Media Release — New York Times bestselling author Cassandra Clare and publisher Th3rd World Studios have teamed up to release Clare’s acclaimed urban fantasy trilogy The Mortal Instruments as a series of graphic novels with today’s exclusive digital release of issue 1 of The City of Bones, on comiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web.
Todays’ release of City of Bones issue #1, marks the first graphic novel adaptation of The Mortal Instruments series. All nine issues will be released digitally by Th3rd World Studios and will initially only be available through comiXology.
“The Mortal Instruments is an incredibly successful and engaging series of books; we are very excited to bring this series to a new audience through this collaboration with Cassie and comiXology,” said Th3rd World Co-Publisher, Michael DeVito.
Th3rd World Co-Publisher, Jon Conkling, adds, “The Mortal Instruments series has a passionate fan-base who care greatly about this wonderful series, so we have been working hard to remain as faithful to the source material as possible.”
The series will be adapted into graphic novels by veteran comics writer Mike Raicht (Dark Shadows, GI Joe, and the acclaimed The Stuff of Legend series.) Art on the series will be handled by talented newcomer, Nicole Virella with colors by Jeremy Mohler, and lettering by Steve Wands.
In City of Bones, the handsome Jace introduces fifteen-year-old Clary Fray to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world. She is sure that Valentine, the evil and powerful Shadowhunter, is responsible for her mother’s disappearance, but she’s about to discover much more.
Readers will be able to instantly download the digital version of City of Bones on September 26th through comiXology, making it available across comiXology’s entire platform, which includes iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web. The series will then continue its digital release on a monthly basis.
The Mortal Instruments, a contemporary fantasy story revolving around characters Clary Fray, Jace Wayland, and Simon Lewis became a New York Times bestseller upon its release, winning numerous awards. It has gone on to sell millions of copies worldwide in multiple languages, and spawned successful sequel and prequel trilogies. Screen Gems is currently in production on the film adaptation of City of Bones, with a script written by Jessica Postigo and scheduled for release on August 23rd, 2013.
About Th3rd World Studios Th3rd World Studios (www.th3rdworld.com) is a print and digital publishing house specializing in the development of high-quality original and adapted properties such as The Intrepid Escapegoat, SuperFogeys, Legend of Bill, Holiday Wars, the new, breakout, all-ages fantasy Finding Gossamyr, and the acclaimed original series, The Stuff of Legend, which is currently in development as a feature film from Mandeville Films and Disney Studios.
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