Digital comics giant comiXology have today shaken up the world of digital comics by unveiling a new subscription service called comiXology Unlimited that sees them attempting to become the ‘Netflix of comics’. Similar to services already offered by Marvel (Marvel Unlimited), ComicsFix and Scribd, the main difference is that comiXology Unlimited are the only subscription service to include titles from Image Comics and Dark Horse. But how will this affect indie and small press publishers? And will this be the birth of the phrase “ComiXology and Chill”
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The nominees have been announced for the Eisner Awards 2016 – the annual comics awards bash held at San Diego Comic Con – and it features a fantastic selection of creators, many of whom have featured here on the site including: Stu (SutuEatsFlies) Campbell for his wonderful webcomic These Memories Won’t Last; Tillie Walden for I Love This Part; and John Allison for the incomparabale Giant Days. Here are some of our highlights…
After weeks of working behind closed doors we can finally reveal our brand new product from the team here at Pipedream Comics as we launch the first issue of The Pull List, a new quarterly magazine dedicated to the world of small press, indie and digital comics. This first issue is packed with exclusive news, reviews and interviews with some of comics’ biggest names and is available for the bargain price of 99p from our new store!
With the judges at the recent Angouleme comics festival struggling to nominate a single female creator, a new exhibition in London called Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics is setting out to prove just how innovative and exciting female comic creators can be. And for those who can’t make it to London this spring, SEQUENTIAL, the iPad app for digital graphic novels, are providing a free digital guide.
It’s been a while since we’ve been sent details about a company hoping to revolutionise the world of digital comics by creating a ground-breaking new comics platform. So we were quite intrigued when we had a press release come through from a Swedish company called Pencil United who are claiming to do just that with their new app and comics designed specifically for touchscreen.
If you’re a fan of the ground-breaking Marvel Infinite Comics like Daredevil: Road Warrior, X-Men ’92 and Amazing Spider-man: Who Am I?, then you can now get access to all 90 issues of these cutting edge digital comics via Marvel’s subscription service Marvel Unlimited for the bargain price of $9.99 per month.
Spider-Man and Silk aren’t necessarily getting along right now, but that won’t stop them from having to work together when they’re accidentally thrown back in time to just before they got their powers! Experience their adventure in all the glory of Marvel’s Infinite format as we take a fantastic first look at The Amazing Spider-Man & Silk: The Spider(Fly) Effect #1 out today!
Now proclaiming themselves the ‘indie graphic novels app’ SEQUENTIAL have added to their roster of great titles with Cartoon Books, home to Jeff Smith’s Bone and Abrams Comic Arts debuting on the platform. They have also released a version 2.0 of the SEQUENTIAL comics app with a raft of new features (including visual contents and a unique take on double page spreads) as they attempt to compete with the giant that is ComiXology!
Digital publisher Comicker LLC have launched their new Comicker Digital iOS app, bringing their diverse line-up of creator-owned series to iPads and iPhones. Free to download the app gives users access to the initial chapters of all current and future series while a monthly subscription of $2.99 unlocks weekly updates of subsequent chapters and exclusive special features before they’re available anywhere else.
With European comics now all over ComiXology thanks to their partnership with Delcourt, the doors have been flung open for other Euro publishers to get in on the digital comics revolution. The latest group to bring their books to a worldwide digital audience are the all digital and all European graphic novel initiative, Europe Comics who launched a new website with 10 new titles this week.