It has a really odd format, but a killer list of contributors; something tells me that Aces Weekly might be paying attention to. The new digital anthology will feature work from David Lloyd, Kyle Baker, John McCrea, Phil Hester, Steve Bissette, Colleen Doran, Shaky Kane, Dave Hine, Henry Flint and a whole manner of other creators less known to American audiences (Note to UK readers: Phil Elliott, Hunt Emerson and Lew Stringer are in there), but what’s fascinating me is the way it’s going to be released:
Aces Weekly will be released as seven weekly issues which form a volume. Each issue will have at least three landscape pages from six contributors (18 pages per issue), plus extras such as artists sketches etc. Then there’ll be a break in publication before the next seven issue volume begins. Readers subscribe to volumes which cost £6.99/$10 per seven issue volume.
So you’re looking at ending up with a 126 page anthology for $10? That’s a pretty good deal, especially considering the projects are completely creator-owned and, according to editor Bambos Georgiou, “this company has been set up to make money for the creators… This time readers will know their money is going direct to the creators.”
More info, including a launch date, soon, I hope.