Joe Zyskowski (a.k.a. "Joe Z") learned how to read with superhero comics, and declared in the 2nd grade, "One day you'll see my name in comic books!" In 1993, he pursued that childhood dream, launching Lightning ComicsTM with his brother, Steve, but after six fun filled years, Lightning ceased it's publishing activities.
In 2020, government mandated lockdowns, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, forced comic book retailers to close their stores ... and many couldn't survive. Distributors weren't paid by many comic shops and they, in turn, couldn't pay publishers! This domino effect continued through the entire supply chain causing little new product to be released! Covid-19 lockdowns caused serious damage to the comic book industry ... but also inspired an innovative solution.
Joe Z believes blockchain technology offers the key to survival for comic books. Digital publishing eliminates material costs, tree defoilage, shipping damage, reduces distribution costs and Co2 emissions and allows a direct to consumer distribution model that guarantees instant delivery of exciting, collectible entertainment!
"We're glad you're here and invite you to join us as we launch the "Digital Age of Comics" on Cardano!" - Joe Z