Friday, 15 August 2014

Strange Embrace Expanded Graphic Novel Out Now!

SEQUENTIAL is hugely proud to present Strange Embrace, a work that redefines graphic novel horror, by David Hine. David is an acclaimed independent writer but also the writer of Spawn, X-Men Civil War and Daredevil, amongst others.

Strange Embrace is a tortured modern graphic novel of madness, death and sexual longing and depicts a world of pain and sorrow, obsession and damnation. Its world twists and pollutes the lives of all that enter it.

This new expanded version, exclusively available on SEQUENTIAL, takes David Hine's original 200-page black and white masterpiece (first released in 1993 via Tundra / Atomeka in the UK) and supplements it with a whole host of extra features:

* audio commentary on each and every page
* a gallery of original covers
* the first panel breakdowns and dialog, synced with the pages they became
* an interview with comics historian Paul Gravett
* an academic piece, Visualizising the Fantastic in Strange Embrace – by Marcus Oppolzer

+ additional artwork and characters sketches and the whole 150-page original script.

Included in both 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die, and Graphic Novels, Stories to Change Your Life, Strange Embrace is a landmark in the development of the graphic novel, and possibly the greatest horror graphic novel ever produced.

The expanded version is available now for just $9.99 / £6.99. Not to be missed by any true aficionado of sequential art.

About David Hine

David Hine is a Harvey Award nominee and has worked for 2000AD, Marvel, DC, and written Civil War X-Men, Spider-Man Noir, Batman, The Spirit, The Bulletproof Coffin, Storm Dogs  and Daredevil: Redemption, amongst many others. More recently, for Self-MadeHero he wrote The Man Who Laughs with Mark Stafford – with whom he is currently working on The Bad, Bad Place.


Comics historian Paul Gravett called SEQUENTIAL "the thinking man's Comixology" as a way to describe how SEQUENTIAL works with the finest graphic novel publishers and independent artists around the world, and curates its fast-expanding selection of work.

SEQUENTIAL has the widest selection of graphic novels available on the iPad, featuring work from publishers such as Top Shelf, Fantagraphics, NBM, Secret Acres, Knockabout, Blank Slate, SelfMadeHero and more. Many of the hundreds of graphic novels are exclusive to SEQUENTIAL, including ones by Alan Moore, Eddie Campbell, David Lloyd and Hunt Emerson.

We don't do superheroes. There's lots of places for them already.

SEQUENTIAL specialises in "expanded graphic novels" that can feature audio, video, interviews, and other extras, that supplement the main graphic novel, similar to the way DVD extras have worked.

SEQUENTIAL Website Info about Strange Embrace:


Friday, 1 August 2014

Happy Birthday to Us! Win $500 Worth of Graphic Novels from SEQUENTIAL


Congratulations to Tom Cole who won the $500 prize!

Also: Mel Gibson and Tom Murphy who each won a $50 runner-up prize.

We'll be holding one more prize draw in August.

Enter now via the instructions below to be included in that draw.
If you entered the first draw, you're automatically included in the second.

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The SEQUENTIAL graphic novel app was launched around the world 1 year ago and we're celebrating by giving away $500 worth of graphic novels from SEQUENTIAL to one lucky user. And we'll be announcing the winner on Sunday, August 3rd – so enter now!

To enter:

1) Download SEQUENTIAL
If you haven't already, download SEQUENTIAL for iPad here:

2) Open the App
Open up the app and admire all the amazing graphic novels from Top Shelf, Fantagraphics, Knockabout, Blank Slate, NBM, Myriad and more. Start thinking positively about which graphic novels you'll choose when you win...

3) Send SEQUENTIAL an Email
Tap the Help & Info button, then on the list that appears on the left tap Frequently Asked Questions. In the first paragraph on the right are the words "… please send us an email." Tap that and send an email. You can wish us a happy birthday, tell us what you like or dislike about the app or leave it blank. In any case, you'll be entered in to the draw to win $500 worth of graphic novels and comics from SEQUENTIAL, and you'll be notified on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 about whether you've won.

The winner will receive a download code for graphic novels they've chosen from SEQUENTIAL up to a value of $500.

4) Prepare for Your Winnings!
Cross fingers, cross toes, and whilst you're waiting to hear whether you've won, take our graphic novel video quiz: – it will help you choose your graphic novels when you win. Clue: there are graphic novels from Alan Moore, Eddie Campbell, Jaime Hernandez, Jeff Lemire, Ulli Lust, Isabel Greenberg and many more...

The deadline for entries is around midnight on August 2nd, 2014, Pacific time. Draw is open to those over the age of 18, worldwide. Entrants will be added to the SEQUENTIAL mailing list. Our decisions regarding the winner and the prize are final. Good luck!