Today is definitely a day of Digital Firsts! Archaia and comiXology have teamed up to give you your favorite Archaia titles in a digital format, including our exclusive line of “digital first” comics. That means you can check out some of Archaia’s hottest new comics before they’re printed! Today we bring you the next parts to three of your favorite digital titles!
Digital Firsts: Titles That Are Available Digitally Before the Print Edition’s Release
Mumbai Confidential, Part 2:
Writer: Saurav Mohapatra
Artist: Vivek Shinde
Once Kadam was a rising star in the ranks of the Mumbai Encounter Squad, a secret unit tasked with carrying out extrajudicial executions of wanted criminals that turned it into a business for contract killings and extortion. However, the death of his pregnant wife at childbirth triggers a downward spiral that leaves Kadam a pale shadow of his former self. When Kadam is the victim of a hit-and-run that also claims the life of a street urchin, he goes into a coma for a month. After waking up, he finds a new sense of purpose and pursues the investigation into the identity of the driver on his own, after the police closed the case for lack of leads. Kadam finds out that the driver was Balwan Khan, an over-the-hill Bollywood B-Movie actor. This brings him into direct confrontation with his ex-colleagues, who are now de facto gangsters in uniform and using Khan’s movies to launder their money…
This is a hard-boiled crime noir tale set in Mumbai and told though the eyes of Arjun Kadam, a washed-out drug-addicted ex-cop.
In part 2 of this dark story, we learn what life was like for Arjun Kadam five years ago before things quickly changed.
City in the Desert, Part 4:
Creator: Moro Rogers
A monster hunter is suddenly out of a job when a religious sect supposedly rids the world of monsters, but is the sect’s noble deed too good to be true?
Monster hunter Irro is perhaps the only person in Kevala making a good living. The city pays him and his tailed assistant, Hari, a bounty for each monster carcass they bring in. But one day a religious sect called The Way of the Sacred Peace comes to Kevala to solve the monster problem by capping the city’s Spirit Fountain. Out of a job with all the monsters gone, Irro and Hari are determined to prove that there is a more sinister plot behind the Sacred Peace’s plan.
In part 4 of this adventure the citizens of Kevala are acting indifferent; some are dying from not eating, while members of the Sacred Peace are ransacking homes. Outnumbered by Darga and his men, Irro and Hari retreat to their house.
Last Days of an Immortal, Part 4:
Writer: Fabien Vehlmann
Artist: Gwen De Booneval
In the distant future, Elijah is a member of the “Philosophical Police,” who must solve conflicts that arise out of ignorance of the Other. Two species are fighting a war with roots in a crime committed centuries ago, and Elijah must solve the crime and bring peace between their species, while also confronting his own immortality in a world where science provides access to eternal life. In a world where death no longer exists, why do so many want to give up on life? Serious, heavy duty science fiction, with shades of author J.G. Ballard and the films, Gattaca, Solaris, and George Lucas’ THX 1138.
Join us next week! We will have the exciting completed digital release of Cursed Pirate Girl and Judge Bao, as well as new chapters of Gunnerkrigg Court, andSpace: 1999 - Aftershock & Awe!