Whew! After a totally awesome SDCC, we here at Archaia decided to calm down and cozy up to the newest Digital Wednesday releases on comiXology, where you can get your favorite graphic novels in digital format and enjoy them right from the comfort of your home. We’re sure you’ll recognize these two wonderful titles and hope you enjoy them in their now-digital format. We sure will!
Genetiks™ Vol. 1, complete
Writer: Richard Marazano
Artist: Jean-Michel Ponzio
Genetiks is a pharmaceutical company on the cutting edge of biological science. Thomas Hale is one of thousands of employees in the Genetiks’ labs. Like his colleagues, he had agreed to give a drop of blood to his employers—a drop of blood that will allow researchers at the company he works for to decode his entire genome. As the drop of blood is property of Genetiks, Thomas will become, in effect, the first man to be privately owned by the corporation he works for.
Judge Bao Vol. 1, #4
Writer: Patrick Marty
Artist: Chongrui Nie
To combat the scourge that goes along with great prosperity, Chinese Emperor Ren Zong gives broad magistrate powers to Judge Bao. He becomes a symbol of justice for the people of the land. His aversion to corruption and dedication to justice make him a popular hero, with many enemies. 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, #4
Writer/Artist: Thomas Siddell
Terror Castle! In the third volume of this critically acclaimed webcomic series, Annie and Kat continue to uncover terrible secrets about their school, Gunnerkrigg Court, while relationships grow and the boundaries of reality are blurred. In the meantime, Coyote begins to show that things in the forest are not quite what they seem! Plus, Annie’s second year at the Court comes to a dramatic end!
It’s that time again! It’s our next round of digital releases. Every Wednesday, Comixology and Archaia are teaming up to bring you 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! This week’s lineup takes you from the scorching desert to the distant future, and everywhere in between!
DIGITAL FIRST RELEASES
CITY IN THE DESERT #2 - Moro Rogers
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 known as The Way of Sacred Peace comes to Kevala to solve the monster problem by capping the city’s Spirit Fountain. Out of the job with all the monsters gone, Irro and Hari are determined to prove there is a more sinister plot behind Sacred Peace’s plan.
LAST DAYS OF AN IMMORTAL #2 - Fabien Vehlmann, Gwen De Bonneval
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?
OTHER DIGITAL RELEASES:
GENETIKS™ #3 - Jean-Michel Ponzio, Richard Marazano
Genetiks™ is a pharmaceutical company on the cutting edge of biological science. Thomas Hale is one of thousands of employees in the Genetiks™ labs. Like his colleagues, he had agreed to give a drop of blood to his employers; a drop of blood that will allow the researchers at the company he works for to decode his entire genome. Since the drop of blood is the property of Genetiks™, Thomas will become, in effect, the first man to be privately owned by the corporation he works for.
OKKO: THE CYCLE OF AIR #4 - Hub
It is the Spring of 1110. Okko is called upon to assist the daughter of Lady Mayudama, who has retreated into a profound silence. The best doctors have been unable to provide even a diagnosis of her condition. Okko may prove to be her last resort. But a strange force that has been prowling around the region for over a week has also arranged a meeting with the ronin for a duel of incomparable violence.
SPERA Vol. 1 #4 - Josh Tierney
Lono’s life as a princess consisted of sitting, reading, and dreaming-until the day Pira, princess of a neighboring kingdom, arrived with news of a waking nightmare! With the help of Pira’s best friend-a fire spirit in the form of a dog named Yonder-the princesses now find themselves in a race against evil. The goal: Spera, a magical realm of which the princesses had only ever heard the tallest tales. The prize: their very lives!