Multi-Platform, Multi-Device Digital Comic In Maps & Legends Releases Fifth Issue


From the press release:

IN MAPS & LEGENDS, an ongoing digital comic illustrated by Niki Smith and written by Michael Jasper, continues with its fifth issue on March 16, 2011. Smith and Jasper were named “Digital Creators of the Year” (along with Alex de Campi) for their work on IN MAPS & LEGENDS in 2010:

As great as 2010 was, 2011 is looking even better for this digital comic and its creators.

You can now read the comic in nearly a dozen different digital formats, including versions for the iPhone, Android phone, iPad, Kindle, the Nook, and the Web (PDF, HTML, and Flash). You can purchase all issues of the ongoing, contemporary fantasy comic from over a dozen different online distributors, including Comixology,, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, the Illustrated Section, the Google eBookstore, and DriveThruComics. Issues sell for $.99 each.

The target audience is for fans of The Sandman, Unwritten, and LOST - supernatural urban fantasy with a hint of science fiction wrapped up in it. Here’s a quick summary of the fifth issue:

Stranded on her strange new world, Kait questions a man who seems to hold all the answers. Meanwhile, her friends face inhuman assassins, violent hurricanes, and sudden tidal waves. And a frail old man makes one last, desperate stand against his enemies. IN MAPS & LEGENDS 5 mixes together urban fantasy, science fiction, and steampunk, with art by Niki Smith and story by Michael Jasper. A winner of the November 2009 Zuda Comics competition hosted by DC Comics, the story continues here!

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About the Creators:

Artist Niki Smith is an artist and writer who is currently working on a handful of creator-owned comic projects. She is the recipient of a 2011 Creative Workforce Fellowship based on her graphic novel proposal, Some Did Rest. Her work has also appeared in several English language and German comic anthologies.

Writer Michael Jasper has published three novels, a story collection, and over four dozen short stories in Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Polyphony, Writers of the Future, and the Raleigh News & Observer. His most recent novel is A Gathering of Doorways (Wildside Press, 2009). He’s reprinting a story a week every week for 2011 as part of his Fiction Friday series, and then turning each story into an ebook a week later:

Related posts:

  1. Fourth Issue of Groundbreaking Digital Comic In Maps & Legends Launches February 2nd, 2011
  2. In Maps & Legends Re-Launches as a Digital Comic in September!
  3. In Maps & Legends Issue 3 is Live!
  4. In Maps & Legends Webcomic launches at Zuda Comics on May 27th
  5. In Maps & Legends Announced as the October 2009 Zuda Comics Competition Winner!

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