What do you do if you're a fledgling comic book publisher stacking your stables with some of the best talent in the business? You shout it from the rooftops first then you make sure it's as accessible to the masses as humanly possible. AfterShock Comics, an upstart that has so far this year released books by veterans Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Garth Ennis, Brian Azzarello, Paul Jenkins and others, is going to make it easier to find by partnering with Comixology and Amazon.
You'll now be able to get AfterShock's current and future comics straight from your digital device by going directly to Comixology or Amazon's Kindle store.“Since our official launch less than a year ago, AfterShock has experienced incredible traction and acclaim through our inaugural titles from some of the industry’s most celebrated creators,” said Mike Marts, AfterShock’s Editor-in-Chief. “We’re extremely proud of our growing content library and excited to offer AfterShock’s current and future titles to a much wider audience through this partnership with comiXology and Kindle.”
But wait, there's more!
AfterShock's embarrassment of rich talent is getting even more embarrassing as legendary writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Archie, Kingdom Come, and a million other books) will be collaborating with Tom Peyer to bring 'Captain Kid' this summer. 'Captain Kid' is about a middle-aged comic book fan who transforms into a teenage superhero. Waid is obviously playing to the crowd with this reverse-Shazam fantasy that will surely be a hit.
January 20, 2016 (New York, NY) – AfterShock Comics, comiXology and Amazon today announce a distribution agreement making AfterShock Comics’ growing slate of edgy, new titles from top creators including Garth Ennis, Paul Jenkins, Brian Azzarello, Marguerite Bennett, David Hine, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Jordan for sale on the comiXology platform as well as Amazon’s Kindle Store. Today’s debut sees the addition of comics such as Replica, InSeXts, SuperZero, Dreaming Eagles and American Monster, available on both comiXology and the Kindle Store.“Since our official launch less than a year ago, AfterShock has experienced incredible traction and acclaim through our inaugural titles from some of the industry’s most celebrated creators,” said Mike Marts, AfterShock’s Editor-in-Chief. “We’re extremely proud of our growing content library and excited to offer AfterShock’s current and future titles to a much wider audience through this partnership with comiXology and Kindle.”“We believe that AfterShock Comics is doing great things with their expanding line-up of original titles from top comics creators, so we’re thrilled to share these hot new series with our avid comiXology and Kindle comics fans,” said comiXology’s co-founder and CEO, David Steinberger. “From suburban suspense and WWII aerial adventures to sci-fi detective stories, Victorian erotic horror and more, AfterShock Comics has an incredibly diverse line-up of comics that we’re sure has something for everyone to enjoy!”Today’s digital debut of AfterShock Comics on comiXology and the Kindle Store sees all the following titles available, with the addition of Strayer #1 on January 27th:• American Monster #1• Replica #1-2• InSeXts #1-2• SuperZero #1-2• Dreaming Eagles #1The Kindle Store gives readers access to millions of books on the most popular devices and platforms, including Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, iOS, Android and more.With over 75,000 comics, graphic novels and manga from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience make it the best digital platform for comic fans worldwide.About AfterShock ComicsLaunched in April 2015, AfterShock Comics is a comic book company that combines the creative edge of an independent comic book publisher with the strengths and experience of a traditional powerhouse. In addition to Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts, formerly executive editor at both Marvel and D.C., AfterShock’s executive team includes: Publisher Joe Pruett; CEO Jon Kramer, an entertainment entrepreneur with extensive worldwide production and distribution experience; President Lee Kramer, a film/TV production and development executive who has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood; and Senior VP of Investor Relations Jawad Qureshi, an experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor.About comiXologyComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), 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 a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers - and independent creators as well - comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle, Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit www.comixology.com.About AmazonAmazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.