Wednesday, 10 October 2012

'High Society' Digital Downloads - First Issue Free!

High Society Digital #01 (Cerebus #26, May 1981)
Available from Cerebus Downloads
Out Now! First Issue Free!

"Hi, I'm Dave Sim, co-creator of comics' only 6,000 page graphic novel epic, Cerebus, inviting you to download the first issue of High Society. Cerebus, the world's baddest Barbarian Aardvark decides to check into the most expensive hotel in the most expensive city in Estarcion… THAT's strange enough -- but why do rich businessmen suddenly start giving him huge sums of money and sucking up to him?"  -- Dave Sim

People everywhere agree that the 500-page High Society is Award-Winning (Eisner; Harvey; Shuster, Ignatz, Wizard) graphic novelist Dave Sim's greatest and most hilarious work. It regularly gets a 5-star rating on lists of the Greatest Graphic Novels of All Time.

In each digital downloaded issue you get 20 pages of art and story, PLUS everything that was in the original comic book -- Deni's Note from the Publisher, the original ads, the original letters pages, the original back cover and inside back cover. BONUS! Each issue features original documents from the time period from Dave Sim's Cerebus Archive as well as pages from Dave Sim's original Notebooks (where he plotted and designed each issue) accompanied by Sim's own annotations.

4 comments:

Michael A Battaglia said...

I just wanted to chime in and say that I have greatly enjoyed both the free issue and the ensuing issue (#26), and have added future installments of Digital HIGH SOCIETY to the very small list of "stuff that I can't wait for".

JLH said...

I can't believe there are people griping about the bonus material as being "too much". I love it all, even the invoices.

Dominick Grace said...

Well, nobody has to read the bonus material if they don't want to. However, it does add substantially to the download time, so if you're not interested, I can see why that might chafe a bit.

Michael A Battaglia said...

Ha, good point Dominick. For those of us who "can't get enough content", however, just think of how mega-awesome the (eventual) IDW packaged DVD is going to be. And no download time.

I wonder how well it's going so far, in terms of how many people have paid for the second issue.