One of the great things about the digital comics community is recommending cool stuff to people and sharing the amazing titles which people are reading and enjoying. Well comiXology, the digital comics giant, have made that process not only easier, but financially rewarding too, thanks to their new comiXology Refer-A-Friend program, which means you can make money from digital comics just by spreading the word about them!
The best digital comics news featuring the major publishers and the best indie comics companies
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.
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 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?
Fans of digital comics and Image co-founder Todd McFarlane’s Spawn series have a new reason to be happy today, with the debut of all 250 issues of this long-running series now available. Released to coincide with Spawn’s 250th issue you can now get the adventures of Al Simmons and co, on ComiXology, iBooks, Google Play and the Image Comics Digital Store.
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes converge to face a new threat thousands of years in the making in AVENGERS: MILLENNIUM, the brand new Marvel Infinite Comic series debuting this February! Fan favorite writer Mike Costa (Scarlet Spiders, A+X) along with artists Carmine Di Giandomenico (All-New X-Factor) and Geoffo & Mast (Deadpool: The Gauntlet, Iron Man: Fatal Frontier) bring you a brand new tale only the Infinite Comics format could contain!
UK publisher Nobrow have made a name for themselves by producing some of the best high end independent graphic novels around. Well they are now set to push the boundaries of digital comics with their new high concept app for iPad which offer a unique way for readers to experience the comics like never before.
As part of our year end celebrations we gave you a rundown at the most exciting indie digital comics we’d read that year in our Best of ComiXology Submit 2014 list. However today the digital comics giant have unveiled their own list of the top 25 best-selling ComiXology Submit titles. There are plenty of titles on both our lists, but also lots on our list which didn’t make the top 25. So to find out who made which list click below…
ComiXology have today unveiled a revolutionary new service for their digital users – ComiXology Instant Checkout – the ability to purchase comics at the click of a button and have them synch through to their tablet or smartphone. This may seem awfully familiar to long term users of the Comics app, but for everyone else it is more similar to Amazon’s 1-click purchasing. Comics fans will be ‘delighted’ at this news as in effect it now brings back much of the functionality lost by the Comics app when it upgraded itself over the summer.
ComicsFix, the new kids on the digital comics block, are expanding their library of titles with a new deal to bring Dynamite Entertainment’s expansive and versatile library to their subscription based app. It’s another fantastic way for digital comics fans to get access to amazing title like Garth Ennis’ The Boys, Gail Simone’s excellent Red Sonja and the brilliant Bob’s Burgers!