This from Comics Worth Reading, which is an good piece of information about another digital exclusive. I think that, within reason, these digital one-shots are a good thing and a good way of gauging reaction to the title at less cost than a print version.
This morning, Moonstone announced aÂ ComiXology exclusive, a triple-team-up â€œsuper groovy spy thrillerâ€ featuring Honey West, Captain Action, and Derek Flint. The 60-page one-shot is written by Gary Phillips (and drawn by Ben Hansen, although his name isnâ€™t well-known enough to be included in the announcement) and involves the three spies/detectives battling â€œhippie robots, mobbed-up, ray gun-toting gangsters, a wigged-out mad scientist, brainwashed GIs, and an alien menace we could only called DANGER A-GO-GOâ€.
They were careful to point out â€œthis book CANNOT be seen anywhere else!â€, but the part of the announcement that intrigued me was the concluding line, â€œThe print version would retail at $6.99, but the digital version is just $3.99!â€ There is no print version, so why set pricing for it? Because there was supposed to be one. This book wasÂ solicited last OctoberÂ as a regular one-shot (and the listing is still onÂ Moonstoneâ€™s website, marked â€œout of stockâ€). Iâ€™m guessing orders werenâ€™t good enough to either go to print or meet Diamond minimums. If you really want the print version, though, thereâ€™s going to be aÂ Danger a Go-GoÂ graphic novel offered later for $10 that includes this material along with a Sheena and a Kolchak story to fill out the page count.
Thereâ€™s aÂ comic previewÂ at the ComiXology blog. Shame the story is in greyscale; part of the fun of 60s nostalgia projects for me is seeing all the wild colors in fashion and design.