Red5 Comics to Publish Digital Comic ‘Box 13’

Red 5 Comics is thrilled to announce that it will be publishing Box 13, the latest graphic novel project by Zuda superstars David Gallaher and Steve Ellis.  The trade paperback comes out this May following the print debut of Box 13’s riveting first chapter in Red 5 Comics’ 2010 Free Comic Book Day issue.

I’m currently reading Box13 on my trusty iTouch and I’ve been really enjoying it so it’s good news for those of you who aren’t into digital comics to get a look at his ace comic.

Check out the press release for all the details.

“BOX 13” ARRIVES AS GRAPHIC NOVEL THIS MAY
FROM ZUDA AND HARVEY-WINNING TEAM OF GALLAHER AND ELLIS
FEATURED IN RED 5 COMICS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2010 ISSUE

The Harvey Award-winning creative team behind the smash hit “High Moon” are set to once again leap story-telling magic from pixels to print in their latest adventure, “Box 13”. The graphic novel trade paperback will be available this May from Red 5 Comics and ComiXology, the creators of Comics– the #1 iPhone application for downloading comics.

Created by David Gallaher and Steve Ellis, the first Zuda.com contest winners, Box 13 is a reimagining of the popular radio serial of the same name. It follows investigative author Dan Holiday who has spent the last several years of his life researching the secrets behind the MKULTRA project.

His latest book has brought him a degree of notoriety, but a mysterious numbered box left on his book signing table is too much to resist. Once opened, the box sends him spinning on a harrowing journey of self-discovery and driving mystery… what is in Box 13?

While inspired by the noir-serial of the 1940s, the reimagining blends in the disorienting action mysteriesof the 1960s like “The Manchurian Candidate”, “The Prisoner” and “Modesty Blaise”
wrapped in a modern tale in a digital medium. “There is gunplay, conspiracy, romance, psychological drama, train chases, motorcycle chases, and danger!” author David Gallaher told CBR. “But, at its heart it’s a story about rediscovering your place in the world after everything in your life changes forever.”

Originally commissioned by ComiXology and released exclusively on the iPhone, the series was created from start-to-finish with print-ready layouts. “Who better than this beloved award-winning team to help demonstrate to the world the potential synergies of comics content in digital and print?”, posed ComiXology president David Steinberger. “Over a hundred thousand people have discovered the series on their screens, and are now clamoring for the printed graphic novel to complete the experience. At the end of the day, it’s all about telling a great story that people want to read.”

Not only will the generation of digital comic readers come looking for Box 13, but the title will be exposed to comic shop masses on May 1’s Free Comic Book Day. The entire 8-page first chapter of Box 13 is included in Red 5 Comics third-annual Atomic Robo FCBD issue — one of the most
anticipated regular releases of the event.

The release of the Box 13 graphic novel on May 19 will complete the page-turning appetite for just $13. Pre-order your copy in March 2010 using Diamond Comics code MAR101130.
(And ensure your copy of Red 5 Comics Free Comic Book Day 2010 edition featuring Atomic Robo, Box 13 and Neozoic using code JAN100030)

About Red 5 Comics
Red 5 Comics creates and produces cinematic-style comic book entertainment, debuting its first titles in October 2007. It was founded by Paul Ens, former Director of Lucasfilm’s Lucas Online, and Scott Chitwood, co-founder of TheForce.net. For updated information on Red 5 Comics and their titles, visit
www.red5comics.com
About ComiXology

Since 2007, comiXology has been exposing more people to the world of comics through comiXology.com and related applications. comiXology.com, comic book retailer tools, iPhone and
Blackberry apps and digital comics are all connected through the comiXology platform. For more
information, visit www.comixology.com

GS Reporter: Nuge

Source: Red 5 Comics

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