IDW Publishing has announced it is bringing its Disney Comics catalogue to digital in February.
I’m sure everyone is getting really tired of San Diego Comic Con news, but the news continues to flow. As we scour the Intardwebz looking for bits and pieces of news to share, here’s a Rapid-Fire Roundup of news from Dynamite, Bongo, Top Cow, Devil’s Du, Archaia, and Boom! Studios.
Another roller coaster or a week in the world of comic books and pop culture, and in between the highs and lows, we did have a moment to reflect on the past. Lots of reviews on new and upcoming series, always get people talking.Â We even had a lot of commentary from readers who thought the Thor series was ending, even though JMS is only leaving the series. Major Spoilers has the inside track to the Comic Arts Conference at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Some people get to watch the full director’s cut of Watchmen – many do not.
Some of you may remember when we hinted that Boom! Studios might land the rest of the Disney lineup when the Gemstone deal ended, and Boom! was having much success with the Cars, Incredibles, and The Muppet Show Comic Book titles.Â Over the weekend it was confirmed that Boom! would indeed begin running the Disney titles this September. WALT DISNEY’S COMICS & STORIES #699 (W) Riccardo Secchi (A) Stefano Turconi One of the longest-lived, greatest comics in history comes to BOOM! Studios! A direct market event â€” the title that was host to Walt Disney’s most cherished characters that helped
Here’s an interesting bit of news from Boom! Studios; their kids line of comics will be appearing on the store shelves of the Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Store, right next door to the El Capitan Theatre.Â Talk about perfect placement to sell you products! There’s a reason we like Boom! Studios, they are the small guy that is making it big, by doing the right thing.Â Where will this deal lead?Â I can see the Boom!/Disney relationship expand even further, and it will not come as any surprise when the company announces it will handle all the Disney comics.
It’s been a very good week for Boom! Studios.Â First it announced a new imprint – Boom! Kids – that will house the company’s kid friendly titles.Â The company then followed up by announcing a distribution deal with Kable Distribution Services, Inc., which will get those Boom! Kids titles onto newsstands across the country. â€œWe want to get our line of Pixar/Disney comics into the hands of every child out there,â€ said Ross Richie, Co-Founder and Publisher of BOOM! Studios. â€œWorking with KDS, who has a strong record with handling kids comics in the newsstand market, I am confident that
With the success of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls (i know someoneâ€™s going to disagree, but come on, $282 million ainâ€™t nothing to sneeze at), it was only a matter of time before Dark Horse came up with a new Indiana Jones series to ride the coat tails of success.Â While the movie adaptation was a bit awkward, the digest sized Indiana Jones Adventures Volume 1, rocks the house.