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Dark horse Celebrate Earth Day with Brian Woods The Massive

tabletThere are no shortage of ways to celebrate the 44th Earth Day, and today Dark Horse offers comics fans the perfect opportunity to get in the worldwide celebration of eco-consciousness!

Today, and today only, Dark Horse is offering digital comics readers two special offers to catch up on Brian Wood’s acclaimed series, The Massive! Fans can catch up on all 22 issues for only $10! Not only that, we are giving away the first four issues absolutely free!

The Massive follows a group of direct-action environmentalists after the world has experienced a crippling ecological disaster.  With society grinding to a halt and the planet itself in a state of rebellion, this group sails the world’s oceans looking not only for its lost sister ship, the titular Massive, but for some sense of logic in all the chaos.  What does it mean to be an environmentalist after the world’s already ended?

Download Brian Wood’s The Massive to your iOS or Android device, and head to your local comic shop tomorrow to pick up The Massive #22, and find out what critics have been raving about!

Praise for The Massive:

Wood manages to perfectly blend suspense and moral philosophies with geo-political brushstrokes to create one of the freshest books on shelves.”Complex

“Wood’s post-crash world is still just as big as it was before, and he continues to find intriguing ways to explore it, while building up enough history and characters within the context of the series to keep it exciting. The Massive…remains as interesting as it did when it began.” Comic Book Resources

“The Massive is a gripping read that should have no trouble winning over many readers to Wood’s newest creator-owned venture.”IGN

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Marvel Comics App update for June 26, 2013

Another week another section of your bank account gone, that really is the reality of collecting comics and has been for quite a while. This week Marvel wants to help target your phones and tablets with a splash of new comics in digital form. Check out the list below for the details and enjoy as your virtual stacks grow.

Digital Comics On Sale This Week
AGE OF ULTRON #10AI
ALL-NEW X-MEN #13
AVENGERS ARENA #11
CAPTAIN AMERICA #8
DAREDEVIL #27
DEADPOOL #12
FF #8
GAMBIT #14
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #4
HAWKEYE #11
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #653
NOVA #5
SCARLET SPIDER #18
SECRET AVENGERS #5
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #28
UNCANNY X-FORCE #7
UNCANNY X-MEN #7
WOLVERINE #5
WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #32
X-MEN #2
YOUNG AVENGERS #6

 

CELEBRATE THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 3 PREMIERE WITH COMIXOLOGY’S “THE WALKING DEAD HALF-OFF SALE” ALL WEEKEND LONG, OCT 12th THRU OCT 15th

Don’t want to wait for The Walking Dead Season Three premiere this Sunday night to get your zombie fix? Then make sure you take advantage of THE WALKING DEAD HALF-OFF SALE. This pre-premiere event brings together Robert Kirkman, creator and writer of The Walking Dead and writer/Executive Producer of the hit AMC TV show based upon his groundbreaking comic series and bestselling graphic novels; Skybound, his imprint at Image Comics; and comiXology to offer a well-timed sale this weekend from Friday, October 12th to Monday October 15th on the original, comic series that inspired the show, the novels, the games and the entire universe of The Walking Dead. Now is your chance to read the original The Walking Dead ongoing comic book series.

“All The Walking Dead TV show fans should discover the original source material for the show,” said David Steinberger, co-founder and CEO of comiXology. “If you have enjoyed The Walking Dead TV show, but have yet to dive in to the comic, this sale is one of the best opportunities to experience the real deal. ”

All the issues of The Walking Dead will be .99 cents, and Volume 1 through Volume 16, collecting the first 96 issues of the series will be half-off! Where else can you get this level of entertainment for under a buck?

Based on one of the most successful and popular comic books of all time, written and created by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead captures the ongoing human drama following a zombie apocalypse. The series follows a group of survivors, led by sheriff Rick Grimes, in search of a safe and secure home. However, instead of the zombies, it is the living who remain that truly become the walking dead.

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ComiXology’s Comics4Kids iOS App Debuting New “Parent-Friendly Sync” Feature!

Starting today, it’s easier than ever before to share your love of comics with your kids via comiXology’s newly upgraded Comics4Kids iOS app featuring “parent-friendly sync” among other major upgrades. Parents that have an existing account on comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform available across iPhoneiPadAndroidKindle FireWindows 8 and the Web – will find that only their kid friendly content syncs when they log in to the Comics4Kids app.

In addition to “parent-friendly sync”, the new 3.1 version of the Comics4Kids app features better discoverability, CMX-HD capability and an amazing arrary of kid friendly content like Adventure Time, Archie, Garfield, Nancy Drew, Smurfs, Peanuts, Sabrina, Sonic, Simpsons Comics, Young Justice, and many, many more. Major publishers represented include such luminaries as ABRAMS ComicArts , Archaia Archie, Bongo, BOOM! Studios, Cartoon Books, DC, Dynamite, IDW, Image Comics, MonkeyBrain, NBM, Oni Press, Papercutz Red 5, Studio 407, Teshkeel, Th3rd World Studios, Titan, Top Shelf, and Zenescope.

“ComiXology’s mission is to bring comics to everyone everywhere and a big part of that is making sure kids have easy access to comics. We needed a solution so parents could easily share comics with their kids,” says comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “This new Comics4Kids app does that and more. Our “parent-friendly sync” puts comiXology in the leadership position by giving parents control over what their kids read. Combined with our 3.0 platform, this makes Comics4Kids the best digital comics and graphic novel app for kids around!”

In addition to the unique “parent-friendly sync” feature, the Comics4Kids iOS app upgrade brings the app into to parity with the rest of the comiXology family of apps, delivering the same great shopping and reading experience that comiXology is known for.

Users of the older version will find that the Comics4Kids3.1 iOS app sports a sleek, new design and interface that enhances overall stability and usability. The advanced UI enables a near instantaneous launch dramatically cutting down the app’s load times, allowing kids to easily find new content and start reading faster than ever before. In addition to the overall re-design, the app now has new discoverability options, enhanced feature spotlights, more categories for new content, series and storyline listings, and CMX-HD resolution books for users of the new iPad.

To help better organize downloaded comics and graphic novels, “Purchases” now has its own tab so users can always find their comics for quick and easy download without cluttering their “My Comics” area.

Previous users of the Comics4Kids app will be happy to know that while vast improvements have been made, the Comics4Kids app continues to deliver the high quality comic reading experience customers have come to expect from comiXology powered apps through the use of it’s patent-pending Guided View™ Technology; that includes a wide variety of reading options and settings, enabling users to set the speed of transitions in addition to page orientations and much more.

Features and benefits of the Comics4Kids app 3.1 iOS app include:

◦ New “Parent Friendly Sync”
◦ Completely redesigned application
◦ CMX-HD compatibility
◦ Discover comics at much faster speeds
◦ Near instant launching
◦ Background downloading
◦ Improved “Instant Search”
◦ Separate “Purchases” area that displays all owned comics
◦ New series groupings in store and “My Comics”
◦ Buy or continue reading the next issue at the end of a comic
◦ Easily read comics from anywhere in the store.

ComiXology and Marvel Announce Digital Comics Purchases Will Now Sync Across Both ComiXology and Marvel Accounts…

 Today comiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform, and Marvel Entertainment, one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, announced that consumers can now sync their purchases between comiXology’s platform and the Marvel-branded digital storefronts on iOS, Android and the Web.

Customers with Marvel purchases on separate Marvel and comiXology accounts can sync previous and future purchases by logging into the their comiXology account and visiting https://www.comixology.com/marvel-sync. Customers will be prompted to enter their Marvel account information to sync the two accounts. The purchased comics will then be available to read on the Marvel Comics app, and will also appear on the comiXology platform across iOS, Android and the Web.

“This is just another step towards providing the best customer experience for all comic buyers no matter where they buy their Marvel comics,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “Fans can now not only read all their Marvel purchases on their Marvel Comics app and comiXology app and use both apps to get the latest can’t-miss super hero epics every week.”

This past May, Marvel and comiXology entered into a multi-year agreement to exclusively distribute Marvel’s single issue English-language digital comics worldwide with comiXology.  This multi-year agreement reinforces Marvel’s commitment to bringing its unparalleled library of popular characters and acclaimed stories to fans with a dedicated commitment to technology partner comiXology.

Marvel fans can find single-issue digital comics, trade paperbacks and original graphic novels via the Marvel apps available for Apple iOS and Android, as well as the new web-based Marvel Comics Shop, all powered by comiXology. Marvel comics can also be found on the comiXology platform available on Apple iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and comixology.com. In addition, Marvel’s digital comics are available through comiXology’s Digital Storefronts for brick-and-mortar retailers and on their new Windows 8 Preview application.

The comiXology-powered Marvel Comics app launched in 2010 and has remained one of the top grossing apps in the iTunes store. As the first major comics company to offer single issues for digital purchase and featuring the largest library of digital comics, Marvel continues to be the industry leader in digital innovation.

You can download the Marvel Comics app right here and experience the greatest comics books in the world, featuring the Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more!

 

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Marvel Graphic Novels Head to Google Play

Marvel is going digital in a big way, this week you can enjoy Graphic Novels from the company on your Android Device in a new way thanks to their new assortment of titles.

Sample list of titles available:

Marvel plans to continue rolling out new content week by week for the platform and it means even easier access than before for Comic fans, you just need to flip open your storefront and grab what looks interesting. If you’re curious to the complete listing check out Google Play and see the goods.
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The weekly Marvel Digital release updates arrive (4/13/12)

Fear Itself flooded the release schedule this week for the digital releases, next week we get a shift to some classics and we get a Band of Heroes inclusion as well. With Marvel digging to the 80’s and even 50’s it’s hard to say they’re not working to get readers a full experience across the board. Check out the list for the play-by-play for next week and schedule your time to read all those issues accordingly. With recent changes to the Digital Store, these releases should be accessible across iOS, Android and the PC now to give you full comfort to read these where you want.

SPIDER-MAN MONDAY APRIL 16
POWER PACK (1984) #12
POWER PACK (1984) #13
POWER PACK (1984) #14
POWER PACK (1984) #15
POWER PACK (1984) #16

IRON MAN TUESDAY APRIL 17
ALL-WINNERS SQUAD: BAND OF HEROES (2011) #1
ALL-WINNERS SQUAD: BAND OF HEROES (2011) #2
ALL-WINNERS SQUAD: BAND OF HEROES (2011) #3
IRON MAN (1998) #2
IRON MAN (1998) #3

X-MEN WEDNESDAY APRIL 18
LORNA THE JUNGLE QUEEN (1953) #1
POWER PACK (1984) #17
STARJAMMERS (1995) #2
STARJAMMERS (1995) #3
STARJAMMERS (1995) #4

THOR THURSDAY APRIL 19
JUGGERNAUT (1999) #1
LORNA THE JUNGLE QUEEN (1953) #2
LORNA THE JUNGLE QUEEN (1953) #3
LORNA THE JUNGLE QUEEN (1953) #4
LORNA THE JUNGLE QUEEN (1953) #5

FANTASTIC FOUR FRIDAY APRIL 20
THE ‘NAM (1986) #11
THE ‘NAM (1986) #12
THE ‘NAM (1986) #13
THE ‘NAM (1986) #14
SILVER SABLE AND THE WILD PACK (1992) #1

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comiXology and Archaia partner up for digital comics

comiXology is a slow-growing giant in the comic marketplace, today they expand their reach just a bit more as they partner with Archaia to release digital first products and same day digital availability as print releases. Given the reach of comiXology across iOS, Android and the web it’s not surprising to see them still pushing on for those last key partners to their reach.

Part of this partnership will also reward comiXology fans with all-new material and unreleased content just for this digital experience. Some of the series coming to comiXology are included below.

  • Rust
  • Dare Detectives
  • Cursed Pirate Girl
  • The Dark Crystal
  • The Storyteller
  • Tale of Sand
Exclusives coming up before print:
  • Pantalones, TX
  • Strange Attractors
  • Mumbai Confidential
  • SPACE: 1999
ComiXology isn’t the only group jumping for joy in this deal, Archaia is happy to enter the digital realm with such a wide user base to see their collection.

“We are dedicated to bringing our library of award-winning content into the digital forefront, and comiXology has proven the demand for digital content in the marketplace, providing readers with a simple and immediate means of accessing the latest graphic novel content. We’re excited to offer readers some of our hottest content weeks, and in some cases months, before it sees print.” Says PJ Bickett, CEO of Archaia.

If you’re eager to test it out get over to comiXology now, as of the opening of C2E2 today they’ve already begun rolling these additions out for the fans!

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Marvel puts Ultimates up in Friday 99 cent sale!

Marvel has a twist today for collectors, today’s digital sale revolves around the Utlimates series. There’s not much to really say for variations though, we’re not talking about Ultimate Spider-Man or X-Men just the base series that helped spark the side universe that we know today.

Sale issues:

Keep note that while you can access this on iOS, Android and the PC you’ll need to get in before 11:00 pm EST otherwise the window will close up and these comics will jump back to regular price. Grab them while you can!

Link: Marvel Digital Store

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Marvel makes a huge revamp to the Digital Comics store

Marvel has been on a role with expanding their coverage in digital releases, their latest expansion took them to the iOS and Android realm with individual issue releases that could be taken anywhere for instant reading. This week Marvel changes it up and expands digital comic availability to computers and iOS and Android devices, no matter where you are you can now access your comics and add to your collection without having to be on any specific platform anymore.

The new store also gives an overhaul to accommodate new readers as well, providing features  link these:

  • Collections – Storyline bundles that save the searching
  • Same day releases for new series
  • 99 cent Marvel Monday and Friday access on all platforms
  • Access to purchase comics through the Chrome Store (synchronized)
  • Multiple issue purchasing in the shopping cart
  • Upgraded and streamlined navigation and search tools
  • Bestsellers tab to help give an idea of what’s hot in Marvel

The new store is already live and running at full force, give it a whirl and get a feel for the new Marvel digital experience.

Link: Marvel News | Marvel Digital Comics Store

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