Just like every Digital Wednesday, Archaia and comiXology are teaming up to bring your favorite comics straight to you! This week’s lineup gives you a Digital First dose of adventure from the high seas to outer space! That’s right, you can get your favorite graphic novels 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!
Digital Firsts: Titles That Are Available Digitally Before the Print Edition’s Release.
Cursed Pirate Girl Vol. 1 (Complete Special Edition):
Writer/artist: Jeremy Bastian
Adventures on and under the high seas lead a cursed pirate girl to encounter mythic creatures, gnarled and crusty pirates, and ghostly apparitions as she tries to find her lost father, one of the dreaded Pirate Captains of the mythical Omerta Seas. A whimsical swashbuckling tale of wonderland journeys and unimaginable dangers, starting in Port Elisabeth, Jamaica in the year 1728, and quickly heading across – and beneath – the waves. The first three issues are collected with an all-new epilogue.
Space: 1999 - Aftershock and Awe, Part 2:
Writer: Andrew E. C. Gaska
Artists: Gray Morrow, David Hueso, and Miki
In an alternate universe where JFK was never assassinated, mankind has already suffered through World War III, everybody is unified into a single world government, and a base is built on the moon by the year 1999!
In Part 2, Commander Koenig goes out to investigate the strange magnetic radiation coming from Area One only to suddenly have his ship go down. After surviving the crash he and the rest of his crew try to learn more only to realize the dangers are growing. In an attempt to break apart the radiation and stop it from occurring, they decide their only option is to bomb it. An accident causes the moon to be blown out of orbit and hurled into the unknown, launching the survivors of the lunar base stationed there toward the stars. But what of the cataclysm caused to the Earth in its wake?
Other Digital Releases for Aug. 15:
Judge Bao, Vol. 1 (Complete Edition):
Writer: Patrick Marty
Artist: Chongrui Nie
In China under the Northern Song Dynasty, the Empire saw tremendous growth and prosperity. But with great riches come great temptations, and the Emperor must constantly fight against the corruption of renegade military officers, abusive governors, corrupt businessmen, and regular bandits and thieves. To fight against this scourge, Emperor Ren Zong gave broad magistrate powers to a judge whose reputation would extend well beyond the borders of the Empire: Judge Bao (999-1062 CE).
Mandated by the highest court of the Empire, Judge Bao becomes a symbol of justice for the people of the land. His aversion to corruption and dedication to justice make him a popular hero, but with many enemies. Accompanied by his bodyguard Zhan Zhao, his page Bao Xing, and his assistant and coroner Gongsun, he travels the length and breadth of the Middle Kingdom, crusading against corruption and all forms of injustice.
In this first volume, Bao finds himself in a small village where a mother mourns her son, languishing in prison, caught in a complicated love triangle and accused of a murder he says he did not commit. Will Judge Bao find the real murderer?
Gunnerkrigg Court, Vol. 3 Chapter 27:
Writer/artist: Tom Siddell
Gunnerkrigg Court is a series of books about Antimony Carver, a girl who attends school at gloomy Gunnerkrigg Court. The story is about the people she meets, the strange things that happen, and the events she causes to happen as she and her new friend, Kat, unravel the mysteries of the Court and deal with the everyday adventures of growing up at a school that has robots running around alongside body-snatching demons, forest gods, and the odd mythical creature.
In Chapter 27, Jack leads Annie and Reynardine to the power station across the lake. They learn that there are various power stations throughout the court that filter and transmit ether.
Thank you! Next week look forward to a collection of Digital Firsts! Archaia and comiXology will be teaming up once again to bring you the next chapters of Iron: Or, the War After, Rust Vol. 2: Secrets of the Cell, and Spera Vol. 2!