A ruthless doctor and his young prize student find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers.
With the digital age of comics thriving, there sure have been some issues over the past few months. It began a month ago when Apple asked French comics distributor Izneo to remove over a thousand titles from the app due to content issues. Then began the whole “Saga” fiasco, which turned out to be ComiXology trying to stay in line with Apple’s guidelines. The “Saga” ban was blown out of proportion and eventually the issue in question was put back on the device. However, Bleeding Cool reports that now some other titles have been removed from the iOS app. READ MORE
People flocked to local comic shops this past Saturday to get their hands on some free books, courtesy of Free Comic Book Day. Most shops limited the number of books you were allowed to take, and some people just couldn’t make it to the shop. So here are links to some of the free comics in case you missed out on the fun. Titles below include “Metaphase”, “The Steam Engines of Oz”, “Aphrodite XI”, and a few more. Bleeding Cool for also has some free embedded books that are worth checking out. READ MORE
You may recall a few weeks back when ComiXology ambitiously partnered with Marvel to give away over 700 free #1 issues. The site could not handle the insane traffic and download requests and crashed within hours. They’re back for another go at giving away 700 free Marvel comics. This time you have to sign up in advance before April 19th 11:59 PM on their special promo site. Why they don’t give away only a few books per day, I don’t know. So head on over, sign up, and grab as many as you can before the inevitable happens. READ MORE
ComiXology is hosting a massive digital “Hellblazer” sale, offering up every issue, from 1 to 300, of the title for only 99 cents each. You can even read the first issue for free. With the launch of the new “Constantine” series from DC Comics last week, now is the perfect time to catch up with the chain-smoking modern day mage. READ MORE
ComiXology has just announced the release of “Submit” – comiXology’s self-publishing platform for independent comics creators. This is a massive game changer in the comics industry that will allow indie creators to get there work out to the rest of the world via digital distribution.
Any creators can simply upload their comic book and graphic novels for approval at no cost. ComiXology does the rest of the work, including transforming the book into guided view mode, and making it available on comiXology’s website. As with all books up on ComiXology, these will be available to a wide range of digital platforms. The ComiXology people have teamed with Shannon Wheeler, creator of Too Much Coffee Man, to outline the process. See all the industry-breaking details below. READ MORE
IDW announces that Transformers: Monstrosity is available online starting today for all digital platforms. “Monstrosity” is a direct sequel to the “Autocracy” storyline. It will be a 12-chapter series written by Chris Metzen and Flint Dille with artwork from Livio Ramondelli.
Remember The Adventure of Spawn (it’s okay, I don’t)? Anyway, the kid friendly “Spawn” series is available once again via the digital comics app, Comixology. If you are a Spawn lover and are looking to get your little tike in on the action, this seems like a good way to introduce them to the chaos. The two 48-page issues are written by Jon Goff with art by Khary Randolph. Check out more below. READ MORE
the noir/horror genre crossover is about to explode, mark my word, especially after the wild success of Image’s “Fatale” and “Green Wake”. Vassillis Gogtzilas and K.I. Zachopoulos have a little book called Misery City, published by Markosia, that follows in the wake of such crime horror mashups for a twisted ride into hell. The series focuses on a downtrodden Max Murray who is on a quest to save his soul from hell. We’ve got a massive preview feature offering a sneak peak at issues #1 through #4, all of which can be purchased digitally on comixology for only $0.99 per issue. Hop on the noir/horror train before you miss it. READ MORE
After a brief hiatus we are officially back with another week chalk full of stellar comics coming your way. As we venture into the wonderful realm they call summer, you can expect to see a lot of new series hitting the shops, while others will see their end. This week in May ushers in a new chapter in the “Hell on Earth” BPRD event, The Devil’s Engine, the third issue of BKV’s Saga, the massive 28 Days Later sale at Comixology, and plenty more.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve all got to limit our reading list somehow. We present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. If I’ve missed something you’re stoked about or if you’ve got any questions, list it in the comments. READ MORE