Weekend reading and preview: The Solar Grid by Ganzeer is a dark, thought provoking piece of SF


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 […]

LINE Webtoon rolls out Superhero Month with Stan Lee, Heroine Chic and more of Brooklyn’s own superheroes


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.

UPDATED: Ch-changes at Stēla: new Stēla Unlimited branding and editor Ryan Yount departs


UPDATE: A little friend pointed us to this tweet by Mark Waid referring to a story on CBR about Yount’s departure: I'm told this is what happens when your investors suddenly demand creators sign over their rights. Pity. https://t.co/7MxaVGXeH8 via @cbr — Mark Waid (@MarkWaid) June 28, 2016 So…sounds like a LOT of changes are […]

BAM! Maybe Comixology will be the Netflix of comics with $5.99 Unlimited monthly service


For years we’ve been wondering when a streaming comics model would be introduced that really opened up comics to the popular Netflix model of reading. There have been many attempts, but Comixology just hit a slam dunk with Comixology Unlimited, a $5.99 a month streaming service that offers everything from The Walking Dead to Attack […]

Thrillbent 4.0 coming in July


Writer Mark Waid launched the digital comics site Thrillbent four years ago as a proof of concept for digital comics and since then it’s run some mighty fine content, including experimental comics, Tim Gibson/s Moth City (above), The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood by Christina Blanch and various artists, and Waid’s own Insufferable, drawn by Peter […]

Louise Simonson and Jan Duursema are working on a new comic – and it’s got pigs


As we’ve been mentioning, it seems everyone is working on something for the new comics app Stela which launched last week with a line-up of free preview comics. Eventually, all the new chapters of the comics will be available for a $5 a month fee – so maybe THIS is the Netflix of comics. While […]

LINE Webtoon: readership is 50% female


Mobile comics platform LINE Webtoon is huge in Korea and getting bigger here, and they are no slouches in the diversity department. According to a release, 42% of LINE WEbstoon’s creators are female, 48% of its comics feature female leads, and 50% of its over 6 million daily readers are women. Impressive, if not surprising statistics. And they’ll discuss them more at a “Women in Digital Comics” panel to be held at SXSW on Friday, March 18th. Participants include moderator Tom Akel, LINE Webtoon’s director of content, and 2 Broke Girls’ star Beth Behrs (Dents), digital star Michelle Phan (Helios : Femina), LINE Webtoon creators Kaitlyn Narvaza (Where Tangents Meet, Siren’s Lament) and Susanna Nousiainen (ShootAround), and one of the winners of LINE Webtoon’s recent Superhero Comics Contest, Sandra Diaz (Supersonic Girl).

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


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 […]

The Netflix of Comics updates: ComicBlitz now available on iPhone; Scribd changes business model


As you may recall, several companies out there are trying to become the “Netflix of Comics” with a streaming service that offers tons of comics to read. One such as ComicBlitz, which launched last year an an app, which just became available on all iOS devices and has improved its platform. ComicBlitz offers all all […]