So, I got a postcard about Double Barrel yesterday. Have you heard about Double Barrel yet? It’s this seriously under-reported project that is, well, awesome:
DOUBLE BARREL is a digital-only magazine that you can download on the cheap from Comixology, iBooks, iVerse, the Top Shelf app, and pretty much anywhere else you can get ebooks. During this 12-issue run we’ll serialize two complete graphic novels: HECK, by Zander Cannon, and CRATER XV, by Kevin Cannon.
Plus we’ll have lots of other content from us and some of our favorite creators.
“Download on the cheap?” you ask. “Just how cheap are we talking?” Well, each issue is going to be $1.99, with the pagecount varying depending on the chapters that month. The first issue, though…? That’s a whopping 122 pages. Which, you know: Awesome.
Also awesome is Crater XV by Kevin Cannon, because it’s a sequel to his Far Arden graphic novel that was one of my favorite books of recent years, and given Zander Cannon’s past, I think we can make a good case for Heck – which is about a former high school football player who discovers a portal to Hell, and had its opening serialized here a couple years back – is going to be equally good. Both books will be serialized for twelve issues before the title switches to two other creators for the next year.
I love this idea, and to say I’m looking forward to the launch – which is a week today – is an understatement. Find out more about the project here.