The war for comics is hitting cyberspace with a vengeance, as Archaia announced that it will produce original graphic novels exclusively for the the Kindle. iPhone and iPod users can access these comics via Kindle’s app on the iTunes store.
Archaia announced that of its first four graphic novels, Josh Hale Fialkov’s Tumor would be the first one to be released to the Kindle. The first chapter is free, and each subsequent chapter is 99 cents. Chapter Two will be released August 3, and they will release a new chapter every three weeks.
The story of Tumor is about a Los Angeles detective who struggles to solve one last case before his brain tumor does him in.
“Archaia is consistently working to break the boundaries of comic book distribution,” said Stephen Christy, Archaia’s Director of Development, in a press release. “I’m psyched to be able to say that we will now be the first comic book company to produce a full-length graphic novel exclusively for the Kindle. Working with a partner like Amazon has been amazing, and I couldn’t be happier that we’re launching this partnership with Tumor, from one of my favorite writers in the industry.”
Additionally, tumorthecomic.com promises to have “behind-the-scenes” extras and commentary. Archaia says they also plan to release Zachary Quinto’s Mr. Dead to the Kindle as well in a spring 2010 release.