A Harvey Kurtzman classic gets digital treatment
Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost Now Available Exclusively from comiXology Originals
Special introductory price of $2.99 on comiXology and Kindle
& free for comiXology Unlimited and Kindle Unlimited subscribers
“To me (and many others) Harvey was like a Pied Piper. He would whistle and we would follow him anywhere. Even the rewarding life at Mad that I’ve had these past sixty years would never have come about
if it weren’t for its creator, Harvey.” Al Jaffee, Mad Magazine
“Almost all American satire today follows a formula that Harvey Kurtzman thought up.”
Richard Corlis, Time Magazine
November 8, 2017, New York, NY ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping & reading service, debuts the next comiXology Originals release Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost, the graphic novel adaptation of Charles Dickens’s beloved classic A Christmas Carol at a special introductory price of $2.99 on comiXology and free for comiXology Unlimited and Kindle Unlimited subscribers.
Just in time for the holiday season, comiXology is proud to bring readers Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost (120 pages / color), a gorgeous graphic novel based on Harvey Kurtzman’s unfinished work. Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost will be available for purchase on comiXology and Kindle as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content. Readers can also enjoy this new telling of the classic holiday tale by signing up for a free 30-day trial of comiXology Unlimited or Kindle Unlimited.
In the 1950s, legendary comics creator Harvey Kurtzman had plans to adapt Charles Dickens’s classic story A Christmas Carol into what would become known as a graphic novel. However, the project was never brought to fruition and the pages, thumbnails, and notes that Kurtzman had created remained unfinished. Artist Gideon Kendall and writers Josh O’Neill and Shannon Wheeler under the supervision of the Kurtzman Estate and book packagers Kitchen, Lind & Associates teamed up to finish Kurtzman’s dream project for comiXology. Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost adapts and expands upon Kurtzman’s extensive breakdowns and notes to make his long-lost vision a reality.
“With Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost, families everywhere can enjoy this retelling of a holiday favorite, while comic aficionados will marvel at this now completed Kurtzman work.”said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s Head of Content & Senior Director of Communications. “Marley’s Ghost is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between some of the greatest creative talents of any time. Once you dive in, you’ll be hit by the tour-de-force storytelling of Josh O’Neill and Shannon Wheeler, along with Gideon Kendall’s finishes on Kurtzman’s roughs that delivers Dickens’s A Christmas Carol for audiences today.”
About the Creators
Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993) was the creator of MAD magazine, Playboy’s Little Annie Fanny, and TRUMP magazine.
Gideon Kendall is an artist, illustrator and animation designer whose clients include Disney, Cartoon Network, and The New York Times.
Josh O’Neill is an Eisner and Harvey Awards-winning writer and editor (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream).
Shannon Wheeler is the Eisner Award-winning creator of the comic Too Much Coffee Man and a contributor to The New Yorker.
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