Last month, the publisher with a mission to change the landscape of comics publishing announced that their first title would be created by Sean Chen, who 30 years earlier led the creative charge of one of modern comics greatest disruptors: Valiant Entertainment, and moving on to widely acclaimed runs on some of Marvel and DC’s most well-known characters.
Now, following the announcement of this inaugural title, 247 announces the next wave of creators leading a change in not only the way that comics are published, but the way that creators are paid for their work.
The future of 247 Comics output will be guided by the community who will have unique access to the creative process and creators themselves as well as the ability to monetize their own contributions and their collectibles along the way. The future of 247 Comics output will be guided by the community who will have unique access to the creative process and creators themselves as well as the ability to monetize their own contributions and their collectibles along the way.
247 Comics Publisher Carl Choi says “Hollywood Movies and TV shows sourced from comic books make billions while most of the creators of these characters do not reap the rewards. In collaboration with our creators, we developed a partnership-publishing model where creators are ensured they are compensated for their work and are lifetime participants of the IP’s upside.”
The inaugural 247 lineup sees Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Call of Duty, Shadowman), Brian Buccellato (The Flash, Batman, Chicken Devil), Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (frequent collaborator of Hellboy creator Mike Mignola), Brian Ching (Star Wars, Supergirl, Witchblade), Curtis Clow (Beastlands, Majestic), Creees (Shang-Chi, Dr. Strange, X-Men), , Priscilla Petraites (Harley Quinn, Batman), Wil Quintana (Superman, Wolverine), and Jarel Threat (Magic: The Gathering) join Sean Chen in crafting the future of comics. The 2023 slate of titles will be nurtured by seasoned consulting editor Shawna Gore, best known for her work at Dark Horse, Lion Forge, and Oni Press, along with other work for multiple publishers. Gore has overseen multiple Eisner nominated titles and is known for her creators-first ethic.
Justin Jordan says “Comics is always changing and evolving. There’s a lot of different ways to get them, and there’s more coming, so it’s fun to be on the forefront of that. This is perfectly embodied in a company like 247, who I worked with to make sure creators are fairly compensated when a book succeeds. We’ve made some cool stuff, and I can’t wait for people to see it.”