#1 Hits The iTunes Store!
Michael Pare Voices Catastrophic's Noir Superhero
15, 2009 marks the day things changed for comics.
publisher Catastrophic Comics has launched a new motion
comic on the iTunes store. Produced by company founders
William Katt and Christopher Folino (who also wrote the
book), the new app for the iPhone and iTouch brings the
first issue of their inaugural title to life, with the complete
story to be retold and released over seven chapters.
series artist JM Ringuet's original panels, this app brings
the first issue to life. Lead character Ian Sparks gets
his voice from actor Michael Pare, from Eddie and the
Cruisers, Streets of Fire and, of course, The Greatest
American Hero. Katt joins in later as the mysterious
Archer, while industry vets Michael Bell (co-directing with
Folino), Charlie Brill and others lend their voices to a
variety of characters.
critically acclaimed Sparks has seen four issues
hit comics shops so far, telling the story of would-be superhero
Ian Sparks, an heroic soul whose flesh turns out to be much
weaker than his spirit. Even though he tries to turn his
back on crime, the past has a way of clawing at him.
episode will sell for 99 cents, and Sparks may
be only the beginning for the company's move to Apple's
platform. The first independent publisher to turn to this
unique distribution method, Catastrophic Comics paves the
way for a whole new way to enjoy comics.
link to the Apple Store, and let us know what you think!