Magnetic Press will be distributed to comic shops and bookstores exclusively by Diamond and have “an active digital-first strategy” with ComiXology.
Mike Kennedy, former publisher of Archaia Entertainment, founded Magnetic Press in 2014 as a small independent publisher of high quality comics and graphic novels. Two years later, in 2016, it was acquired by Lion Forge and restructured as an imprint, named The Magnetic Collection (see “Lion Forge Acquires Magnetic Press”). In five years, its publications have garnered 17 Eisner nominations.
The company also publishes art books, including Dave Dorman’s Wasted Lands and Black Comix Returns. Future plans include more original gaming projects along the lines of Hugo Broyler, a graphic novel that included rules for a role-playing game, and the card game The World of Cassyno.