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A Wave Blue World Shakes Up the Comic Business Model

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The comic book industry is at a point where publishers and retailers are experimenting. They’re developing new models for a classic product. A Wave Blue World has announced some changes. Their hope is to disrupt to standard release schedule we’ve come to expect. The publisher has announced it will be releasing “premier” first issues. Premier issues will be followed by digital releases and a collected edition of a series. All of this in a compacted 2-month time frame.

The indie publisher recently expanded their brand by hiring industry veterans Joseph Illidge, Editorial Director, and Lisa Y. Wu, VP of Sales and Marketing, to help launch their “Premier #1 Program.”

The Premier #1 Program came from A Wave Blue World’s recognition that the comic book market is evolving. Many readers are choosing to “Sample, Collect, and/or Binge” on comics. Readers don’t want to wait 6 to 9 months for the full story. The program offers readers choice and the ability to get the entire story within a 2-month period.

Each new title will launch with a Premier Edition #1. This will be the only single issue in print and will contain the full first issue as well as a “behind the scenes” look at concept art not found anywhere else. The first issue will be wrapped inside an exclusive cover with high-end art on premium stock.

Then, the reader has two options: 1. Read the subsequent issues digitally released every two weeks, or 2. Buy the collected volume within two months after the release of the Premier #1.

This new business model gives the readers the freedom to choose and sample with a guarantee of delay-free enjoyment and reflects A Wave Blue World’s values of integrating sustainability practices into its business decisions.

In the announcement, President/Co-Publisher Tyler Chin-Tanner explained:

Two of the challenge that prevents fans from reading indie comics are the difficulty in finding all the issues and waiting long periods of time for them to come out.  We’ve addressed both of those problems by having the full series completed in advance and ready to deliver in whatever format the reader prefers.

Executive Director/Co-Publisher Wendy Chin-Tanner said in the announcement:

Our goal in conceiving AWBW’s Premier Program is to solve a sales problem by creating a win-win solution for readers and retailers alike.

To kick off the Premier #1 Program this October, A Wave Blue World is revealing Mezo and Dead Legends.

Editorial Director Joseph Illidge said in the release:

The Premier line of books is a celebration of A Wave Blue World’s promise: To bring daring authors and innovative artists together for compelling stories about amazing characters and personal journeys. We can’t wait for you to see these books, created with the true collaborative nature of our comics community in mind!

Lisa Y. Wu, VP Sales and Marketing concluded:

Influential, innovative and progressive, A Wave Blue World is reinventing a modern approach to enjoying comics. We are redefining comics for our retailer sand readers for the 21st century in that we are placing their values into the designs of how we publish the stories of today and tomorrow.


MEZO

Tyler Chin-Tanner, Josh Zingerman, Val Rodrigues, Doug Garbark, Thomas Mauer
Cover Artist: Claudia Ianniciello
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color
On Sale October

“The rise of the Tzalekuhl Empire threatens to disrupt the peace that has lasted for generations across the land of Mezo. When the conquest begins, a young girl named Kyma witnesses the death of her father, Hegol, a tribal leader who refused to yield.

As the solar eclipse nears, Kyma must unite the various tribes against an emperor determined to make them all kneel before his god or be sacrificed in his name.

MEZO is a daring Mesoamerican-inspired Game of Thrones-type epic that can only be found at A Wave Blue World.”

MEZO

DEAD LEGENDS

James Maddox, Gavin Smith, Ryan Ferrier
Cover Artist: Leo Colapietro
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color
On Sale October 9

“A widow seeking revenge. A champion hellbent on losing. A world-class assassin second-guessing her contract. The Dead Legends tournament contains a long history of pitting the best fighters in the world against one another, but this year, these combatants bend the rules and place the future of the tournament in jeopardy. This is the martial arts throwback series that hits harder than a kick to the skull, where alliances are made, bonds are broken, and fighters lose their lives.

DEAD LEGENDS is Kill Bill meets Enter the Dragon.”

DEAD LEGENDS

Preview: Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #5

DOCTOR WHO: THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR #5

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Rachael Stott
Cover A: Rebekah Isaacs & Dan Jackson
Cover B: Photo by Will Brooks
Cover C: Claudia Ianniciello
Cover D: Blank Sketch
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: March 6, 2019

A new story starts for the Thirteenth Doctor, as her debut season leaves fans hungry for more stories starring the Doctor, Yasmin, Ryan, and Graham! There’s never been a better time to board the TARDIS, with Eisner Award nominee Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Stranger Things, Star Wars, Faith, Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows) writing fresh adventures through time and space!

DOCTOR WHO: THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR #5

Preview: Millennium: The Girl Who Danced With Death #3

MILLENNIUM: THE GIRL WHO DANCED WITH DEATH #3

Writer: Sylvain Runberg
Artist: Belen Ortega
Cover A: Claudia Ianniciello
Cover B: Belen Ortega
Publisher: Titan Comics
Imprint: Hard Case Crime
72pp, $5.99, On sale October 17, 2018

The mysterious ‘Sparta’ comes face to face with Lisbeth Salander. The sequel to Stieg Larsson’s novel trilogy.

Preview: Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince #1

SHADES OF MAGIC: THE STEEL PRINCE #1

Writer: V.E. Schwab
Artist: Andrea Olimpieri,
Colorist: Enrica Angiolini
Cover A: Claudia Ianniciello
Cover B: Tomm Coker
Cover C: Andrea Olimpieri
Cover D: Book Style Variant
Publisher: Titan Comics
32pp, $3.99, On sale October 10, 2018

The highly acclaimed fantasy series comes to comics with its original author: award-winning New York Times bestseller V.E. Schwab! In a gaslamp world where magicians navigate alternate Londons, the prince of Red London pursues a dark version of his beloved city – and faces worse than exile…

Preview: Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #0

DOCTOR WHO: THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR #0

Writer: Richard Dinnick
Artists: Giorgia Sposito, Mariano Laclaustra and various
Cover A By Claudia Ianniciello
Cover B By Will Brooks
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 68pp, $7.99, On Sale September 26, 2018


They say that before you die, your life flashes before your eyes… and the Doctor has lived a lot of lives!

The ultimate Doctor Who celebration, a perfect beginner’s guide and a brilliant tribute for long-term fans! As the Doctor regenerates into her Thirteenth form, she relives unseen adventures from every single one of her past lives – with a host of brilliant artists including Giorgia Sposito and Claudia Ianniciello!

Preview: The Girl Who Danced With Death – Millennium #1 (of 3)

THE GIRL WHO DANCED WITH DEATH – MILLENNIUM #1 (OF 3)

Creator: Stieg Larsson
Writer: Sylvain Runberg
Artist: Belen Ortega
Cover A: Claudia Ianniciello
Cover B: Belen Ortega
Publisher: Titan Comics
Imprint: Hard Case Crime
FC • 64pp • $5.99
On Sale August 15, 2018

Sequel to the novel trilogy by Stieg Larsson, this brand-new series continues Titan’s best-selling Millennium graphic novel saga.

Lisbeth Salander prepares to expose the Swedish secret service’s files, and must seek out the help of Mikael Blomkvist when her friend Trinity is kidnapped.

In a world of conspiracy and mistrust, their investigation leads them to a hidden group known only as ‘Sparta’…

The Girl In The Spider’s Web, an all-new Millennium film starring Claire Foy (The Crown), hits theaters in November 2018!

The Thirteenth Doctor Relives Her Previous Incarnations

Titan Comics and BBC Studios have announced Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #0 – The Many Lives Of Doctor Who – a special primer edition, which celebrates the Doctor’s many lives, and leads directly into Titan’s brand-new Thirteenth Doctor comic series – launching this fall in the U.S. and UK.

It’s said that your life flashes before your eyes when you die, and the Doctor’s had many of them! As the Doctor regenerates from his twelfth incarnation to her thirteenth (as played by Jodie Whittaker), she relives unseen adventures from all her past selves from Classic through to New Who.

Hitting stores in September 2018, The Thirteenth Doctor #0 features a stellar cast of Doctor Who comic creators including writer Richard Dinnick and artists Mariano Laclaustra, Giorgia Sposito, Arianna Florean, Iolanda Zanfardino, Brian Williamson, Claudia Ianniciello, and Rachael Stott, the artist of Titan’s new Thirteenth Doctor series!

This special 64-page edition – the first Thirteenth Doctor comic – comes with two covers to collect: an art cover by Claudia Ianniciello and a photo variant by designer Will Brooks – only available in comic shops.

The Thirteenth Doctor #0 is part of Titan Comics’ larger plans for the Thirteenth Doctor, which includes the launch of issue #1 in October and Doctor Who Comics Day on November 24.

The Millennium Saga continues with The Girl Who Danced With Death!

2018 promises to be a big year for fans of Stieg Larsson‘s worldwide smash hit Millennium saga with, The Girl In The Spider’s Web, an all-new film starring Claire Foy hitting theaters in November 2018.

Alongside this, Titan Comics and Hard Case Crime are have announced The Girl Who Danced With Death in August – an all-new Lisbeth Salander adventure, never before seen in print or film.

In this new three-part comic sequel to the novel trilogy by Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Danced With Death continues Titan’s best-selling Millennium graphic novel saga. Written by Sylvain Runberg, with art by Belen Ortega, Titan’s The Girl Who Danced With Death #1 hits stores and digital devices in August, 2018.

Lisbeth Salander returns in this gripping English translation of the French comics. This time around, we find Lisbeth preparing to hack a gigantic data centre and expose the Swedish secret service’s secret files. Unfortunately, nothing is simple, and Lisbeth once again finds herself in need of Mikael Blomkvist’s help when her friend Trinity is kidnapped. In a world of conspiracy and mistrust, their investigation soon leads them to the obscure group known only as ‘Sparta’…

The first issue comes with two covers available: Cover A: Claudia Ianniciello, Cover B: Belen Ortega.

Preview: Penny Dreadful #9

Penny Dreadful #9

Writer Chris King
Artist Jesús Hervás
CVR A Tess Fowler
CVR B Photo by Dan Bura
CVR C Claudia Ianniciello
32pp, $3.99, On sale Date: April 11, 2018

Vanessa Ives’ body has been inhabited by the ultimate evil, Satan, as the hordes of hell rampage through the streets of London. Ethan, still grieving for the love of his life, has committed an act that will surely lead to the ultimate destruction of mankind… unless they can find the eternal flame, the only thing that can put an end to the horror that has befallen humanity.

With so much at stake, and time of the essence, Catriona Hardtegan and Victor Frankenstein are charged with gathering their scattered troops, all the while battling demons and the Nephilim, in a desperate attempt to put on a show of force when they hunt down the immortal scourge of souls, and their last hope for redemption…the elusive Dracula.

Preview: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – Millennium #2

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST – MILLENNIUM #2

Writer: Stieg Larsson & Sylvain Runberg
Artist: ​Manolo Carot
​Cover A: Claudia Ianniciello
Cover B: Homs
Translator: Rachel Zerner
P​ublisher: Titan Comics
​FC – $5.99 – On sale Date: ​January 10, 2018

FINAL ISSUE!

The Millennium Saga Continues! Lisbeth Salander is in critical condition, and facing trial for a triple murder, and the only one who can save her is her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist!

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