Xeno's Arrow Joins Modern Tales Longplay
Submitted by Shaenon Garrity on October 2, 2006 - 15:52
Modern Tales, one of the InternetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s premier webcomics sites, is proud to announce that the critically-acclaimed series XenoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
XenoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 LizardsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ promise: when the Ã¢â‚¬Å“uncivilizedÃ¢â‚¬Â residents of the Zoo prove themselves worthy, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
XenoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 XenoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Arrow will run in their entirety on Longplay, remastered and colored for the Web. They will be published in print as XenoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 iComics.com, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Geigen-Miller's and Beettam's story is one of those books that can best be classified as just sheer fun.Ã¢â‚¬Â Randy Lander of The Fourth Rail writes, Ã¢â‚¬Å“this book is too good to be flying under everyoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s radar.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The first chapter of XenoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Arrow is available on Modern Tales Longplay now. New chapters will appear in the coming months.