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VIZ Media Expands Its Manga Library On the Overdrive Digital Lending Platform

VIZ Media has announced a substantial expansion of its catalog of published manga titles available digitally through OverDrive. An impressive update of 99 new series were made available this month to participating public and school libraries across the United States and Canada that utilize OverDrive.

OverDrive is a leading digital reading platform, supplying the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video to 36,000 libraries and schools worldwide, including 90 percent of all public libraries in the U.S.

The latest additions, which augment over 100 other VIZ Media series already available on OverDrive, span an impressive range of action/adventure, sci-fi, fantasy, drama and romance titles by some of manga’s most popular and revered creators. Notable just-added series include 7thGarden, Black Clover, Haikyu!!, Kuroko’s Basketball, Lucky☆Star, Platinum End, Yu-G-Oh! and many more. A series of original novels that explore deeper into Naruto and Tokyo Ghoul are also now available to readers.

A comprehensive list of all VIZ Media manga titles available online.

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Guided View Comes to Kindle

Amazon today announced the Kindle debut of comiXology’s Guided View experience, now available on the Kindle app for iOS, Fire tablets and Android. With this update, Kindle readers can cinematically read from panel-to-panel at their own pace. Each Guided View experience is handcrafted by a comic lover to make sure fans can become immersed in reading their favorite comic books, even on the smallest screen. Guided View is delivered as part of a free, over-the-air update on the Kindle app for iOS, Fire tablets and Android.

This is something I predicted way back in 2014 as one of the things likely to happen when Amazon purchased comiXology (integration with Amazon log in was another that has come true).

With Guided View, Kindle comic book fans will be able to lose themselves in over 85,000 digital comics and graphic novels like never before, making reading comics more immersive and enjoyable on any size device.

Pencil United is giving away digital comic Northern Souls #1 on Free Comic Book Day

The Independent comics studio Pencil United is making the first episode of the drama series Northern Souls free to download in the Pencil United digital comics app on Free Comic Book Day, May 6, 2017.

The atmospheric nordic fantasy drama series Northern Souls follows the journey of a young man in finding his origin in Europe’s last wilderness, Swedish Lapland, in the year 1940. The tormented man can’t remember where he comes from. Intrusive voices in his head, possible signs of schizophrenia, call him “Mielat” and insist that he has a calling. The man is unexpectedly joined by a female German Red Cross doctor. Gradually it is revealed that this rational and determined woman, named Elke, has her own agenda but also that the fates of the two wanderers are intertwined in curious ways.

Marvel Joins comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited, and Prime Reading

Marvel, comiXology, and Amazon announced today that select Marvel Comics’ titles are now available through comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited, and Prime Reading – creating three new ways for readers to enjoy Marvel Comics’ rich world of Super Heroes. Fans can now read a bestselling selection of Marvel Comics’ single issues and collections as part of their comiXology Unlimited membership featuring Super Heroes like The Avengers, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Black Panther, Iron Fist, Guardians of the Galaxy and more. Additionally, readers can now enjoy select Marvel collections on both Kindle Unlimited and Amazon’s Prime Reading that provide perfect entry points for those new to Marvel Comics.

Some of the select bestselling Marvel Comics titles available on comiXology Unlimited today include:

All-New Wolverine (2015-) #1-#10
Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1.1: Learning To Crawl
Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3: Spider-Verse
America (2017-) #1
Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther?
Black Widow (2014-2015) #1-#12
Cable & Deadpool Vol. 1: If Looks Could Kill
Civil War
Elektra (2017-) #1
Fantastic Four Special 2005 #1
Gamora (2016-) #1-#3
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1: Cosmic Avengers
Guardians of the Galaxy: New Guard Vol. 1: Emperor Quill
Invincible Iron Man (2008-2012) #1-#12
Iron Fist (2017-) #1
Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal
Rocket Raccoon (2016-) #1-#2
Runaways Vol. 1: Pride and Joy
She-Hulk Vol. 3: Time Trials
Spider-Gwen Vol. 1: Greater Power
Star Wars Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes
Star Wars: Darth Maul (2017-) #1
Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1: Vader
X-23 (2010-2012) #1-#16
X-Men Prime (2017) #1
…and many more!

Kindle Unlimited members today will have access to 40 critically praised Marvel collections, with 20 also available through Prime Reading, a benefit for U.S. Prime members. These titles include:

Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1: Gifted
Spider-Man Vol. 1: Brand New Day
New Avengers Vol. 1: Breakout
Deadpool Vol. 1: Secret Invasion
Star Wars Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes
Thor by J. Michael Straczynski Vol. 1
Captain America: Winter Soldier Vol. 1
Hawkeye Vol. 1: My Life As A Weapon
Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! Vol. 1: Hooked On A Feline
Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1: Cosmic Avengers
Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1: The Parker Luck
Immortal Iron Fist Vol. 1: The Last Iron Fist Story
Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 1
Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1: Vader
Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther?
Daredevil by Mark Waid Vol. 1
Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More
Legendary Star-Lord Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule
The Punisher Vol. 1: Black and White
…and 20 more titles on Kindle Unlimited.

ComiXology Unlimited now offers over 10,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial and is available on the comiXology app for Fire Tablet, Android, iOS and on the web.

Kindle Unlimited offers over 1 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and select current issues of popular magazines for just $9.99 a month with a 30-day free trial.

Prime Reading offers Amazon Prime members a rotating selection of over a thousand top Kindle books, magazines, short works, comic books, children’s books, and more – all at no additional cost.

 

Marvel Unlimited Expands This May! Check Out the Latest Releases.

Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 20,000 issues of Marvel’s classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app. With classic and newer issues added every week, here are some of the amazing Marvel titles coming to Marvel Unlimited this May:

Week of 5/1

A YEAR OF MARVELS: OCTOBER INFINITE COMIC #1
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #10 FINAL ISSUE!
ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #15 FINAL ISSUE!
CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #6
CIVIL WAR II #6
DEADPOOL #21
DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME #1
DOCTOR STRANGE: MYSTIC APPRENTICE #1
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #15
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #13
GUIDE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE AGENTS CARTER SEASON ONE
MARVEL TSUM TSUM #3
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VS. THE SINISTER SIX #4
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #12
MS. MARVEL #12
NEW AVENGERS #17
NIGHTHAWK #6 FINAL ISSUE!
PROWLER #1
SILVER SURFER #7
SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #10
STAR WARS #24
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #7
THE PUNISHER ANNUAL #1
THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #11
ULTIMATES #12 FINAL ISSUE!
VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT #13 FINAL ISSUE!
VISION #12 FINAL ISSUE!

 

Week of 5/8

AVENGERS #1
CHAMPIONS #2
DEADPOOL & THE MERCS FOR MONEY #5
DEATH OF X #3
DOCTOR STRANGE/PUNISHER: MAGIC BULLETS INFINITE COMIC #1
FOOLKILLER #1
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS: ULTRON REVOLUTION #5
MOON KNIGHT #8
OCCUPY AVENGERS #1
SCARLET WITCH #12
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #17
SPIDER-WOMAN #13
SPIDEY #12 FINAL ISSUE!
THE UNWORTHY THOR #1

 

Week of 5/15

ALL-NEW X-MEN #15
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1
AVENGERS #1.1
BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #1
CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #7
DAREDEVIL #13
DEADPOOL: BACK IN BLACK #3
GWENPOOL, THE UNBELIEVABLE #8
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #14
MOSAIC #2
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #10
SOLO #2
SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #11
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #6 FINAL ISSUE!
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #8
THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #2
UNCANNY AVENGERS #16
UNCANNY X-MEN #15

 

Week of 5/22

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #14
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #21
BLACK PANTHER #8
CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #15
CARNAGE #14
DEADPOOL #22
DOCTOR STRANGE #14
DOCTOR STRANGE/PUNISHER: MAGIC BULLETS INFINITE COMIC #2
INFAMOUS IRON MAN #2
OLD MAN LOGAN #13
PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! #12
SILK #14
SLAPSTICK INFINITE COMIC #2
SPIDER-MAN #9
SQUADRON SUPREME #13
THANOS #1
THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #14
UNCANNY INHUMANS #15
UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1

 

Week of 5/29

A YEAR OF MARVELS: NOVEMBER INFINITE COMIC #1
ALL-NEW X-MEN ANNUAL #1
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
CAGE! #2
CAPTAIN MARVEL #10 FINAL ISSUE!
CIVIL WAR II #7
DEATH OF X #4 FINAL ISSUE!
DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME #2
ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM #2
HAN SOLO #5 FINAL ISSUE!
MARVEL TSUM TSUM #4 FINAL ISSUE!
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VS. THE SINISTER SIX #5
MIGHTY THOR #13
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #13
PROWLER #2
SPIDER-GWEN #14
STAR WARS #25
ULTIMATES2 #1
VENOM #1
X-MEN ’92 #9

Not a Marvel Unlimited member? Join today!

Marvel Unlimited members have access to some of the greatest Marvel Comics featuring The Avengers, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and more! With May’s update, Marvel Unlimited will also be expanding its back catalog with the following series: Power Pack (1984), Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (1974) and X-Factor (1986)!

Marvel and Pixite Launch Marvel: Color Your Own

Pixite has launched its newest and most anticipated coloring book app, Marvel: Color Your Own powered by Pigment. Full of action-packed designs and exclusive Laser and Halftone coloring tools, Marvel: Color Your Own is a free to download app, with in-app purchases, that lets users become part of the creative process and allows them to bring their own artistic choices to the Marvel Universe.

Marvel: Color Your Own offers 200 incredible coloring pages from Guardians of the Galaxy, Civil War, Doctor Strange, Age of Ultron, Women of Power, Young Marvel, and more. Each week, the collection keeps growing as more pages are added to it. Satisfying fans of all ages, each design is hand-picked and fully vectorized, allowing the stellar line work to remain silky smooth without any pixilation even when users are fully zoomed into the pages.

For artists on the go, Marvel: Color Your Own provides five free fill effects ranging from the standard fill to the ultra-realistic metallic and graphite effects. For artists who want the full-blown coloring experience, Marvel: Color Your Own provides five free brushes ranging from the all-purpose marker and airbrush to the specialized laser and halftone brushes. There is no limit to the creativity that users can unleash with these extraordinary coloring tools.

The Ultimate Access subscription, available as an in-app purchase, takes Marvel: Color Your Own to the next level by unlocking all of the premium pages, along with additional fill effects, brushes, and color palettes. Ultimate Access also removes the watermark on saved images and allows saving in high-resolution, which is fantastic for printing the finished masterpiece.

Marvel: Color Your Own is available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPhone touch and requires iOS 9.3 or later.

DC Launching New Digital Service with Titans TV Show and Young Justice: Outsiders

Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment have announced a new digital service which will air exclusively the new Titans live action show and Young Justice: Outsiders, the third season of the Young Justice television show. Both shows will debut in 2018.

Executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are teaming up for the all-new live-action drama series Titans which is in the early stages of production.

Titans follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. Titans is a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.

Titans will be written by Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, and Greg Berlanti. Goldsman, Johns, Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are executive producers of the series from Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

In Young Justice: Outsiders, the teenage Super Heroes of the DC Universe come of age in an animated world of super-powers, Super-Villains and super secrets. In the highly anticipated new season, the team faces its greatest challenge yet as it takes on meta-human trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy. Passionate fan support set the stage for the new third season.

Sam Register is executive producer of Young Justice. Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman are producers of the series, produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Emmy Award winner Phil Bourassa serves as the series’ art director.

PanelSyndicate Debuts Blackhand Ironhead with “Name Your Price”

PanelSyndicate has launched a brand new series today, Blackhand Ironhead by David López and colors by Nayoung Kim.

Alexia wants to be the greatest hero of all time, but she’s got a problem, her father already IS the greatest hero of all time. And she’s about to discover she’s got an even BIGGER problem…

A comedy about family, with superheroes, not about superheroes available now with a “name your price system.” You have no excuse! Get it today!

Hello Silicon Valley Comic Con From all of Us at Graphic Policy!

This weekend sees Silicon Valley Comic Con being held at the San Jose Convention Center and while Graphic Policy isn’t physically there, we are digitally….

Automattic, the folks behind WordPress, the platform this site runs on, is displaying there with a booth and on one of their displays is this site for the convention to see!

So, HELLO SILICON VALLEY COMIC CON! And thank you Automattic!

And since this is being shown there, now to get meta…

VIZ Media Details Brand New April Digital Manga Update

VIZ Media continues to celebrate the spring reading season with a brand new digital manga update for April that features the launch of several notable new series as well as updates to scores of popular continuing titles.

This month, new series debuts include Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, which introduces the son of the world’s most famous ninja, Naruto. Can Boruto follow in his legendary father’s footsteps?

Additional April debuts include Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V, new shojo series, The Water Dragon’s Bride, the digital exclusive debut of élDlive and Tokyo Ghoul: Past, the latest novel based on the popular horror manga.

Readers are also invited to take advantage of special digital pricing on the entire library of titles from the Shonen Jump imprint. Don’t miss out on this massive digital sale, available now!

Shonen Jump Digital Manga Sale

Kick off April with special pricing on the entire catalogue of Shonen Jump manga series. All volumes of Shonen Jump series will be on sale for only $4.99 per volume. Available through April 10th across all digital platforms.

Check VIZ.com each week throughout April for additional manga titles to be featured in this month’s digital sales!

Weekly Shonen Jump Free Chapters

Explore a wide range of acclaimed manga series currently featured in the world’s most popular manga magazine, Weekly Shonen Jump. For a limited time only, enjoy all free chapters of My Hero Academia from volume’s 1-3 of the series! Free Chapters for a variety of popular Weekly Shonen Jump series are available online.

Free chapters are available now for the following series:

  • Astra Lost in Space
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • Dragon Bal Super
  • élDlive
  • My Hero Academia
  • Rurouni Kenshin
  • The Promised Neverland
  • And more!

Digital manga updates for April include new volumes for 18 continuing VIZ Media series. Notable new releases this month include the latest volumes for 7ThGarden (Vol. 4), Assassination Classroom (Vol. 15), Black Clover (Vol. 6), The Children Nowadays (Vol. 3), Food Wars! (Vol. 17), Haikyu!! (Vol. 10), Kuroko’s Basketball (Vol. 5) and Twin Star Exorcists (Vol. 8). New additions to ongoing shojo series include The Demon Prince of Momochi House (Vol. 8), Honey So Sweet (Vol. 6), So Cute It Hurts!! (Vol. 12), and Yona of the Dawn (Vol. 5).

 

Most manga volumes are available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the VIZ Manga application starting from only $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) each. Readers can also explore free Chapter 1 previews of most series.

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