Black Mask Studios, the politically uncompromising indie comic book publisher founded by media mogul Matt Pizzolo, 30 Days of Night’s Steve Niles and punk supremo Brett Gurewitz (Epitaph Records) is set to bring it’s cutting edge titles to Amazon’s Kindle Store and ComiXology in a ground-breaking new deal.
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One of the great things about ComiXology’s Comics app is that you can load up your iPad with great digital comics and read them at your leisure and in places where you don’t need a network connection. However we’ve been finding recently that this isn’t always possible with the Comics app signing us out just when we needed it most. But if you’re finding you can’t read ComiXology Comics offline too, then don’t worry, there is a solution!
Leading French comics publisher Delcourt and ComiXology are to set to release 150 exclusive new English language versions of some of their biggest titles as CEO David Steinberger declares – “[This] marks the beginning of the ‘French Invasion’ of comics in the English language market.”
The bi-annual Image Comics Expo 2015 has created a niche for itself as a pre-Comic Con warm up as the comic publishing behind The Walking Dead and Saga have announced a raft of exciting new creator-owned titles including new offerings from Mark Millar and Greg Rucka and Bryan O’Malley, as well as Brian K Vaughan’s digital hit The Private Eye making it’s print debut.
According to market analysts Comichron and ICv2, the comics industry hit a 20 year high for graphic novel and comic book sales in 2014, with digital comics now comprising a whopping 10% of the US and Canadian market. The report, published by Comichron’s John Jackson Miller and ICv2’s Milton Griepp estimate total comics and graphic novel sales to consumers in the U.S. and Canada reached $935 million in 2014, a 7% increase over sales in 2013 – and the highest it’s been since the heady days of the mid-1990s!
Not content with just producing some of the world’s best cutting edge digital comics, today Mark Waid and John Rogers’ Thrillbent have announced that award-winning writer/artist Terry Moore, will be bringing his long-running masterpiece Strangers In Paradise to the site beginning Friday, July 3.
Comics users, it’s time for a ComiXology update as the digital comics giant have unveiled an exciting new iteration of their market-defining Android and iOS app. Boasting a new Smart Lists feature and a variety of browsing options, can this new version of Comics remedy some of the negative steps they made with their previous update?
For years Dark Horse Comics were the largest major comics publisher not to have teamed up with digital comics giant, comiXology/ But after today that is all set to change as Dark Horse Comics and ComiXology have announced a huge digital distribution agreement for their roster of more than 800 titles including Hellboy, Sin City, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Goon, & more!
In news that will shock no-one, the world’s largest comics company (Marvel) and the world’s largest digital comics provider (comiXology) have agreed to continue their relationship together. This means you can continue getting your favourite Marvel comics via the comiXology apps and website. However, if you’re a Kindle user this new deal means an extra 12,000 new titles are now available on the Kindle Store, so there’s no way you’ll miss that all important new issue!
Earlier this year, Sequential and The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) gave away free copies of the TCAF 2015 Digital Comics Anthology featuring brand new specially commissioned artwork from a host of great writers and artists. Due to high demand, TCAF and SEQUENTIAL have decided to make the anthology available for download again until the end of June, so be sure to check out this amazing collection for free while you can!