SDCC ’13 News: MonkeyBrain Comics launch 5 new digital comics to celebrate 1st anniversary

As you’ll know from reading our in-depth interview with founder Chris RobersonMonkeyBrain Comics launched on July 2, 2012 with six titles and a simple dream: to make good comics. Twelve months and more than two dozen new titles later, they are well on their way to making that dream a reality, with new digital releases on ComiXology every week, and print collections coming out from publishers like IDW, Image, and Dark Horse. This week they are set to launch not one, but FIVE new titles and we’ve got a fantastic sneak peak at all of them!

The Onion AV Club has named MonkeyBrain Comics the “premier destination for high-quality digital comics”, IGN has said that MonkeyBrain is “the company that seems to be doing [digital comics] best.”, while Pipedream Comics described them as having “a level of high quality writing and art that cannot be beaten in the world of comics (digital or print!)” MonkeyBrain titles were frequently cited in critics’ year-end surveys, with Aesop’s Ark being named in the Pipedream Comics Top 10 Digital Comics 2012, and Masks & Mobsters was named the Best Digital Series of 2012 by USA Today. And in 2013, Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover received a total of four Eisner nominations for their work on Bandette.

“We have been overwhelmed by the amount of support we’ve received from readers and creators alike in our first year of operation,” co-publisher Allison Baker said, “and we can’t wait to show everyone what we have planned for our second year.” To celebrate the start of their second year of operation, Monkeybrain Comics is releasing a raft of exciting new titles at Comic Con International in San Diego, all of them immediately available for download on
comiXology today.

Avery Fatbottom: Renaissance Fair Detective#1,

Writer/artist: Jen Vaughn Price: £0.69/$.99

Captain Ultimate #1

Writer: Benjamin Baily & Joey Esposito Artist: Boykoesh, Price: £0.69/$.99

Detectobot #0

Writer: Peter Timony Artist: Bobby Timony Price: Free

Dropout #1

Writer: Phil Hester Artist: Tyler Walpole Price: £0.69/$.99

Heartbreakers #1

Writer: Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan Artist: Paul Guinan Price: £0.69/$.99

All these titles and more great MonkeyBrain Comics are available exclusively via ComiXology

If you like the look of these and are new to the world of MonkeyBrain, don’t miss our round-up of the Top 10 MonkeyBrain comics from their first 12 months