REVIEW: James Robinson’s Scarlet Witch #1 is Bewitching


By: Nick Eskey Writer: James Robinson Artist: Vanesa Del Rey Colorist: Jordie Bellaire Letterer: Cory Petit Cover Artist: David Aja Taking place after her stint in the Avengers team, James Robinson’s Scarlet Witch is now as she claims “alone.” The only acquaintance that we’re introduced to is the ghost of her old tutor in witchcraft, Agatha Harkness, who happens to […]

Scrolling for Stela: New line of phone-based comics launches in 2016


Above: the EXCLUSIVE first look at the cover to Inheritance #1 As we’ve been ruminating here for a while, digital comics are well established for various platforms—phones, tablets and computers—but with mobile becoming the main way people interact with the world, comics have yet to be natively optimized for reading on phones. A new company, […]

Streaming comics service Comic Blitz goes global, adds publishers


Wrapping up Tech Thursday in comics news, Comic Blitz, a standalone app that offers streaming comics, has upped it’s offerings since its launch, just after New York Comic Con. Starting today the app is available globally for iPad. In addition, they’ve added several publishers to the line-up Comic Blitz launched a few weeks ago offering […]

Archie Comics releases standalone iOS app offering issues and streaming


It must be digital Thursday as the news is flying fast and furious. Archie has also announced it’s own new digital initiative, called, Archie Comics Reader, a new standalone iOS app, designed by Madefire, that offers two reading experiences: buying individual issue or an all-you-can-eat streaming Archie Unlimited option. The app is spearheaded by Archie’s […]

E-book sales slipping, paper still popular but beware the phone


As many have noted of late, e-book sales are slipping, and Publishers Weekly’s Jim Milliot has a report on how slowing e-book sales hit profits of two big publishers, S&S and HarperCollins: Parent company News Corp blamed the weak sales performance on lower Divergent sales and lower e-book sales. Digital sales, which include both e-book […]

Digital comics: Where do tablets go from here?


By Bruce Lidl The digital comics landscape has settled down significantly in recent months. Since Amazon’s acquisition of ComiXology in April 2014, it has become essentially the de facto standard for digital comics and now distributes just about every publisher around. Unless a real industry-wide Netflix-type subscription model ever takes off, it is hard to see […]

Farrago, the free comics app, is having a cosplay contest


We first wrote about Farrago Comics app for free comics in January, when they announced their deal with IDW.

Since then they’ve been adding more books to the app each month, including their first original comic SHRINKAGE, an 8-part comedic sci-fi action tale about how the most unknowable battleground we face is the one within our own craniums, written by Emmy Award winning writer Rob Kutner (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “Conan”) and illustrated by John Lucas (X-Men, Deadpool)

Now Farrago is running a Cosplay Contest, which launched at NYCC, along with chapter 3 of Shrinkage, which also just launched on the app

31 Days of Halloween: Sequential’s Halloween Sale


What could be spookier than discounts between 50 and 85% hacked off the print price of books from Dark Horse and Fantagraphics to SelfMadeHero and Improper Books all available via the Sequential app for tablet. We’ve been telling you about Sequential for a while now — it aims to be the highness app for graphic novels only, with a fine selection of top books from the finest graphic novel publishers.