I do think that digital release also gives a good testing ground for titles that publishers can use.
Boom! Studios have released ‘Key of Z’ day and date digitally!
October 19, 2010 â€“ Los Angeles, CA â€“Â Fresh off a whirlwind run at NEW YORK COMIC CON, Claudio Sanchez, creator and writer of THE AMORY WARS and KILL AUDIO, is proud to announce that the debut issue of his latest comic book, KEY OF Z, will be available today on the Comics by comiXology platform â€” iOS, Android and the Web â€” the same day as the print version of the comic is released. Published by BOOM! Studios, in association with Evil Ink, KEY OF Z #1 will be available in comic shops across the country and digitally, making Sanchezâ€™s comic book accessible to fans around the world.
With art by Aaron Kuder (THE AMORY WARS), writers Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (KILL AUDIO) bring a deadly new vision of New York City in KEY OF Z. The zombie apocalypse has transformed the city into two separate battle-hardened fiefdoms. Nick Ewing is left to survive while seeking revenge on those responsible for the death of his family â€“ the warring gangs residing in The Big Appleâ€™s most illustrious athletic houses. Ewing stumbles upon a sentimental artifact from his past that imbues him with surprising power. Find out what happens when he discovers the KEY OF Z.
KEY OF Z #1 features cover art by Nathan Fox (FLORESCENT BLACK) and a special incentive cover by Tony Moore (THE WALKING DEAD). This past weekend, the NYCC-exclusive cover by Declan Shalvey (28 DAYS LATER, THUNDERBOLTS) debuted as a highly-sought after show exclusive.
Claudio Sanchez is the creator/owner of Evil Ink Comics, as well as the front man of the progressive rock band, Coheed and Cambria, who have a song, â€œDerangedâ€, on the Batman: Arkham City soundtrack, which was released this week as part of the Collectorâ€™s Edition of the game. Sanchez appeared at New York Comic Con at his Evil Ink Comics booth where his signing lines lasted for hours each day; he also participated as a member of the Batman: Arkham City panel with Kevin Conroy (voice of Batman) and developers of the game, Rocksteady Studiosâ€™ Sefton Hill and Nick Arundel.
Sanchez and Echert are also in the middle of a mini-signing tour for Key of Z, dates are listed below.
19 Providence, RI â€“ Newbury Comics
21 Orlando, FL â€“ A Comic Shop
25 Los Angeles, CA â€“ Meltdown Comics
About Evil InkÂ
Established in 2003, Evil Ink Comics is an independent publisher and house of creation owned by Coheed and Cambriaâ€˜s Claudio Sanchez. Their roster of graphic and prose novels includes the hugely popular sci-fi series, THE AMORY WARS: SECOND STAGE TURBINE BLADE, IN KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH:3 and YEAR OF THE BLACK RAINBOW; the musical dark comedy KILL AUDIO; and forthcoming zombie-inspired KEY OF Z. To learn more about all things Evil Ink visit www.everythingevilink.com.
About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010â€™s â€œBest Publisherâ€ BOOM! Studios, (www.boom-studios.com)Â an Eisner and Harvey Award-winner, generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industryâ€™s top talent, including Mark Waidâ€™s IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dickâ€™s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!â€™s all ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulzâ€™ PEANUTS, Roger Langridgeâ€™s SNARKED, and Scholasticâ€™s WORDGIRL. BOOM!â€™s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheelerâ€™s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.