DC Reportedly Investigating Amazon Prime Partnership

DC Reportedly Investigating Amazon Prime Partnership

In the race for comic book market dominance, DC may be about to take a big step forward. According to a report by Bleeding Cool, the Burbank-based publisher of books such as Wonder Woman, Justice League, Doom Patrol and The Flintstones is surveying select internet users on their level of interest in a digital subscription service. The report, which cites an unnamed source, states that the survey included questions on prospective price points and exclusivity….

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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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Marvel Offers Free Month of Marvel Unlimited in CIVIL WAR Promotion

Marvel Offers Free Month of Marvel Unlimited in CIVIL WAR Promotion

  Can comic book movies create comic book readers? Marvel is betting that the answer is yes with their new Marvel Unlimited promotion. One of worrying trends over the last decade is that the huge box office numbers for super heroes at the box office have failed to translate into increased readership for the source material upon which they draw. there are  great many reasons for the print side of the business’ failure to capture…

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CBS’ SUPERGIRL To Be Featured in DC Digital First Comic Series

CBS’ SUPERGIRL To Be Featured in DC Digital First Comic Series

While CBS Supergirl has been a widespread ratings success, Big Two publisher DC Comics has yet to capitalize on the increased profile of the character by featuring her in a monthly title. While that may not be changing any time soon, it appears that things are moving in the right direction for Kara Zor-El. As Bleeding Cool first reported, it looks like DC is moving forward with a digital-first comic book series featuring the television…

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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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Marvel and Amazon Reach Deal for Digital Distribution

Marvel and Amazon Reach Deal for Digital Distribution

While the comics print market surges, one of the biggest factors in the growth of the industry is digital comic book sales. Although exact numbers are still a tightly-kept industry secret, what’s plain is that the comic book publishers are making huge gains in the digital marketplace and continue to look for new avenues to deliver their product. The latest development is an arrangement between Disney-owned Marvel Comics and Amazon to offer a back-issue catalogue…

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Meet Pakistan’s ‘GUARDIANS’, A Trio Who Use Comic Books to Keep Children Away from Extremism

Meet Pakistan’s ‘GUARDIANS’, A Trio Who Use Comic Books to Keep Children Away from Extremism

After an attack on a Peshawar school on December 16th, a trio of friends decided to create a special kind of comic book for a noble cause. ‘Paasban‘, or ‘Guardians‘ as its sometimes called, is a unique series of comic books created by Syed Mustafa Hasnain, a graduate from the London School of Economics, Gauher Aftab from Knox College, USA, and Yahya Ehsan from the National College of Arts Lahore to keep children, or anyone impressionable, away from the extremism that…

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Dynamite Announces Groupee Bundle to Benefit CBLDF

Dynamite Announces Groupee Bundle to Benefit CBLDF

With the never-ending struggle for comic book creators’ rights in full swing, the men and women who make the magic happen behind the scenes for the comic book industry can use all the help they can get. It’s for this reason that the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) was founded nearly thirty years ago. While stories such as what continues to happen to Gerry Conway may dominate the blogosphere’s news cycle, there are those…

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Dynamite Partners with BitTorrent To Enter Digital Publishing Game

Dynamite Partners with BitTorrent To Enter Digital Publishing Game

The digital comic book marketplace is getting even more competitive, and Dynamite Entertainment is making a move with one of the leaders in digital file transfer: BitTorrent. The New Jersey-based publisher announced today in a press release that they would join forces with BitTorrent Inc under the BitTorrent Bundle banner to generate and distribute the first Dynamite Mega-Bundle, a collection of content including eight of the publisher’s graphic novels. Amanda Hocking’s The Hollows: A Hollowland…

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