Mega surprise! Over at http://panelsyndicate.com you can now buy the first issue of Brian K Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s The Private Eye for any price you want. Much like the Louis CK or Radiohead model, the first issue is available to purchase “at a price of your choosing”. The first issue, coloured by Muntsa Vicente, is available right now! Flippin’ eck, everybody!
Billed as a private eye story for mature readers – sorry kids – Private Eye #1 stands at 32 pages long. This was only teased a day ago, and it’s a massive surprise to see it already go live. We’ll bring you a review as soon as possible!
Right, a quick update now I’ve read it – once you buy the comic, you have the option of reading it in English, Spanish, or Catalan – beyond anything else, this actually strikes me as one of the most notable parts of this project. Making a comic available online isn’t the most shocking move nowadays, even for creators as well known as Vaughan and Martin. But making your comic immediately available in several languages? That’s very canny indeed.