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Preview: Path of Exile #3

Path of Exile #3 – Death to Sin

Digital only
Royal McGraw, Edwin McRae (w)
Carlos Rodriguez (a)
Carlos Rodriguez (c)
32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

As the rebel army beats upon the gates of Sarn, Victario rouses the people to insurrection from within. A dangerous plan is hatched. One gate. One attack. One final battle to unseat a tyrant and destroy his twisted dreams of a Gemling Thaumatocracy. But Chitus and his gemlings aren’t about to give up without a fight, and neither are they about to play by the rules.  The Army of Purity must give everything they have to win the day. And though devoted to his cause, Victario may find the sacrifice simply too great to bear.  Grinding Gear Games and Dynamite Entertainment present the never-before-told story behind the devastation of Wraeclast. The road to Cataclysm continues in Path of Exile: Origins #3 – Death to Sin!


Preview: World of Archie: Xtreme Winter


Archie Digital Exclusive!
Script: Mike Pellowski and more!
Art: Fernando Ruiz and more!
Cover: Fernando Ruiz
On Sale Date: 1/23

It’s time to shred! Bust out your coolest tricks on the slopes with Archie and friends! The gang are strapping on their snowboards and giving you X-TREME winter action in this new digital exclusive collection! Will the gang make it down the mountain in one piece?


Archie Comes to Humble Bundle

2015-01-21_1409Archie Comics makes its Humble Bundle debut with some of today’s most talked about titles featured in the latest comic book bundle. In addition to being the home to some of the world’s most recognizable characters, Archie has reinvented itself in recent years with a wide range of titles that appeal to readers of all ages, whether you grew up with Archie or are discovering his world for the first time.

This curated bundle features works by some of Archie’s biggest superstar talent, including Roberto Aguirre-SacasaFrancesco FrancavillaDean HaspielMark WaidDan ParentAlex SeguraFernando RuizIan Flynn and many more.

Customers can name their price for Afterlife With Archie Magazine #1The Fox: Freak MagnetSonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide Vol. 1 and The Best of Archie Book One.

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive The Death of ArchieArchie Meets KISSThe Best of Archie Book TwoChilling Adventures of Sabrina #1, and Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide Vol. 2.

Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above plus Afterlife With Archie Vol. 1: Escape From RiverdaleArchie Comics Spectacular: Party TimeArchie: The Married Life Vol. 1, and Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide Vol. 3.

That’s just for starters with additional titles to be unveiled mid-promotion.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publisher and charity. The Humble Archie Comics Bundle supports Hero Initiative, which creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work, as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization that protects the freedom to read comics through legal action and education initiatives in support of the readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators of comics.

The Humble Archie Comics Bundle runs from now until Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

Archie Humble Bundle

IDW Publishing Comes to Farrago Comics

farrago comicsThe last we had mentioned Farrago Comics was back during San Diego Comic Con, when the digital platform was just starting to stretch its legs. The platform’s model is similar to Pandora/Spotify, that “uniquely supports and favors creators.” Both systems rely heavily on advertising for revenue, but you can pay to upgrade the service. It’s a business model that’s relatively new to the industry and the latest example of the various digital models that have launched in the past year.

Since then, there’s been a bit of a soft launch in a beta phase with the platform focused mostly on Golden Age comics and indie creators and a move from the initial iPad app to also being available on the Android system as well (it says for tablets, but it worked on my phone). While focused on classic and indie books, the app also featured some series from Top Cow, and creator Paul Jenkins.

This past week, the highest profile publisher to date was announced. IDW Publishing will see some of its comics come to the app.

Here’s the whole list and what’s out now:

  • 30 Days of Night #1
  • Mystery Society #1
  • Winterworld #1
  • Zombies vs Robots #0

On Farrago: January 21, 2014

  • Groom Lake #1
  • The Last Fall #1
  • V-Wars #1

On Farrago: January 28, 2014

  • Night of 1,000 Wolves #1
  • Pantheon #1
  • Memorial #1

All of that’s a nice start, and many of these comics you’d have to pay for on other apps. It’ll be interesting to see how this partnership expands.


Preview: Archie’s Power Play


Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
On Sale: 1/16

Archie’s taking the ice in this brand new HOCKEY collection! Cheer on the team as they skate through this digital-only collection of stories, all featuring Canada’s favorite pastime! Can Archie score the winning goal? You’ll have to lace up your skates and find out inside!


Preview: Tally Marks #6

Tally Marks #6

Writer/Artist: Natalie Nourigat
Price: $0.99
Pages: 40
Rating: all ages

Travel sketches from Annecy, Paris, Granada, Madrid, and Barcelona. Don’t miss this issue’s environment studies of the Alhambra, Ménilmontant, and the banks of the Seine!


Preview: Copernicus Jones: Robot Detective #6

Copernicus Jones: Robot Detective #6

Writer: Matt D. Wilson
Artist: Kevin Warren
Letterer: Dylan Todd
Price: $0.99
Pages: 22
Rating: 15+

Copernicus pulls it all together and the Windstone case comes to a close, but things don’t wrap up quite the way he expected.


Around the Tubes

Check out some of the news you might have missed before you decide what you’re getting at the comic shop tomorrow!

Around the Tubes

CBLDF – Announcing CBLDF Defender – A New Quarterly News Magazine! – Everyone, you should get this!

Reason – ‘You Don’t Have to Ask Permission’: Digital Platforms Breathe New Life Into Comics Industry – A good article about new business models in the comic industry.


Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Mortal Kombat X #2

CBR – No’Madd: City of Empty Towers

CBR – Star Wars #1

Comics Alliance – Star Wars #1

Comic Vine – Star Wars #1

Preview: Archie 1000 Page Mega Comics Digest


Script: Various
Art: Various
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
1000 pp, Full Color

There’s always room for more merriment from Archie and his pals ‘n’ gals! Get ready for 1000 more mega-pages of hijinx and hilarity! For over seven decades, Archie and his friends have been making everyone laugh, with their dating hijinx and misadventures at Riverdale High School! Everything’s Archie in the largest Archie collection series EVER—offered at an incredible value price!


Preview: Archie and Friends: Legend of the Elevenaire


What would YOU do with $11? The mysterious liaison of Gosford Wobbledon is paying a visit to Riverdale, with a gift of eleven dollars for Archie and his friends. What does it all mean? And more importantly, could a simple $11 change the gang’s lives FOREVER?! Find out in this digital-only collection of this bizarre adventure!


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