What is Metal Gods?
Metal Gods is an ongoing digital comic by writer and artist Von Allan. If you like action, adventure, 'splosions, and good old fashioned storytelling, we think it will be right up your alley.
Here's a quick and dirty synopsis: Nick and his girlfriend, Lou, weren't expecting to run across cults and devil worship when they went looking for his wayward parents. They also weren't expecting demonic possession, heavily armed thugs, and car chases...or that they would end up starting a battle that just might save the entire world!
Do I have to be into Heavy Metal to like it?
No, no, of course not. Metal Gods is all about invoking the spirit of heavy metal rather than requiring readers to have any specific knowledge of it.
But (whoa, spoilers!) the title just doesn't refer to heavy metal, either. We'll get into that more deeply as the series unfolds.
How soon will this thing be available in print?
That's a tricky question. A lot is going to depend on how well the comic is received and what the demand is. We here at Von Allan Studio love both digital comics and good ol' print comics and we're perfectly happy if Metal Gods only appears as digital comic.
That certainly doesn't rule out print comics, though. If you'd like to see it in print, let us know.
How do I buy it?
The easiest way is through comiXology. Click here to preview issue 1 over on comiXology.
ComiXology uses a lot of DRM, though, right? I hate DRM. Any other options?
You bet. There are links to PDFs that are completely DRM-free. Just click the button near the top of the page. Or click here. The only drawback is that these won't have ComiXology's snazzy Guided View technology, but they'll still look awesome on tablets, laptops, and desktops.
We're also going to set-up CBR and CBZ options in the near future, too.
How much does each issue cost?
99 cents US.
Which we think is pretty comparable to the old days of comics. What do we mean by “old days?” Well, back in 1968, the Federal Minimum Wage of the United States was $1.60 per hour. A typical comic book from the same year cost $0.12. Or approximately 7.50% of an hour's wage.
Nowadays, a print comic costs $2.99 while minimum wage is $7.25 - a whopping 41.2% of an hourly wage.
So we think that 99 cents for the same minimum wage (about 13.6% of an hourly wage) is about right.
When is the new issue coming out?
The first issue debuted on comiXology on June 11th, 2014! Please subscribe to the RSS feed the following address for news on future issues:
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