Dark Horse Digital Celebrates First Year With A anniversary Sale

Dark horse is showing there appreciation to there fans, by having a three day sale on all comics, so if your missing some issues now’s the chance to catch up….

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PRESS RELEASE 

April 24, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Digital reaches a new landmark, turning one year old this Friday. To thank our loyal fans, Dark Horse announces an anniversary appreciation discount.

This weekend, Dark Horse Digital is offering 10% off all titles in the web store, with an additional coupon to newsletter subscribers and new subscribers who have signed up by this Thursday. And yes, the coupon stacks with an even greater discount off your order!

The sale starts this Friday (April 27) and ends Sunday (April 29) at midnight PST—so head over to Dark Horse Digital and sign up for the Digital Newsletter to maximize your discount on some incredible comics.

Dark Horse Comics launched its standalone comic-reader app and digital store on April 27, 2011 and has received incredible support from the continuously growing digital-comics fan base.

Since then, Dark Horse Digital has grown significantly in numbers and readership featuring it’s most popular, best selling titles including Star Wars, Buffy, Serenity, Hellboy, Conan and Mass Effect as well as exclusive digital only comics such as Falling Skies, Prototype 2 & Dragon Age. Dark Horse Digital also provides sales and discounts for its reader base on a weekly basis. We currently offer thousands of comics and are continuing to increase the digital availability of the Dark Horse back catalog.

Dark Horse Digital is available through all modern web browsers and features cloud storage in both the Android (beta) and iOS apps.

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Marvel Free focus for the week (4/23/12)

Exhausted your collection already? Looking for something new to explore? Check out the new free focus releases for the week from Marvel and get in on some freebies to carry you through. Keep in mind that next week the releases will be a bit short with 4 releases instead of the usual 5. Catch the releases in the links below and enjoy the goodness with classics like Power Pack, Lorna the Jungle Queen and Silver Sable and a touch of current events with Band of Heroes.

Available now

POWER PACK (1984) #12
ALL-WINNERS SQUAD: BAND OF HEROES (2011) #1
LORNA THE JUNGLE QUEEN (1953) #1
SILVER SABLE AND THE WILD PACK (1992) #1
THE MUTANT MISADVENTURES OF CLOAK AND DAGGER (1988) #4

Upcoming titles*
IRON MAN/CAPTAIN AMERICA: CASUALITIES OF WAR (2006) #1
X-MEN VS. THE AVENGERS (1987) #1
X-MEN GIANT SIZE (2011) #1
NAMOR: THE FIRST MUTANT ANNUAL (2011) #1

Heroes Reborn goes 99 cents with Marvel today! (4/16/12)

We’re a bit late on this one but we have the news on the Monday 99 cent sale for Marvel. Heroes Reborn is the theme of the day and it comes in 3 flavors you can see below.

As usual the sale lasts until 11:00 PM EST so act fast as there are only a few hours left.

Additional background on the Heroes Reborn series from Marvel:

Taking place in an alternate universe created by Franklin Richards, HEROES REBORN: AVENGERS #1-12 re-tells how the team first gathered and became the super group they are today. In HEROES REBORN: IRON MAN #1-12, witness Tony Stark gradually become the Invincible Iron Man while also finding time to flirt with Pepper Potts and hang with James Rhodes. And in HEROES REBORN: CAPTAIN AMERICA #1-12, discover how Steve Rogers adjusts to present-day life in a world full of global threats and super villains.

Dark Horse announces Nook art contest

Dark Horse is now available on the NOOK, as a celebration the company is offering fans a chance to win a NOOK and some free graphic novels to sweeten the deal even more. Entry is pretty simple, draw your favorite Dark Horse Character interacting with a NOOK and you’re in the game, if you get really creative with it you’ll only earn extra points on top of your existing entry so think of ways to stand out in a field of eager artists.

When you’re ready, just scan it, photograph it or export it and send it off to their designated email address with “Draw to Win!” in the subject and you’re all set to roll. You can get the full details at Dark Horse about the event and fine details for everyone.

Contest closes April 20th, 2012.

Link: Dark Horse Blog

Marvel Digital Unlimited updates for the week (4/6/12)

We’re heading into the weekend and Marvel doesn’t want you coming up dry for things to read, check out the new comics coming up for your reading enjoyment in the Unlimited program!

This week we saw these additions to Marvel Comics Digital Unlimited

SPIDER-MAN MONDAY APRIL 2
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #336
DAREDEVIL (2011) #1
DAREDEVIL (2011) #2

IRON MAN TUESDAY APRIL 3
DAREDEVIL (2011) #4
DAREDEVIL (2011) #5
FF (2011) #6
FF (2011) #7
FF (2011) #8

X-MEN WEDNESDAY APRIL 4
FEAR ITSELF: BLACK WIDOW (2011) #1
FF (2011) #9
FF (2011) #10
FF (2011) #11
X-MEN MAGNETO TESTAMENT (2008) #5

THOR THURSDAY APRIL 5
FEAR ITSELF (2011) #7
FEAR ITSELF: DEADPOOL (2011) #1
FEAR ITSELF: DEADPOOL (2011) #2
FEAR ITSELF: DEADPOOL (2011) #3
FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR (2011) #1

FANTASTIC FOUR FRIDAY APRIL 6
FEAR ITSELF: THE DEEP (2011) #1
FEAR ITSELF: THE DEEP (2011) #2
FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR (2011) #2
FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR (2011) #3
FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR (2011) #4

Next week will bring these additions to keep your reads going and break any interruptions to your experience with Fear Itself.

SPIDER-MAN MONDAY APRIL 9
FEAR ITSELF: THE DEEP (2011) #3
FEAR ITSELF: THE DEEP (2011) #4
FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT (2011) #7
FEAR ITSELF: THE MONKEY KING (2011) #1
FEAR ITSELF: SIN’S PAST (2011) #1

IRON MAN TUESDAY APRIL 10
FEAR ITSELF: UNCANNY X-FORCE (2011) #1
FEAR ITSELF: UNCANNY X-FORCE (2011) #2
FEAR ITSELF: UNCANNY X-FORCE (2011) #3
FEAR ITSELF: WOLVERINE (2011) #1
FEAR ITSELF: WOLVERINE (2011) #2

X-MEN WEDNESDAY APRIL 11
FEAR ITSELF: WOLVERINE (2011) #3
FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT (2011) #1
FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT (2011) #2
FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT (2011) #3
FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT (2011) #4

THOR THURSDAY APRIL 12
BIZARRE ADVENTURES (1981) #25
BLACK WIDOW: THE COLDEST WAR (1990) #1
EXCALIBUR: XX CROSSING (1992) #1
FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT (2011) #5
FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT (2011) #6

FANTASTIC FOUR FRIDAY APRIL 13
LORNA THE JUNGLE GIRL (1954) #6
LORNA THE JUNGLE GIRL (1954) #7
LORNA THE JUNGLE GIRL (1954) #8
LORNA THE JUNGLE GIRL (1954) #9
MARVEK GRAPHIC NOVEL 1: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL (1982)

Link: Marvel News

Aniplex streaming Madoka Magica Episode 5 worldwide

Aniplex has a treat for Madoka Magica fans on April 6th, because of the success of their last screening event they’re pushing for another shared event using their niconico channel. Residents in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Japan will all get a shot to view the episode for free. Of course you need to time it so you’re in the room when it all goes down. Check out the list below and be sure to stick through the whole event so you can catch the English cast in the room as well.

Event: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Episode 5 Screening Premiere

Date:
Friday, April 6, 20:30pm US Pacific Standard Time
Saturday, April 7, 12:30 Japan local time
Saturday, April 7, 3:30 UK local time
Saturday, April 7, 14:30 Australian Eastern Daylight Time

(* Total length 30 min: minute program with special greeting)

Streaming URL:
http://live.niconico.com/watch/lv85885951

If fans keep this support rolling it looks like Aniplex might make it a habit to run these special features for fans all over.

ThinkGeek prepares you for battle on April 1

Originally I debated posting this, I’m all for a good prank and at the same time I like to observe limits depending on the target. ThinkGeek for April Fools is bringing a variety of tools out, many of them geared at the more tech savvy prankster and the less aware victim.

I originally planned to make a few mentions but honestly now that I’m writing this. I’m going to include images, links and an awesome quote from the product page because I think some of these would have been golden during the college days. Let us begin with some sections and some toys that go from simple to downright evil.

Playful pranks:
Nerf guns are always great, they have a decent range, soft form and rarely could be an option to poke someones eye out. If you can, possibly consider a career shift to sniper or contract waste management because honestly that’s some skill. ThinkGeek offers this transforming assault blaster and the NERF Stampede automatic heavy blaster.

If you plan to use the heavy blaster I would suggest taking the high ground and setting up shop in or covered by a bush. You get 18 rounds per clip and 100 darts and it gets powered by 6 D cell batteries to ensure you’re firing off quite a few rounds.

Transforming Blaster – $24.99
Heavy Blaster – $69.99 (totally worth ruining any kids shootout)

Mildly douchey gags:

You never mess with another man’s TV, there’s a good reason for this and if you’re willing to test it you can invest in a variety of remote TV keychains available through their site. Personally if I was turning off a TV I would be inclined to also change the channel or the volume as well. They also offer a poltergeist device that turns the TV off in random intervals which can be handy when you don’t want to get caught with the goods.

Micro Spy Remote (Volume, Power, Channels) – $8.99-17.97
TV Poltergeist (random power on/off) – $4.99
TV-B-Gone – $17.99-19.99

Super douche gags:

I do warn that going along with any of these may be far too much, know your victim before you blast them with one of these.

The Micro Sonic Grenade, a super sonic alarm able to decimate victims with 110-115db sound bursts, with adjustable sound intervals it’s perfect for spray and pray moments of evil. Just don’t get caught trying to retrieve it after it’s all over.

Micro Sonic Grenade – $7.99

The ThinkGeek Annoy-a-tron comes with 3 stages of attack, high pitch burst sounds or alternating levels. Because it’s so thin and has a month-long battery the potential placement options are huge. In the workplace if you really hated someone you could slip it under a base drawer in a cabinet so it resonated, it could go behind a calendar or under a desk or even in a system.

If 3 sounds isn’t enough though they do have a 2.0 model with 6 sounds including the teen high pitch alarm that can nuke the new interns as they walk past.

Annoy-a-tron – $4.99
Annoy-a-tron 2.0 – $12.99

There are some notable mentions but they might get you into more trouble than you’re willing to experience on a prank day.

Phantom Keystroker – sends random mouse and keyboard commands to the system to make the experience a bit of hell. – $12.99

KGB Disappearing Ink Pen – exactly what it says, disappearing ink for when someone needs to borrow a pen but never returns it. Nothing says thanks bro like this. – $12.99

Shocking Pen – as much as I hate being shocked, this is kind of funny and honestly I’d click it again and again wondering what the hell. – $4.99

That’s all of it, yeah I know it comes off like some kind of advertisement but seriously I’d love to spend a day with all this stuff screwing with people. Probably in a more public setting though just to be sure I got a full range of people to test it out on.  Also with things a week away most people don’t have that much time left to be creative and this takes a huge section of the process out. Just think of locations, plant and enjoy.