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    Scott Snyder, the prolific comic book writer known for his work on DC’s Batman and Justice League and original projects such as American Vampire and Wytches, is lining up a roster of creator-owned projects that boast an impressive roster of artists.

    Snyder and his Best Jackett Press have signed a deal to co-create eight titles for ComiXology Originals. The titles will first debut via the Amazon-owned digital comics service and Kindle, and then appear in print via Dark Horse Books.

    BARNSTORMERS: written by Scott Snyder with art by Tula Lotay and colors by Tula Lotay and Dee Cunniffe — A high flying adventure romance set just after the First World War.

    THE BOOK OF EVIL: written by Scott Snyder with illustrations by Jock — A prose story about four young friends growing up in a strange, near future where over 90 percent of the population are born as psychopaths.

    CANARY: written by Scott Snyder with art and colors by Dan Panosian — It’s 1891 and a mine collapses into itself. Find out what the dark substance found 666 feet underground is in this horror Western!

    CLEAR: written by Scott Snyder with art and colors by Francis Manapul — A sci-fi mystery thrill-ride into a strange dystopian future, where a neurological internet connection is transforming reality.

    DUCK AND COVER written by Scott Snyder with art by Rafael Albuquerque — A manga-influenced teen adventure set in the strange post-apocalyptic America… of 1955. In conjunction with Albuquerque’s Stout Club Entertainment.

    DUDLEY DATSON AND THE FOREVER MACHINE: written by Scott Snyder with art by Jamal Igle and Juan Castro and colors by Chris Sotomayor — A rollicking adventure story about a boy, his dog and a machine that controls time and space! What could go wrong?

    NIGHT OF THE GHOUL: written by Scott Snyder with art and colors by Francesco Francavilla — A dazzling work of horror, intercutting between the present day narrative and the story of a lost horror film.

    WE HAVE DEMONS written by Scott Snyder with art by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion and colors by Dave McCaig—The conflict between good and evil is about to come to a head when a teenage hero embarks on a journey that unveils a secret society, monsters, and mayhem.

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    Damn, he levelled up. Which of these will be the first to get adapted?

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    Thank you.

    I know some publishers have had some minor titles go digital first (was some Harley Quinn spinoff the biggest one? I honestly can't remember), then go to print, but this is the major news we(/I) need to see the start of a major shift in the industry. For years, I have been calling for a move to digital singles followed by those singles being collected in TPBs/HCs. And not just some titles, but...the entire industry. It WON'T kill LCS's. Tho their lease space may eventually need to get smaller...

    Anyway, I am all for this. A few of those look real intersting and I always liked Snyder's indie stuff way more than his DC stuff (save for Black Mirror). However, I may buy ALL the TPBs out of principle. Tho I guess the real principle would be for me to buy all the digital singles, too, huh?

    Anyway again, again, I know there have been previous pioneers, but they were more like scouts. Major props to Amazon/Comixology, Dark Horse, and Scott Snyder for doing this.
    Comics were definitely happier, breezier and more confident in their own strengths before Hollywood and the Internet turned the business of writing superhero stories into the production of low budget storyboards or, worse, into conformist, fruitless attempts to impress or entertain a small group of people who appear to hate comics and their creators. -- Grant Morrison, 2008

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    Scott Snyder's Newsletter
    The last thing for this crazy long newsletter, I want to start showing you the books we're doing for comiXology Originals. I'm so proud of these books, and we have three coming out in October. They're calling it Scottober. I know, it's funny, but I kind of love that they're doing it. The first three books come out the first three weeks of October—We Have Demons with Greg Capullo, John Glapion, and Dave McCaig. It's like big Saturday morning cartoon fun, but it's R-rated. It's everything we loved to do in Metal and Batman, but in our very first creator-owned book together. I couldn't be more excited about it. Obviously, it has terrifying demons, it's got a secret organization that fights them, and it's got a great hero team. I don't want to spoil it for you, but I love this book dearly.

    The second book, Clear, is me and Francis Manapul, who's a dear friend, and it's speculative—

    [You can hear the lightning and thunder in the audio]

    —Speculative science fiction. It imagines a future where we all connect to the internet neurologically, and we can skin the world however we want, even though the superstructure of the world remains the same. So, if you want to look out and see the world in a filter, a “veil,” that's 1940s glamour, you can. If you want to look out and see the world in porn veil, everyone's naked. If you want to see the world as though the history of the world is different, the history of the country is different, you can do that. So, everyone lives in kind of a private reality, and it's a murder mystery that takes place in this future, and it's narrated by detective who keeps his setting on “clear” all the time. So, it's really dark, I'm hugely proud of it. It's Francis' book in that he's just doing next level work on it. Wait until you see, it's like a visual feast.

    And the third book is Night of the Ghoul. I've been working on this with Francesco Francavilla for a very long time, we've been teasing it forever. And it's a story of a man who works restoring old films, digitizing them, and he comes across the remnants of a film, a lost horror classic from the 1940s that was supposed to have been destroyed in a big studio fire, and the film is called Night of the Ghoul. And the story starts after he's tracked down, with his son, the director of the film who's still alive at about 100+ years old in hospice care in the desert in California, and meets with him to ask what happened to the film and what happened to him—why did he disappear afterwards? And so, it begins this real claustrophobic, horrific night, and it intercuts between their interview and the horrible things that happen at this rest home and the remnants of the fictional black and white film. So, again, huge visual kaleidoscopic book.

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