Super powers are a tricky business. For every vigilante who throws on some tights and embraces hero-dom, there are those for whom the moral battle of their new found powers create more problems than solutions. Propeller is a morally complex, Hitchcock inspired tale of super-powered intrigue from writer Ricardo Mo and artist Alberto Muriel. We put on our best trilby and try to find out more!
Digital graphic novel publisher Sequential have released some of our favourite titles of 2015 from Alan Moore’s Nemo: River of Ghosts to Paco Roca’s Wrinkles, and they are set to team up with the London Book Fair 2015 this April to bring their unique brand of digital graphic novels to a whole new audience.
To celebrate the third year of it’s indie digital publishing service ComiXology Submit, the cloud-based digital comic giant have produced an awesome infographic highlighting some of the successes of the first 3 years and showing some of the best-selling titles released on the platform during that period. They have also announced a 30 issue bundle of Submit titles which will be available for just $3 for the duration of this year’s SXSW festival.
Pirates and swashbuckling adventures on the open sea might not immediately go with digital comics, but the new 2000 AD digital-first collections The Red Seas are set to change that! The publisher of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic is releasing two volumes of Ian Edginton (Brass Sun, Hinterkind) and Steve Yeowell’s (Zenith, The Invisibles) swashbuckling arcane adventure series as an exclusive 2000 AD digital-first collection, the first time the UK publishers have done this without a print edition.
In this age of gritty hyper-realistic post-modern superheroes, it’s easy to forget the pure and simple fun that reading comics should give a reader. Madman creator Mike Allred has breathed new life into the adventures of Norrin Rad by reverting it to it’s triply 60s psychedelic roots and that’s why we love this week’s Silver Surfer #9 cover.
Once upon a time, to go to a comic book convention was an expensive daydream for many UK fans due to them being exclusively an American event. However, thanks to events like the London Super Comic Convention, Thought Bubble and smaller shows like the Melksham and Leamington Cons, it has become a reality for UK comics fans. The latest to join this every growing roster is the True Believers Comic Festival held at Cheltenham Race Course, on February 7th. But was it a thoroughbred, or just a show pony?
Mark Waid is no stranger to the world of digital comics, thanks to his digital imprint Thrillbent and his work on Marvel’s Infinite comics he has become a de facto godfather of digital comics. Well he has taken that role one step further with the announcement of a new digital comics super team – The Digital Comics Coalition – and their debut webcast that is set to reveal some of the inner secrets of the world of digital comics!
Hot off the heels of winning our App of the Year and Digital Comic of the Year polls, we’ve been given a fantastic first look at the new Madefire motion book RAD #1 from Josh Wilkie and Evan Limberger. A rare albino dolphin turned Navy science project with a cybernetic weaponized body and thirst for justice! You can watch the whole first episode below…
Hot on the heels of the partnership with Dark Horse Comics, Sequential – The Digital Graphic Novel app publisher have released a raft of new titles including the latest volume of the Hernandez’ Brother’s extraordinary Love and Rockets and Lucy Knisley’s Displacement A Travelogue, as well as Mike Mignola’s classic Hellboy: Wake The Devil and more!
Dubbed ‘Netflix for Comics’ by Wired, subscription reading service Scribd has changed the landscape of digital comics with two huge partnerships, bringing titles from Marvel Comics, IDW Publishing and Top Shelf Comics to it’s site. For less than $9 a month fans will have access to over 10,000 comics in a huge on demand library featuring some of their favourite titles from Spider-man and the Avengers to Star Trek, Transformers and more! But what does this mean for you the comics fan?
Todd McFarlane’s Spawn has come a long way since its first issue 20 years ago helped launch the fledgling image comics. 250 issues later and Spawn #250 is closing in on Dave Sim’s record for longest run of an indie comic and to celebrate this milestone original Hellspawn Al Simmons is about to return the cape and chains.