DSTLRY today launched its action-packed sci-fi adventure, GONE #1, written and drawn by Jock, on its v0.1 desktop reader beta at dstlry.co. The digital edition carries a launch price of $1 today.
The digital launch of GONE #1 continues the lineup of exciting releases DSTLRY has in store for fans. The publisher’s debut release, The Devil’s Cut, kicked off the platform’s launch last week. Those who purchased a digital copy of The Devil’s Cut get exclusive access to purchase two GONE #1 variant covers—a Cliff Chiang B&W Gone #1 print variant and an Ariela Kristantina digital variant. Next week, fans will be able to purchase a digital copy of SOMNA #1 by Becky Cloonan and Tula Lotay on December 20.
DSTLRY’s digital store and reader beta fuses the excitement of New Comic Book Day with digital reading, while establishing a new revenue stream for creators. Mirroring the limited-run nature of print comics and the excitement of New Comic Book Day, DSTLRY’s digital releases will be available directly from the publisher on dstlry.co for one week—Wednesday through Tuesday—upon release. Mass market digital releases will follow when trade paperbacks arrive in print.
Written, drawn, and colored by Eisner-Award winning creator Jock, the series spins out from his 8-page story “The Stowaway” from DSTLRY’s debut release, The Devil’s Cut.
On an impoverished and distant planet where menial workers scratch out a living resupplying starships, the best place to be is GONE…and that’s exactly where 13-year-old Abi wants to be. Along with her street-tough friends, Abi stows away on a colossal luxury space-liner, hoping for a better life. Unbeknownst to her, Abi’s “friends” are not who they seem, and she suddenly finds herself branded a saboteur as she desperately struggles to evade the ship’s deadly crew to stay alive! As the young heroine confronts betrayal, discovers her true allies, and fights against all odds, Abi will soon realize that nothing is farther away than…home.
Today, December 13, readers can purchase GONE #1 digitally for $1 for one day, and $9 from December 14 through December 19. Mass market digital releases will follow when trades arrive in print.
Source: Press Release