This week Issue One of the new comic I’m co-writing comes out. That’d be Amelia Cole and the Unknown World. Co-written by me and D. J. Kirkbride, drawn by Nick Brokenshire and lettered by Rachel Deering, Amelia Cole is a book I am terribly proud to be involved in. You can buy the first issue by clicking here.
Let me, also, clear up a few things I’ve seen people ask us about Amelia so far:
* The book is only $1.99! The first issue is 28 pages of story. Issues 2-5 are planned for 22 pages, issue 6 might be a bit longer again.
* Yes, Amelia is a monthly book! It might be five weeks and not exactly four once or twice just due to scheduling but here is where we back that up: Issue two is already finished! Issue three is being worked on now, and scripts for the first six are already written. We are ahead of the game and working hard to do everything we can to make sure we are not late on our goals.
* The first arc will be six issues. But what happens after that? We do more issues – at least that is the current plan. Future arcs will be titled along the same lines. The first arc is Amelia Cole and the Unknown World the second arc will be Amelia Cole and… well obviously we aren’t going to reveal the next arc’s name yet. But like Indiana Jones, or Hellboy, we plan on every arc having it’s own fun name. The Unknown World is just the start.
* Yes, like all books from Monkeybrain Comics Amelia is digital only to start. We are looking into how we will do print trades, but we are planning that, indeed.
Here is the solicit for issue 1: Ages 12+ Amelia Cole lives in two worlds — literally. One runs on magic, the other built on technology. When the barriers between those worlds start to break down, Amelia and her aunt Dani must take extreme action. It’s the start of whole new world in adventure, magic, and excitement as Amelia Cole steps forward to do what she knows it right, even when the consequences might be wrong. Written by Eisner and Harvey award winners Adam P. Knave & D.J. Kirkbride, drawn by Nick Brokenshire, and lettered by Rachel Deering.
The Stranger, in Seattle, says: ” The one to look out for here is Amelia Cole and the Unknown World, which is about a young woman trying to find a third way between the real world and the world of magic. Nick Brokenshire’s art is dense and cartoony at the same time, and it manages to convey action and personal moments with great clarity. At $1.99, it costs a buck more than MonkeyBrain’s other comics, but it’s also a lot longer and a lot denser than the rest of the books, and way more interesting than any first issue Big Superhero has published in the last few years.”
And now some preview pages for you to enjoy:
We really do hope you’ll check Amelia out, it’s a book we truly love making and one we stand behind. So, please, enjoy it! Again, you can get it on Comixology by clicking right here.
And if you have any questions for us, want to talk to us in text or on your podcast – drop us a line. You can leave a comment here or mail me (adampknave @ gmail) and we can go from there.