Comixology Announces Netflix-styled Digital Unlimited Service

Comixology Announces Netflix-styled Digital Unlimited Service

Earlier today, in a move that stunned the internet and comics community, ComiXology launched “ComiXology Unlimited”, a subscription service that allows customers to “read freely from thousands of titles, including comic books, graphic novels & manga…for $5.99 a month” according to their press release. Similar to Netflix in that the comics are not owned or downloaded but accessed online, the move is one that many believed was inevitable, though no now had quite yet figured…

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REVIEW: Black Road #2 – Thin on Story, Long on Mood

REVIEW: Black Road #2 – Thin on Story, Long on Mood

After an impressive first issue, Black Road #2 felt off to me. The debut issue, written by Brian Wood,  set up a compelling central character in Magnus the Black, a lethal hulk of a Norse warrior living in the times of Christianity’s emergence in Norway. Magnus has been hired to accompany Cardinal Farina up the violent Black Road. That first issue merged interesting themes about the clashes of religions and cultures alongside a compelling narrative…

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Legendary Comic Creator Darwyn Cooke Battles Cancer

Legendary Comic Creator Darwyn Cooke Battles Cancer

In some truly sad news, the wife of Darwyn Cooke has revealed that the comic creator is currently under palliative care while he battles cancer. In a post on Cooke’s blog, his wife Marsha wrote, “It is with tremendous sadness that we announce Darwyn is now receiving palliative care following a bout with aggressive cancer.” She asks that fans respect their privacy as they go through this difficult time. Originally from Canada, Cooke began his…

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REVIEW: The Fix #1 – Irreverent, Irredeemable, Hilarious

REVIEW: The Fix #1 – Irreverent, Irredeemable, Hilarious

The Fix #2 continues to build upon the strengths of the series’ debut issue; a killingly funny crime story about two dirty cops, Roy and Mac, and their continuing efforts to get out from under with some very bad people. Those efforts wind up involving Roy deliberately shooting Mac in the hand, Kombucha, ruining a fellow detective’s life, and a dedicated police dog named Pretzels. I could try to sum up the plot of “The…

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REVIEW: Power Lines #1 – An Original, Bold Version of the Classic Origin Story

REVIEW: Power Lines #1 – An Original, Bold Version of the Classic Origin Story

“Power Lines #1” is in many ways, a classic super-hero origin story. But this series, which is written, illustrated, colored, lettered and edited by Jimmie Robinson, also feels like a totally fresh, unique and of-the-moment story. Robinson has constructed an superb premiere issue that delivers exactly what we expect from super-hero comic debuts; namely a sympathetic main character, an intriguing central concept, and a central mystery established in a compelling way. But it’s also very timely…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Delete #1 is a Sharp, Engaging Premiere Issue

ADVANCE REVIEW: Delete #1 is a Sharp, Engaging Premiere Issue

“Delete #1” takes the reader into a near-future where technology exists that can affect or even erase human memories, a world where the authorities use brain-scanning devices as part of their investigations, and where sinister corporations prey upon ordinary people. Writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray have constructed an intriguing concept at the heart of what could have easily been just another dystopian conspiracy cyber-thriller. In their hands what we get instead is an engrossing…

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