At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, UDON Entertainment and comiXology announced that UDON’s line onf comics will now be available on the digital platform. To kick off the announcement, the two companies released seven full-length comic books and graphic novels from UDON Entertainment’s back catalog.
UDON Entertainment’s fans across the globe can now experience UDON’S licensed and original comics, graphic novels, manga, and even art books, through the power of comiXology’s Guided View reading technology and with Retina Display will get to experience these works in stunning high-definition with CMX-HD. Plus there’s the bonus of taking all of the comics on the go.
The launch titles are:
Street Fighter #0 story by Ken Siu-Chong & art by Arnold Tsang, Alvin Lee, Rob Ross, Andrew Hou
Street Fighter #1story by Ken Siu-Chong & art by Arnold Tsang, Alvin Lee, Andrew Hou, Rey, Joe Madureira
Street Fighter #2 story by Ken Siu-Chong & art by Alvin Lee, Arnold Tsang, Alan Tam, Rob Ross, Andrew Hou, Rey, Adam Warren
Street Fighter #3 story by Ken Siu-Chong & art by Alvin Lee, Alan Tam, Hanna Chen, Joy Ang, Rey, Rob Ross, Kevin Yan, Shane Law, & art by Arnold Tsang, Andrew Hou, Kevin Lau
Street Fighter #4 story by Ken Siu-Chong & art by Alvin Lee, Rob Ross, Alan Tam, Hanna Chen, Joy Ang, Andrew Hou, Arnold Tsang, Rey, Kaare Andrews
Makeshift Miracle 1 story by Jim Zub & art by Shun Hong Chan
Super Street Fighter Volume 1: New Generations story by Ken Siu-Chong, Jim Zub, Chris Sims with art by Jeffrey Chamba Cruz, Sean Galloway, Joe Ng, Gonzalo Ordonez Arias, Long Vo, Omar Dogan, Edwin Huang
The debut of the seven initial titles will be quickly followed by more of UDON Entertainment’s back catalog along with new releases coming out same-day-as-print, including this fall’s epic Street Fighter Origins: Akuma original graphic novel.
Jim Zubkavich joined us for the hour and we covered a lot, from his series Skullkickers and Makeshift Miracle, to piracy to marketing as an indie comic creator. It’s a solid listen and there’s a little something for everyone. Thanks Jim for joining us and look for our review of Makeshift Miracle soon (hint, we liked it).
Tomorrow is Sunday and at 8pm that means the latest episode of Graphic Policy Radio. On tap for this week:
Comic creator Jim Zubkavich joins us to discuss his series Skullkickers and his webcomic Makeshift Miracle. In a twist to promote Makeshift Miracle, Zubkavich is releasing the first issue free thrrough torrents to build buzz.
We talk to Jim about his work as an indie creator and this bold marketing move.
So join the whole gang, Brett, Elana and Ken this Sunday to chat. Join us by calling in at (619) 768-2952 and chatting on Twitter.
Jim Zubkavich, one of the people behind the popular Skullkickers by Image Comics has turned to torrents to help promote his webcomic Makeshift Miracle. The goal is to get the first issue in front of as many people, as possible so the pioneering creator is offering the comic in PDF and CBZ format and encouraging people to torrent, post, take, share, just spread the word about the comic in hopes interest will grow and lead to sales of the physical item when it hits shelves in May/June 2012.
It’s rare to see a creator turn to this method to spread the word about their series but there’s evidence that this word of mouth pays off. Neil Gaiman has spoken about his use of torrents, equating it to the sharing that occurs at a library We’ve covered that as well as another instance where torrents and 4Chan has been used for promotion.
You can participate by help spreading the word. Bleeding Cool posted up this torrent which you can grab.