LINE Webtoon launches the New Brooklyn comics line

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We’ve been reporting various activities by LINE Webtoon, a line of digital comics available via an app for iOS and Google Play. Here’s their first big original launch: New Brooklyn, a line of adventure comics brainstormed by Dean Haspiel and created by his studio mates Vito Delsante, Ricardo Venâncio, the late Seth Kushner, and Shamus […]

And now D&Q is available on Comixology and Kindle

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Well, D&Q was just about the last digital holdout among prestige comics publishers, but today they have joined the throngs with a full selection of books available both via Comixology and in the Kindle store. Books you can download include Lynda Barry’s One! Hundred! Demons; Guy Delisle’s Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City; Rutu Modan’s […]

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. […]

Silvestri’s Cyber Force now available free on LINE Webtoon

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LINE Webtoon is a popular digital comics platform, based in Korea, that came to the US last year. As previously announced, they’re bringing Marc Silvestri’s Cyber Force to the platform, starting today, with free downloads. .

Cyber Force was one of the original Image Comics titles, and follows a group of cybernetically enhanced do gooders who have adventures while being rendered in Silvestri’s fine line style.

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 […]

Europe Comics brings more Euro-comics to English in digital

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The Comixology-Delcourt team-up to bring some of the finest French language comics to the English speaking world via digital is just the start. Europe Comics is another digital initiative, this one launched by Mediatoons, licensing agent for Média-Participations, publisher of Dargaud, Dupuis and several other imprints, and Izneo, the French Comixology. The website is a […]

Delcourt bringing comics to US via Comixology

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First big announcement of the week: Delcourt, the biggest independent comics publisher in France, will release a line of their book in English for the first time via Comixology. The initial line of books includes books by Charlie Adlard (The Curse of the Wendigo) Pénélope Bagieu (Josephine), Alfred (Some Prima) and much more. A total […]

Image partners with Trajectory for digital distribution to libraries

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The Beat’s head is beginning to spin a little bit from the flurry of digital comics announcements that are flying fast and furious in advance of ALA and SDCC. One thing we do know: getting digital comics into libraries is a smart move, and as DC just partnered with Hoopla, so Image Comics has just […]

HeroesCon Interview: Comic Blitz App Offers Netflix Experience for Comics

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by Harper W. Harris On Saturday, I got the chance to speak with Jordan Plosky, founder of Comic Blitz, a new comic app that operates much like Marvel Unlimited, only not just limited to Marvel. Although the company has only Valiant and Dynamite on board at this stage, they have plans to announce many more […]