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SDCC 2014: DRM-Free at ComiXology

comixology small imageToday during their panel at San Diego Comic-Con, comiXology unveiled a new DRM-free backup feature that allows customers to download and store copies of their books.

The first wave of participating publishers making their books available as DRM-free backups include Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment, MonkeyBrain Comics, Thrillbent, and Top Shelf Productions. In addition, creators and publishers that are self-publishing through comiXology Submit are now able to choose to make their books available with a DRM-free backup.

To obtain the DRM-free backups of their books, customers can go to the “My Books” section of comixology.com on their desktop computers and click the button that appears next to their books. Books and series from participating publishers will be available for backup starting today. Backups are available in high definition PDF and CBZ.

Customers will continue to enjoy all of their purchases – whether available as a DRM-free backup or not – on the comiXology platform in comiXology’s exclusive cinematic Guided View reading experience, anytime and anywhere.

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Preview: Heartbreakers #4

Heartbreakers #4

Writers: Script: Anina Bennett; story: Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan
Artist: Paul Guinan
Letterer: Willie Schubert
Price: $0.99
Pages: 10
Rating: 15+

Therese Sorenson and her clones have been hiding out on Jupiter’s moon Ganymede for a few years, undetected. But a chance encounter at a trading post in the Asteroid Belt leads to the discovery of the Heartbreakers’ secret base.

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Preview: The Fallen #3

The Fallen #3

Writer: Alex De-Gruchy
Artist: Michael Montenat
Colorist: Ron Riley
Letterer: Dave Acosta
Price: $0.99
Pages: 18
Rating: 17+

The group of murderous supervillains leaving a bloody trail across California meet the flying man who has been watching them and others. There will be more death to come.

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Preview: The Red Panda #6: Night of the Red Panda Part 3

The Red Panda #6: Night of the Red Panda Part 3

Writer: Gregg Taylor
Artist: Dean Kotz
Price: $0.99
Pages: 19
Rating: 12+

The all-new, two-fisted pulp adventures Terrific Twosome of Toronto! This issue: “Rhyme Spree pt 1 of 2” That pernicious pirate of the pen, The Poet, has the city in the thrall of a romantic rhapsody with a crime campaign based in villainous verse. Can the Red Panda and the Flying Squirrel deduce his mysterious motives in time? Plus two more serialized chapters of the prose pulp novel “Pyramid of Peril”, and a behind the scenes “agent file” on mild-mannered reporter Jack Peters.

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Preview: The Remains #3

The Remains #3

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: A.C. Zamudio
Colorist: Carlos Nicolas Zamudio
Price: $0.99
Pages: 25
Rating: 15+

The dead grow restless when Cole Jensen is near. Birdie senses the potential threat the hired man presents for her family, but her parents aren’t listening. As the strange curse spreads like a cancer across the small farm, Birdie learns a cruel and terrible truth: some secrets are meant only for the dead.

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Review: Knuckleheads: Fist Contact

knuckleheads-copy-1209fTrevor K. Trevinski was massively hung over when he was given the cosmic powers of The Crystal Fist, so he has no idea how they work. Trev, his roommate Lance, Pizza Guy, and Emma, the “hot drunk English chick,” embark on a hero’s journey, hitting every pothole along the way.

Knuckleheads is one of the numerous series lately that have taken on superherodom from the point of view of the every man. Collecting the first eight issues that were released as digital comics, Knuckleheads: Fist Contact is an entertaining, and funny look at what would happen if super powers were given to someone who should absolutely not have them.

Written by Brian Winkeler with art by Robert Wilson IV, the series naturally introduces us to our cast of characters, with the bigger reveal as to where things are going, and why they are, towards the end. This is a lot of set up with a pay off that’s well worth it.

As a digital comic published by Monkeybrain Comics, each issue is bit sized humor with quick punches that works well in digital form. Collected together through Monkeybrain’s partnership with IDW Publishing, those jokes build up into a solid narrative that delivers with a great punch at the end. Bringing the story to visual life, Wilson’s art reminds me of Mike Allred’s and there’s something about the style that fits the slackers whose tale it visualizes.

Overall Knuckleheads is an entertaining series that’s a great read either in print or its digital form. It’s a story of an everyman given cool powers, and with that, it becomes easy to relate to as we imagine how we’d react in the same situation. Do yourself a favor and pick up the trade, or if you don’t want to dive in that much, an individual issue can be purchased for less than a dollar digitally.

Story: Brian Winkeler Art: Robert Wilson IV
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing and Monkeybrain Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Strange Nation #6

Strange Nation #6

Writer/Letterer: Paul Allor
Artist:Juan Romera
Price: $0.99
Pages: 19
Rating: 15+

Norma exposes the alien invasion! But will anyone care? Meanwhile, Dr. Harris moves forward with his world-shaking plans.

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Preview: Edison Rex #16

Edison Rex #16

Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Dennis Culver
Colorist: Stephen Downer
Letterer: John J. Hill
Price: $0.99
Pages: 18
Rating: 12+

Edison Rex has made a lot of new friends, and new enemies, on his journey from villain to hero. But can all of his allies be trusted? And can he really be sure who his enemies truly are?

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Preview: Street Angel #2

Street Angel #2

Writers: Jim Rugg, Brian Maruca
Artist: Jim Rugg
Price: $1.99
Pages: 27
Rating: 12+

Orphaned by the world, raised by the streets, Jesse Sanchez is a dangerous martial artist, and the world’s greatest homeless skateboarder. In Wilkesborough, Angel City’s worst ghetto, she fights ninjas, drugs, nepotism, and pre-algebra as Street Angel!

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Preview: Knuckleheads #7

Knuckleheads #7

Writer: Brian Winkeler
Artist: Robert Wilson IV
COlorist: Jordan Boyd
Letterer: Thomas Mauer
Price: $0.99
Pages: 18
Rating: 15+

KNUCKLEHEADS IN SPACE? That’s right! The Crystal Fist has zapped the gang into orbit with some creepy looking aliens. Are they good or bad or…both? Find out, and prepare for the shockingiest ending ever!

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