Thursday, August 27, 2015

Black Mask Expands Digitally


Amazon/Comixology is the big guns when it comes to digital comics. They've got a lot of diversity available to readers, including everything from Marvel and DC to smaller, creator-owned works. Black Mask Studios falls somewhere in the middle of that spectrum and now they'll be bringing their books to the platform as well. Those books include We Can Never Go Home, Godkiller, Space Riders, Ballistic and The Disciples as well as the brand new Young Terrorists and the much anticipated Sinatoro by Grant Morrison and Vanesa del Rey.

“Black Mask’s reason for existing is to connect visionary, fearless creators with smart, discerning, curious readers, and no one is building opportunities for those connections on the scale that comiXology and Kindle are,” said Matt Pizzolo, co-founder of Black Mask Studios. “Comics have the power to touch the hearts and minds of millions of readers… by building bridges to new audiences, the teams at comiXology and Kindle are bringing these stories to new and diverse readers who might otherwise have missed them.”

Today’s launch of Black Mask sees hits like Matt Pizzolo and Amancay Nahuelpan’s Young Terrorists, We Can Never Go Home, Darick Robertson and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Ballistic, Transference, Steve Niles and Christopher Mitten's The Disciples and Space Riders now available on comiXology and the Kindle Store. Moving forward Black Mask releases will also be available same day as print for upcoming titles. New releases will also include Grant Morrison and Vanesa del Rey’s Sinatoro, Holly Interlandi and Zoe Chevat’s Last Song, Matthew Rosenberg, Vita Ayala and Yasmin Liang’s Our Work Fills The Pews and Tony Patrick and Ayhan Hayrula’s X’ed.

“We’re thrilled to be able share Black Mask’s bold brand of comics by cutting edge creators to our worldwide audience,” said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s VP of Communications & Marketing. “Existing fans and newcomers to the Black Mask library will now be able to buy and read all these exciting titles at both comiXology and the Kindle Store!”

Full press release below.
Amazon’s Kindle Store and comiXology debut Black Mask’s breakout hits including We Can Never Go HomeGodkillerSpace RidersBallisticThe Disciples, as well as the brand new Young Terrorists and the hotly anticipated Sinatoro by Grant Morrison and Vanesa del Rey

August 26th, 2015 — New York, NY— Black Mask Studios, comiXology and Amazon announced today a distribution agreement to release Black Mask’s digital comic books and graphic novels across the comiXology platform and Amazon’s Kindle Store. Today’s announcement sees the digital debut of Black Mask’s breakout hits including We Can Never Go Home, Godkiller, Space Riders, Ballistic, The Disciples as well as the brand new Young Terroristsand the much anticipated Sinatoro by Grant Morrison and Vanesa del Rey.

Black Mask’s reason for existing is to connect visionary, fearless creators with smart, discerning, curious readers, and no one is building opportunities for those connections on the scale that comiXology and Kindle are, said Matt Pizzolo, co-founder of Black Mask Studios.Comics have the power to touch the hearts and minds of millions of readers… by building bridges to new audiences, the teams at comiXology and Kindle are bringing these stories to new and diverse readers who might otherwise have missed them.”

“We’re thrilled to be able share Black Mask’s bold brand of comics by cutting edge creators to our worldwide audience,” said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s VP of Communications & Marketing. “Existing fans and newcomers to the Black Mask library will now be able to buy and read all these exciting titles at both comiXology and the Kindle Store!”

Today’s launch of Black Mask sees hits like Matt Pizzolo and Amancay Nahuelpan’s Young Terrorists, We Can Never Go Home,Darick Robertson and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Ballistic,Transference, Steve Niles and Christopher Mitten's The Disciples, and Space Riders now available on comiXology and the  Kindle Store. Moving forward Black Mask releases will also be available same day as print for upcoming titles. New releases will also include Grant Morrison and Vanesa del Rey’s Sinatoro, Holly Interlandi and Zoe Chevat’s Last Song, Matthew Rosenberg, Vita Ayala, and Yasmin Liang’s Our Work Fills The Pews, and Tony Patrick and Ayhan Hayrula’s X’ed.

The Kindle Store gives readers access to millions of books on the most popular devices and platforms, including Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, iOS, Android, and more. 

With over 75,000 comics, graphic novels and manga from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience make it the best digital platform for comics worldwide.

About Black Mask Studios
Black Mask Studios (www.blackmaskstudios.com) is a publishing/production company devoted to supporting bold new voices and provocative stories. Launched in 2013 by Matt Pizzolo (Godkiller, Occupy Comics), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion, Epitaph Records, ANTI- Records), and Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), the eclectic slate features tyro creators on breakout books such as We Can Never Go Home and Space Riders as well as new books by living legends such as Ghostface Killah, Darick Robertson, and Grant Morrison.

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