Image Comics Garners 20 Eisner Nominations for 2017

Image Comics Garners 20 Eisner Nominations for 2017

Last week, Comic-Con International announced the nominees for the 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, and Image Comics boasts 20 nominations, proving once again that the publisher continues to be a showcase for powerful and acclaimed creator-driven works. The Eisner Awards are presented by Comic-Con International, San Diego. The organization is a non-profit devoted to increasing public awareness and appreciation of comics as an art form and entertainment medium, and every years presents the awards, which…

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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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PREVIEWS: First Look at ELK’S RUN #2 From Oni Press

PREVIEWS: First Look at ELK’S RUN #2 From Oni Press

This week the second issue of Elk’s Run from Joshua Hale Fialkov and art team Noel Tuazon and Scott Keating released online. Independent comic book publisher Oni Press has released a four-page preview of the digital-first issue, which you can check out below! [OFFICIAL SOLICITATION] Elk’s Run #2 Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Noel Tuazon with Scott Keating DIGITAL RELEASE – COMIXOLOGY (9/1/15) The small town of Elk’s Ridge was founded as a closed haven, dreamt…

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Black Mask Studios Launches Digital Distribution With ComiXology & Amazon

Black Mask Studios Launches Digital Distribution With ComiXology & Amazon

Black Mask Studios, comiXology and Amazon have announced a distribution agreement to release Black Mask’s digital library of comic books and graphic novels across the comiXology platform and Amazon’s Kindle Store. Launched in 2013 by Matt Pizzolo (Godkiller, Occupy Comics), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion, Epitaph Records, ANTI- Records), and Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Black Mask Studios is a comics publisher and media production company devoted to supporting bold new voices and provocative stories. “Black…

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ComiXology Cuts Out Apple, Kills In-App Purchases on iOS

ComiXology Cuts Out Apple, Kills In-App Purchases on iOS

        With the purchase of ComiXology by online distribution giant Amazon, changes were bound to be coming. The first of those changes went into effect today, as the platform disabled in-app purchases on Apple’s iOS platform. This move was designed to recoup the 30% that Apple skimmed off the top of all purchases made through the ComiXology app, keeping that slice of the pie for ComiXology and the publishers to share instead. As…

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Coffee and Comics: Amazon = ComiXology

Coffee and Comics: Amazon = ComiXology

Welcome to another installment of Coffee and Comics! We hope you had a great Holiday weekend. Or, just a great weekend, in general. Now that things have gotten back to normal, let’s do what we came here to do: get nerdy!  Many have been surprised by several announcements Amazon has made in the last few years. From pre-emptive shipping, the newly minted drone delivery fleet, and the super top-secret space project, Mr. Jeff Bezos has…

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Making of a Monolith: Amazon Acquires Comixology

Making of a Monolith: Amazon Acquires Comixology

        Massive news! Amazon has officially acquired Comixology in all of its forms. This should prove to be a pivotal moment for the entirety of the industry, as Amazon has aggressive plans to bring comics and graphic novels to a larger amount of people. Judging by the size of the company these days, these plans will probably come very soon. What new ways will we be able to see comics? Reading on your…

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ComiXology Security Breach Prompts Mass Password Resets

ComiXology Security Breach Prompts Mass Password Resets

Early Thursday morning, ComiXology, the leading platform for purchasing digital comics, sent an email to its entire user base notifying them that “an unauthorized individual accessed a database of [theirs] that contained usernames, email addresses, and cryptographically protected passwords.” This comes on the heels of multiple high-profile security breaches in recent months, including such online giants as Target, Kickstarter, Yahoo!, and Sears. In the email, ComiXology assures users that payment information was not stored in…

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The Comics Market Transparency Conundrum

The Comics Market Transparency Conundrum

The comic book market is in the midst of a sales renaissance. In the last year, overall North American dollar sales of Diamond’s comics, trades, and magazines is up 9.95%, while overall unit sales for the same period are up 9.46%. (SOURCE: Comichron) But, there’s a problem. The fact of the matter is that there is a distinct lack of accurate and transparent reporting, not just in the print comics sector, but across all market segments….

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