DIGITAL COMICS: Reading List for the Week of February 23, 2011
I’ve had a number of inquiries of late as to what I’m comics I’m reading on my iPad. While the list of back issues continues to grow, there is also a growing number of Day-and-Date releases that are hitting the digital stores. Here then, is my rundown of digital comics worth checking out this week.
Day and Date Releases
Atomic Robo: The Deadly Art of Science #4 ($3.50)
It doesn’t matter what format the Atomic Robo books take, I’m always going to buy to support one of my favorite series of all time. If you haven’t read my review, check it our here, then buy the book today.
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #154 ($3.99)
For those simply needing to know what comes next in the Death of Spider-Man tale, this day and date release fills you in.
Justice League: Generation Lost #20 ($2.99)
DC surprised a lot of fans when GenLost went Day-and-Date. It’s nice to see the commitment, and if you simply want to read what is currently going on in the DCU, without having a physical copy, here is this week’s offering.
Savage Dragon #169 ($3.99)
While I didn’t purchase this issue, fans of Savage Dragon, or those looking to keep their list of Day and Date releases current, it’s here for your use.
The Vesha Valentine Story ($9.99)
I was totally blown away with the early art from this book, and this collection of art pin-ups accompanied by an imagined biography of the character is simply stunning. While the print version might be high on someones reading list, the ability to zoom in to certain areas of the image make this a worthwhile buy, as I doubt you’ll be able to easily find this book at most traditional comic book stores. The only thing that would send this book over the top is if one could download and save higher resolution images from the book to their photo storage for use as background or wallpaper images.
American Way (Free)
Though Wildstorm may be gone, the titles live on. If you didn’t get in on the American Way series when it was originally released, DC has released the first issue for free via ComiXology. If the issue sucks you in, the entire eight-issue mini-series is also available now for $1.99 for each of the remaining seven issues.
Invincible Iron Man #20 ($1.99)
A lot of people may question why someone would buy a book that came out just a few years ago. The answer is simple; if you weren’t interested in the series when it originally released, or your comic shop doesn’t have the issues in bins, this is the way to go. The complete Stark Disassembled story arc can be read this afternoon.
Secret Invasion #1-8 ($1.99 each)
While it may be difficult to track down ALL of the tie-in issue to this series, if you want to see what happens when the Skrulls invade, this series can be picked up for near trade paperback pricing.
Captain America: The First Avenger: First Vengeance #2
Promoted during the Super Bowl, the series can be read at the Captain America movie website, or on your iPad. Figured it wouldn’t hurt to show support for the digital format, and be able to haul it around with ease.
Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom #4 ($1.99)
Once again, if you love the IDW series and want to support digital comics, this is an excellent series worthy of picking up in print and digital formats.