Preview: P.A.C.O and Donut, a new all-ages series from Benjamin Roman

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Back in the long ago days of the TokyoPop original English manga explosion, one of my favorites was a book called I Luv Halloween by Keith Giffen and Benjamin Roman, a world building comedy about a Halloweentown where people could be very naughty indeed. Giffen has gone on to many other things, like helping reinvent […]

Amazon now offers Comixology buy buttons on many graphic novels

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Over the last few weeks, Comixology’s role within parent company Amazon has gotten much stronger: Amazon is now part of the CX logo, you can log in to Comixology with your Amazon account, and as a couple of people pointed out, purchasing a book from Comixology is now linked directly from the main entry for a book. In the past, the options were for print, audio and Kindle, but the digital buy button now is a single link for Kindle and Comixology.

Digital comics: Where do tablets go from here?

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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 […]

31 Days of Halloween: Submit and Boom! Halloween Sales

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It’s a great time for buying spooky comics on the cheep, and Comixology is getting in on the action with a 50% off Halloween sale for Submit, their creator owned comics portal. Among the books available, theindie comics anthology Sleep of Reason, John Carpenter’s Asylum, the indie vampire comic Day Black and many more. There’s […]

NYCC ’15: ComiXology announces free print exclusives, party, signings galore

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ComiXology Submit is getting into NYCC big time by sponsoring Artist Alley. (You’ll recall Deviant Art withdrew from a similar sponsorship at SDCC, so seeing someone pick it up for NYCC is promising.) As part of this they’ll e GIVING AWAY special limited edition print variants of hit comiXology Submit comics each day during creator […]

Hasbro’s BB-8 winning Force Friday

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  Force Friday is here! A brand new holiday established to make people line up and buy toys.  If you can find one, Hasbro’s magnetic BB-8 droid is probably the most desired. My inbox tells me that you can also buy many toys at Target. An exclusive, remote controlled BB-8 droid from Hasbro that moves and sounds just […]

Weekly Shonen Jump and Kodansha join Comixology

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Digital manga—more available than ever before. Both Weekly Shonen Jump and Kodansha have just joined Comixology and the Kindle store. The digital Weekly Shonen Jump makes such favorites as One Piece, Bleach, Blue Exorcist available on the same day as the Japanese release throughout North America, the U.K., Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. […]

Black Mask goes on Comixology and Kindle

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  Add Blask Mask to the list of publishers who will be available on both ComiXology  and Amazon’s Kindle Store. Starting today you can read titles such as We Can Never Go Home, Godkiller, Space Riders, Ballistic, The Disciples and upcoming titles  Young Terrorists and Sinatoro by Grant Morrison and Vanesa del Rey.  Black Mask launched a […]

Exclusive Preview: “Betty & Veronica’s Cheer Squad” Brings Classic Stories into a New Era

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A whole generation, myself included, grew up in an era where Archie Comics were relegated to supermarket newsstands.  Recently, however, Archie has found new life in the direct market.  From the widespread attention that Death of Archie received, to rousing success of the Dark Circle imprint, and finally to the flagship title relaunch with Saga superstar Fiona Staples on […]