Amazon Launches Jet City Comics
The new imprint is launching today with the first issue of its first title, Symposium #1 by Christian Cameron and Dmitry Bondarenko. New titles will be released starting in October including Meathouse Man, an original comic from George R.R. Martin, as well as 2 graphic novel prequels to his Game of Thrones series.
Jet City Comics is also going to publish a graphic novel adaptation of Wool by Hugh Howey, and that too is due out starting in October. It’s going to be released as a Kindle Serial, and later it will be republished as a graphic novel. Symposium, which set in the universe of The Mongoliad, is also going to be published serially and later republished as a graphic novel. Later this year it will be joined by 5 other comic book titles also set in the universe of The Mongoliad.
Alex Carr had previously been working for Amazon Publishing as a content acquisition editor and has contributed regularly to Omnivoracious, one of Amazon’s book blogs. For some time now he’s been writing a weekly series on graphic novels.
Jet City Comics is Amazon’s 12th publishing imprint, and it joins Kindle Singles, 47North, AmazonCrossing, AmazonEncore, Montlake Romance, Thomas & Mercer, Little A, Day One, Two Lions, Skyscape, and the recently announced launched Kindle Worlds.