SF Author Guy Hasson writes in to tell us that he has launched New Worlds Comics, an digital-only comics line that promises to “bring the highest level of science fiction and fantasy to comic books.”
At launch, New Worlds Comics is available for the iPad only via iTunes. Within two months, it will also be available for the iPhone, then Android, then the web.
Following is New Worlds Comics manifesto…
Top-notch original stories. We’re dedicated to originality and quality.
A story is a writer’s dream. The essence of a story comes from the very core of the writer. One writer shouldn’t handle another’s story. One writer, one story – all the way through.
All stories have endings. A series that doesn’t have an ending won’t have a middle. It will tread water in the same place, as many comic book series do. The middle is an exciting part of the story. As is the ending, even if it’s sad that it is the end.
Some series will end after 12 issues, some after 50. Some more. But all will end.
You should take nothing for granted when you know the story won’t go on forever. Change is guaranteed. Anything can happen.
A second series of a story, a prequel can also happen in New Worlds Comics. But characters and worlds will change as stories continue. Time does pass. Characters do die or change. All stories end.
No continuity. We’re here to create new worlds, not one new world. Each title will be true to its own continuity but will not be a part of other titles’ universes.
Only the best artists for us. Graphic artists should create art, not product. Our comic books are art, not a product.
Artists should be treated as artists. It’s hard making a living as an artist. Artists should be paid each time someone buys their art, regardless of having been paid for doing the work. Every time you buy a comic book, the artist and writer of that work gets a very nice percentage.
Women are heroes. In New World Comics, most (not all) of our titles will have women as the protagonists. If you think women can’t be heroes (super- or otherwise), look out the window. Female secondary characters, even in titles that have men as protagonists, will also be real women. Check out Liz Wynter in Wynter #1 to see what we mean.
Click the following preview images of their title Wynter for larger samples…