Crime comic fans are all too familiar with the private eye stereotype of the booze addled womaniser with the complex past. However in Dash #1, writer Dave Ebersole and artist Delia Gable have brilliantly subverted this well worn character cliche by adding an intriguing new dimension – making him openly gay in the 1940s!
Image’s Wolf #1 sees new superstar writer Ales Kot and hot artist Matt Taylor conjure up a mix of supernatural horror and classic crime noir in the City of Angels. But will this lupine lead character make this new series spookily good or will an exorcism be needed?
Peter Parker faces off against an classic foe, but with an Ultimate attitude update, in the latest Marvel Infinite digital comic Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite #1-6.
ComiXology are the undisputed kings of digital comics with millions of titles available from the world’s biggest publishers every week, as well as the very best independent titles released via their digital publishing arm ComiXology Submit. But what if you are looking for titles which aren’t available on the Amazon-owned giant or are after a platform where you can download your purchases in a format of your choice to read on another device? Well help is at hand as we rundown 10 great ComiXology alternatives for fans of digital comics!
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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 Eisner-award nominated digital comic High Crimes from MonkeyBrain Comics, has finally conquered it’s 12 issue summit. But does this mountaineering crime series hit the highest heights with it’s grand finale, or should it be cast off into a ravine to never be seen of again?!
DC’s all-new Black Canary #1 flicks between mysterious back stories, shadowy ne’er do wells and constant reminders that our heroine D.D. is more comfortable in combat than she is as lead singer of Gotham 4-piece Black Canary. So can she pull out all the stops and put on an exciting enough show to keep a whole series running?
Afterlife with Archie volume 1 shouldn’t work. The notion of reimagining the wholesome world of the Riverdale gang as a blood soaked zombie horror book should be a one line joke on a sub-reddit about the ultimate ‘what if’ mash up. Yet thanks to the superb creative team of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla it not only works, but it manages to make an Archie comic, one of the best books we’ve read all year
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!