I’m very happy to see that Chris Roberson and Rich Ellis’ underrated IDW series Memorial is already continuing, via a nine-part digital series, Memorial: Imaginary Friends:
Return to the world of MEMORIAL in “Imaginary Fiends,” an all new digital-only 9 part series! The fantasies and fears that seem so real to children are often forgotten in adulthood. But after the events of the first Memorial miniseries, forgotten memories are being recovered all over the world. Can those lost fears and fantasies be far behind?
I guess that, maybe, I shouldn’t be too surprised by this: Roberson’s MonkeyBrain digital imprint has shown that he’s firmly in the digital camp these days, exploring the format and coming up with the goods en route (The third Edison Rex, his digital series with Dennis Culver, is also out today and should be checked out if you haven’t already sampled the book), and yet – I don’t know; I tend to think of print and digital separately, for some reason. If something starts in print, I imagine that it’ll stay as print with the occasional digital reprint, but not digital spin-off. Seeing new Memorial turn up like this – without the traditional solicit-then-three-month-wait cycle that you get with print – is a really pleasant surprise, and one I’m hoping to see more of in future.