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Amazon launches graphic novel imprint, with George R.R. Martin among first authors

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Amazon (s AMZN) Publishing launched its tenth imprint, Jet City Comics, on Tuesday. As its name suggests, Jet City will publish graphic novels and comic books, with the first titles coming from George R.R. Martin, Hugh Howey and Neal Stephenson. “Symposium #1,” based on Stephenson’s Foreworld Saga, is out now; titles adapted from Martin’s short story “Meathouse Man” and Howey’s Wool will be released in October.

As for available formats, Amazon says that “Jet City issues will publish on Kindle as standalone comics, as serialized comics released over multiple episodes, and as bundled graphic novels, with print editions available at and other comics retailers.”

Jet City joints Amazon imprints like 47North, which publishes science fiction, and Thomas & Mercer, which publishers thrillers and mysteries.