O brave new world, where comic book creators can go the indie route and give us a tablet ready, unique story with a pay what you will mandate.
That, in a nutshell, is what Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente have come up with thanks to their Panel Syndicate publishing initiative and their first comic out of the gate, The Private Eye.
Rather than try and come up with a description, here’s the one direct from the site:
Set in a future where privacy is considered a sacred right and everyone has a secret identity, The Private Eye is a serialized sci-fi detective story for mature readers.
Tailor made for widescreen reading, the first 32-page issue of the planned 10 issue is gorgeously drawn and well-written. No surprise there. And I appreciate the whole DIY, pay what you will aspect that Vaughan and Martin are offering. For the record, I chose to pay 99 cents for the first issue. Some will say I cheaped out, while others will say why not just pay the least amount possible. For the later, I’d say that’s simply wrong. As for the former, I’m always cautious when I’m trying out a new series via Comixology, but I’m usually willing to spend 99 cents on something I’m unfamiliar with. Will I pay more next time out? Likely, seeing the quality of the work, which is loaded with eye candy and clever references.
Regardless of what you pay, The Private Eye is well worth your time and your money. Check it out here.