First announced more than a year ago, the "Electricomics" digital comics app spearheaded by comics legend Alan Moore has launched on iOS platforms. Here's the official iTunes description: "Electricomics is a digital comics reader app, which gives you free access to innovative digital comics by some of the best writers and artists in the business."
As revealed in a blog post from Leah Moore, comics writer and daughter of Alan Moore, Electricomics has launched with four free comics stories: "Big Nemo," by Alan Moore and Colleen Doran, described as a "rejuvenation" of Winsor McCay's Little Nemo; "Red Horse," written by Garth Ennis and digitally painted by Frank Victoria, called a "moving story from World War I;" "Sway," a"time travel sci-fi story" written by Leah Moore and John Reppion and drawn by Nicola Scott; and "Cabaret Amygdala Presents: 'Second Sight," a "creepy little horror story in the EC tradition" written by Peter Hogan and illustrated by Paul Davidson.
Electricomics will soon incorporate an open-source "creator tool," intended to give users the opportunity to create and package their own digital comics. "The professional comics are a jumping off point, we want you to join in, and push forward what is possible for yourself," Leah Moore wrote. Users will retain ownership and control of the comics created through the platform.
First announced in May 2014, Electricomics was described by Alan Moore at the time as a way to "address the possibilities of comic strips in this exciting new medium, in a way that they have never been addressed before."