Yesterday we got some teaser images for a new comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin, and I was thinking “AWESOME!! This’ll probably be out from Image this July or so.” I was wrong. It’s out TODAY, digitally, through a new service called Panel Syndicate. You can download a 32 page copy of The Private Eye #1 in various digital forms for whatever you want to pay for it, and own it forever because it’s DRM-free. It’s a fantastic deal, and you shoudl most definitely pick it up.
First, it’s Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin. These guys are EPIC. Vaughan did Runaways, Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, and is currently putting out one of the best comics on the stands right now with Saga. Martin’s done gorgeous books like Batgirl: Year One, Doctor Strange: The Oath, and Daredevil. The fantasticness of these two creators teaming up to do their own thing should be more than enough to sell you on the book.
If it’s not, let me assure you that the comic is really, REALLY good. Here’s a description of The Private Eye:
It’s a detective story set in 2076, when everyone in the United States has a secret identity. Our protagonist is a member of the paparazzi, outlaw private investigators who dig up the kind of personal dirt no longer readily available through search engines. It’s a mystery with lots of masks, but no superpowers. We know how the story ends, and we think it will take about 10 issues to get there.
Detectives in the future!! How fun is that? Seriously, get this book. You’ll love it.
You can get The Private Eye #1 at Panel Syndicate RIGHT NOW for whatever you want to pay for it. It’s a game changer, folks. I don’t think anyone’s used this model for comics before, and it could really shake things up if it goes well. The money goes straight to the creators, with no printing costs or cuts for publishers. It could be a whole new ballgame!!