File this under “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” Red 5 (creators of the awesome Atomic Robo comic) and Emerald City Comic Con (an awesome convention experience) are teaming up with ComiXology to create an exclusive digital comic for all con attendees. this is a great way to add value to the con experience, give Red 5 a great boost, and prove that digital and print comics can existe side by side. Why didn’t I think of that?
ComiXology, Red 5 Comics & Emerald City Comicon have teamed up to bring fans the first-ever digital convention exclusive — Atomic Robo: Along Came a Tyrantula. Every ECCC ’13 badge holder will find a redemption code on the back of their convention badge that entitles them to this digital only Atomic Robo comic. Fans at the show will be the first to experience this first of its kind convention exclusive that showcases how comiXology makes exciting new, immersive and innovative storytelling techniques possible by utilizing comiXology’s Guided View technology – that can only be experienced on comiXology!
For those digital comic fans not attending ECCC’ 13, don’t fret! Atomic Robo: Along Came a Tyrantula will be made available for sale worldwide on Wednesday, March 6th across comiXology’s entire cloud-based platform that includes iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web.
“This is not a paper comic adapted to digital. It was a from-scratch ground-up experiment with the boundaries of the comic reading experience. Without the tools that comiXology’s Guided View provides, it would not have been possible,” said Atomic Robo creators Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener. ” We can’t wait to hear the reaction from the Emerald City Comicon debut. Atomic Robo is an action scientist, and it was great to have the chance to more deeply explore his action side for this comic.”
“ComiXology is not only committed to making it easier to discover, buy and read comics and graphic novels, but also to evolve how stories are told,” said comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts. “It’s been gratifying to see creators taking advantage of comiXology’s Guided View reading technology to tell their stories over the last several years – and it’s especially rewarding to work with Brian and Scott of the Atomic Robo team to really push forward what the digital comics experience can be.”
“ComiXology has been amazing in their support of Emerald City Comicon and we’re excited to offer this completely new kind of digital convention exclusive at ECCC ’13 first!” said Emerald City Comicon Convention Director Jim Demonakos. “Each and every attendee will be able to get this free exclusive and we won’t even have to worry about running out!”
Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener’s Atomic Robo comic series from Red 5 exploded on to the comic scene in October of 2007. Garnering numerous Eisner Award nominations over the years since its debut, the Atomic Robo series follows the adventures of an automated intelligence machine named, what else, Atomic Robo, as he rids the world of evil and has fun while doing it!
ComiXology will be presenting at Emerald City Comicon ’13 at booth #2101 while Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener of the Atomic Robo creative team will be at G-04.