Independent Comics publisher Image Comics has announced that it will be doing a digital release of the fifteen-page Moriarty short story from original series creator Daniel Cory.
Cory had been teasing this release for some time on Twitter, but has yet to state whether or not new work within the Moriarty universe can be expected any time soon. When asked if the digital release of Moriarty: Endgame indicated new forthcoming work, the creator was cryptic.
@CrusaderZero6 All I can say right now is that I certainly hope so. There are plans…
— Daniel Corey (@DangerKatt) February 2, 2015
The standalone issue will be released this Wednesday on ComiXology, ImageComics.com and other digital comics publishing platforms as a $0.99 download, making it a sort digital version of Image’s Dollar Firsts, which have been very successful over the years.
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“MORIARTY is a book that should be mentioned in the same breath as THE WALKING DEAD, CHEW and HACK/SLASH when it comes to the best comics coming out of Image.” —Horror Haven Reviews
This February, Image Comics is proud to announce the digital release of MORIARTY: ENDGAME, the new short story by the original MORIARTY team writer Daniel Corey, artist Anthony Diecidue, and letterer Dave Lanphear.
Originally published as a bonus story in Image Comics’ RED CITY Vol. I, MORIARTY: ENDGAME will be released as a standalone, 99-cent download on February 4.
“The team and I are very excited to bring a new MORIARTY adventure to our audience,” said Corey. “We broke new ground when Image Comics allowed us to do the first-ever comic story that featured Professor Moriarty as a leading man, and with MORIARTY: ENDGAME, we’re taking the Professor to yet another new place.”
MORIARTY: ENDGAME plays with the idea that the myth of Holmes and his nemesis is eternal, and transplants their conflict into a tech-laden, post-apocalyptic future. With the world as their playground, the never-ending conflict between detective and villain will finally come to a moment of reckoning.
MORIARTY: ENDGAME, a 15-page digital comic, will be on sale at ImageComics.com, ComiXology, iBooks, and Google Play for $.99 on February 4. For more information, please visit dangerkatt.com and facebook.com/moriartycomic.
Praise for MORIARTY:
“To me, the book is what I imagine Kubrick’s take on Holmes lore might be…”
—The Daily BLAM!
“Daniel Corey not only gives us a fresh and fascinating take on one of the most legendary villains in literary history, but he does it with such skill that you’ll find yourself rooting for the ‘bad guy.’ An absolute ‘must read!’”
—Jenna Busch (Founder and Editor-in Chief, Legion of Leia)
“MORIARTY is such a brilliant mix of villain and hero living in the same character’s heart. A fresh, sympathetic, witty, action-packed exploration of a literary figure who lived in the shadows…until now.”
—Doug Jones (Star of Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, F4: Rise of the Silver Surfer)