SDCC 2019: ComiXology Exclusives Revealed
by Olly MacNamee
Even though comiXology are a digital publisher, that doesn’t mean they can’t have physical merch at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, and so it shall. The list of exclusives include a comiXology Originals 2019 Pin Set featuring five enamel pins that spotlight Durn from Stone Star, the “odd goat” from Delver, Bear from The Pride, the comiXology Originals logo, and a pin of a yet-to-be-announced comiXology Originals title!
Attendees can also get a high-end limited-edition screen print Promethee 13:13 poster by Jock and a limited-edition poster of the Eisner Award-nominated series The Stone King with art by Tyler Crook. The comiXology Originals 2019 Pin Set and the posters for Promethee 13:13 and The Stone King will be free while supplies last and exclusively available during signings at the comiXology booth (#2121).
Additionally, attendees who sign up for comiXology Unlimited at the their booth will receive one of three free comiXology Originals print trade collections while supplies last: Elephantmen 2261 Season One, Ask for Mercy Season One, and The Stone King. So, that’s ‘free’ trades, but only if you sign up and spend your hard-earned cash.
Furthermore, released on their platform this week, to coincide with SDCC are several new released debuting on comiXology this week. Here’s that full list of titles to look out for this week.
Written by Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One, The Losers, James Bond) with art by Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves, Batman: Detective Comics, The Black Panther, Hellboy, How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling), colors by Dave Stewart (Hellboy, Gideon Falls), lettering by Simon Bowland (Skyward), with covers by Jock (Batman, The Losers). ComiXology Originals and Delcourt Group, the leading independent comic book publisher in France, bring readers everywhere a prequel to Christophe Bec’s best-selling, 16-volume mind-bending, science-fiction bandes dessinées Promethee.
Ask for Mercy Season Two #1
Written and lettered by Richard Starkings with art by Abigail Jill Harding
Set more than a hundred years before the “incredibly mesmerizing and… haunting” events of Season One, Kasa takes Mercy, Ratmir and Budgie into the Black Hills of North America, 1876 where the course of history is at stake!
Written by C. Spike Trotman and MK Reed with art by Clive Hawken, colors by Maarta Laiho, and lettering by Ed Dukeshire. The role-playing game inspired series’ first season concludes! Find out if Merit makes it out of the Dungeon – and if she does, how will she be transformed by her experience?
The Pride Season Two #2
Written by Joe Glass with art by Cem Iroz, colors by Mark Dale, and lettering by Mike Stock. LGBTQ+ superhero series The Pride continues. The team faces obstacles and the addition of new members, all while working to solve the mysterious attacks on the world’s biggest pop star.
Initial D Volumes 39-48
Written and drawn by Shuichi Shigeno. Finally, completely translated in English for the first time, manga fans throughout the English-speaking world learn how the all-time, high-octane manga series about Japanese street racing, Initial D, concludes with comiXology and Kodansha Comics releasing Volumes 39-48 of Initial D today. More than just manga, Initial D is a cultural phenomenon. Upon its release, Initial D perfectly captured the world of Japanese street racing and kicked off a global craze, spawning a legendary anime series, video games, movies, and an immortally beloved techno soundtrack. It also inspired the film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
Catch all these titles online and, of you are visiting SDCC this weekend, enjoy.