ComiXology Originals to publish two volumes of “Promethee 13:13”
We love the ComiXology app for giving us quick, easy access to all of our favorite comics. We also love that they’ve started to branch out and publish their own material through the ComiXology Originals brand. In addition to wholly original material from some of the industry’s top talent, they have also been a source for foreign comics to be distributed in the United States.
Today, ComiXology Originals have announced a new comic venture that’s a little of column A, a little of column B: they will publish two volumes of Promethee 13:13, a prequel to the immensely popular Franco-Belgian comic strip Promethee. Creators like Andy Diggle, Jock, and Shawn Martinbrough are attached, and the installments will be available in both English and French translations on the same day. Check out the full details below.
ComiXology Originals & Delcourt Group Celebrate the Impending Release of Promethee 13:13 by Andy Diggle, Shawn Martinbrough, David Stewart & Jock with an Exclusive Poster During the Festival International De La Bande Dessinée
Promethee 13:13 is an upcoming prequel to the critically acclaimed, post-apocalyptic sci-fi bandes dessinées by Christophe Bec
Bec, Diggle, Martinbrough, & Jock to sign the exclusive Promethee 13:13 poster and speak during a panel at the Festival International De La Bande Dessinée
Volumes 1 & 2 to be simultaneously released in English and French same-day worldwide
January 23, 2019 ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comics service, and Delcourt Group, the leading independent comic book publisher in France, join forces to bring readers everywhere the upcoming comiXology Originals title Promethee 13:13, a prequel to Christophe Bec’s best-selling, mind-bending, science-fiction bande dessinée, Promethee. The Promethee 13:13 team along with original Promethee creator Christophe Bec will be in attendance at the 46th annual Festival International De La Bande Dessinée happening January 24-27, 2019 in Angouleme, France to promote and discuss new details about this upcoming title.
Coming this year as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content, Promethee 13:13 will be exclusively available as two 48-page volumes on Kindle and comiXology and available to members of Prime Reading, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited at no additional cost. Each volume will be simultaneously released in English and French worldwide at debut.
To celebrate this announcement, the all-star Promethee 13:13 creative team of Andy Diggle, Shawn Martinbrough and Jock, along with Promethee original creator, Christophe Bec, will appear at the Delcourt Group booth in Le Monde des Bulles Marquee to sign an exclusive, limited edition poster illustrated by Shawn Martinbrough, with colors by Jock, Friday, January 25th from 5-6pm, and Saturday January 26th from 7-8pm. Additionally, the Prometheeteam along with comiXology Originals Head of Content, Chip Mosher and Directeur Editorial at Delcourt Group, Jean Wacquet, and Editor Will Dennis, will discuss this upcoming comic series during the Past, Present and Future: Promethee 13:13 panel, Thursday, January 24th at 4:30pm at the Conservatory Gabriel Fauré in Angoulême, France.
“The universe of Promethee is vast. It could be extended, as I am doing now, or enriched, as Andy Diggle wanted to do. He has adeptly filled gaps in my story, bringing his own vision and digging deeper into aspects of the tale that I only ever touched on, sometimes even with a certain poetry. Shawn Martinbrough’s artwork has character; his stark style brings a new feeling to the series, that will permit it, I hope, to help a much larger number of American readers discover my series,” said Promethee original creator/writer/artist Christophe Bec.
“The Promethee series is this huge, sprawling epic that takes place over thousands of years with dozens of characters. There’s so much material and so many options, you’re spoiled for choice. I wanted to come up with something accessible and give a sense of the wealth of the material out there to be discovered, but without it feeling completely overwhelminga nice self-contained story, which doesn’t require you to have any knowledge of the original series, but can act as a doorway to it,” said Promethee 13:13 writer, Andy Diggle.
Promethee 13:13 is a psychological sci-fi horror comic full of alien conspiracy, written by Andy Diggle (The Losers, Thief of Thieves, Hellblazer, Uncanny) with art by Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves, Batman: Detective Comics, The Black Panther, Hellboy), colors by Dave Stewart (Hellboy, DC: The New Frontier, The Umbrella Academy), covers by Jock (Batman, The Losers), and headed by veteran editor Will Dennis.
Darla, a successful author, has visions of apocalyptic invasions and being abducted by aliens as a child. After years of medication she’s put it behind her, until one day while speaking at a mental illness conference in San Diego, her life gets turned upside down. At the same time, strange things begin to happen during the latest space shuttle Atlantis mission. Promethee 13:13 tells the thrilling fast-paced space drama leading up to the moments of September 21, 2019 at 13:13.
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Both volumes of Promethee 13:13 will be available on ComiXology sometime this year.