Comicker Digital appDigital 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.

ComiXology Comics iconOne 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!

ComiXology Comics iconComics 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?

Madefire Comics thumbMadefire the cutting edge motion book publisher have announced announcement of a new Android version of their market leading motion book platform. Madefire for Android and features the same fantastic mix of original characters like Captain Stone, Mono and Treatment as well as their licensed titles from IDW Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics and more.

Barkane Episode #1In a holding cell in ancient Greece, 3 prisoners await their fate – a woman, a drunk and a sea captain. As lightning splits the sky, a ballista bolt breaks through the prison window and the prisoners escape into the night. If this kind of action is getting your heart racing then read on as this is the opening scenes of Barkane the new series from writer Terry McCarthy. Available as both an iOS and Android app for tablets and smartphones, as well as via ComiXology’s Submit, it’s a brilliant mix of cutting edge digital comics and ancient action so we contacted Terry to find out more.

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“Where are all my comics and why can’t I buy new ones?!”This is going to be a common cry across the homes of many digital comics fans this weekend as ComiXology introduce their new Comics app for iPad and iPhone that turns their revolutionary cloud based market place into a bog standard comic book reader. As part of the new deal that sees ComiXology become part of the Amazon family, Comics users on the iPad and iPhone have been prompted to download a new version of their app for iPhone and iPad this weekend and unfortunately there is more to this than just a fancy new icon on your home screen.

Multiplex Gordon McAlpineMixing the world of comics, iOS apps and movie snobbery, Multiplex webcomic is the brain child of comic artist Gordon McAlpin and sees his hit webcomic released on the iTunes Store as an iPhone app so you can read the adventures of his movie loving dup Kurt and Jason wherever and whenever you are. Keen to find out more about this innovative approach to self publishing we contacted Gordon to get the lowdown on the secrets to being an app-based digital comic publisher and also the correct etiquette for movie going.

Framed_Screen_01x1024A group of game developers from the fantastically named Loveshack Entertainment have announced a rather intriguing iOS game that mixes our two favourite things – comics and iPads. The game is called ‘Framed‘ and looks like an old style comic book page – but no ordinary one. Your character works his way through the panels in order, according to what the panel depicts – whatever the consequences might be – and as the player it’s up to you to prevent your hero from meeting a sticky end by rearranging the panels so he make it to the end of the page unharmed.

Pocket God iconThere’s nothing we love more in life than torturing a couple of pygmies. Whether it’s pushing them around their little tropical habitat or zapping them with lightning, we can be a vengeful god on a wet Monday afternoon! Before you think we have gone completely sociopathic though,  we probably should mention that we don’t actually hunt down indigenous rain forest dwellers in order to bestow physical harm on them, we just do it on our iPhones with the awesome Pocket God game from Bolt Creative. We spoke to the team behind the brilliant comic, Publisher Dave Hedgecock and artist Rollo Mallado, last year, but what about the game itself? With it’s 43rd episode recently released, we got in touch with co-creator Allan Dye to ask, just what is it about torturing pygmies that makes people so happy?!