Amazon Launches Comic and Graphic Novel Imprint, Jet City Comics
Posted on July 9, 2013
Amazon Publishing has announced the launch of a new comic and graphic novel imprint, Jet City Comics. The imprint launches with new comics from George R.R. Martin, Hugh Howey, and Neal Stephenson. Amazon says Jet City issues will be published on Kindle as standalone comics, as serialized comics, and as bundled graphic novels, with print editions available at amazon.com and through other comics retailers.
Alex Carr, Senior Editor of Jet City Comics, said in a statement, "It's a dream to work with superstar authors like George, Hugh and Neal on the launch of a new imprint. Millions of fans have read and loved their novels, and with Jet City we look forward to opening up these iconic worlds to new audiences. We're working with an incredible, hand-picked team of comics professionals, writers, artists, and translators, who have done an amazing job developing and expanding these inventive stories. I'm looking forward to the response from comics readers and fans."
George R.R. Martin's comic, Meathouse Man, is a comic book adaptation of his short story. It will be released as a single issue comic in digital format in October 2013. Jet City will also publish a re-release of The Hedge Knight by Ben Avery and Mike S. Miller, a prequel set in the universe of Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series.
George R.R. Martin said in a statement, "My fans have been clamoring for the return of Dunk & Egg ever since the graphic novels of The Hedge Knight and The Sworn Sword went out of print several years ago, so I am delighted to announce that Jet City Comics is bringing them back-newly formatted for digital readers, and in paper for those who still prefer the traditional formats. And Jet City will be bringing you something new as well: the graphic novel Meathouse Man, adapted from one of my strangest, darkest, and most twisted short stories by the amazingly talented Raya Golden. I'm pleased and excited to be a part of Jet City's takeoff. May they fly high."