Official Press Release
Today during the comiXology panel at this year’s New York Comic Con 2012, G.T. Labs, a boutique publisher that specializes in graphic novels about scientists and comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform – announced an all encompassing digital distribution deal. Now comic fans everywhere can go to comiXology to read three critically acclaimed G.T. Labs titles: Fallout: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and the Political Science of the Atomic Bomb, Two-Fisted Science and Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards.
All G.T. Labs’ titles will be available across comiXology’s entire platform – including iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire,Windows 8 and the Web.
“G.T. Labs is the exact type of addition to comiXology that speaks to providing comic books the have appeal to a wider audience. They have built themselves quite a following with their line of graphic novels that singularly focus on science and scientists,” said co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “We’re very pleased to add these titles to the nearly 30,000 comic book and graphic novels already on the comiXology platform.”
“Our line of graphic novels and comiXology are an excellent fit,” said G.T. Labs publisher Jim Ottaviani. “ComiXology’s Guided View provides a great reading experience, and it’s appropriate to see their technology bring stories of science to comic fans around the world.”
Fallout: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and the Political Science of the Atomic Bomb focuses on the lives of two scientists: J. Robert Oppenheimer and Leo Szilard. The graphic novel chronicles their personal stories, starting in pre-WWII Europe and continuing through the Manhattan Project to the height of the Cold War. It is a cautionary tale about the uneasy alliance between the military, the government, and the beginnings of “big science.”
Two-Fisted Science features true stories – some serious, some humorous, and some both – from the history of science. The graphic novel highlights scientists such as Richard Feynman, Galileo, Niels Bohr, and Werner Heisenberg, along with cosmologists, mathematicians and more.
Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards tells the story of Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, two scientists who found and fought over the fossil treasures discovered in the American West in the late 1800s. It also introduces the young artist Charles R. Knight who almost single-handedly brought dinosaurs back to life for an awestruck public.
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. With the development of the comiXology digital comics platform – with buy-once, read-anywhere availability across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web – comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics anywhere they happen to be! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, comiXology is one of the leading drivers of the iPad economy. Providing the most digital comics on the most devices, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has been turned into a comic book fan.
About G. T. Labs
G. T. Labs began publishing true stories about scientists in graphic novel form in 1997. Its books have been honored with award nominations (and some actual awards, too!) from the American Library Association, Booklist, the Texas Library Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as the comics-specific Eisners. They also comprise the only body of work to have received positive reviews in both Physics World and Vampirella Magazine and everything in between, from The Comics Journal to Variety to Discover to Entertainment Weekly to Oprah.com.
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