Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Daughters of the Dragon get ‘Digital Originals’ series

Marvel’s Netflix stars get new digital titles aimed at TV binge-watchers.

Following the somewhat stealthy release of Jessica Jones last Wednesday as the first of a new Marvel Digital Originals line, over the weekend Marvel announced via IGN three new digital titles coming later this year.

Jessica Jones will be joined by new titles featuring Luke Cage, Iron Fist and the Daughters of the Dragon. In addition, the already-started Cloak and Dagger digital series by writer Dennis Hopeless and artist David Messina has joined the line-up as well. Given that these comics are aimed at people who discover the characters on television, the titles make sense. I’m guessing at some point we might see Daredevil, Punisher and Runaways join the line.

“Here at Marvel, we could not be more excited for the Marvel Digital Originals,” said Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski in a press release. “It’s an innovative new format, perfect for new readers who can come in and get double-sized digital comics. It’s always important for us to strike a balance between new readers and the old school, hardcore fans. And Marvel Digital Originals are perfect for that because not only do they tell stories in continuity with the classic characters, they’re also the perfect gateway for new readers to discover comic shops around the country.”

Covers and solicitation information follows:

LUKE CAGE #1
Anthony Del Col (W) • Jahnoy Lindsay (A)
Cover by Declan Shalvey
With Harlem in the grips of an unprecedented heat wave, the people look to their hero—the unbreakable man, Luke Cage! But the heat wave turns out to be the least of Harlem’s worries. Someone has their sights set on the city’s 1%, and the rich and powerful are dropping dead from mysterious illnesses. It’s up to Luke Cage to stop the killer—but he’s just received a grim diagnosis of his own…
A DOUBLE-SIZED Marvel Digital Original you don’t want to miss!

IRON FIST: PHANTOM LIMB #1
Clay McLeod Chapman (W) • Guillermo Sanna (A)
Cover by Khoi Pham
CONTAINS THE FIRST TWO CHAPTERS OF A BRAND NEW, DIGITAL-FIRST, IN-CONTINUITY SERIES!
A darkness is spreading through New York – something evil that preys on those who believe in the supernatural and the occult. And when palm readers and fortune tellers start turning up dead, the situation catches the attention of Danny Rand, AKA THE IRON FIST! But this might be one paranormal problem too great for even Danny to take on alone…

DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON #1
Jed MacKay (W) • Travel Foreman (A)
Cover by Andrew Robinson
A DOUBLE-SIZED Marvel Digital Original you don’t want to miss!
MISTY KNIGHT and COLLEEN WING have stolen the shows on Marvel’s LUKE CAGE, IRON FIST and DEFENDERS on Netflix and now they have their own MDO series! This duo has been fighting crime as the Daughters of the Dragon for years but with Misty’s new job with the FBI, does this mean the two are splitzies? NOT ON YOUR LIFE! A crazy adventure that Colleen initiates puts comics’ two greatest ass-kickers on a collision course with a weird and scary side of the Marvel Universe that will have you on the edge of your seat.

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