Weeks after making waves with their print-on-demand service at the Small Press Expo, Amazon has announced the latest title in its quest to utterly dominate all aspects of the comic book industry, crushing all competition, from distribution to printing to publishing to signing contracts for lucrative movie and television adaptation rights. From the creative team of Tini Howard and Eryk Donovan, the ironically-titled-for-an-amazon-comic Fair Trade will be featured at New York Comic-Con with exclusive posters signed by artist Eryk Donovan, who will also be at two ComiXology panels during the show.
Here's the vital stats:
A series for magical girls-gone-bad!
From creators Tini Howard and Eryk Donovan, Fair Trade is a classic mafia-style story of a blooming prodigy with more skill than good sense, set in a city where inspiration is the trade and magic colors outside the lines.
Written by Tini Howard with art by Eryk Donovan
5-issue miniseries will be available on Kindle and comiXology – individual release dates forthcoming
Free to read for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited
Print collected edition will be available via Print-on-Demand exclusively on Amazon.com
Tini Howard elaborates in the press release:
Set in a city where inspiration is the black market du jour, muses who call themselves the Moonfly Mafia have the power to inspire humans…and the wisdom to never give a good thing away for free. And when our hero Margot steps on their turf, she starts learning a few things, too. This is a book for magical girls-gone-bad.
Comix AF co-founder Daniel Alter adds:
Fair Trade is a fresh concept from one of the most exciting new voices working in the comic book industry today. Working with Tini Howard and Eryk Donovan, whose beautiful illustrations are bringing this to life, has been an absolute pleasure for us." Fair Trade is the latest release from Daniel Alter and Jeff Forsyth's new company Comix AF.
And ComiXology's Chip Mosher:
We're excited to be teaming up with Comix AF, Tini, and Eryk to bring the all-new genre bending Fair Trade to a huge audience! ComiXology Originals expands the reach of exciting new stories like Fair Trade by making it free to read on the day of release for Amazon Prime, comiXology Unlimited, or Kindle Unlimited members.
Fair Trade will be out in Spring of 2019.