This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Gamification! What is it and how can we use it with comic books? Reviews of Hellboy in Hell #7, Secret Six #5, Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians #4, Hand of God from Amazon, and the Major Spoilers Poll of the Week!
[Digital Comics] Archie renews distribution agreement with comiXology, expands single issues to Amazon
Archie Comics, comiXology and Amazon announced today an expanded and renewed distribution agreement to sell Archie’s digital comic books and graphic novels across the comiXology platform and bring Archie single issues to the Amazon Kindle Store. More than 1,700 single issues are now available for sale in the Kindle Store, including the newly re-launched Archie series by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, the upcoming New Riverdale titles as well as Archie Horror and Dark Circle comic series.
[Business] Marvel Entertainment renews single issue digital comics agreement with ComiXology and expands to Amazon
Press Release Marvel, comiXology and Amazon announced today an expanded and renewed exclusive relationship to distribute and sell Marvels digital comic books across the comiXology, Amazon and Marvel Comics platforms. This newly expanded relationship will continue Marvels single issue digital comic books exclusive on comiXologys worldwide platform and also expand the exclusive deal to the vast universe of the Amazon Kindle readers for the first time in history.
This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast – Did you hear the news about Spider-Man!? Also, DC gives us 24 new number ones, the A-Force is coming, Ei8ht#1, Hulk #11, Niko and the Sword of Light, and Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha #1 get reviewed.
There are more than a few people concerned about the pending Amazon/ComiXology deal announced yesterday (and speculated on for the last several months), but a posted letter from comiXology CEO and co-founder David Steinberger may put those fears aside.
Press Release SuBLime, the global yaoi manga publishing initiative between VIZ Media and Japan’s Animate, Ltd. (Animate), has announced the launch of its extensive manga (graphic novel) catalog for Amazon Kindle devices, including Kindle Fire tablets and the new Kindle Paperwhite. Global users of the world’s best-selling e-reader already have instant access via the Amazon Kindle Store to 53 titles by some of the top creators in the yaoi genre.
It’s time for another roundup of rumors and short bits of information coming out of Tinsel Town. This week, it’s all about Fast and Furious, more movies from DC Comics and Warner Bros., Doctor Who, and drones delivering your trade paperbacks.
Press Release Valiant is proud to announce that UNITY –Valiant Universe’s landmark super-team – is coming to Amazon Publishing’s Kindle Worlds, the first commercial publishing platform that enables any writer to write stories based on a range of original works and characters and earn royalties for doing so.
Press Release Amazon Publishing today announced the launch of Jet City Comics, a new imprint focused on comics and graphic novels. Jet City launches with new comics from George R.R. Martin, Hugh Howey, and Neal Stephenson, starting with today’s publication of “Symposium #1,” the first original Foreworld comic from the series created by Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, Nicole Galland, Erik Bear, Joseph Brassey and Cooper Moo. Original adaptations of George R.R. Martin’s short story, “Meathouse Man,” and Hugh Howey’s best-selling science fiction novel, Wool, will follow in October. Jet City issues will publish on Kindle as standalone comics,
Press Release Amazon, the #1 online retailer, is offering an exclusive Zenescope Art book to its customers, which is available for pre-order now. The art book, entitled The Art of Zenescope Limited Edition (Volume 1) will be released in September and will feature a plethora of the most sought after, limited edition, convention exclusives. The hardcover collection will also come with a limited edition print.
Press Release Marvel announced today that 120 of its most popular graphic novels, featuring the Avengers, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more of the world’s most popular super heroes, are now available in digital format via the Amazon Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore). Best-selling graphic novels such as Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, Deadpool, Invincible Iron Man and Astonishing X-Men can now be read on Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD and any mobile device with a Kindle app.
Press Release Dark Horse announced today that the company has expanded to one of the most popular digital platforms on which comics fans can now access their favorite Dark Horse titles! Hot on the heels of the release of the company’s Android app, and following up its incredible success with Kobo and Nook, Dark Horse is proud to announce their titles are available on Amazon’s Kindle, and able to be purchased in the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore).