Those wanting to get their children addicted to comics, but wary of titles that may not be appropriate for the young’uns, might want to check out Image Comics Silverline Book’s Evil and Malice by Jimmie Robinson.
“A definitive collection of EVIL & MALICE has been a long time coming and I’m very happy it’s with the folks at Silverline Books,” Robinson said in a prepared statement. “Over the years I’ve heard a lot of demand for a superhero series older readers could share with their younger siblings, nieces and nephews. Considering Shadowline’s continued pushes into the younger reader market with their own Silverline Books division, they seemed like the right home to bring back EVIL & MALICE. I’m highly anticipating its upcoming reception with fans – new and old alike!”
EVIL & MALICE: SAVE THE WORLD collects the entire story of Evelyn and Malinda, the 13-year old twin daughters of an infamous (but soft-hearted) villian, The Black Eye. Once a collective of villains makes life miserable for dad, Evelyn and Malinda take it upon themselves to strike back — as superheroes! They’re quickly thrown into a madcap race against time until their father discovers their identities and grounds them for life!
The 128 page trade will street for $14.99 when it arrives in stores May 20, 2009.
via Image Comics
WOWIO relaunched yesterday under its new owner Platinum Studios, and the first thing I’ve noticed is the free sponsored downloads appear to be a thing of the past.Â While you can read the issues online for free, you need to be connected to the Interweb in order to get that freebie.Â If you want to download for offline reading later, the prices seem to fluctuate based on the title being offered.
That’s a real bummer.
On the plus side, when you are reading the individual pages, you can save and download the images.Â You’ll have to do some renaming, but at least you aren’t stuck paying 99-cents and up for a “free” comic book. I’m sure this exploit will be fixed in the very near future, once word gets out to Platinum.
So what can you get? How about the new issue of Flare Adventures #20?
FLARE ADVENTURES #20 features a magnificent cover by comics legend Frank Brunner, plus two complete adventures.
In the classic tale, “The Night Eternal,” by Dennis Mallonee and Mark Propst, comics’ glittering goddess of the light once again takes up the mantle of Eos, goddess of the dawn, and returns to Olympus to save the realm of the gods from the machinations of the night-goddess Nyx. This adventure also features a flashback guest appearance by DARK MALICE, and surprising revelations about the history of the world of FLARE and the LEAGUE OF CHAMPIONS.
There you go.
Heroic Publishing let Major Spoilers know that its latest issue of Flare (#37) is now available for a free download at Wowio.com.
FLARE #37 features the new twenty-page Flare adventure, “The Secrets of Lady Arcane,” written by Dennis Mallonee, with artwork by Dick Giordano and Mark Beachum. This story featuring a guest appearance by Doctor Arcane, and sets the stage for next year’s long-awaited return of Lady Arcane by revealing for the first time how Lady A and Flare first met. This issue also features an all-new seven-page story, “A Tale of Malice,” by Wilson Hill and Franco Urru, starring Dark Malice and the original Giant.
Each time I mention Wowio.com, I get at least one person asking how the Wowio system works. It is free to sign up, the titles available are free to download, but you are limited to a certain number of downloads per day. There are some great titles available via Wowio, and if your budget is tight, and you are looking for some indie comics to get your hands on, then by all means, give Wowio a go.
via Heroic Publishing