The big news today must surely be the announcement that Scott Snyder and his Best Jackett Press has signed up to bring a number of new comic book series to comiXology Originals. A total of eight new books, with an array of some pretty impressive artists too; Rafael Albuquerque, Greg Capullo, Francesco Francavilla, Jamal Igle, Jock, Tula Lotay, Francis Manapul, and Dan Panosian. Some of the best in the biz! Furthermore, all titles will then be printed by Dark Horse Comics at a later date for old schoolers like me.
“This historic, multi-title deal with comiXology Originals has enabled us to assemble a murderers’ row of artists and together we’re challenging ourselves creatively to work outside of our comfort zones and really lean into the possibilities of making comics. This deal allows me the freedom to explore the kind of storytelling I’ve wanted to try for a long time, while supporting my need to try something that’s not totally comfortable for me.” – Scott Snyder
Here’s more on each new title, the artists involved on each one and a firts look at covers and art. All coming this October to comiXology Original sand free to read to members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited.
BARNSTORMERS written by Scott Snyder with art by Tula Lotay and colors by Tula Lotay and Dee Cunniffe—A high flying adventure romance set just after the First World War.
THE BOOK OF EVIL written by Scott Snyder with illustrations by Jock—A prose story about four young friends growing up in a strange, near future where over 90% of the population are born as psychopaths.
CANARY written by Scott Snyder with art and colors by Dan Panosian—It’s 1891 and a mine collapses into itself. Find out what the dark substance found 666 feet underground is in this horror Western!
CLEAR written by Scott Snyder with art and colors by Francis Manapul—A sci-fi mystery thrill-ride into a strange dystopian future, where a neurological internet connection is transforming reality.
DUCK AND COVER written by Scott Snyder with art by Rafael Albuquerque—A manga-influenced teen adventure set in the strange post-apocalyptic America… of 1955. In conjunction with Albuquerque’s Stout Club Entertainment.
DUDLEY DATSON AND THE FOREVER MACHINE written by Scott Snyder with art by Jamal Igle and Juan Castro and colors by Chris Sotomayor—A rollicking adventure story about a boy, his dog and a machine that controls time and space! What could go wrong?
NIGHT OF THE GHOUL written by Scott Snyder with art and colors by Francesco Francavilla—A dazzling work of horror, intercutting between the present day 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 about to come to a head when a teenage hero embarks on a journey that unveils a secret society, monsters, and mayhem.
That;s some line up of books and artists. It would seem that on top of delivering Undiscoverd Country and Nocterra, Snyder has been busy. Really busy. And also excited:
“One of the things I’m so excited about is experimenting to find new ways to build and nurture a community of readers. We want each release to be an event and we can’t wait for readers to see what we have planned, whether they’re reading via comiXology Unlimited, print, or both.” – Scott Snyder
And, as an Amazon Prime member, I personally cannot wait to see what he has to offer. Can you?