Mark Waid’s Thrillbent Comics, a website which offers free-to-read digital books from some of the biggest names in the business have just launched a new online store. Given that the books they put out are free, I imagine they aren’t taking in any cash, and this is their chance to do so. If you like what you read, you can purchase a PDF copy of the book. There are some great titles on Thrillbent (specifically “The Eighth Seal”, pictured above), so check them out.
Official Press Release:
Thrillbent Digital Comics is pleased to announce the launch of its new online store! Now you can purchase collected editions of your favorite Thrillbent comics DRM-free, direct from the source.
“Digital comics distributors like Comixology and iVerse continue to be great and valuable partners to us,” says Thrillbent co-founder Mark Waid, “and their cloud-based platforms are a great option for many comics fans. But we hear constantly from readers who prefer to own and collect the comics and files they buy, and we’re happy to oblige.”
Moreover, in keeping with Thrillbent’s commitment to innovation in publishing:
● All collections of the site’s flagship title, Insufferable, by the Eisner-Award winning Waid and artist Peter Krause, will be “pay what you will,” allowing readers to set their own price.
● Collections of Pax Arena and The Walking Pandas/The Panda Show will include both English and French language editions.
● Downloadable PDFs will include exclusive web-linked bonus content designed specifically for each comic, including clickable footnotes, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and more.
● Comics aren’t just for adults! In addition to the familiar Thrillbent titles, the storefront will proudly spotlight the kid-friendly, all-ages Aw Yeah Comics! series by Art Balthazar and Franco, creators of the award-winning Tiny Titans and Superman Family Adventures.
Launch titles on the storefront, debuting July 30, include collections of Insufferable, Arcanum, The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood, Pax Arena, The Eighth Seal, Luther, Moth City, and Aw Yeah Comics!, with many more to come.