Secret Warriors, Room: 8
Speakers: Will Dennis (Scalped), Hope Nicholson (Hit Reblog), Megan Kearney  (Hit Reblog), Tim Seeley (Grave Danger), Mike Norton (Grave Danger), Kel McDonald (The Stone King)

Moderated by: Kiersten Wing and Matt Kolowski (comiXology)

 

6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. – Creator Origins: A Candid Conversation on How it All Began, Room: 9

Speakers: Tim Seeley (Grave Danger), Mike Norton (Grave Danger), Sam Humphries (Goliath Girls), Alti Firmansyah (Goliath Girls), C. Spike Trotman (Delver), Magdalene Visaggio (Teenage Wasteland), Mark Sable (The Dark), Kristian Donaldson (The Dark)

Moderated by: Kiersten Wing and Matt Kolowski (comiXology)

 

7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – ComiXology Originals: Comics for the Young Adult Fan, Room:

Speakers: Elsa Charretier (Superfreaks), Pierrick Colinet (Superfreaks), Margaux Saltel (Superfreaks), Kel McDonald (The Stone King), C. Spike Trotman (Delver), MK Reed (Delver), Tish Doolin (Delver)

Moderated by: Kiersten Wing and Matt Kolowski (comiXology)

 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

 

3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. – ComiXology Originals: On the Horizon, Room: 29AB
Speakers: Tim Seeley (Grave Danger), Mike Norton (Grave Danger), Sam Humphries (Goliath Girls), Alti Firmansyah (Goliath Girls), MK Reed (Delver), Tish Doolin (Delver), Mark Sable (The Dark), Kristian Donaldson (The Dark)

Moderated by: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

 

5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Manga: An Intro For Comics Fans, Room: 28DE
Speakers: Chris Butcher (Consulting Editor, VIZ Media), Deb Aoki (Anime News Network), Deb Aoki (Anime News Network), Stephanie Borria (Media Do International), Kristian Donaldson (The Dark), Ivan Salazar (comiXology)

Moderated by: Kiersten Wing and Matt Kolowski (comiXology)

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

 

11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. – Guide to Illustrating Comics: From Sketches to Final Pages, Room: 24ABC
Speakers: Mike Norton (Grave Danger), Elsa Charretier (Superfreaks), Margaux Saltel (Superfreaks), Alti Firmansyah (Goliath Girls), Kristian Donaldson (The Dark), Megan Kearney (Hit Reblog)

Moderated by: Kiersten Wing and Matt Kolowski (comiXology)

 

2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. – Comics of the Internet: The Memes, the Myths, The Legends, Room: 29AB
Speakers: Hope Nicholson (Hit Reblog), Megan Kearney (Hit Reblog), Shen T (Owlturd Comix), David Malki (Wondermark), Nick Franco (Nuzlocke Comics)

Moderated by: Kiersten Wing and Matt Kolowski (comiXology)

 

Weekend Signing Schedule:

 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

 

6:00p.m.-7:00pm – Sam Humphries & Alti Firmansyah (Goliath Girls) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

7:00p.m.-8:00pm – Richard Starkings, Axel Medellin & Boo Cook (Elephantmen 2261) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

8:00pm-9:00pm – Josh O’Neill & Gideon Kendall (Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost) signing an exclusive Marley’s Ghost poster at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

 

10:00am-11:00am – Hope Nicholson & Megan Kearney (Hit Reblog) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

12:00pm-1:00pm— Sam Humphries & Alti Firmansyah (Goliath Girls) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

1:00pm-2:00pm— Shawn Kittelsen & Chris B. Murray (Savage Game) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

2:00pm-3:00pm— Tim Seeley & Mike Norton (Grave Danger) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

3:00pm-4:00pm— Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet & Margaux Saltel (Superfreaks) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

4:00pm-5:00pm— Mark Sable & Kristian Donaldson (The Dark) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

5:00pm-6:00pm— C. Spike Trotman, MK Reed & Tish Doolin (Delver) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

6:00pm-7:00pm— Magdalene Visaggio & Jen Vaughn (Teenage Wasteland) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)


Friday, July 20, 2018

 

10:00am-11:00am— Tim Seeley & Mike Norton (Grave Danger) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

11:00am-12:00pm— Richard Starkings, Axel Medellin & Boo Cook (Elephantmen 2261) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

12:00pm-1:00pm— Kel McDonald (The Stone King) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

1:00pm-2:00pm— Todd Nauck (Spidey: School’s Out) signing an exclusive Spidey: Schools Out poster at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

2:00pm-3:00pm— Hope Nicholson & Megan Kearney (Hit Reblog) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

3:00pm-4:00pm— Magdalene Visaggio & Jen Vaughn (Teenage Wasteland) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

4:00pm-5:00pm— Sam Humphries & Alti Firmansyah (Goliath Girls) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

5:00pm-6:00pm— C. Spike Trotman, MK Reed & Tish Doolin (Delver) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

6:00pm-7:00pm— Richard Starkings & Abigail Jill Harding (Ask for Mercy) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

 

10:00am-11:00am – Magdalene Visaggio (Teenage Wasteland) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

11:00am-12:00pm – Mark Sable & Kristian Donaldson (The Dark) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

12:00pm-1:00pm— Hope Nicholson & Megan Kearney (Hit Reblog) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

1:00pm-2:00pm— Sam Humphries & Alti Firmansyah (Goliath Girls) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

2:00pm-3:00pm— Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet & Margaux Saltel (Superfreaks) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

3:00pm-4:00pm— Ryan Kalil, Shawn Kittelsen & Chris B. Murray (Savage Game) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

4:00pm-5:00pm— Kel McDonald (The Stone King) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

5:00pm-6:00pm- Todd Nauck (Spidey: School’s Out) signing an exclusive Spidey: Schools Out poster at comiXology booth (#2457)


6:00pm-7:00pm— Shannon Wheeler, Josh O’Neill & Gideon Kendall (Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost) signing an exclusive Marley’s Ghost poster at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

 

10:00am-11:00am— Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet & Margaux Saltel (Superfreaks) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

11:00am-12:00pm— Magdalene Visaggio & Jen Vaughn (Teenage Wasteland) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

12:00pm-1:00pm— C. Spike Trotman, MK Reed & Tish Doolin (Delver) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

1:00pm-2:00pm— Richard Starkings & Abigail Jill Harding (Ask for Mercy) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

2:00pm-3:00pm— Tim Seeley & Mike Norton (Grave Danger) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

3:00pm-4:00pm— Kel McDonald (The Stone King) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)

 

4:00pm-5:00pm— Hope Nicholson & Megan Kearney (Hit Reblog) signing the comiXology Originals 2018 Preview Book at comiXology booth (#2457)