Abstract Studio joins Diamond Digital Program

by Jeff

SEP120729 Abstract Studio joins Diamond Digital ProgramMedia Release — Creator Terry Moore’s Abstract Studio title Rachel Rising is consistently one of the bestselling monthly independent titles in the comic book specialty market. Now comic book specialty retailers can satisfy their customers with a digital version of the suspenseful horror series as the company has joined Diamond Comic Distributors’ Diamond Digital program, whereby digital comics are available from independently-owned local comic book shops by in-store purchase or through their websites.

“We are very excited to welcome one of the great creator-owned companies in Abstract Studio,” said Diamond VP-Purchasing, Bill Schanes. “Terry has demonstrated great staying power and success in the comic book specialty market and we’re pleased to offer his company’s titles through our innovative Diamond Digital program that allows readers and fans to get digital comics and support their local comic shop at the same time.”
“We are thrilled that Diamond is offering comic shop retailers an opportunity to reach the digital comic reader in the heart of the comic book industry, their local comic shop. We couldn’t be happier to be a part of this exciting program and look forward to seeing all of our titles available through Diamond Digital,” said creator Terry Moore.

This week– on Wednesday September 26th— Rachel Rising #11 will now be available both as a print and a digital version from your local comic book shop. Customers who choose to purchase a print version and a digital “print plus” version will pay only 99 cents for their digital copy, while digital-only customers will pay $3.99 for the issue. Additionally, issue #1 of Rachel Rising is available at introductory price of 99 cents, with issues #2-10 also available at a low price of $1.99. Back issues of Echo and Strangers in Paradise are expected to be added in the coming months.
Consumers can view their new Abstract Studio digital comics on multiple platforms including iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices as well as online by using the Digital Comics Reader app developed by Diamond Digital partner, iVerse Media. The Digital Comics Reader app can be downloaded at Diamond Digital or via www.digitalcomicsreader.com.

Retailers who are interested in the Diamond Digital program for in-store redemption or adding digital comics to their own websites can visit www.diamonddigital.com for more information or contact Diamond’s Retailer Technology Manager, Cheryl Sleboda at scheryl@diamondcomics.com.

ABOUT DIAMOND DIGITAL— Diamond Digital is the unique initiative of Diamond Comic Distributors and digital technology partner, iVerse Media, to empower independently owned and operated comic book specialty retailers worldwide to sell digital content both in their stores and on their websites. For more information, visit Diamond Digital on the web at www.diamonddigital.com.

ABOUT ABSTRACT STUDIO— Terry Moore writes, draws and publishes comics through his own imprint, Abstract Studio. Terry’s first series, Strangers In Paradise is a genre-bending epic comic book series that ran from 1993—2007. Echo, Terry’s second series, is a sci-fi thriller that ran from 2008—2011. Rachel Rising is Terry’s current series, a horror story about a woman who cannot die. Terry has drawn and written comics for other publishers over the years, including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Image Comics. His work has won many awards, including the coveted Will Eisner and Harvey Awards, and two GLAAD Awards.

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

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