Posts Tagged "Comics"

394 | SDCC Final Day (Download MP3iTunes)

Kara and Matt pretty much hung out with the Avengers cast at SDCC, not going to lie to you. OK maybe we didn’t but we do talk about George R.R. Martin's signing, Coulson walking by, DRM-free backups, and our favorite moments. 

We also talked about Kelly Sue, Superman capes, Hebrew National hot dogs, and hot wings. What would you want from a weekly comiXology podcast? Tap/click here to let us know in survey form.

By Kara and Matt

We had a great time at The Eisners last night! Which winners are you favorites? Who do you think got snubbed? Let us know with a reblog, ask, or reply!

We’re live-tweeting from Comic-Con International 2014 with tons of Con goings-on. Just follow our twitter to see our little corner of SDCC.

A comiXologist Recommends:
Mike Isenberg recommends 100th Anniversary Special: Avengers #1

Batman just celebrated his 75th anniversary.  Superman’s 75th was just a few months ago.  Not to be outdone, however, Marvel is now celebrating 100 years of Marvel comics!

Wait… that… doesn’t seem right.  2014 minus 1961… umm.  No that’s more like 53 years.  Maybe they mean Marvel’s predecessor, Timely Comics.  Let’s see, Timely debuted in… 1939.  Huh.

Okay, so Marvel as we know it still has 57 years before it can actually celebrate it’s 100 year anniversary.  As it turns out, though, these 100th Anniversary Special books that Marvel is releasing are from the future!

Marvel’s 100th Anniversary Specials are a series of one-shot glimpses into the Marvel Universe of the 2060’s.  Marvel has given some incredible talent free rein to let their imagination go wild, and the results are as fun, strange, and unexpected as… well, as Marvel announcing a 100th anniversary celebration in 2014.

The creator tapped for 100th Anniversary Special: Avengers #1 is none other than James Stokoe, the amazing talent behind Orc StainSullivan’s Sluggers, and Wonton Soup.  (Check out my colleague Jen’s great write-up of Wonton Soup here.)

Stokoe imagines 2063 as a rough year for the Avengers.  They’ve just barely halted an alien invasion, most of the world is in ruins and covered with alien spores, and the entire American continent (along with most of its heroes) has been lost into the Negative Zone.  Rogue, Doctor Strange, and Beta Ray Bill have returned to Avengers headquarters, re-located in Kuala Lumpur, to assist with the reconstruction effort when a new enemy emerges from the depths.

The book is strange and funny and gorgeously illustrated, all in Stokoe’s distinctively twisted style.  The setting of spore-covered Kuala Lumpur is a visual treat, full of hidden details and beautiful weirdness.

I’m always excited whenever Marvel lets talented indie creators really go wild with their characters (see also: Strange Tales and Strange Tales II), and Stokoe has absolutely pulled out all the stops here.  My only complaint is that there isn’t more.  I’m willing to wait for the next issue, though, even if it won’t happen for another 49 years…

[Read 100th Anniversary Special: Avengers #1 Here!]

Mike Isenberg is an Associate Production Coordinator at comiXology, and the co-writer of FIRST LAW OF MAD SCIENCE.  He lives in Harlem with his cats, TESLA AND EDISON

393 | SDCC Day 1

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Kara and Matt are at San Diego Comic Con! How did Kara’s first day go? How are the pretzels?? Let’s talk Lego booths, Batman statues, Wonder Woman hopes and dreams. What would you want from a weekly comiXology podcast? Tap/click here to let us know in survey form.

We also talked about double-decker booths, Sharknado, and kindly women at conventions. Oh, and how about that time we totally forget to mention that comiXology now offers DRM-Free backups to the community! Biggest news of the convention!

With your hosts Kara & Matt.

DRM-Free Backups Now Available.

Dearest readers,

I’m excited to share some big news with you: comiXology now offers DRM-free backups.

This new feature allows you to download and store local copies of books in PDF and CBZ format.

For our launch, participating publishers include Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment, MonkeyBrain Comics, Thrillbent, and Top Shelf Productions. In addition, our Submit creators and small publishers are now able to choose to make their books available DRM-free.

As always, you can continue to enjoy all of your purchases - whether available as a DRM-free backup or not - on the comiXology platform in our exclusive cinematic Guided View reading experience, anytime and anywhere. No files required.

Offering DRM-free backups to you and our customers-to-be is another step in taking comics further, and serves our mission to turn everyone on the face of the planet into a comics fan. There is much more to come.

You can find the list of books you own that support DRM-free backup at comixology.com in the My Backups tab of the My Books area.

Learn more about DRM-free books here or on our FAQ page.

Enjoy!

David
David Steinberger
CEO & Co-Founder

ComiXology Celebrates Their 5-Year Digital Comics Anniversary With A Special ComiXology Submit Bundle: 100 Books For 10 Bucks 

July 23rd, 2014 – San Diego, CA. / New York, NY. – ComiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform, celebrates their 5-year anniversary of delivering digital comics to fans across the globe by offering 100 books from their comiXology Submit self-publishing program for just 10 bucks U.S. — a savings of 94% off the cover price.

“ComiXology Submit lets creators connect with customers from anywhere across the globe, getting a whole new generation of comics into the hands of the widest possible customer base,” said comiXology co-founder and Director of Submit & Digital Storytelling John D. Roberts. “We’re happy to celebrate our 5-year anniversary with this great deal on these great books from comiXology Submit.”

“We’re thrilled to be able to celebrate our 5-year anniversary by getting so much new and undiscovered talent into readers’ hands through this bundle,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “We did a similar promotion at SXSW this past spring that was a smashing success, and it’s exciting to do this again today.”

Debuting at Comic-Con International in 2009, comiXology’s digital comics platform offers over 50,000 books from more than 75 publishers, providing the widest selection of digital comics in the world.

The comiXology Submit self-publishing platform allows independent creators and cartoonists to upload at no cost their comic books and graphic novels for sale on comiXology.

Creators and cartoonists interested in submitting works can visit http://submit.comixology.com.

Comic book and graphic novel fans interested in discovering works by independent creators and cartoonists on comiXology are invited to visit http://www.comixology.com/submit.

About comiXology

ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit www.comixology.com.