I have to say my favorite independent comic series of all time is Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise, from Abstract Studios, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve loaned my volumes out to friends to show them the wonderful series and to introduce them to a whole wide world of comic books without a super hero in sight. Now comiXology is bringing SiP to readers in a digital format.
Today during this year’s New York Comic Con 2012, Abstract Studio and comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform – announced the digital debut of legendary creator Terry Moore’s entire Eisner Award-winning romantic epic Strangers in Paradise. Spanning 107 issues and compiled in 19 trades, Strangers in Paradise has long been hailed as one of the seminal works of sequential art and now fans can experience the entire series across comiXology’s entire platform – iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web.
All 107 issues and 19 trades of Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise are available now on comiXology in their patent pending Guided View reading technology. For owners of the new iPad, the series can be experienced in comiXology’s high definition CMX-HD format.
“ComiXology fans already know and love Terry’s current Rachel Rising horror series and have devoured his recently concluded Echo sci-fi series, but we’re more excited than ever to bring the work that put Terry Moore on the map with today’s debut of Strangers in Paradise ,” said co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “With the perfect mix of humor, romance and drama, Strangers in Paradise is an amazing read for hard-core comic fans and new readers alike, and we’re honored to bring the entire amazing work to our world-wide audience.”
“I’m very happy to partner with comiXology in bringing Strangers in Paradise to a whole new audience,” said Strangers in Paradise creator Terry Moore. “ComiXology offers comic book fans an incredible shopping and reading experience, and I’ve been loving experiencing Rachel Rising and Echo in Guided View and both look fantastic in CMX-HD. I can’t wait to hear what fans have to say about Strangers in Paradise on comiXology.”
Abstract Studio and comiXology worked closely together to acquire the highest resolution source material possible to present Moore’s Strangers in Paradise in comiXology’s stunning high-definition comic format – CMX HD – for comiXology fans on the new iPad. With Guided View and CMX-HD, comiXology adds new dimensions to an acclaimed classic.
Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise focuses on the difficult relationship between a kind-hearted hopeless romantic Francine, her best friend Katchoo a jilted artist with a mysterious past, and David Qin an NYU art student madly in love with Katchoo with a few secrets of his own. A mix of romance, comedy and thriller, Strangers in Paradise has received critical acclaim since it’s original print debut in 1993. Through out its run the series has received multiple awards including the Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story in 1996, the National Cartoonists Ruben Award for Best Comic Book in 1997, as well as the GLAAD Award for Best Comic Book in 2001 and 2008.