In a move announced at Comic-Con Intl in San Diego over the weekend, Stan Lee, ibooks, Inc., and Komikwerks, LLC have launched Stan Lees Sunday Comics, a subscription-based service that will offer online readers access to comics by such top creators as Joe Kubert, Bernie Wrightson, Keith Giffen and Gil Kane.
"Were harkening back to a time when comics were released every Sunday and you could get a lot of comics under one cover for one low price," remarks ibooks president Byron Preiss. The Stan Lees Sunday Comics page at www.komikwerks.com will update every Sunday with new installments of each of the comics it offers, as well as a new edition of Lees column, Stans Soapbox.
The first four offerings now available under the Sunday Comics banner are Joe Kuberts Yossel: April 19, 1943, Jimmy Gownleys Amelia Rules!, Bernie Wrightsons Captain Sternn and Keith Giffens Trencher. Yossel was nominated for the coveted Eisner Award at this years Comic-Con, and Amelia Rules! was previously nominated for the prestigious award. Captain Sternn and Trencher have been long out of print and are available exclusively at Stan Lees Sunday Comics.
Future additions to the site include Terminator: The Burning Earth by Ron Fortier and Alex Ross; The Best of the Ray Bradbury Chronicles by Dave Gibbons, P. Craig Russel, Richard Corben and Steve Leialoha; Marlowe: The Graphic Novel by Jerome Charyn, David Lloyd, Ryan Hughes, Lee Moyer and Alfredo Alcala; The Quest for Aberzen by Marc NGuessan and Christophe Gibelin; Sunn by Steven Roman, Kevin Lau, Alex Nino and Humberto Ramos; Terminator 2: Judgement DayThe Graphic Novel by Gregory Wright and Klaus Janson; Isaac Asimov’s Derec: The Robot City manga by Doug Murray and Paul Rivoche; Vietnam Journal by Don Lomax; and The Last Heroes by Gil Kane and Steven Grant.
Stan Lees Sunday Comics will cost $4.95 per month or $49.95 for a full- year subscription. In addition, Komikwerks.com will continue to offer more than 60 free comic titles, interviews, rants and reviews.