News: Fantagraphics Books and ComiXology team up to release digital exclusive Violenzia

Cult publishers Fantagraphics and ComiXology the digital comics giant have teamed up to debut a new original, digital exclusive comic book – Violenzia. Written and illustrated by acclaimed creator Richard Sala (Delphine, Cat Burglar BlackViolenzia is an all-new, full-color, 50-page one-shot available exclusively across ComiXology.

Fantagraphics and ComIXoloy team up to release new digital exclusive comic Violenzia

“Let there be no mercy or forgiveness for they have shown none.” With these words, whispered into the wind, a mysterious young woman leaps into action with wild abandon, twin automatics blazing. Is she a brave and reckless heroine taking on a monstrous evil? Or is she a deranged angel of death? One thing is clear, whether she is dropping from a high window into a crowd of red-robed fanatical cultists, or facing down a horde of psychotic hillbillies, you don’t want to get in Violenzia’s way.

“This is a new model for us,” said Fantagraphics Associate Publisher Eric Reynolds. “Not a better model, but a different model. Richard Sala is one of our most beloved authors, and recently he has built up a considerable and new following online, via his Tumblr and other social media, so when he proposed Violenzia it seemed like the perfect opportunity to experiment with a digital-only release.”

“We’re thrilled that Fantagraphics partnered with us to bring Richard Sala’s beautiful and hilarious Violenzia to ComiXology and our worldwide audience,” said ComiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “Readers and fans will also be treated to experiencing this amazing work in ComiXology’s cinematic Guided View reading technology.”

A fast moving, self-contained story, Violenzia is a blast of pulpy fun, told in scenes of audacious action and splashes of rich watercolors.  With elements of golden age comics and old movies mixed with Sala’s trademark humor and sense of the absurd, Violenzia is serious fun, a bloody enigma masked as eye candy, a puzzle box riddled with bullet holes.

Violenzia is the latest story by Sala featuring heroines (or anti-heroines) who are quirky, mysterious and unpredictable — such as Peculia (Peculia , Peculia And The Groon Grove Vampires), Judy Drood (Mad Night, The Grave Robber’s Daughter) and K Westree (Cat Burglar Black) and features the same distinctive mixture of mystery, violence and humor as his books The Chuckling Whatsit, The Hidden and Delphine.

Violenzia is available now via ComiXology for £2.99/$3.99