The folks at ComiXology are really getting into the holiday spirit. Every day, starting today, a new free comic will be unveiled at comiXology.com. The first free book is Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s “Batman” #13, so make sure you head over to snag your free digital copy. READ MORE
On October 26th and 27th, Diamond Comic Distributors will be holding the second annual Halloween ComicFest. Taking place just before All Hallow’s Eve, participating comic book stores will have a selection of free mini-comics from a grouping major publishers. A lot of the shops also run Halloween themed promotions and costume parties/contest with some sweet giveaways.
It’s really just another excuse for publishers to hand out free comics, and hopefully, given the time of year, there will be some more horror in the mix (we know the Scooby-Doo/Batman crossover is one of the books). READ MORE
Fanboys Vs. Zombies has been consistently been filled with hilarious, action-packed zombie killing month after month. Writer Shane Houghton and artist Jerry Gaylord found a clever way to explore geek culture inside the confines of the zombie apocalypse. ‘Fanboys Vs. Zombies’ is a lighthearted gore-fest that will delight horror lovers who can appreciate the dark comedic sensibilities of films like Army of Darkness, where the hero can throw a punch, tell a joke, and kiss the girl all in the same scene.
Digital comics distributor ComiXology has a giant sale on ‘Fanboys Vs. Zombies’ this weekend, with every issue of the series available for 0.99 cents. To celebrate the sale, BOOM Studios gave Bloody-Disgusting readers an exclusive free digital copy issue #1 as a gateway drug into the series.
Writer Shane Houghton caught up with Bloody-Disgusting to talk about where the book is headed, and why horror hounds should give this series a chance. Check out the interview with Shane and then read issue #1 for free after the jump. READ MORE
No tricks, gimmicks, or skill necessary for this contest, folks. Dark Horse was kind enough to give us 20 codes that will get you a free digital copy of “X” #1. “X” is a new ultra-violent series from the minds of Duane Swierczynski and Eric Nguyen that follows the brutal exploits of the titular vigilante hero (review here).
All you have to do is head to the comments section and write “X”. The first twenty people to do so will be rewarded with a free copy. 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
Free Comic Book Day is an annual event that takes place on the first saturday of May. Participating comic shops (which is the vast majority) give away a set grouping of comic books absolutely free. There is no catch. Whether you’ve been reading comics since you were in diapers, or you’ve never picked one up in your life, I urge you to head on down to your local shop and read some comics. These books are specially produced by each publisher, specifically for FCBD. They are written and illustrated by some of the best in the business. Check out a word from Hugh Jackman below. READ MORE
Our fellow comic enthusiast over at IGN.com has his very first comic, Footprints, hitting shelves this week! “Footprints” is a monster mashing murder-mystery that follows Bigfoot as he investigates the gruesome murder of his brother, Yeti. The series is collected in trade form, and you can check out the first issue for free after the jump. This is a dashing mythological monster-noir tale that you won’t want to miss, featuring beautifully dark black and white artwork from Jonathan Moore. READ MORE
Always a purveyor of free things, I found not only 1 free comic but 16. Playstation Network just launched a Digital Comics section for it’s Playstation Portable Console. If you go to there store you can check out a bunch of series in differenet genres. Check out their blog for more info. I downloaded a couple last night. I read “Aleister Arcane” from IDW and was pretty impressed in not only the comic itself but the way you navigate through the comic on the console and the whole presentation. Will you use this feature?
This week’s new releases had the finale to Dark Horse’s Werewolves on the Moon, but just in case you missed the whole series or you’re a cheap bastard, they have released issue one for free on their website. I was not too sure on the comic when I read it and I know Dubbs hated it…but maybe you’ll like it, the price sure is right.
On my random internet patrol I came across Berserker’s The Dead: Kingdom of Flies. If you have not read this great zombie comic, their website lets you download the first issue FREE. Kingdom of Flies has covers by amazing artist Glenn Fabry and the comic is done by Simon Bisley and Alan Grant, creators of Batman/Judge Dredd: judgment in Gotham, Lobo, Lobos back and Lobo paramilitary Christmas. Check it out, read the comic, buy the rest of the series, click HERE to go to the website and download. More info after the break…