Blackburn Burrow is Amazon Studio’s latest test project, bringing in the talent of Ron Marz and Matthew Dow Smith. The digital comic series is a trial run to see if the story has potential for the big screen. After each issue, which are free to read, they ask you to complete a short feedback survey to see how you liked it.
“Blackburn Burrow” is a Civil War horror story that follows a man named Mister and his newfound pal Merrin, a surviving resident of the decimated southern town of Blackburn Burrow. Together they set out to find the town’s missing soldiers, but they find supernatural horror instead. Issue #2 is up now online. READ MORE
Amazon.com’s newest creative branch, Amazon Studios, dives into the world of digital comics with a brand new original series, Blackburn Burrow. The digital comic is a historical supernatural horror tale set during the American Civil War. The story was originally submitted as a screenplay, written by Jay Levy, however it quickly turned into a comic book in order to test market reach to see if it could succeed as a film (a trend that is all too common these days).
“Blackburn Burrow” is produced by 12 Guage Comics who brought in the big name talents of Ron Marz and Matthew Dow Smith to adapt the screenplay to comic form. The book is available to read for free through Graphicly, as well as on AmazonStudios.com for a bunch of different platforms (including plain old internet browsers). If you dig the book, you can take part in a poll to tell them you’d like to see it as a movie, which will also get you a nice $5 gift card. This seems like a lot of loops to jump through to test its viability, but nonetheless the book does look good. READ MORE