It’s probably no secret by now that both ComiXology and Marvel have begun their own “unlimited” digital comics services, each adding new books on a regular basis. Granted, ComiXology has comics from several companies, and it’s no surprise to anyone that the House of Ideas offers their own products. They are, however, working together on some levels. I’m conflicted when it comes to these services. Let me tell you why.
I rarely talk about Diamond two weeks in a row, but I came across a story indicating that, like Marvel and Image, DC is pulling their part of the Previews out of that monthly publication some of us refer to as “the phone book” because of its immense size.
We have reached the moment in our favorite covers competition where there are only four remaining. This month of madness continues as we ask you to pick your favorite cover. Will it be The Dark Knight Returns #1, or The Amazing Spider-Man #33?
It wasn’t that long ago that I often used to leave my local comics shop with an empty wallet and the back seat of my car full of comics-related items that I treasured. These days, I pretty much buy only comics. I spend each week about half of what I used to on maquettes, statues and figures. (The exception is those terrific Batman: The Animated Series figures and vehicles, of course!) What happened? Where did they go?
In a recent news release posted here at MajorSpoilers.com, it looks like one of the best writers in comics today, at least in my opinion, is going to guide one of her comics to the small screen. And I couldn’t be happier!
I often discuss the “renumbering conundrum,” when comics companies change the numbers of the issues of certain series’ in order to boost sales. Well, we have a lot of “big event” numbered books coming our way soon! Personally, I’m looking forward to them!
It’s been a weird week or two at the House of Ideas. Last week, Brian Michael Bendis signed an exclusive contract with DC. In the last few days, Axel Alonso quietly left the company, with C.B. Cebulski being named Editor-In-Chief.
It almost seems like all this came to light eons ago, but I thought I should weigh in on the recent news that Brian Michael Bendis has signed an exclusive contract with DC, leaving Marvel behind for now. I’ve been watching the reaction from fans and fellow creators alike, and it’s been really intriguing! Let me share my thoughts on all this before we leave this topic behind!
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again – Free Comic Book Day is one of the most creative and successful ways to attract new readers/customers into local comics shops ever conceived. Well, following on the heels of that success is Halloween ComicFest, which hasn’t quite caught on with the same vigor. However, I think it’s time to make this event another great one when it comes to spreading the word about our love for comics!
A lot of people on the Internet are talking about the interesting recent news that Robert Kirkman is taking his intellectual properties under Skybound from cable channel AMC to Amazon Prime.