Dynamite Entertainment once again have teamed up comiXology to release the digital version of legendary comic creator Howard Chaykin’s classic American Flagg! The digital version of American Flagg through the comiXology platform will b e available for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web. Long considered a classic, this exclusive digital release also includes a brand new forward by bestselling comic creator and novelist Warren Ellis – only available on comiXology. The forward, along with first arc of the American Flagg series marks the beginning of a new era for this groundbreaking masterpiece as it moves into the digital age.
“Bringing the work of a master creator like Howard Chaykin to the forefront of the digital realm defines what comiXology is at it’s very core” said comiXology CEO and Co-Founder David Steinberger “Being able to distribute lost classics to new readers is something we’re striving to continue as we push forward in 2012.”
Lauded for its status as a cult classic and unparalleled in it’s impact on today’s comic scene, Howard Chaykin’s American Flagg! brings it’s unique indie spirit to comiXology and is available for download as individual single issues and as a completed Graphic Novel.
“There are few great comic works as influential and well respected as Howard Chaykin’s American Flagg! The work is, in my opinion, one of the most important works from the 1980’s. Howard was ahead of his time with American Flagg! He was a visionary, and Flagg!, as well as The Shadow and other works show why he is one of the most respected creators in comics.” says Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci “Offering American Flagg! digitally is ideal in bringing the classic series to a new generation of readers.
A monumental achievement in modern sequential art, American Flagg tells the story of Reuben Flagg and the world he inhabits following the devastating events of the Year of the Domino. In a future where planet Earth has been torn asunder by a wave of natural disasters and civilization is forced to plot a new course for itself as the United States government flees to Mars, Flagg must deal with all the remaining factions left behind.
“When I first produced American Flagg! back in the early ’80s, I had no idea just how much I got right about the dystopic future careening toward us. Needless to say, I’m delighted to have the material available digitally,” said legendary series creator Howard Chaykin.