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Xeno's Arrow Joins Modern Tales Longplay

Modern Tales, one of the Internet’s premier webcomics sites, is proud to announce that the critically-acclaimed series Xeno’s Arrow, by Greg Beettam and Stephen Geigen-Miller, has joined the lineup of Modern Tales Longplay. Longplay features completed comics of 24 pages or longer, as well as regularly-updating chapters of ongoing graphic novels. Like the Modern Tales Strip Lounge, MT Longplay is free to all readers.

Xeno’s Arrow follows several residents of the Intergalactic Zoo, a massive institution run by the fastidious Lizards. Xeno, the only known member of his species, believes in the Lizards’ promise: when the “uncivilized” residents of the Zoo prove themselves worthy, they’ll be freed and welcomed into Civilization. But when he meets some of the other aliens in the Zoo and gets involved in a breakout, Xeno begins to question everything the Lizards have taught him.

Xeno’s Arrow first ran as a print comic starting in 1993. Beettam and Geigen-Miller now plan to follow the print-to-web system established by cartoonists like Phil and Kaja Foglio (Girl Genius) and Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), serializing their comic online before releasing graphic-novel collections in print. The original 16 issues of Xeno’s Arrow will run in their entirety on Longplay, remastered and colored for the Web. They will be published in print as Xeno’s Arrow Books One and Two. Beettam and Geigen-Miller plan to follow these installments with new chapters, taking Xeno and his friends deeper into the Known Galaxy, which will also run on Longplay.

Greg McElhatton writes on, “Geigen-Miller's and Beettam's story is one of those books that can best be classified as just sheer fun.” Randy Lander of The Fourth Rail writes, “this book is too good to be flying under everyone’s radar.”

The first chapter of Xeno’s Arrow is available on Modern Tales Longplay now. New chapters will appear in the coming months.