Comixology is one place that fans of comics can grab digital editions of their favorite series, but recently they’ve started to become something else as well: a home for original digital only comics.
Marvel Comics announced during their Next Big Thing panel at San Diego Comic Con that they have entered a new partnership with Comixology to release original digital comic books exclusively on Comixology and Amazon Kindle platforms, according to IGN. The partnership begins right away with the debut of the six-part Immortal Iron Fists series from Kaare Andrews and Afu Chan.
This series was originally slated to be part of the Marvel Now! 2.0 initiative in 2016, and was a continuation of Andrew’s work from the 2014 series Iron Fist: The Living Weapon.
Immortal Iron Fists will focus on Pei, a young monk that is coming to terms with being the youngest Iron Fist in history, and Danny Rand who is the one training this new heir to the Iron Fist mantle.
“Immortal Iron Fists serves as a perfect starting point for those new readers who are just discovering the world of Marvel Comics,” said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s Head of Content & Senior Director of Communications. “We’re loving working with Marvel on this line of exclusive content as part of our comiXology Originals program. Giving new and current fans the option to buy or read for free as part of our comiXology Unlimited subscription service is a huge win. We can’t wait to hear from the fans.”
The new series is free to Comixology Unlimited and Kindle Unlimited subscribers, and is $2.99 an issue for others. New issues will be published every two weeks.
Reportedly there will be other series coming from Marvel that will follow this new distribution model.