Media Release -- Amazon Publishing's graphic novel and comics imprint Jet City Comics and comiXology are excited to announce that the first digital issue of Wool: The Graphic Novel, an adaptation of Hugh Howey's #1 Kindle best-selling science fiction novel, will go on sale today on comiXology and Amazon.com. Single issues in the six-issue run will release every two weeks and sell for $2.99 on comiXology. The entire comics run will also sell for $4.99 as a Kindle Serial on Amazon.com, with new issues delivering automatically to customers on the same release dates, and as a $4.99 bundle on comiXology once all six issues are released. The print edition of the collected graphic novel will be available on Amazon.com and at other retailers in late August.
"We're thrilled to debut Hugh Howey's "Wool #1," the first Jet City Comics issue on comiXology, and look forward to sharing this outstanding new comic series to fans around the world," said comiXology's VP of Communications & Marketing Chip Mosher. "We can't wait to bring even more Jet City comics to comiXology and showcase them in our cinematic Guided View reading experience."
Howey's dark, dystopian novel Wool (the first novel in the Silo Saga trilogy) was a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Kindle best seller and is one of the most-reviewed science fiction novels ever on Amazon, with over 8,000 customer reviews. With an all-star team including comics writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray (All-Star Western), Hugo-nominated illustrator Jimmy Broxton (The Unwritten), and acclaimed cover artist Darwyn Cooke (Parker, DC: The New Frontier, Before Watchmen), Wool: The Graphic Novel brings Howey's dark, dystopian vision to life like never before.
"Wool is one of my all-time favorite science fiction novels, and it's been so exciting watching this incredibly talented team bring it to life in comics form," said Alex Carr, Editorial Director of Jet City Comics. "Working with comiXology to offer single issues to their legions of fans was a no-brainer, and we can't wait to see this relationship develop."