Monday, April 16, 2012
Ame Comi Digital Comic
DC continues to try to expand their market and that includes the burgeoning digital comics market. They just recently announced a number of 'digital first' comics. The Bryan Q. Miller Smallvilee book was just the first.
And Supergirl has a small role to play, as one of the characters in an Ame Comi title based on the popular Ame Comi DC Direct statues. Here is the link to the USA Today article which broke the story: http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/story/2012-04-13/Batman-Smallville-lead-DC-Comics-digital-slate/54250030/1
And a blurb from that article:
The publisher's digital line ramps up its original content beginning today with the debut of Smallville: Season 11, a weekly continuation every Friday of the long-running TV series based on the Superman mythos penned by show writer Bryan Q. Miller.
Next month sees the launch of Ame-Comi Girls, a weekly series available on Mondays based on DC's product line featuring Japanese manga-style versions of Wonder Woman and other superheroines written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray.
And on Thursdays beginning in June, a new digital Batman series will showcase stories of the Dark Knight outside of regular DC Comics continuity and feature artists and writers such as Ben Templesmith, Steve Niles, B. Clay Moore, Nicola Scott and Joshua Hale Fialkov. One all-star issue teams writer — and Lost co-creator —Damon Lindelof with artist Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Sweet Tooth).
Now I have to say, I don't know if I am going to get this Ame Comi book, and definitely not the digital version. I guess I am old-fashioned, but I like the floppies. I like the book in my hand, the pages between my fingers.
But more importantly, I don't know if I can support that Supergirl, even if she does seem happy and is flying around with Streaky. I didn't buy the statue. I don't know if I can download or buy the book. The writer is Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray. Palmiotti did a great job with Supergirl in Wednesday Comics, an okay job in Superman/Supergirl: Maelstrom, and a not good job in Supergirl #12. The artist is newcomer Santi Casas.
But an Ame Comi Supergirl book? I just don't think I want to read this. Maybe I will try it if it ever gets put in print form.
And she is just one of the characters being featured. The other Ame Comi heroines will join in the fight.
Amanda Conner is drawing the Ame Comi Wonder Woman strips. I love Conner's work. So this works in the book's favor.
I don't recall reading about the plans (if any to convert to print). I would be interested in reading a print form of the Smallville book.