In the modern marketplace, the discussion over whether print or digital distribution represents the future of the comic book industry is ongoing.
ONI Press has chosen to err on the side of the tablets and gizmos and release their latest series online via Amazon’s ComiXology platform.
The new series, Ares & Aphrodite, from creators Jamie S. Rich and Megan Levens, is a real-world romantic comedy set in the personal relations miasma that is Hollywood. This sort of story should be a welcome change of pace from the adventure and high-octane hijinks which comprise the vast majority of the comic book market, and the novel approach of releasing new chapters on a weekly basis leading up to Valentine’s Day should help drive interest in the title.
Assuming you’re not wedded to capes, cowls, and other costumed shenanigans, is this a series you plan on checking out?
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
Rich & Levens’ ARES & APHRODITE Digital Premiere!
ARES & APHRODITE is the second collaboration between Levens and Rich, following 2014’s MADAME FRANKENSTEIN, and will be split up into weekly chapters, released every Tuesday for $1.99. There will be six chapters of ARES & APHRODITE in all, finishing up on February 10th—just in time for Valentine’s Day!
ARES & APHRODITE follows the exploits of divorce lawyer Will Ares and wedding planner Gigi Averelle. Under normal circumstances, they’d probably never meet, but their respective clients are getting married! Set against the beautiful and duplicitous backdrop of Hollywood, this romantic comedy is sure to satisfy even the most bitter of hearts.