At long last, ComiXology is kicking off a line of original digital comics. But rather than making it from whole cloth they’re partnering with Boom!, Valiant and the Harvey Kurtzman estate for this first run. So the results aren’t what you’d expect: an Adventure Time spin off; a high school version of the Valiant universe and […]
In an email sent out to comics folks, Steve Sunu, the PR contact for comics app Stela announced he was leaving. VP of Business Development, Yaling Catorcini and Business Development Manager James Tao will be continuing to deal with media and advertising. I’m not entirely clear what’s going on at Stela — they’ve announced a […]
After some delays caused by work on the oversized Walking Dead special, a new chapter of Barrier by Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente is up, with a pay what you wish model for digital downloads via their Panel Syndicate site. Barrier, a follow-up to their stunning The Private Eye, is a SF tale […]
Fans of Vertigo Comics and Image Comics recent turn to intelligent SF, here’s another comic you should be checking out: The Solar Grid by Ganzeer. Ganzeer is an Egyptian muralist and graphic designer who was forced to leave his home after being targeted by the current Egyptian regime as a terrorist after he made some […]
ComixOlogy’s Unlimited service was announced a few months ago and offers a lot of comics reading for a monthly subscription fee. As a sampling tool it’s a great service – the first month is free and every month after it’s just $5.99, the price of a single event book! And as with other streaming services, […]
Not everything that happens to Comic-Con happens AT Comic-Con, as evidenced by the news announcement just passed across to The Beat by ComiXology’s Chip Mosher. This year saw ComiXology launch “ComiXology Unlimited”, a subscription service which allows readers to keep up with digital copies of their favourite comics. And, with SDCC here, they’ve decided to […]
If you’ve been craving more amazing Euro-comix in your life. Comixology just made that dream come true. Europe Comics, the collective of French language publishers, and the much-under appreciated Cinebooks, are debuting today on the Comixology platform. You can see the lineup below and there’s some gold in there, both classic and contemporary, from Spirou to The Survivors to XIII.
Well here’s a bit of a shocker: digital comics sales were down about 10% to $90 million in 2015, according to industry analysis site ICv2: North American digital comic sales declined roughly 10% to $90 million in 2015, down from $100 million in 2014, according to an analysis by ICv2. This is the first sales […]
Chris Roberson writes on the return of his Monkeybrain title, Edison Rex with a long delayed issues #17 which can be purchased here: Well, it’s been two years (!) since the last issue of Edison Rex was released, but the story isn’t over yet. Dennis and I have been busy with other projects, but we’ve […]
LINE Webtoon’s series of theme months continues with July’s “Superheroes” launch. The mobile-based comics platform is rolling out several series including the second comic in the New Brooklyn superhero universe, the return of Heroine Chic, and the debut of The Badguys, winner of the Stan Lee/POW! Entertainment Superhero Comics Contest.