Posts tagged digital comics
Yes, that might read odd, but it certainly is right. Dynamite Entertainment has made a deal with Dark Horse comics for digital publishing of Dynamite’s many titles in an electronic medium. That means Red Sonja will be next to Conan now and you can read titles like The Boys or Masks on your mobile device or computer using Dark Horse Digital. The deal comes somewhat unexpected, considering you can already find many of Dynamite’s titles digitally on the major digital comic distributor, Comixology. But as many in the industry know, Comixology takes a pretty hefty percent of sales, and it looks like this deal More >
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy #1 is in stores today and has some big news for those looking ahead in the Marvel Universe. If you have a mobile device capable of using the Marvel AR app, I highly recommend turning it on and picking up your copy of Guardians for a few insightful and humorous video clips. The big one comes right off the bat from Joe Quesada, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, giving us a look at Marvel’s next big event book, Infinity. Written by Jonathan Hickman, with art by Jim Cheung, this is definitely the event creators have been More >
Austin, Texas’ big music, film, and interactive media convention, South by South West (or SXSW) kicked off last Friday with a bang. But for comic fans, the real bang came yesterday afternoon when Marvel hosted its House of Ideas panel. There a number of major digital announcements were made for the company, including the answers to their teaser ads involving the 52 scratch marks, Project Gamma, and the large #1. During a panel hosted by Axel Alonso (Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief), Arune Singh (Director of Communications at Marvel), Joshua Shimkin (Marvel’s Director of Worldwide Digital Products & Premium Services), and Peter Phillips (Senior More >
This weekend is Texas’ big Music, Film, and Interactive Media Expo colloquially referred to as SXSW. Once again the big comic company, Marvel, is planning on making news there. Last year we heard about Marvel Infinity and Marvel AR. This year they’re teasing us with 3 very interesting ads, with possibly more to come. The ads, shown below, show a large #1 with many major creator names, 52 scratch marks, and something called Project Gamma. Fans are discussing countless possibilities, including ideas that Marvel is going the route of DC’s New 52, creating 52 new #1 issues that reboot the More >
When ‘Little Miss Popular’, Ruby Kaye, lands a pair of super-tech glasses (invented by brainiac college geek, Trevor Goldstein) in a game of Strip Poker, she is granted flight, super-strength, and, due to a flaw in the glasses’ programming, super-klutziness! And that’s just the start of Sam Johnson‘s new comic, Geek-Girl. Geek-Girl, which is illustrated by Sally Stone-Thompson and published by Actuality Pres, is just one of several new titles written by comic creator Sam Johnson now available digitally on sites like Graphicly. We recently had the chance to chat with Johnson about Geek-Girl and his experience writing comics, and More >
A big fad that has returned to the comic book industry in recent years is the variant comic book cover. Often a tactic used by publishers to sell multiple copies of the same comic to a single person or convince retailers to purchase extra copies of a comic in return for a high ratio, rare cover of the comic, Archaia Entertainment is taking the variant concept to a whole new place this week with the release of Cyborg 009: Chapter 000.
Cyborg 009 is a popular manga series by Shotaro Ishinomori that began back in 1964 and has since spawned countless More >
In just under 2 weeks Dark Horse will be premiering a brand new super hero series, from the Eisner Award winning creator of BattlePug and the author of Avengers Arena, called The Answer. This new series stars a mysterious masked hero with a giant exclamation point on his face and was first revealed in Action Double Feature #1 over at Four Star Studios back in spring of 2011. The series is drawn by Mike Norton (BattlePug, Revival) and written by popular Marvel scribe, Dennis Hopeless (X-Men: Season One, Avengers Arena), who originally created the character for their self-published digital series. Last summer More >
Viz Media is giving manga fans a rather great incentive to try out their mobile app for reading manga legally with the launch of an incredible new promotion. Fans that download the free Viz Manga app for the first time on their mobile device (now even available on the Kindle Fire) will be able to download one free manga volume of their choice from a list of over 50 different titles! This limited time only promotion runs from now through November 20th, giving fans a great chance to try out the digital manga reader and a brand new manga series.
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Coming out November 21st from Aspen MLT, via Comixology, is a brand new digital one-shot set in Vince Hernandez’s Charismagic universe. Titled Charismagic: Sparkles, the issue focuses on Hank Medley’s talking pet cat from volume 1 of Charismagic. The comic is to be an 11-page digital only story released exclusively to Comixology this November, with a later release to be determined on the iVerse Comics App. But the best part of this new 99-cent digital Charismagic comic is that all of Aspens proceeds on the issue will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Now this isn’t Aspen’s first digital only comic release, nor More >
Coming this December 5th is the newest story in the tale of Hellboy, Hellboy in Hell. Brought to you by Hellboy’s creator himself, Mike Mignola, Mike will actually be writing, drawing, and inking the entire mini-series, with colors provided by David Stewart. This will be the first time that Mike will have drawn the Hellboy interiors since the Conquerer Worm mini-series back in 2001, over 11 years ago! So to catch you up on your Hellboy history in time for the event, Dark Horse has provided a short and concise timeline for ten of Hellboy’s most life changing events.
Now for those of More >