It’s the last Digital Wednesday of August 2012, and Archaia and comiXology are teaming up to bring you adventure, sci-fi, and mystery! Just like every week, we are making great Archaia titles just a click away. Want to read one of our comics before it comes out in print? Well now you can, with Archaia’s Digital First comics—titles that are available digitally before their print edition’s release—only available at comiXology.
Digital Firsts Titles for Aug. 29
Space: 1999 - Classics Remastered, Part 2:
Writer: Andrew E. C. Gaska and Various
A carefully selected body of original Space: 1999 comics from the 1970s, Space: 1999 - Classics is a celebration of the series that not only looks back in retro nostalgia—but also forward to the future of this dynamic space epic. After suffering the loss of Victor Bergman, Paul Morrow, and David Kano, John Koenig and Moonbase Alpha find themselves at the mercy of an alien mastermind and a biological computer, named PSYCHE, that eats minds. Their only hope is to appeal to the mercy of a madman’s daughter, a shapeshifting young woman called Maya, and convince her of her father’s sinister plan!
This is a two-part adaptation of the season two episode of Space: 1999, “The Metamorph,” expanded to include both new and cut dialogue, and utilizing the remastered art of comics legend Gray Morrow! Within these pages are not simply reprints, but remastered works, most in color for the first time. With respect to the intent and spirit of the original body of work, these comics have been enhanced and clarified within both the story and art, in order to bring these Alphan adventures more in line with both the established continuity of the original Space: 1999 original televised series and the new graphic novel series.
In Part 2 of this space adventure, Maya has chosen to confront her father about PSYCHE, but her father refuses to see reason. Now an alien among people she doesn’t know, Maya joins Koenig and his crew, but did Maya make the right choice? What adventures await her and the crew as they continue on their journey?
Other Digital Releases for Aug. 29:
The Dare Detectives! Vol. 1: The Snow Pea Plot, Part 7:
Writer/artist: Ben Caldwell
Reformed crook Maria Dare has assembled a team of misfits to crack the world’s weirdest cases! They have brains…they have guts…but they don’t have a clue! And in their first adventure, the Dare Detectives are finished! Rent’s due and their license is suspended, but Dare’s going-out-of-business festivities are interrupted by Madame Bleu—whose abominable snowmen pets are on a chef-stealing, radio-robbing, snowpea-swiping crime wave! Dare races against the clock to hunt down Madame Bleu with the help of corrupt cops and Chinatown’s old crime boss. But can these bunglers really prevent the most audacious—and inexplicably convoluted—crime of the century?
In Part 7 of this crimefighting tale, Madame Bleu reveals that Mr. White warned her that The Dare Detectives and the cops would be coming…she prepared ahead of time for their appearance at her villain party. Furious, George is there working on a machine that, coupled with Bleu’s ring, would freeze the entire city. The Dare Detectives must fight to try and save the city from its frosty future, but will they succeed or will this just be another failure?
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller Vol. 1, Complete:
Creator: Jim Henson
Writers: Katie Cook, Colleen Coover, Nate Cosby, Chris Eliopoulos, Roger Langridge, Marjorie Liu, Ron Marz, Jeff Parker and Paul Tobin
Artists: Ronan Cliquet, Katie Cook, Colleen Coover, Tom Fowler, Roger Langridge, Mike Maihack, Jennifer L. Meyer, Craig Rousseau and Evan Shaner
The much-loved, live-action/puppet combination TV show is now a graphic novel series! Archaia and The Jim Henson Company are proud to present ALL-NEW tales of fantastic wonder and extraordinary myth, as told from the tongue of The Storyteller and his loyal canine companion! Witness worded wonderment from a cavalcade of craft creators, including Roger Langridge (The Muppet Show comic, Thor the Mighty Avenger), Marjorie Liu (Black Widow), Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Artifacts), Jeff Parker (Thor,Thunderbolts), Francesco Francavilla (Detective Comics), Chris Eliopoulos (Franklin Richards) and Janet K. Lee (Return of the Dapper Men). Plus: a never-before-seen story adapted from a screenplay by The Storyteller’s original author, Academy Award® winner Anthony Minghella (The English Patient).
The complete volume is now available on comiXology.
The Grand Duke, Part 6:
Artist: Romain Hugault
The Eastern Front during WWII: Oberleutnant Wulf, a young Luftwaffe pilot, is horrified by Nazi barbarism and at odds with his fellow pilots, even as he finds himself taking to the skies to fight the infamous “Night Witches”—the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, the most decorated female unit in the Soviet Air Force. Motivated only by his desire to return home to his daughter, Romy, Wulf tries to survive the increasingly desperate and ferocious Eastern Front, while Lilya, the “Red Witch,” leads her comrades against the German invaders. A Romeo-and-Juliet story set against the backdrop of WWII aerial dogfights.
In part 6 of our story, both Lilya and Wulf make it to their respected bases only to learn they are no longer trusted. Given impossible missions or sent away, they both must do their best as the war finally draws to a close.
The Wonderland Alphabet: Alice’s Adventures Through the ABC’s and What She Found There by Janet K. Lee and Alethea Kontis will hit stores tomorrow!
Here is a glimpse at just some of the amazing illustrations and fun rhymes you will find!
Best-selling author Alethea Kontis (The Dark-Hunter Companion, Enchanted) and Eisner Award-winning artist Janet K. Lee (Return of the Dapper Men, Jane Austen’s Emma) combine their talents to present a playful, incredibly visual interpretation of the alphabet by way of Lewis Carroll in this 26-letter celebration of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Packaged as a gorgeous poster board book, The Wonderland Alphabet is a surprising new look at one of the most beloved literary classics of all time.
Find out more here!
The thing we enjoyed the most about this book was how the writing and illustrations were incorporated together. Each letter brings out something new and familiar from the childhood story we all know and love. You should definitely check it out, you will not be sorry.