The best digital comics news featuring the major publishers and the best indie comics companies
Madefire the cutting edge motion book publisher have announced announcement of a new Android version of their market leading motion book platform. Madefire for Android and features the same fantastic mix of original characters like Captain Stone, Mono and Treatment as well as their licensed titles from IDW Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics and more.
If you want to find out more about the practicalities of creating a hit digital comic, then who better to ask than the co-creator of the award-winning Aces Weekly (Pipedream Comics Digital Comic of the Year 2013). If you’re based in the UK then you can do just that at this year’s Brighton Digital Festival on September 25th, where Bambos from Aces Weekly will be holding a unique seminar entitled BAM! Comics ‘n’ Computers where you can pick the brains of this industry veteran.
Fans of Valiant Entertainment will now be able to purchase their favourite titles like X-O Manowar, Harbinger and Bloodshot from iVerse Media’s Comics Plus app and affiliated platforms. Effective immediately, iVerse will offer Valiant’s monthly comics titles day-and-date via the ComicsPlus app, and will soon host Valiant’s complete catalog of comics and collections.
British comic legend Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus established his reputation as “the most natural storyteller in comics”. A mythical, masterful, wide-ranging yarn, this 10 volume epic is now available digitally in 5 hefty volumes for the first time from Top Shelf’s DRM-free digital store and also the Sequential iPad app.
Congratulations to Matthew Inman’s The Oatmeal for scooping the best digital/webcomic prize at the Eisner Awards 2014, presented at the San Diego Comic Con 2014. This superb collection of pop culture memes, quizzes, and stories is one of the most shared sites on the internet with a huge and dedicated following.
One of the main complaints about the ComiXology platform, when it came to buying and reading your digital comics (at least before the Amazon buy out) was the fact that your comics weren’t yours to download and back up on your PC. Well, today during their panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego that is about to change thanks to ComiXology DRM-free backups being made available, allowing readers to download and store copies of their favourite digital comics.
It may be a bit of a wait for all you hardcore Cap fans, but it’ll be worth it, as this October, ahead of the highly anticipated new series All-New Captain America, you can get a first taste of Sam Wilson wielding the shield in all-new Captain America: Fear Him Infinite comic, the latest 6-issue digital-first mini series from Marvel Comics!
IDW Publishing have announced a digital comic collection for San Diego Comic-Con that is “more than meets the eye”. Thanks to a partnership with Humble Bundle, Transformer fans can pay what they want for a batch of 48 fantastic digital comics while also supporting a child-focused charity in the Transformers Humble Bundle presented by IDW Publishing.
ComiXology, the world’s leading digital comics platform, celebrates their 5-year anniversary this week by offering 100 books from their comiXology Submit self-publishing program for just US$10 (for UK readers that’s £6.99 and for our European readers that’s €8.99) all of which adds up a savings of 94% off the cover price.
Digital comics are on the rise, it’s official! This week pop culture experts, ICv2.com have released an eye opening analysis of growth in the digital comics market with digital comics sales growing to a staggering $90 million in 2013.
Doug Lefler’s Scrollon have announce new chapters of The Heart of Hollow World available via their iOS app as well as free episodes of this and The Curious Saga of No-One on their website. We take a first look at what’s in store…
Top digital comic creators from both sides of the Atlantic are set to form part of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival line-up, at Kendall in the United Kingdom this October thanks to support from SEQUENTIAL the digital graphic novel app.
Pat Mills, creator of 2000AD and writer of successful comic series such as Charley’s War, Slaine, Accident Man, Nemesis, Marshal Law and Requiem Vampire Knight, today launched his digital label, Millsverse, on the Comixology Submit digital platform.