ComiXology Originals announced some news this week for their expanding line of comics. Coming this Wednesday (December 5th, 2018) will be a special edition of GOLIATH GIRLS #1 as well as the second issue of the manga-influenced digital series.
The kaiju battling series will be available on Prime Reading, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited as well as on comiXology and Kindle for $2.99
The series from writer Sam Humphries and artist Alti Firmansyah will see it’s second issue available in both English and Japanese on the same day.
Full press release is below. All artwork courtesy of comiXology.
ComiXology Originals Debuts Special Edition of Goliath Girls #1 & All-New Goliath Girls #2 Same Day
The kaiju battling continues in this manga-influenced digital comic series available in English & Japanese
Both Goliath Girls issues will be included in Prime Reading, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited upon release
December 3, 2018 — New York, NY — On December 5th, comiXology Originals will debut an exciting Special Edition of Goliath Girls issue #1 featuring never-before-seen process art, character development, script pages, and more from writer Sam Humphries (Blackbird, Harley Quinn, Green Lanterns) and artist Alti Firmansyah (X-Men ’92, Star Lord and Kitty Pryde). Goliath Girls continues with the all-new issue #2 debuting on the same day in both English and Japanese.
Goliath Girls is a story about hope during wartime and the power of sisterhood. The fate of the world lies in the hands of three teenage girls – Zelda, Eunice, and Juliet – and their pet kaiju Ginger Spice. Join them as they fight to not only save humans from gargantuan kaiju known as “goliaths,” but also to save goliaths from humans. In issue #2, the Goliath Girls must battle a giant space ape and face further trouble (romantically, parentally and otherwise).
Starting December 5th, both Goliath Girls #1 Special Edition and Goliath Girls #2 will beavailable to members of Prime Reading, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited, and also available for sale on comiXology and Kindle for $2.99. Issue #2 will also be simultaneously available in Japanese same day in Japan through Amazon.jp and worldwide, upon release. The print collected edition will be available via Print-on-Demand exclusively on Amazon.com.
“Goliath Girls contains big emotional turning points, but instead of bursting into song, giant monsters battle each other,” says Goliath Girls writer & co-creator Sam Humphries. “This is a new take on the kaiju genre—the monsters are more emotional, more interconnected with the humans. And with the same day Japan release, we are erasing the boundaries of comics distribution to bring comic book readers across the world together.”
In the world of Goliath Girls, monsters will rise, cities will fall…but best friends are forever! Zelda, Eunice, and Juliet are three best friends: orphans of the Kaiju Generation, and adoptive mothers to their own baby Goliath! For years they’ve searched for the elusive King of All Goliaths, the one fabled to bring the Forever War to an end. But they’re not the only ones on his trail.
In addition to the new Goliath Girls releases set for this Wednesday, comiXology will also host a Sam Humphries sale featuring some of his outstanding work from across notable comic publishers!
Goliath Girls joins other comiXology Originals including, Superfreaks by Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet and Margaux Saltel; Elephantmen 2261: Death of Shorty by Richard Starkings, Axel Medellin and Boo Cook; Ask For Mercy by Richard Starkings and Abigail Jill Harding; Savage Game by Ryan Kalil, Shawn Kittelsen and Chris B. Murray; Grave Danger by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton; Teenage Wasteland by Magdalene Visaggio and Jen Vaughn; Hit Reblog by Megan Kearney and curated by Hope Nicholson, and more.
In addition to being purchasable on comiXology and Amazon, comiXology Originals are also available through Prime Reading, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited. Prime Reading offers Amazon Prime members a rotating selection of over a thousand top Kindle books, magazines, short works, comic books, children’s books, and more – all at no additional cost. Kindle Unlimited offers over 1 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and select current issues of popular magazines for just $9.99 a month with a 30-day free trial at amazon.com/kindleunlimited. ComiXology Unlimited offers over 15,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial at comixology.com/unlimited.
About the Writer
Sam Humphries is the writer of Harley Quinn, Nightwing, and Green Lanterns for DC Comics’ blockbuster Rebirth initiative. He recently wrote the global video game phenomenon Marvel: Contest of Champions. His other titles include Legendary Star-Lord and Avengers AI for Marvel, as well as original critically-acclaimed books Jonesy and Citizen Jack. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their two cats, El Niño and Hopey.
About the Artist
Alti Firmansyah is a native-born Indonesian. She studied graphic design in Bandung. Her big break as a comic artist was on Marvel’s Star-Lord & Kitty Pryde, written by Sam Humphries. She has also drawn Marvel’s X-Men’92, The Unbelievable Gwenpool, and Thor Vs Hulk. She lives in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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