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Marvel Unlimited Expands in September

Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 25,000 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 month:

Week of 9/2

AGE OF X-MAN: X-TREMISTS #1
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16
AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME #3
BLACK PANTHER #9
BLACK PANTHER VS. DEADPOOL #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
CAPTAIN AMERICA #8
CAPTAIN MARVEL: BRAVER & MIGHTIER #1
CLOAK AND DAGGER: MARVEL DIGITAL ORIGINAL – NEGATIVE EXPOSURE #3 SERIES COMPLETE!
DAREDEVIL #2
FANTASTIC FOUR #7
INVADERS #2
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #2
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #40
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #29
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #3
WEST COAST AVENGERS #8
X-FORCE #3

Week of 9/9

COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY #1

AGE OF X-MAN: PRISONER X #1
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.HU
AVENGERS #16
AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME #4
BLACK ORDER #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
CHAMPIONS #3
COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY #1
DEADPOOL #10
DOMINO: HOTSHOTS #1
IMMORTAL HULK #14
KILLMONGER #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES: SPIDER-MAN – SPIDER-SENSE OF ADVENTURE #1
MEET THE SKRULLS #1
STAR WARS #62
STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC – PADME AMIDALA #1
STAR WARS: VADER – DARK VISIONS #1
UNCANNY X-MEN #13
ZIGGY PIG – SILLY SEAL COMICS #1

Week of 9/16

AGE OF X-MAN: APOCALYPSE & THE X-TRACTS #1
AGE OF X-MAN: THE MARVELOUS X-MEN #2
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17
ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7
AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME #5
DEAD MAN LOGAN #5
MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL #1
MARVELS ANNOTATED #2
OLD MAN QUILL #3
RUNAWAYS #19
SHURI #6
SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER #6
SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #47
STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC – GENERAL GRIEVOUS #1
STAR WARS: HAN SOLO – IMPERIAL CADET #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
THE PUNISHER #9
THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #42
TONY STARK: IRON MAN #9
UNCANNY X-MEN: WINTER’S END #1
WINTER SOLDIER #4
WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT ADAPTATION #3
X-23 #10
X-FORCE #4

Week of 9/23

AGE OF X-MAN: NEXTGEN #2
AGE OF X-MAN: THE AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #2
AVENGERS #17
AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME #6
CAPTAIN MARVEL #3
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #4
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #3
IMMORTAL HULK #15
JESSICA JONES – MARVEL DIGITAL ORIGINAL: PURPLE DAUGHTER #3 SERIES COMPLETE!
MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: CITY AT WAR #1
MEET THE SKRULLS #2
MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #4
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ADAPTATION #6
SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY #1
STAR WARS #63
THOR #11
UNCANNY X-MEN #14
VENOM #12
WEST COAST AVENGERS #9
WOLVERINE: INFINITY WATCH #2

Week of 9/30

AGE OF X-MAN: X-TREMISTS #2
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18
AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME #7
BLACK PANTHER #10
BLACK WIDOW #3
DAREDEVIL #3
DOCTOR STRANGE #12
FANTASTIC FOUR #8
HULKVERINES #2
INCREDIBLE HULK #181 FACSIMILE EDITION
INVADERS #3
IRONHEART #4
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #3
MARVEL RISING #1
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #41
MR. AND MRS. X #9
SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #48
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME PRELUDE #1
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #30
STAR WARS: VADER – DARK VISIONS #2
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #4
X-FORCE #5

Not a Marvel Unlimited member? Join today!

Marvel Unlimited members have access to some of the greatest Marvel Comics featuring The Avengers, Spider-Man, Thor, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and more! With September’s update, Marvel Unlimited will also be expanding its back catalog with the following issues: NEW MUTANTS (1983) #62-70, DOOM 2099 (1993) #24-39, UNCANNY ORIGINS (1996) #1-7, X-FACTOR (1986) #27-32, and much more! This amazing service is accessible through Marvel Unlimited on the web and through the Marvel Unlimited app on iPhone, iPad and on select Android devices.

Disney and Charter Team Up to Stop Streaming Account Sharing

Disney+

While everyone fawns over the Disney+ announcements at D23 the likelihood it’ll cost you a bit more than you think is being missed. Disney and Charter Communications are working together in an attempt to stop multiple people from using a single account to access streaming video services. There’s a chance you won’t be able to share your Disney+ account with your friends. There goes splitting the bill.

Charter is the second-biggest cable company and their new distribution deal allows customers to purchase Hulu, ESPN+, or Disney+ directly from Disney or through Charter’s Spectrum television service.

If you purchase through Charter, there’s a twist.

As part of the deal, the two companies will work together to prevent you from sharing your login with friends if you purchase through Charter. The two used the word “piracy” in the announcement. Don’t be surprised if this is expanded to purchases directly through Disney as it’s clearly on their mind.

This deal also allowed Charter to continue to carry Disney television channels like ABC, Disney, ESPN, FX, National Geographic, and more. As expected, Disney is flexing its muscle post-purchase of 20th Century Fox. Expect this to come to a cable provider near you as other deals are renewed.

Welcome to media consolidation and monopolies. Hope you enjoy your X-Men and Fantastic Four because it’ll cost you.

SDCC 2019: ComicHub Brings Indie Comic Store Data to NPD BookScan Starting in 2020

At the ComicsPRO Fresh Start breakfast, ComicHub, the fast-growing Point of Sale (POS) and Retail Information Solution for comics shops, announced that it has reached an agreement in principle with The NPD Group to make ComicHub the first supplier of POS data for US independent Comic Shops to NPD BookScan, creating an integrated view of the actual sell-through of bound comics and graphic novels in the US for the first time. The definitive agreement is expected to be signed by both parties on or before August 15, 2019.

Comic shops were one of the last independent book sales that wasn’t captured in BookScan.

Under this new agreement, ComicHub reporting retailers will also have access to BookScan data to help them understand what is going on in the larger market, so they can better engineer themselves to compete in today’s competitive environment.

ComicHub’s mission is to help build a stronger direct market in brick-and-mortar comic shops by using available data.

Sales of bound Comics & Graphic Novels (C/GN) have far out-performed the general book market in traditional book trade channels in the last five years, according to NPD BookScan, posting a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 12% since 2014, and growing from sales of 12M to 21M units during that time. By comparison the overall US Book market grew a modest 2% during the same period. C/GN category is up a further 7% in 2019, led by sales of Juvenile Fiction, Manga, and YA Fiction, which are up 11%, 15%,
and 26% year-over-year respectively.

ComicHub is the only Retail Information Solution of its kind in the comics industry which integrates Point Of Sale, Consumer Apps (web, iOS and Android), Email Marketing, E-Commerce Web Stores, and Publisher Analysis and Marketing tools to create a powerful solution for the entire comics industry.

Comic Blitz Folds into Cinedigm’s CONtv App

And there was one less? Sort of? Comic Blitz, which dubbed itself “the Netflix of comics” is no more, having been absorbed into parent company Cindedigm‘s CONv App. CONtv is now known as CONtv + Comics and promises a “less janky” experience along with more for your money including video.

CONtv is a geek-centric subscription-based video streaming service with a curated collection of sci-fi, horror, fantasy, anime, cult, and grindhouse movies all complete & uncut. And on top of that, they have loads of episodes of anime, classic cartoons, and other cool TV content.

CONtv + Comics is available for $5.99 a month. The new app includes a new “cleaner” look, with “improved” navigation, flow, and expanded functionality.

ComicBlitz will officially be shutting down July 31st, 2019.

SDCC 2019: Today, Join Graphic Policy’s Founder for the Innovations in Comics Panel

San Diego Comic-Con 2019

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is a little over a week away, and we’re excited to not only cover the convention but also moderating a panel.

Join our site’s founder, Brett Schenker, for the “Innovations in Comics” panel.

It takes place Saturday July 20, 2019 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in Room 9.

Check out the full panel description below and come on by, say “hi,” and take part in this interesting discussion.

Love comics? Love technology? Hear from some of the leaders of both fields as they discuss ways to “increase the pie” for the comics industry, as well as innovations in technology that allow us broader and great access to comics than ever before. Panelists Jordan Plosky (founder, ComicBlitz), Atom Freeman (Sales & BizDev, ComicHub), Shing Yin Khor (Ignatz Award winner, Thought Leader at Kickstarter), and Nick Coglianese (founder, Key Collector Comic App) will give attendees an in-depth look at some new technology, ideas, and innovations on the horizon. Moderated by Brett Schenker (founder, Graphic Policy).

SDCC 2019: Skinit’s 30% Off Sale on Comic and Anime Themed Skins

Skinit is running a sale through July 22 for 30% off all of their Marvel, DC Comics, and anime skins.

Skinit’s mission is to enable anyone to express their individual style while protecting their devices from surface wear, dirt, scuffs and scratches.
Tens of thousands of fandom-pleasing designs are available, including featured licensed designs from Marvel, DC Comics, Dragon Ball, Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia and other beloved comics and anime franchises, which are all on sale (30% off!) in honor of SDCC week festivities.

Any of these designs can be formatted into a form-fitting skin for virtually any smartphone, tablet, laptop, gaming consoles and controllers, even headphones and home devices. Perfect for standing out in a sea of fans.
So go ahead and create a matching superfan aesthetic for your phone, laptop, and gaming system, featuring your favorite characters. Skins are super easy to apply, and always residue-free, so they can be removed cleanly in case you want to change up your look again later.

Details about the sale: 

SDCC 2019: Join Graphic Policy’s Founder for the Innovations in Comics Panel

San Diego Comic-Con 2019

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is a little over a week away, and we’re excited to not only cover the convention but also moderating a panel.

Join our site’s founder, Brett Schenker, for the “Innovations in Comics” panel.

It takes place Saturday July 20, 2019 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in Room 9.

Check out the full panel description below and come on by, say “hi,” and take part in this interesting discussion.

Love comics? Love technology? Hear from some of the leaders of both fields as they discuss ways to “increase the pie” for the comics industry, as well as innovations in technology that allow us broader and great access to comics than ever before. Panelists Jordan Plosky (founder, ComicBlitz), Atom Freeman (Sales & BizDev, ComicHub), Shing Yin Khor (Ignatz Award winner, Thought Leader at Kickstarter), and Nick Coglianese (founder, Key Collector Comic App) will give attendees an in-depth look at some new technology, ideas, and innovations on the horizon. Moderated by Brett Schenker (founder, Graphic Policy).

Marvel Unlimited Expands in July

Fantastic Four #5

Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 25,000 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 month:

Week of 7/1

CLOAK AND DAGGER: NEGATIVE EXPOSURE #1
FANTASTIC FOUR #5
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1
UNCANNY X-MEN #7
X-FORCE #1

Week of 7/8

CHAMPIONS #1
DEADPOOL #8
IMMORTAL HULK #11
INFINITY WARS: INFINITY #1 EVENT COMPLETE!
KILLMONGER #3
MAN WITHOUT FEAR #1
MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #5
MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES: SPIDER-MAN – ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE #1
MR. AND MRS. X #7
RUNAWAYS #17
SHATTERSTAR #4
STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC – OBI-WAN KENOBI #1
STAR WARS: HAN SOLO – IMPERIAL CADET #3
TONY STARK: IRON MAN #7
UNCANNY X-MEN #8
WINTER SOLDIER #2
WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT ADAPTATION #1

Week of 7/15

AVENGERS #12
BLACK ORDER #3
CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
DOMINO #10 SERIES COMPLETE!
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #1
ICEMAN #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
MAN WITHOUT FEAR #2
MARVEL’S AVENGERS: ENDGAME PRELUDE #2
MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #2
SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER #4
STAR WARS #59
STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC – JANGO FETT #1
THE PUNISHER #6
THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #40
THOR #9
UNCANNY X-MEN #9
WEB OF VENOM: VENOM UNLEASHED #1
X-23 #8

STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC SPECIAL #1

Week of 7/22

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13
ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5
BLACK PANTHER #8
BLACK WIDOW #1
FANTASTIC FOUR #6
INVADERS #1
IRONHEART #2
JESSICA JONES: PURPLE DAUGHTER #1
MAN WITHOUT FEAR #3
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #1
RETURN OF WOLVERINE #4
SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #44
STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC SPECIAL #1
UNCANNY X-MEN #10
VENOM #10

Guardians of the Galaxy #1

Week of 7/29

AVENGERS #13
CLOAK AND DAGGER: NEGATIVE EXPOSURE #2
CRYPT OF SHADOWS #1
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #2
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1
IMMORTAL HULK #12
MAN WITHOUT FEAR #4
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #39
SHURI #4
STAR WARS #60
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #2
UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1
WAR IS HELL #1

Not a Marvel Unlimited member? Join today!

Marvel Unlimited members have access to some of the greatest Marvel Comics featuring The Avengers, Spider-Man, Thor, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and more! With July’s update, Marvel Unlimited will also be expanding its back catalog with the following issues: Spectacular Spider-Ham (1985) #6-17, Spider-Man (1990) #64-75, Adventures of the X-Men (1996) #1-6, Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos (1963) #24-43, and much more! This amazing service is accessible through Marvel Unlimited on the web and through the Marvel Unlimited app on iPhone, iPad and on select Android devices.

BOOM! Studios and ComicHub Join Forces to Promote Once & Future

ComicHub

BOOM! Studios and ComicHub have announced a new partnership for comic shop retailers in support of Once & Future #1, kicking an anticipated new series from New York Times bestselling writer Kieron Gillen and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora.

Through this partnership, BOOM! Studios will pair its industry-leading retailer incentives in support Once & Future with the burgeoning international reach of ComicHub’s network of comic book specialty stores to directly promote the series to customers utilizing the platform. Additionally, retailers who are also members of the BOOM! Guarantee program can sign up for ComicHub and receive $100 off their startup fee when they sign up at Retailer.Comichub.com. The combination of risk-free, affidavit returns on the entire Once & Future comic series and eventual collection combined with ComicHub’s next-generation suite of customer, retailer, and publisher tools will allow the publisher to assist retailers directly in maximizing their sell-through at launch.

Debuting in August 2019, Once & Future explores the mysteries of the past, the complicated truths of our history and the power of family to save the day…especially if that family has secret bunkers of ancient weapons and decades of experience hunting the greatest monsters in Britain’s history!

When a group of Nationalists use an ancient artifact to bring a villain from Arthurian myth back from the dead to gain power, ex-monster hunter Bridgette McGuire pulls her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, a museum curator, into a world of magic and mysticism to defeat a legendary threat. Now the two must navigate the complicated history of the McGuire family and combat the deadly secrets of England’s past that threaten its very future.

This partnership, the first between ComicHub and a comic book publisher, lines up with the company’s stated goal to “ensure the print comic industry continues to thrive in the digital era”. With innovative data technology and services that ensure that comics retailers give the very best service available to their customers, ComicHub has quickly made a name for itself as the newest standard for Retail Information Flow and Point Of Sale services in the comics industry.

Once & Future #1, featuring a cover by Dan Mora, will be available for sale on August 14, 2019.

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Marvel Unlimited Expands in June

Marvel Unlimited

Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 25,000 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 month:

Week of 6/3

Ironheart #1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10
BLACK PANTHER #6
BLACK PANTHER VS. DEADPOOL #2
DAREDEVIL #612 SERIES COMPLETE!
DARTH VADER #24
DEAD MAN LOGAN #1
FANTASTIC FOUR #4
INFINITY WARS: ARACHKNIGHT #2 SERIES COMPLETE!
INFINITY WARS: WEAPON HEX #2 SERIES COMPLETE!
IRONHEART #1
MARVEL 2-IN-ONE #12 SERIES COMPLETE!
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #11
RETURN OF WOLVERINE #3
SPIDER-GIRLS #2
SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER #2
SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #42
UNCANNY X-MEN #3

Week of 6/10

Killmonger #1

DEADPOOL #7
DOCTOR STRANGE #9
IMMORTAL HULK #10
IMMORTAL HULK: THE BEST DEFENSE #1
INFINITY WARS: INFINITY WARPS #2 SERIES COMPLETE!
IRON FIST: MARVEL DIGITAL ORIGINAL #3 SERIES COMPLETE!
KILLMONGER #1
MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #3
MARVEL’S AVENGERS: ENDGAME PRELUDE #1
MERRY X-MEN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #38
NAMOR: THE BEST DEFENSE #1
SHATTERSTAR #3
SPIDER-GEDDON HANDBOOK
SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #43
STAR WARS #58
STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC – QUI-GON JINN #1
UNCANNY X-MEN #4
VENOM #9
WEST COAST AVENGERS #5
WINTER SOLDIER #1
X-MEN: THE EXTERMINATED #1

Week of 6/17

Fantastic Four Wedding Special #1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11
ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #4
AVENGERS #11
BLACK ORDER #2
BLACK PANTHER #7
CHAMPIONS #27 SERIES COMPLETE!
DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON: MARVEL DIGITAL ORIGINAL #2
DOCTOR STRANGE: THE BEST DEFENSE #1
FANTASTIC FOUR: WEDDING SPECIAL #1
INFINITY WARS: GHOST PANTHER #2 SERIES COMPLETE!
INFINITY WARS: SLEEPWALKER #4 SERIES COMPLETE!
MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #1
MR. AND MRS. X #6
PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #313 SERIES COMPLETE!
SILVER SURFER: THE BEST DEFENSE #1
SPIDER-FORCE #3 SERIES COMPLETE!
SPIDER-GIRLS #3 SERIES COMPLETE!
SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER #3
STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC – DARTH MAUL #1
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #27
STAR WARS: HAN SOLO – IMPERIAL CADET #2
THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #39
THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP #3
TYPHOID FEVER: IRON FIST #1
UNCANNY X-MEN #5
WEAPON X #27 SERIES COMPLETE!
X-23 #7
X-MEN: RED #11 SERIES COMPLETE!

Week of 6/24

Infinity Wars #6

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12
BLACK PANTHER VS. DEADPOOL #3
CAPTAIN AMERICA #6
CHAMPIONS ANNUAL #1
DARTH VADER #25
DEAD MAN LOGAN #2
DEFENDERS: THE BEST DEFENSE #1
DOMINO #9
EXILES #11
EXTERMINATION #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
ICEMAN #4
INFINITY WARS #6 SERIES COMPLETE!
INFINITY WARS: FALLEN GUARDIAN #1
KILLMONGER #2
MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #4
MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES: CAPTAIN MARVEL – FROST GIANTS AMONG US! #1
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #12 SERIES COMPLETE!
RUNAWAYS #16
SEASON’S BEATINGS #1
SHURI #3
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ADAPTATION #3
SPIDER-GEDDON #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
THE PUNISHER #5
THOR #8
UNCANNY X-MEN #6
WEAPON H #11
WEST COAST AVENGERS #6

Not a Marvel Unlimited member? Join today!

Marvel Unlimited members have access to some of the greatest Marvel Comics featuring The Avengers, Spider-Man, Thor, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and more! With June’s update, Marvel Unlimited will also be expanding its back catalog with the following issues: WOLVERINE (1988) #170-176, DAREDEVIL (1964) #345-364, SUB-MARINER (1968) #15-25, #50-72, MUTANT MISADVENTURES OF CLOAK AND DAGGER (1988) #5-17, and much, MUCH more! This amazing service is accessible through Marvel Unlimited on the web and through the Marvel Unlimited app on iPhone®, iPad® and on select Android™ devices.

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