Comic-Con night at Padres game is not to be

As reported here and a few other places, the San Diego Padres baseball team’s schedule for July 16th contained an intriguing item called “Comic-Con Night.” Which sounds promising. Sadly, it is just a mistake on the Padres schedule, according to SDCC spokesman David Glanzer. Although the con and the Padres had been in talks for […]

Midtown goes Downtown

Via PR, word that Midtown Comics will be opening a downtown branch in the Wall St. area very this fall. With two existing branches — Times Square and Grand Central — already serving the commuter crowd, this looks to cement Midtown’s place as one of the biggest retail accounts for Diamond: Midtown Comics will open […]

DC Comics launches iPad/iPhone app — with day-and-date — UPDATED

Quietly in the night, with no fanfare, coming in on little cat feet, DC Comics has launched an application for iPhone and iPad. The app was developed by ComiXology, which also launched the Marvel and Boom comics apps, and the DC version has a similar interface.

Initial offerings include free comics: several stories from Batman Black & White, including one by Ted McKeever, Bayou from Zuda, and a preview of today’s Superman #700. Paid offerings — priced at the Marvel standard of $1.99 — include the first issues of Sandman, Unwritten, Fables and The Losers, issues of Fringe, and a bunch DCU issues, including all four issues of Justice League: Generation Lost — the first three issues are priced at $1.99, while issues 4 — arriving in stores today — is priced at cover price of $2.99.