Written by James Ferguson
Published on Tuesday, 01 January 2013 00:00
Guy Ritchie, John Woo, and Barry Sonnenfeld are big names in the movie industry but they're prepared to make waves in the funny book business thanks to Liquid Comics and their new app. The publisher has debuted their application in the iTunes app store with loads of free content for you to choose from including those by the creators mentioned above and several of the comic industry's big names including Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis, and Andy Diggle.
“Liquid Comics aims to be a home for great creators across film, television and comics to collaborate together on new ideas and bring them to audiences through the visual medium of graphic novels and interactive entertainment,” commented Sharad Devarajan, Liquid Comics Co-Founder & CEO. “The Liquid Comics app for the iPhone and iPad allows us to share these creators stories with potentially millions of people through one of the most compelling visual devices ever created.”
The app is free to download and there are several pieces of free content available. Additional books can be purchased after a user creates an account. Here are some of the titles currently available through the Liquid Comics app:
- John Woo’s “7 Brothers,” - from John Woo and comic book creators, Garth Ennis and Jeevan Kang. Seven Brothers tells the story of how six hundred years ago mighty Chinese treasure fleets set sail to reach every continent. Now in modern day Los Angeles, an ancient prophecy must be fulfilled and seven men with nothing in common but their destinies must face the Son of Hell to save the world.
- Barry Sonnenfeld's “Dinosaurs vs. Aliens” - from by Barry Sonnenfeld, and comic book creators, Grant Morrison and Mukesh Singh. The story for Dinosaurs Vs. Aliens is based on a secret world war battle that was never recorded in our history books. When an alien invasion attacks Earth in the age of the dinosaurs, our planet’s only saviors are the savage prehistoric beasts which are much more intelligent than humanity has ever imagined.
- Guy Ritchie's “Gamekeeper” - from Guy Ritchie and comic book creators, Andy Diggle and Mukesh Singh. Gamekeeper is a tale of epic espionage. Brock is a reclusive, enigmatic, groundsman who lives a quiet existence, until mercenaries invade it and destroy any remnants of his life he has left. Now, set on a path of vengeance, it becomes difficult to tell who has more power, the man, or the animal within.
- Shekhar Kapur’s “Snakewoman”, created by Shekhar Kapur and comic book creators Zeb Wells and Michael Gaydos. Jessica Peterson is learning first-hand that the cycle of revenge cannot be broken. Without understanding why, she finds herself turning into a creature - a vicious Snakewoman. Her mission - to avenge a centuries old wrong that was conceived half a world away. Jessica must confront the monster that lurks inside her before it is too late.
- Marc Guggenheim’s “Nowhere Man”, created by Marc Guggenheim, What if you could have the world of your dreams...and all it cost you was every thought you ever had. A futuristic thriller set in a world where the government monitors everything - including your most private thoughts.
The Liquid Comics app will house new projects that are currently in the works such as "Coming of Rage" by Wes Craven and Steve Niles. Previously published Liquid titles such as "The Megas" from Jonathan Mostow, "Dead Soldier" from John Moore, "Voodoo Child" by Weston Cage, Nicolas Cage, and Mike Carey, and "Dock Walloper" by Ed Burns and Jimmy Palmiotti will be available in the future.
You can download the app in the iTunes app store here.
What do you think of Liquid Comics jumping into the app space? I'm glad that comiXology has a bit more competition now. It's important to mix things up. Liquid certainly has the talent behind their books so they have plenty to check out.
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