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No one knows much about Mer, the underwater kingdom where Mermin the merman was born, but due to a rising conflict with the people of Atlantis, Mermin is needed back home immediately. Which means that his human friends get to accompany him and see all the aquatic wonders of Mer. But once again, Mermin is tight-lipped about his past - even when it’s swimming right in front of him. And there are enemies lurking in the seedier depths of Mer, who’ve got their sights set not only on Mermin, but on Pete and his friends!
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ComiXology Announces Second Wave of DRM-Free Publishers
New participating publishers include
IDW Publishing, Valiant Entertainment, Oni Press, Fantagraphics Books and more
September 17th, 2014 – New York, NY – Today comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform, unveiled the latest group of publishers offering DRM-free backups, allowing comiXology customers to download and store copies of their books. ComiXology’s new DRM-free backup feature was announced this past July during Comic-Con International.
The second wave of participating publishers include IDW Publishing, Valiant Entertainment, Oni Press, Fantagraphics Books, Aspen Comics, Action Lab Entertainment, Th3rd World Studios, A Wave Blue World, Blind Ferret Entertainment, Caliber Comics, Creative Impulse Entertainment, Devil’s Due Entertainment, GT Labs Comics and Kingstone Media. They join Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment, MonkeyBrain Comics, Thrillbent, and Top Shelf Productions in offering this new option to customer. Creators using comiXology Submit also have the option to offer their comics, graphic novels, and manga as DRM-free backups.
“After the wildly successful launch during Comic-Con International we’re thrilled to offer our customers an even greater selection with this next wave of publishers offering DRM-free backups,” said comiXology VP of Communications & Marketing Chip Mosher. “We look forward to continuing to work with more publishers in offering DRM-free backups to comics fans worldwide.”
To obtain the DRM-free backups of digital comics on comiXology, customers can go to the “My Books” section of comixology.com on their desktop computers and click the button that appears next to their books. Books and series from the second wave of participating publishers will be available for backup starting today. Backups from participating publishers can be downloaded in high definition PDF and CBZ.
Customers will continue to enjoy all their purchases – whether available as a DRM-free backup or not – on the comiXology platform in comiXology’s exclusive cinematic Guided View reading experience, anytime and anywhere.
With over 50,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience makes it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.
Find your favorite comics and graphic novels at www.comixology.com and try the comiXology app available on all major mobile platforms.
On their way to bury a time capsule, five friends - Grady, Heidi, Natasha, Daniel, and Billy - uncover a metal bunker buried deep in the woods. Inside, they find letters addressed to each of them… from their future selves. Told they will destroy the world in the very near future, the friends find, over the next few days, growing further and further apart. Though they’ve been warned against making the wrong choices, how do they know what the right ones are? Can the future really be changed, or will an even darker fate engulf the world?
The first volume of The Bunker by joshfialkov and joeinfurnari is out now and you can get it for half the price you can in print.
A comiXologist Recommends:
Mike Isenberg recommends The Life After #1
Is your life bland and repetitive? Do you find yourself in a monotonous cycle of unsatisfying experiences? You might be dead.
The book’s protagonist is a man named Jude who seems to be sleepwalking through life. Every morning he wakes up on his couch, takes a bus through heavy traffic to a mind-numbing job, busses home, and passes out on his couch in front of his TV. Everything in his world is mildly uncomfortable, unsatisfying, and bland. And it’s all on an endless loop.
Until one day he gets off his bus early and does something that nobody has done in two thousand years.
It’s hard to say too much about issue #1 without spoiling things. “Things are not as they seem,” as the cliché goes, and the opening chapter of The Life After is mostly concerned with Jude trying to piece together what’s going on. The mystery is compelling, though, and the literary figure that turns up towards the end to play Virgil to Jude’s Dante has me excited to see where this series will be headed.
Be warned that this book is dark. The Life After #1 deals quite a bit with suicide and the experiences that might drive a person to that point. Some of the scenes are downright grisly. But if you’re up for a dark, weird, and mysterious supernatural tale, this comic will absolutely scratch that itch. For a book about the dead, The Life After definitely has some life in it.
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Jen Keith recommends Wonton Soup Omnibus
2 cups space truckers
¾ cup absurdity
½ pound of laugh out loud hilarity, finely chopped
1 teaspoon sweet romance
a pinch of space ninjas, to taste
Mix thoroughly and bake at 400 degrees of awesome in a science fiction oven and serve immediately. Enjoy your delicious Wonton Soup by James Stokoe, surely to be a favorite at your table or in your comics library.
Imagine combining Naruto and the Iron Chef into a wild sci-fi ride through an otherworldly culinary school, and you’ll have a small idea of the joy to be found in Wonton Soup. Johnny Boyo cruises the cosmos as a space trucker with his eccentric co-pilot/trucker buddy Deacon, eating his way through the tentacled oddities of space chickens and a menagerie of other bizarre ingredients. Rather than a strictly linear plot, we’re treated to a tasty variety platter of stories detailing the eccentricities of the characters, unusual cuisine via Boyo’s culinary prowess, and an odd (and often hilariously vulgar) universe.
It’s not often I have to pause while reading to give myself time to stifle my laughter, but this book had me taking a chuckle if not out right guffaw break every few pages.
Stokoe’s lively and intricate drawing style makes every panel just as entertaining as the last, complimenting the spirited action and humor. If you want more proof of the talent and sheer level of detail Stokoe is capable of, try Godzilla Half Century War.
No matter how many comics you read this week, be sure to leave room for seconds because Wonton Soup is delicious to the last drop.
ed- Includes a foreword from royalboiler!
Jen Keith is a Digital Editor at comiXology, comic artist, music addict, and looking forward to lunch because all of these comics are making her hungry.
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