From a Hollywood hunt for a missing pooch to the Permian Basin, we’ve got it all, with a stop to ponder Nancy.
Truly, this a week for rock bottom pricing on digital comics.
§ I’m pretty sure you’ve all been asking yourself “Why aren’t there any action figures based on 15th century Dutch painter Hieronymous Bosch’s fantastically horrific Last Judgement triptych?” Well, it turns out there are! Sort of. They are not action figures, per se, but rather collectible ceramic figures. They are made by a company called […]
Madefire’s made another content acquisition. They have announced that Dark Horse graphic novels are joining the digital platform. With DC, Image and Marvel digital tpbs all getting added recently, Madefire’s getting to have a fairly comprehensive set of publishers and material. The glaring holes would seem to be Marvel’s single issues (still exclusive to the […]
Hm, an interesting cross-platform marketing idea here, as Valiant is working with game development studio Ninja Theory and artist Ben Templesmith to create a digital comic for an upcoming game. Hellblade: Senua’s Song #1 will be written by Ninja Theory Co- Founder & Chief Creative Director Tameem Antoniades and be available as a preorder bonus for all orders of […]
Well, here’s a shoe that just dropped. Selected Marvel titles are now available on the comiXology Unlimited platform, their all you can read service. You can see the whole list below. That leaves DC as the only publisher not participating in the service, which is more of a sampler than the Netflix of Comics that no one has been able […]
Well, that was fast. A few months back, Marvel discontinued their practice of including a code for a bonus digital copy of various comics. I think they thought no one really cared, but it turns out readers did care…a lot. Digital codes were openly traded and auctioned, some readers liked to used them to read the comic while […]
Our story begins a few years ago, when I was still managing another comic shop in the city. A man walked into the store, smiling and humming to himself. “Interesting place you got here,” he said, slowly stepping his way through the store, eyes scanning the walls in wonderment. “Why thank you,” I replied, choosing […]
Digital comics downsizing has continued as Scribd has dropped out of the game. PW has a succinct write up on the end of Scribd’s digital comics subscription service. The service launched in 2015 as part of Scribd’s $8.99 a month streaming ebook business that included Marvel, IDW, Top Shelf, Zenescope, Dynamite and Valiant. The reason […]
We should probably talk about Marvel’s decision to drop the free digital copy they’ve been bundling with their print comics. If you go back a few years, back to when Marvel had a tier of $2.99 comics and $3.99 comics, Marvel started including a free digital redemption code with the $3.99 priced books. Buy a […]