More digital comics: now there is an app for Comicker

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Boutique apps for digital comics aren’t the big thing they once were, but they are still out there. Comicker, a website that was introduced earlier this year with five comics series, just launched an iOS app, powered by the Horizon Factory. The app is free; a monthly subscription is $2.99. Comicker series will remain available […]

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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

31 Days of Halloween: Sequential’s Halloween Sale

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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.

David Lloyd and Aces Weekly–the new frontier of comics

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by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson David Lloyd is known for his innovative creativity drawing V for Vendetta along with writer Alan Moore. David’s use of the Guy Fawkes mask for the main character has become a political archetype that has gone far beyond the comic. In person David is a lovely man who is passionate about his art. It’s […]

Dark Horse digital single issues now available on five new platforms

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After years of releasing their digital comics via through their own app, Dark Horse has finally announced that all their comics will be available on Comixology, as well as four other platforms, including Kindle, Google Play, iBooks, and the Nook.

It’s an expansive expansion and marks a very smart move for Dark Horse: there is really no upside to limiting digital distribution these days, and the multi=platform war was won long ago. All releases will be released simultaneously in print and digital. In June Dark Horse made its graphic novel line-up available via Comxiology and according to publisher Mike Richardson, “the sales have been incredible.”