In a move that is the opposite of a shock, some of the titles from the digital-first Monkeybrain imprint are coming to print at IDW, starting in June. The line will kick off with founder Chris Roberson’s EDISON REX and continuing with AMELIA COLE AND THE UNKNOWN WORLD, RED LIGHT PROPERTIES and more.
Monkeybrain has turned out some excellent comics and getting them in as many platforms as possible seems like a very smart move.
IDW Publishing and Monkeybrain Comics are please to announce that beginning this June, fans of Monkeybrain’s popular digital comics will be able to find some of their favorite titles collected in print! Kicking off with Chris Roberson and Dennis Culver’s EDISON REX in June, this new partnership will see a number of the critically acclaimed and wildly imaginative flood of comics Monkeybrain has produced extend their reach into comic shops and onto the shelves of fans everywhere!
“Since we first conceived of Monkeybrain Comics,” Allison Baker says, “our goal has always been to make it as easy as possible for readers to enjoy our titles, in as many formats as possible. IDW has impressed us for years with their high production values, quality content, and business savvy, and we’re delighted that they’ll be helping our creators achieve that goal.” “Monkeybrain was founded because we love comics,” Chris Roberson adds. “And thanks to IDW, we’ll have even more comics to love.” The schedule will continue on with AMELIA COLE AND THE UNKNOWN WORLD by writers Adam P. Knave and D.J. Kirkbride and artist Nick Brokenshire premiering in August and titles like Dan Goldman’s RED LIGHT PROPERTIES, Kevin Church and Grace Allison’s WANDER, and many more to follow.
But not only are IDW involved in this. July will see Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson’s Masks & Mobsters published through Shadowline and Image, suggesting that a range of publishers may be involved with Monkeybrain over the next few months. It’s all very exciting, isn’t it? Other collections will be revealed over the next few months, likely including other high-visibility titles such as Bandette. By the way, this is Steve here, in this paragraph, doing my best Heidi impression. Lord of the Rings! Beer! Yodelling! Woo!
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