is the Flashback Universe?
The Flashback Universe is really two things: a tip of the hat
to old comic books and an exciting glimpse into the future of
A Flashback to an age of discovery
This project began, as many such projects do, as a discussion
among friends about how much fun it was to pick up an old Marvel
or DC comic book when we were kids and just be bombarded by a
vast array of images and characters we'd never seen before.
For me, it was the Fantastic
Four Wedding Issue. Picking up
that comic and seeing panel after panel of heroes and villains
just popping in really captured my imagination. I used to pour
over the issue trying to figure out who was who and what their
deal was. As I continued to collect Marvel comics, I would eventually
put all the pieces together. Later, I would discover DC Legion
of Super-heroes and the whole process
This grand sense of first time discovery is something I wanted
to recapture with this project. In our comics, you are going
to see many different heroes and villains, some for just a
panel. Some will seem familiar, being based on age old archetypes.
will be completely alien to you. Hopefully, you will enjoy all
A Flash to the age that is coming
But that's just half of what the Flashback Universe is all
about. While our stories may be reminiscent of ones long past,
our delivery system is bleeding edge by current industry standards.
I have watched as the vast, ever growing numbers of comic
book downloaders has grown from 700 to over 12,000
in the space of 2 years. Every Thursday and Friday, the comics that you
buy at your local shop are torrented all across the globe
where eager readers download them to read on demand.
this legal? Is it right? Those are questions I can't answer.
What I can say is here is a PROVEN delivery
system, using FREELY available software that
the users have said they prefer. Not Macromedia Flash. Not
Adobe Acrobat. CDisplay and CBRs.
it - cbr is to comics what mp3s are to music - the way of
Magazine said it best - http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.05/start.html?pg=3
Most piracy doesn't spring from the desire to get free
It comes from a desire to get it in a specific way. Successes
like Apple's music business have shown that consumers will
pay for content if it's offered at a fair price without unreasonable
restrictions. Right now, comics publishers could enjoy a
win-win situation - they could reach out to new fans and
- if they would just decide to take advantage of it. And
if they don't? Worst. Decision. Ever. [/quote]
The comics industry needs
an iTunes Level distribution model to survive into the
Sadly, no such application exist currently, so we have
to put our fate in the hands of those who would control
this future - you.
You control the future
So there you go - we have created the FIRST comic
book designed specifically for the cbr format to take full
advantage of todays technology and
user preferences. What happens next is up to you. You can donate or
you can just download and send
us a nice e-mail.
Either way, your voice counts. Let's prove to the industry
downloadable comics in cbr format!
Thank you for your time!
Universe: Download - Donate - Enjoy!