Always-Free issues with a sole
goal: to introduce a new
Other Universeadopts a“Free Pilot”mentality, which
simply means that the Publisher believe it is better to
give afree and satisfying introduction to a Universe,so
the reader can better understand if the comic series or
graphic novel is something for his or her taste.
To this reason, of course, the Pilot story in of itself is just
as introductory as it can get,with the narrative not really
dwelling on themainstory,butgiving a fair introduction
of the main character/s and what the comic, more or less,
will be all about.
If the pilot in its digital free-form function asa gateway
for a wider audience,in its paper format it serves as the
contrary:a limited and embellished editionprinted in few
copies (usually 500), that will enrich the collection of the
few lucky ones that get their hands on it. Needless to say
that such editiondoesn’t comefor free.
This is very well the case forThe LastOfMy Days #0
– Nameless,published in Norway not long ago. The requests
already seem to be high, so any interested reader is advised
to startpushing their local libraries/comic book shopto order
a copy, available through theMentorsystem offered byBokbasen.
In the next article, last one for this little series about
our publishing schedules and formats, we’ll talk a little
about the “Variant Issue”,yet another delightful collector’s item.