While it looks like we won’t be getting new comics from Marvel and DC Comics this week, there are still some titles for you to read. The Quarter Killer graphic novel, from co-writers Vita Ayala and Danny Lore is available from comiXology right now.
Quarter Killer is the latest comiXology Originals graphic novel. It has been described as a story that offers a Hip-Hop cyberpunk Robin Hood of the ‘hood.
It has been written by Vita Ayala (The Wilds, Submerged, Children of the Atom, Xena: Warrior Princess) and Danny Lore (James Bond, Queen of Bad Dreams, Ironheart 2020). The title also has artist Jamie Jones (The Baboon, The Whisper, Kicking Ice), and letterer Ryan Ferrier (Kennel Block Blues, Criminy, Death Orb).
“Quarter Killer is about being more than what people have decided you are, about choosing your family, and living by your own code,” said Ayala.
According to the press release, it all starts with a girl, armed with a handful of quarters, looking for a legend.
“We are inhabiting a world which is all about Queer Brown Cool and creating cyberpunk and Afrofuturistic worlds full of fun and energy,” shared Lore.
The official description reads:
In Quarter Killer, Quentin Kidd A.K.A. QK, is an ex-corporate computer hacker who offers their services to those willing to pay them with old skool currency, specifically quarters, because quarters are untraceable. QK only has two rules: they don’t work for criminals or police, and no killing.
Young Aya begs the infamous Quarter Killer to help rescue her father—a company hacker himself—from men who are forcing him back into crime. Along with their Krew, they choose to do the job for free. Confronting everything from addictive video games in the projects to shady corporations in casinos, QK and co are more than just a specialized team of experts–they are a family.
You should also know that Quarter Killer includes an Introduction by the New York Times bestselling YA and fantasy author Daniel José Older. The Afterword is by the co-writers Vita Ayala and Danny Lore. There’s also a From Script to Page section with commentary by Jamie Jones, and Interviews with editor Adrienne Lopes and letterer Ryan Ferrier.
As part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content, Quarter Killer is available to read at no additional cost to members of comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited and Prime through Prime Reading, and for purchase on Kindle and comiXology.
Ths 140-page graphic novel is currently available for a promotional price of 0.99 cents. Now, that’s an amazing deal, especially when a lot of us are trying to keep our budgets in check while finding ways to remain entertained in our homes.
I don’t know when Marvel, DC Comics and the other big companies will begin releasing new comic books again. New releases were postponed last week due to said companies wanting to show solidarity with physical comic book shops. And it looks like we won’t be getting new titles this week either.
YouTuber Grace Randolph (Beyond the Trailer) recently made a well-researched video on this.
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Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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