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Switch Exclusive InkyPen Bringing All-You-Can-Read Comics This November

by Carmine Red - August 21, 2018, 4:47 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: InkyPen AS

The subscription service promises over 10,000 graphic novels, manga, and comics from partners that include IDW, Valiant, Dynamite, Humanoides Associés, and Andrews McMeel.

Norwegian venture InkyPen is launching their InkyPen service exclusively on the Nintendo Switch this November. The company touts InkyPen as an all-you-can-read comics subscriptions-based service, promising more than 10,000 digital comic strips, graphics novels, and manga on offer in exchange for a $7.99 monthly fee (€7.99 or local equivalent). According to InkyPen CEO Ronan Huggard there is "no intention of selling content piecemeal, there are other places for that. We’re bringing an all-you-can-read model to the international community."

Expected to launch simultaneously across the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, Africa, Russia and Mexico, InkyPen touts itself as "the first international non-game item launching on Nintendo eShop." The developers promise comics in a variety of formats and from an assortment of partner publishers, including:

  • IDW Publishing
  • Dynamite Entertainment
  • Valiant Comics
  • Les Humanoïdes Associés
  • Andrews McMeel Publishing

Specifically, the announcement trailer for the service clearly displays the following comics series:

  • Faith
  • Locke and Key
  • Warhammer 40,000
  • Transformers
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Dark Souls
  • The Incal
  • Castaka
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Bloodshot
  • The Valiant
  • My Little Pony
  • The Metabaron
  • Judge Dredd
  • Archer and Armstrong

InkyPen will support both Handheld and TV Mode viewing, as well as a touch interface. InkyPen is developing the title with the help of Rain Games, whose previous titles Teslagrad and World to the West have both seen releases on the Switch.

Talkback

JRokujuushiAugust 21, 2018

Valiant Comics, you say? If they don't have the Super Mario or Captain N comics on here, I'm going to be incredibly upset.

Quote from: JRokujuushi

Valiant Comics, you say? If they don't have the Super Mario or Captain N comics on here, I'm going to be incredibly upset.

God I LOVED those comics, especially the Zelda and GameBoy adaptations. I don't hold out much hope though, I haven't seen those republished in ages...

At least of the stuff we see here it looks like my brother's tastes will be served with My Little Pony, and potentially there could be a lot of iconic French Graphic Novels of the 70's and 80's (who IS this Moebius guy anyways?) that could open a whole new world for me.

ShyGuyAugust 21, 2018

No Batman, no sale.

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