In a move announced at Comic-Con Int’l in San Diego over the weekend, Stan Lee, ibooks, Inc., and Komikwerks, LLC have launched Stan Lee’s 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.
"We’re 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 Lee’s 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 Lee’s column, Stan’s Soapbox.
The first four offerings now available under the Sunday Comics banner are Joe Kubert’s Yossel: April 19, 1943, Jimmy Gownley’s Amelia Rules!, Bernie Wrightson’s Captain Sternn and Keith Giffen’s Trencher. Yossel was nominated for the coveted Eisner Award at this year’s 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 Lee’s 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 N’Guessan and Christophe Gibelin; Sunn by Steven Roman, Kevin Lau, Alex Nino and Humberto Ramos; Terminator 2: Judgement Day–The 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 Lee’s 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.