Earlier this month, Sullivan’s Sluggers gained wide-spread attention with a Kickstarter campaign that took on a life of its own. Its Kickstarter campaign blew past its initial goal of $6,000 in just a few hours, and almost hit $100,000 in the 30-day campaign.
Created by Mark Andrew Smith (Gladstone’s School For World Conquerers) and James Stokoe (Orc Stain), the team behind Sullivan’s Sluggers didn’t want to wait until the graphic novel was printed to get it into the hands of fans, so they approached comiXology to serialize the graphic novel over six single issues.
“We’re excited to be able to bring Sullivan’s Sluggers to comiXologybefore the graphic novel comes out in print,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “It was great for comiXology to be counted among the early incentives for the book’s backers during the Kickstarter campaign and now we can’t wait to let the rest of the world in on this bloody great comic.”
“ComiXology is the premier place for digital comics,” said co-creator Mark Andrew Smith. “Releasing Sullivan’s Sluggers with comiXology’s unique one-two punch reading experience of CMX-HD and in their revolutionary Guided View gives fans something different than with the print graphic novel. From shopping to reading, there just isn’t anything else out there that touches comiXology.”
Sullivan’s Sluggers tells the story of a down and out minor league baseball team and their Coach, Casey Sullivan, as they face off against a terrifying legion of undead monsters in an epic fight for survival. When America’s favorite past time becomes one team’s ultimate nightmare, hilarity, horror and one killer comic ensues.
The graphic novel was also optioned for adaption to the silver screen before the Kickstarter campaign even ended.
Available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, the Web and the comiXology retailer digital storefronts, Sullivan’s Sluggers #1 (of 6) is out now.