With digital very likely to be a major player for comics in the future, many comics companies are getting an early start on the entire “revolution” that may see us downloading issues from an FTP site rather than going to our local comics shops … sooner than we think!
Independent comics publisher, Inverse Press, is pleased to announce the May 15, 2013, digital release of horror graphic novel, Clown Town, via the comiXology Submit portal. Written by Kevin LaPorte (Roadkill du Jour) and fully illustrated by Amanda Rachels (Flesh of White, Arcana Studios’ The Book), Clown Town is a 124-page tale of clown horror, featuring a 96-page core story, two 8-page back-up stories, and associated art and materials created specifically to support production of the project!
ComiXology and Alternative Comics announced today that the long-time independent publisher Alternative Comics has entered into an all-new digital distribution agreement with comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web.
DARK PLANET COMICS is proud to announce the digital release of its very first title: SILVER #1, now available for download on ComiXology. SILVER, a 12-issue miniseries, marks the comic book debut from animation veteran STEPHAN FRANCK (THE IRON GIANT, DESPICABLE ME).
Blind Ferret Entertainment and New York Times bestselling novelist Joe Abercrombie announced today their agreement to bring THE FIRST LAW series of fantasy novels to comics, starting with the first book in the series The Blade Itself. Experience the entire first issue today via comiXology and the first 12 pages through http://www.firstlawcomic.com.
Yesterday the Internet comic fan community erupted as it appeared Apple had banned comiXology from selling Saga #12 through their iOS app. Well earlier this afternoon comiXology CEO David Steinburger released a statement stating it was actually the digital comic provider making the decision. Read his statement and one from Saga writer Brian K. Vaughan after the jump.
Last month readers were confused when the latest series from Image, SEX, was not available for download from leading digital comic provider comiXology’s iOS app. It eventually came out that Apple had banned the sale of the comic due to its sexual nature and the tech giant is back at it this week by banning Saga #12 from Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Stapes. Take the jump to read what the writer had to say in response.
When Marvel and ComiXology first announced their combined effort to offer 700 free #1 the entire Internet abuzz. This excitment eventually resulted few being able to actually download the comics due to massive server failures. Well the companies have regrouped and are planning to offer the comics this week.
ComiXology and HarperCollins Publishers announced today the debut of the Warriors Manga iOS App that includes thirteen titles from the Warriors Manga series that will also be available on comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web. Warriors’ fans that own an iPad with Retina display will now see more than ever before with comiXology’s high definition file format dubbed CMX-HD!
If you haven’t listened to the Red Panda Adventures, you are missing out on some great audio action stories. Greg Taylor is jumping media, and has brought the Red Panda to comic books. Monkeybrain Comics sent us a sneak peek of the second issue that arrives in digital format on March 27, 2013.
A week before the print edition is scheduled to hit, award-winning graphic novel publisher Archaia Entertainment and free-to-play video game publisher Meteor Entertainment™ have teamed up with comiXology to debut the Digital First version of HAWKEN: GENESIS, the hotly anticipated anthology graphic novel based on the online, free-to-play (F2P), first-person shooter (FPS) video game, HAWKEN™. It can be accessed at this link for $9.99: http://cmxl.gy/11jsjg6.
Part of the growing pains of any company is keeping your severs up when heavy traffic floods your site and service. ComiXology has had a rough couple of days following the 700 #1 Marvel promotion and is still trying to get everything back in working order. Unlike other companies that sweep problems under the table, comiXology has come to its users and let them know they are working hard to resolve the issue.