Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Mortal Instruments debuts as a digital comiXology exclusive

Starting now, the entire nine issue run of the acclaimed graphic novel will be exclusively available on comiXology's digital comic platform.

I'm not all that familiar with Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments, but the New York Times bestselling (and award winning) graphic novel series looks and sounds like a winner.

New York Times bestselling author Cassandra Clare and publisher Th3rd World Studios have teamed up to release Clare’s acclaimed urban fantasy trilogyThe Mortal Instruments as a series of graphic novels with today’s exclusive digital release of issue 1 ofThe City of Bones, on comiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform available across iPhone,iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web.Todays’ release of City of Bones issue #1, marks the first graphic novel adaptation of The Mortal Instruments series. All nine issues will be released digitally by Th3rd World Studios and will initially only be available through comiXology.“The Mortal Instruments is an incredibly successful and engaging series of books; we are very excited to bring this series to a new audience through this collaboration with Cassie and comiXology,” said Th3rd World Co-Publisher, Michael DeVito.Th3rd World Co-Publisher, Jon Conkling, adds, “The Mortal Instruments series has a passionate fan-base who care greatly about this wonderful series, so we have been working hard to remain as faithful to the source material as possible.”The series will be adapted into graphic novels by veteran comics writer Mike Raicht (Dark Shadows, GI Joe, and the acclaimed The Stuff of Legend series.) Art on the series will be handled by talented newcomer, Nicole Virella with colors by Jeremy Mohler, and lettering by Steve Wands.In City of Bones, the handsome Jace introduces fifteen-year-old Clary Fray to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world. She is sure that Valentine, the evil and powerful Shadowhunter, is responsible for her mother’s disappearance, but she’s about to discover much more.

Grab part one of The Mortal Instruments City of Bones today on comiXology's iOS, Android, Windows, and web based platforms.