If You’re like me, and you live, eat, sleep or even breathe Comic Books. You are constantly on the search for something new, innovative and original. And once you find something that meets that very specific criteria you may feel like you have found the holy grail and must share it with anyone you can find.
And that is what I am about to do.
I am a big fan of anything digital, I am obsessed by Apple’s app store and I am constantly looking for something to feed the addiction. I am exactly the same with Digital Comics, I LOVE ComiXology and I have a vast collection both on my phone and available to read using the web reader app, I currently buy over half of my monthly comics reading digitally and I can’t get enough! So imagine my excitement when I come across a small publisher on ComiXology by the name of Monekybrain Comics. An independent publisher of Comics that are available in digital format only with a select few being picked up by IDW Publishing this year for collected print editions.
Here is some info on Monkey Brain Comics:
Launched in the summer of 2012 by New York Times-bestselling writer Chris Roberson and TV commercial and film producer Allison Baker, Monkeybrain Comics was designed to be a home for quality creator-owned comics made available in digital format via the Comics By comiXology platform. The Onion AV Club has named Monkeybrain Comics the “premier destination for high-quality digital comics,” and IGN has said that Monkeybrain is “the company that seems to be doing [digital comics] best.” Monkeybrain titles were frequently cited in critics’ year-end surveys, and MASKS & MOBSTERS was named the Best Digital Series of 2012 by USA Today.
Here are just a select few titles that MonkeyBrain Comics has on offer at ComiXology for the low price of just 99c per issue!
Amelia Cole and the Hidden War
$.99 – Ages 12+ – Amelia Cole is back, and this time, she’s the Protector! What is the HIDDEN WAR? Who are OMEGA COMPANY? And is the Protector cloak as itchy as it looks? Adam P. Knave & D.J. Kirkbride write, Nick Brokenshire draws, Rachel Deering letters, and Ruiz Moreno color assists AMELIA COLE AND THE HIDDEN WAR issue 1! New arc, new title, new price!
$.99 – Ages 15+ – There are lies. There are secrets. And then, there’s FROST. A rescue operation to recover an American asset from the heart of an Afghani warlord’s stronghold turns into a deadly struggle for survival…and there’s nowhere else Frost would rather be…
$.99 – Ages 17+ – They know her name, they have her partner. With a pocketful of state secrets and a crew of Strange Agents in pursuit, Zan Jensen is running out of exits. As the net tightens and consequences turn fatal, all roads lead anywhere but Kathmandu.
Masks and Mobsters
$.99 – Ages 15+ – The mob keeps dumping dead bodies in the Golden City Harbor, which doesn’t sit well with a mysterious underwater citizen. But does this underwater masked man become friend or foe to the Mobsters? Featuring a special tale written by artist Mike Henderson!
The Stars Below
$.99 – Ages 9+ – In the tradition of such tales as “Stuart Little” and “The Cricket in Times Square,” a young pigeon is literally swept into the Hayden Planetarium and is awed by his first-ever view of the stars. But when he finds you can’t see the stars from the streets of New York, he sets off on a dangerous quest to reach the city’s highest point — and realizes his dream in a way he never expected.
$1.99 – Ages 15+ – 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.
This is great company with fantastic ethics when it comes to working with their creators. This is what the industry needs right now, a company that cares about creators and their content. A great idea to embrace the digital platform that ComiXology provides, I cannot recommend this company enough. Go and buy their books!