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Dynamite and Humble Bundle Team Up for a New Bundle

Dynamite Entertainment again partners with Humble Bundle for one of the most jam-packed collections of comics and prose yet! This latest offering features some of the biggest authors in the publisher’s catalog, giving readers approximately $250 in content for a fraction of the cover price for fans to pay what YOU want for each bundle, and introduce yourself to Dynamite’s library of literary titles!

The “pay what you want” model offers readers the chance to unlock over 120 comics, comprising over 3,500 pages of content. This will give graphic lit fans access to:

  • Charlaine Harris’ Grave Sight Part 1 by Charlaine Harris
  • The Shadow Vol 1: Fire of Creation by Garth Ennis and Aaron Campbell
  • Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thomson: Hopcross Jilly by Patricia Briggs
  • The Complete Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Leah Moore, and John Reppion
  • Sherlock Holmes: Year One by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Scott Beatty
  • The Spider Vol. 1: Terror of the Zombie Queen by David Liss and Francesco Francavilla
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Echoes by Tom Clancy

As the bundle progresses, there will be a running average.  For those who pay more than the average price will also unlock these additional titles:

  • Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin by Jim Butcher
  • Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time #1-6, 1.5 by Robert Jordan
  • Justice Inc. Vol. 1 by Michael Uslan
  • Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure by Bill Willingham and Joe Benitez
  • Shaft: A Complicated Man by David F. Walker
  • The Shadow Vol. 2 by Victor Gischler and Alex Ross
  • Dean Koontz’s Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz
  • Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet Vol. 2: Wearing o’ the Green by Kevin Smith
  • Vampirella Master Series Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison and Mark Millar
  • Twilight Zone Vol. 2: The Way In by J. Michael Straczynski

$15 or more will get you:

  • Game of Thrones #1-4 by George R.R. Martin and Daniel Abraham
  • Django/Zorro Collection by Quentin Tarantino and Matt Wagner
  • The Last Temptation by Neil Gaiman and Alice Cooper
  • Legends of Red Sonja Collection by Gail Simone, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Nancy A. Collins, Marjorie Liu, and Blair Butler
  • Vampirella Master Series Vol. 4: Visionaries by Alan Moore, Jeph Loeb, Kurt Busiek, and Christopher Priest

As an added value, Dynamite and Humble Bundle will make a mid-promotion announcement, adding additional titles to be unlocked for anyone who purchases above the average price at that time! All who purchase at this tier or higher will be granted access to these special additions, regardless of when they buy in!

Upon purchase, you can choose where the money goes-between Dynamite and three charitable causes (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Doctors Without Borders, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation) via the PayPal Giving Fund.

Preview: Trespasser #1

TRESPASSER #1

$1.99,  22 pgs, Full Color, Young Adult
(W) Justin M. Ryan
(A) Kristian Rossi
Set for release on February 10th, 2016

When a strange visitor crash lands in the forest, one man will do everything he can to protect his child – but at what cost?

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Review: Adventures of Supergirl Chapter 2

adventures of supergirl #2 coverSupergirl is desperate to save her sister Alex from certain disaster, but can she stop a helicopter from falling out of the sky while ALSO protecting the humans endangered by an alien the DEO calls Rampage?

I thought the first chapter of this new digital series based on the television show was entertaining, but it’s Adventures of Supergirl Chapter 2 where things really begin to take off.

Continuing from the previous issue, Supergirl and the DEO are still dealing with Rampage, but first Supergirl must stop a crashing helicopter. Through the action Gates adds tons of depth to the character mixing in some “alien” humor to which just adds to the Supergirl character.

Sterling Gates‘ use of voice over is fantastic in it gives us a great idea as to what’s going on in Supergirl’s head, what she’s thinking. It’s a touch that really adds a lot to the story and the character as it makes clear how she thinks, what she’s planning, and the issues she’s facing. It both overcomes limits of a television series as well as the limits of a comic. Where in the television series it might be clearer she’s struggling, the voice over makes it clear she is. At the same time, what she’s thinking in her struggle adds a lot to the character itself and gives more of an idea about her alien nature.

Bengal too is improved in the second chapter. His art was good in the first one, but a bit inconsistent. In this second one, the characters are much more consistent and he’s developing a style and look for the comic that feels very distinct. There’s some pages and panels I really dug and it’ll be interesting to see as the series progresses how his style will get more settled.

For $0.99 the comic is worth it for fans of the Supergirl television show. Though short, it adds a bunch to the character and continues the fun positive messaging of its small screen counterpart. The first chapter was a good start, bit it’s here where it’s starting to fly.

Story: Sterling Gates Art: Bengal
Story: 7.8 Art: 7.6 Overall: 7.8 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Marvel Infinite Comics Come to Marvel Unlimited

Specially designed and optimized for digital devices, Marvel Infinite Comics take graphic storytelling forward. It’s never been easier to experience these groundbreaking comics! Marvel has announced over 90 Marvel Infinite Comics have been added to Marvel Unlimited, all set to be read right now!

Taking full advantage of the latest technology, Marvel Infinite Comics push the boundaries of what’s possible with digital comics. Showcasing new storytelling possibilities and techniques while still staying true to the medium’s greatest strengths. Dive into the Marvel Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe through these exciting new issues!

The following Marvel Infinite Comics are available through Marvel Unlimited now, with more due to be added in the future!

  • All-New Captain America: Fear Him Infinite Comic #1-#4
  • Amazing Spider-Man Cinematic Infinite Comic
  • Amazing Spider-Man: Who Am I? #1-#12
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude – This Sceptre’d Isle Infinite Comic
  • Avengers: Millenium Infinite Comic #1-#6
  • Daredevil: Road Warrior Infinite Comic #1-#4
  • Deadpool: The Gauntlet Infinite Comic #1-#13
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comic #1-#4
  • Infinity: Against The Tide Infinite Comic #1-#2
  • Iron Man: Fatal Frontier Infinite Comic #1-#13
  • Marvel’s Ant-Man – Scott Lang: Small Time MCU Infinite Comic
  • Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier Infinite Comic
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Prequel Infinite Comic
  • Original Sin: Secret Avengers Infinite Comic #1-#2
  • Thanos: A God Up There Listening #1-#6
  • Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted #1 – #13
  • X-Men ’92 #1-#3

Preview: Archie 75 Series: Ginger, Sweetheart of a Nation

ARCHIE 75 SERIES: GINGER, SWEETHEART OF A NATION

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE
Script/Art: George Frese, Harry Lucey, Joe Edwards
Cover: Harry Lucey
On Sale Date: 2/5
75-page digital comic
$2.99 U.S.

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with this special retrospective presentation! Making her debut WAY back in 1943, Ginger got her own 10-issue series in 1952 after making several guest-star appearances in Zip and Suzie Comics. A fascinating snapshot of the 1950s, Ginger’s wacky antics involve her on-and-off boyfriend Ickky, her grumpy dad, and more! Join us as we present some of the funniest stories from the series, from crazy clothing to school dance disasters!

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Preview: Pep Digital Vol. 179: Archie’s Touchdown Tales

PEP DIGITAL VOL. 179: ARCHIE’S TOUCHDOWN TALES

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE
Script/Art: George Gladir, Stan Goldberg, Rudy Lapick, Bill Yoshida, Kathleen Webb, Bob Smith, Mike Pellowski, Pat Kennedy, Vickie Williams, Dan DeCarlo Jr., Jim DeCarlo, Rex Lindsey, Joe Edwards, Jon D’Agostino, Ken Selig & Mike Esposito
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 2/5
62-page digital comic
$2.99 U.S.

It’s time to hit the football field once again with Archie and friends! We’ve collected some of our favorite football stories for you in this issue of Pep Digital. Can Archie score the winning touchdown? Will Reggie be a team player? Will Moose crush the entire rival team single-handedly? Find out inside!

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Aspen Comics Renews on comiXology and Expands to Amazon Kindle

ASPEN COMICS logo-finalAspen Comics, comiXology and Amazon have announced an expanded and renewed distribution agreement to sell Aspen Comics’ digital comics and collections across the comiXology platform and expand the distribution of Aspen’s library to the Amazon’s Kindle Store.

The announcement sees the digital debut of Aspen Comic’s entire catalog in the Kindle Store including such hits as Fathom, Soul Fire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Lola XOXO and more.

In December, Aspen announced that it was merging two of its universes Fathom and Soulfire, the first fruits of which we’ll see in May during this year’s Free Comic Book Day.

Now’s a time to check them out!

 

Heavy Metal Debuts on comiXology

Heavy Metal, comiXology and Amazon announced a distribution agreement to sell Heavy Metal’s fan-favorite science fiction, fantasy and horror digital comics and magazine across the comiXology platform as well as Amazon’s Kindle Store. The debut sees the addition of the acclaimed science fiction and fantasy anthology, as well as two new original comic series on both comiXology and the Kindle Store.

The digital debut of Heavy Metal on comiXology and the Kindle Store sees the following titles available, including two comic debuts:

  • Interceptor by Donny Cates and Dylan Burnett
  • Narcopolis based on the UK film
  • Heavy Metal #280

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Preview: Alterna AnniverSERIES: Diary of the Black Widow

Alterna AnniverSERIES: DIARY OF THE BLACK WIDOW

FREE, 32 pgs, BW, Young Adult
(W/A) Bret M. Herholz
Set for release on February 3rd, 2016

Seduction. Murder. Intrigue! The Black Widow strikes again and it’s up to an oblivious Detective Inspector and his helper to solve the case… or not?

The Alterna AnniverSERIES celebrates 10 years of quality creator-owned comics. A perfect starting point for some of our most popular titles!

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Review: Deluge #2

Deluge_#2In case you missed the review of issue #1, Deluge is the story of an undercover FBI Agent trapped in New Orleans and on the run from a group of rogue cops in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina written by J.D. Oliva and illustrated by Richard P. Clark.

In Deluge’s post-Katrina New Orleans, some cops are crooked, some criminals are not what they seem and Hurricane Katrina might just prove to be one of the lesser problems this poor town has to worry about.

The plot thickens as the N.O.P.D open fire on a pair of men on a rooftop, only for one to escape.This pivotal plot point draws the line in the sand for who is in, who is out and who is playing a whole other game in the conspiratorial plot that was introduced in issue one and deepens in issue 2.

It keeps its cynical view of police brutality and the uselessness of bureaucracy to the point of out-and-out corruption in the highest ranks of America’s first line of defense and ties it all into a in a cliff hanger you won’t see coming.

Story: J.D. Olivia Art: Richard P. Clark
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10
Recommendation: Read it NOW, why aren’t you reading it yet?!

J.D. Olivia provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

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