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IDW’s Transformers Returns to Humble Bundle

transformers humble bundleHumble Bundle and IDW Publishing, in conjunction with Hasbro, are reteaming to offer the perfect opportunity to build a digital Transformers comic collection. Not only does the bundle feature multiple collected volumes of the hit Transformers series, it also boasts some of the most recent issues to date, making it easy to catch up to speed on the latest stories.

Humble Book Bundles typically last for a full two-week time span, however, the contents of this particular bundle are so premium that it will run as a limited time one-week offer. Also unique to this bundle is the “pay $5 or more over the average price” tier, which is being utilized in place of the standard fixed price tier.

Customers can name their price for the first 37 issues of Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye and the one-shot Death of Optimus Prime.

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive volumes 1-6 of Transformers: Robots in Disguise as well as Transformers: Dark Cybertron Vol. 1.

Customers who pay $5 above the average price or more will receive all of the above plus Transformers: Robots in Disguise #33-#37 and Transformers: Dark Cybertron Vol. 2.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publishers and charity. The Humble Transformers Bundle 2 Presented by IDW supports the Hasbro Children’s Fund, which is dedicated to empowering childhood by bringing the sparkle of Hope, the joy of Play and the power of Service into the lives of the children who need it most.

The Humble Transformers Bundle 2 Presented by IDW runs from now until Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

Preview: The Red Panda #10: Night of the Red Panda Part 7

The Red Panda #10: Night of the Red Panda Part 7

Writer: Gregg Taylor
Artist: Dean Kotz
Price: $0.99
Pages: 28
Rating: 12+

The all-new, two-fisted pulp adventures Terrific Twosome of Toronto! This issue: “Monkey See, Monkey Do pt 1 of 2” Modern science has long sought to unleash the untapped potential of the human mind. But what if the mind in question already had mental powers? And maybe a penchant for lower primates and an obsession with proving himself the one true nemesis of the city’s masked champion? Things get messy in a hurry when it’s a game of Monkey See, Monkey Do! Plus two more serialized chapters of the prose pulp novel “Pyramid of Peril”, and a behind the scenes “Villain File” on that sinister simian himself, The Mad Monkey!

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Preview: The Double Life of Miranda Turner #6

The Double Life of Miranda Turner #6

Writer: Jamie S. Rich
Artist: George Kambadais
Letterer: Crank!
Price: $0.99
Pages: 18
Rating: 9+

Things almost went wrong for Miranda when her sister’s best friend caught her snooping around Lindy’s house, but the Cat barely gets time to breathe before having to jump into the breach once again to take on the previous Cat’s hellacious arch-nemesis.

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Preview: Part-Time Princess #3

Part-Time Princesses #3

Writer / Artist: Monica Gallagher

DIGITAL RELEASE – COMIXOLOGY (3/3/15)

Beautiful, popular, and adored by all, Courtney, Amber, Tiffany, and Michelle can’t wait to graduate and take their place among the world’s elite. But when all their future plans are ruined, the girls have only one back-up plan–working as costumed princesses at the local amusement park. Unfortunately, increased gang activity has driven away all but the most loyal of customers. With the park on the verge of closing, the girls resolve to fight back, bring back their adoring customers, save the amusement park they never wanted to work at, and maybe learn something about themselves along the way.

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Watch the Future of Digital Comics Platforms Panel Live

Min Kim of Tapastic, Mark Waid of Thrillbent, Josh Wilkie of Madefire, Felix Kiner of ComicsFix and Doug Lefler of Scrollon. Together they’re some of the folks behind the digital comics landscape. Last week the group announced the Digital Comics Coalition. Today, they are discussing the future of digital comics, live from Meltdown Comics.

Preview: Archie Strikes Out

ARCHIE STRIKES OUT

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 2/27
100-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie, Jughead and the gang are putting on their funny-looking shoes and heading to the lanes for a few frames of BOWLING! As you can imagine, trusting Archie with something as heavy as a bowling ball is asking for trouble. See what the pin-heads in Riverdale get up to in this digital exclusive collection of bowling stories!

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David Gallaher and Steve Ellis’ High Moon Returns Online

high-moon-season-1-coverThe popular and pioneering series High Moon by writer David Gallaher and artist Steve Ellis has returned online. The Harvey Award winning webcomic combines the western and horror genres to create a “Stephen King vs. Sergio Leone mash-up” that impressed fans and critics alike when it originally launched eight years ago as part of DC Comics’ initiative ZUDA Comics. The HighMoonComic.com site has launched with the first 8 pages of the story and will now be serialized by Bottled Lightning Inc, the creative studio run by Gallaher and Ellis, with 4 new pages running every Monday. Later this year, the site will debut original content continuing the High Moon saga.

In High Moon, former Pinkerton agent and current bounty-hunter Matthew Macgregor investigates a series of strange happenings in a small Texas town. Drought has brought famine and hardship to Blest. The summer heat pushes the temperature to unbearable heights during the day. The nights are even worse– for the streets are haunted by strange, unnatural creatures. And even as Macgregor works to uncover the truth about the creatures, he struggles to keep his own supernatural nature a secret.

This is the second webcomic to be serialized by Bottled Lightning Inc, following the young adult webcomic The Only Living Boy which launched last year. The series will be available on the new mobile-responsive HighMoonComic.com site, Tapastic and Comixology; readers can support Bottled Lightning via its recently launched Patreon Fan Club.

This is the second high profile series to go from print to digital. It was almost a month ago when it was announced that Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener‘s Atomic Robo would be switching to digital first, then eventually make it to print as trade paperbacks.

 

Preview: Amazing Forest #8

Amazing Forest #8

Writers: Erick Freitas & Ulises Farinas
Artists: Victor Puchalski, Austin Breed, Alexis Zirritt
Price: $0.99
Pages: 20
Rating: 17+

A collection of the greatest stories ever told. Tales for the bold. Ideas for the strange. Wicked concepts that stir the minds of those with darkness in their hearts. A modern anthology that lends itself to a time when stories were short and ugly. Written by Erick Freitas & Ulises Farinas, each comic is drawn by a different amazingly talented artist, each lending their unique talents to bring horrible happiness to the reader’s skulls.

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Preview: Henchmen, Inc. #2

Henchmen, Inc. #2

Writer: Tim Simmons
Artist: Jim McMunn
Letterer: Brant Fowler
Price: $0.99
Pages: 24
Rating: 17+

Everything is coming up Finch as he adjusts to his new full-time profession: Henching! But he’s about to learn that towing the line between his personal life and his job might be more difficult than he’d imagined, particularly when his assigned caper goes wrong…

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IDW Comes to Sequential Graphic Novel App

IDW.001IDW Publishing has announced that its graphic novels will become available on the Sequential iPad app, with the first tranche of titles released today. IDW’s Top Shelf imprint has been on Sequential for a while now, so it’s only logical IDW would be added.

Founded in 1999, IDW is renowned for its diverse catalogue of licensed and independent comics and graphic novels, publishing some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry.

Sequential was launched in August 2013 and showcases the world’s best publishers of graphic novels including Fantagraphics, Dark Horse, Top Shelf, Knockabout, SelfMadeHero, NBM, Secret Acres, Myriad Editions and Blank Slate Books, as well as a number of small press publishers and creator-owned works.

Often considered as a “coffee table” app because of its high quality and curated approach, Sequential features the latest graphic novels and includes exclusive work by top names such as Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman, often with expanded features such as audio commentaries.

Released today in conjunction with the announcement is the first tranche of specially- selected titles from IDW, including Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, Richard Stark’s Parker, George R. R. Martin’s Doorways, Fishtown by Kevin Colden, Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary’s Beowulf, and The Comic Book History of Comics by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey. Many more titles will follow.

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