Not content with just creating some of the most exciting digital comics around and giving them away in free bite-size instalments every week, Mark Waid’s Thrillbent Digital Comics have today announced the launch of a new online store!  But it’s no ordinary store, as you can now purchase collected editions of your favourite Thrillbent comics DRM-free, direct from the source.

Thrillbent logoInsufferable is the awesome digital comic from superstar writerMark Waid and artist Peter Krause. As well as being available exclusively via ComiXology, it’s also available every Wednesday from Thrillbent.com. Or you can read the very latest episode here thanks to Waid’s open source attitude towards the book being published online. Be sure to check out the other great titles on Thrillbent.com as well.

Thrillbent logoInsufferable is the awesome digital comic from superstar writer Mark Waid and artist Peter Krause. As well as being available exclusively via ComiXology, it’s also available every Wednesday from Thrillbent.com. Or you can read the very latest episode here thanks to Waid’s open source attitude towards the book being published online. Be sure to check out the other great titles on Thrillbent.com as well.

markwaidHaving written some of the finest comic stories of all time (Kingdom Come, Flash, JLA, Daredevil, Superman), superstar comic writer Mark Waid turned his back on print in 2012 and declared his allegiance to the world of digital. Over the past 12 months he has established himself as the true godfather of digital comics, thanks to the launch of Marvel’s Infinite series, but also with his creator owned web portal Thrillbent and its lead title Insufferable. As one of the most high profile advocates of the brave new world of digital publishing we asked Mark the secrets to a great digital comic and where things are heading in 2013?

Pipedream Comic logoIt’s been a landmark year for digital comics in 2012. We’ve seen them develop from simple page turners from a few leading lights to an increasingly diverse and exciting medium with offerings from the world’s biggest comics companies, alongside a whole host of new digital exclusive publishers and app creators. From Madefire and Marvel Infinite to MonkeyBrain and more, we have seen animated pages, immersive soundtracks and new companies developing comics and apps with new and exciting characters in new and exciting formats.

To celebrate this we want you the readers to help us choose the very best digital comic of the year 2012. Below is our shortlist of the top 10 titles we’ve seen this year and we want you to vote on them here at our Facebook page. Voting closes on Friday January 4th and we’ll announce the winner the winner on Monday January 7th so be sure to get voting!

Insufferable 1 coverThis week sees the arrival of the first 3 issues of Mark Waid’s Insufferable on ComiXology. Previously released as weekly updates on his website Thrillbent.com, each issues comprises two installments and introduces us to the world of aging superhero Nocturnus and his upstart protege Galahad. Although it was a great read online  Insufferable’s natural home is on a tablet and being able to read each issue in glorious full screen is a real treat.

Back in September we spoke to artist Peter Krause about his iPad artwork as well as his work on the brilliant Irredeemable from BOOM! Studios. Since then, he has unveiled a fantastic new digital project, Insufferable,  which he launched alongside Irredeemable writer Mark Waid  via their new website Thrillbent. Telling the story of an aged super-hero and his problematic former sidekick,  Insufferable is released weekly via the Thrillbent website, and  feature a fantastic mix of gritty superhero story-telling mixed with brilliant and innovative artwork and interactive transitions. We wanted to find out more about how Peter went about putting his story together and just what was involved in this new venture.