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eigoMANGA Is Developing a Comic Streaming App for iPhone and Android Devices

eigoMANGA has announced its plan to launch a comic media streaming app for iOS and Android devices.

eigoMANGA’s app will include access to digital comics, video animation, and music soundtracks. Users will be able to stream and discover comic media, search and filter by genre, creator and title, save comics to read offline, as well as find out more about their favorite studios. Users can also review and recommend titles with the ability to share their favorites on social media.

The app will be free to download and content will also be available for free within the app with no sign up required. It’s slated to be released for iOS and Android devices within the Spring of 2019.

The company is a long time player in the tech world releasing video games and a virtual reality comics app. With numerous choices on the market, it’ll be interesting to see how this new addition can stand out from the crowd.

Marvel Unlimited Expands this September

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 month:

Week of 9/3

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #31
AMERICA #12 COMPLETES SERIES!
AVENGERS #682
BLACK PANTHER #170
BLACK PANTHER: LONG LIVE THE KING #6 COMPLETES SERIES!
CAPTAIN MARVEL #129 COMPLETES SERIES!
CHAMPIONS #17
DARTH VADER #12
DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #295
DOCTOR STRANGE #386
GWENPOOL, THE UNBELIEVABLE #25 COMPLETES SERIES!
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #597
JESSICA JONES #17
LEGION #2
LOCKJAW #1
MARVEL’S AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PRELUDE #2 COMPLETES SERIES!
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #28
MOON KNIGHT #192
PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300
SPIDER-GWEN #29
SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #28
THANOS #16
X-MEN: BLUE #22

Week of 9/10

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #797
AVENGERS #683
AVENGERS: BACK TO BASICS #1
BLACK BOLT #11
CAPTAIN AMERICA #699
DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION #2
HAWKEYE #16 COMPLETES SERIES!
ICEMAN #11 COMPLETES SERIES!
INFINITY COUNTDOWN #1
MARVEL’S ANT-MAN AND THE WASP PRELUDE #1
RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER #3
ROGUE & GAMBIT #3
SHE-HULK #163 COMPLETES SERIES!
SPIDER-MAN #238
STAR WARS #44
VENOM #163
X-MEN: GOLD #23
X-MEN: RED #2

Week of 9/17

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #32
ASTONISHING X-MEN #9
AVENGERS #684
BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER #15
DARTH VADER #13
DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #296
DOCTOR STRANGE #387
FALCON #6
MARVEL 2-IN-ONE #4
NEW MUTANTS: DEAD SOULS #1
OLD MAN LOGAN #36
PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #301
SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #29
STAR WARS: THRAWN #2
THE PUNISHER #222
THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #30
WEAPON X #15
X-MEN: BLUE #23

Week of 9/24

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS (2016) #17
AVENGERS #685
AVENGERS: BACK TO BASICS #2
CABLE #155
DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION #3
INCREDIBLE HULK #714
IRON FIST #78
IRON MAN: HONG KONG HEROES #1
MIGHTY THOR #705
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #12 COMPLETES SERIES!
MS. MARVEL #28
RUNAWAYS #7
SPIDER-GWEN #30
STAR WARS #45
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #25
TALES OF SUSPENSE #103
THANOS #17
WEAPON H #1
X-MEN: GOLD #24

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Marvel Unlimited members have access to some of the greatest Marvel Comics featuring The Avengers, Spider-Man, Thor, Black Panther, Ant-Man, Captain Marvel and more! With September’s update, Marvel Unlimited will also be expanding its back catalog with the following issues: DOCTOR STRANGE, SORCERER SUPREME (1988) #41-59, FANTASTIC FOUR: WORLD’S GREATEST COMICS MAGAZINE (2001) #1-12, X-FORCE (1991) #32-36, WOLFPACK (1988) #1-12, DARKHOLD: PAGES FROM THE BOOK OF SINS (1992) #2-10, 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.

DC Universe Launches September 15th on Batman Day

The countdown to DC Universe is down to weeks. To celebrate Batman Day on September 15, 2018, DC Universe will launch a first-of-its kind digital subscription service to fans across the U.S. In addition, the debut date of the exclusive original series Titans was announced as October 12, 2018, with episodes released weekly on DC Universe. The first season of Titans will consist of 12 episodes. Warner Bros. Television will host a world premiere screening of Titans on October 3, 2018, in conjunction with New York Comic Con.

This news and more was revealed during the live stream event of DC Daily yesterday. The new daily news show, focused on all things DC, will be available on the DC Universe service, with select segments also available for viewing at no cost on additional online channels. In the Kevin Smith-hosted live stream, he unveiled the inaugural slate of talent and experts that will host, share news and provide commentary for fans including John Barrowman, Samm Levine and Harley Quinn Smith, among others.

In celebration of the countdown to launch, DC Universe is offering The Ultimate Batman Studio Tour Sweepstakes*. All fans who pre-order until Wednesday, September 12 (5:59 a.m. PT) will be automatically entered for a chance to win. DC UNIVERSE is giving one lucky member the chance to win a one-of-a-kind experience for the Ultimate Batman Fan! The winner gets to visit Warner Bros., take the WB Studio Tour Hollywood, visit DC headquarters, ride in the Batmobile, walkaway with an unbelievable prize package and more. All fans who have already pre-ordered are also automatically entered for a chance to win.

During the live stream, DC Universe features were also demonstrated along with a broad array of exclusive content and merchandise that will be coming to the digital subscription service when it launches on September 15. DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee walked viewers through some of the most exciting fan-forward features of the DC Universe service and shared his excitement for the launch.

Check out below for what was announced during the live stream:

WATCH:

  • The debut date of Titans was announced as October 12, with episodes released weekly. New talent shots and insight on the show’s origins and storyline were also shared
  • Show producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti discussed the much-anticipated season 3 of Young Justice, the exclusive original Young Justice: Outsiders, and previewed a never-before-seen clip of the upcoming series.
  • DC Universe members can catch the first two seasons of Young Justice starting on launch day while they await the debut of Young Justice: Outsiders in 2019.

READ:

  • Many of the comics that will premiere with the digital subscription service were shared, including: the first appearances of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Additionally, many other fan favorites will be available including Batman: Gothic, The Authority series, Green Arrow: Year One, Shazam, The New Teen Titans, Identity Crisis, The Batman Adventures, Jack Kirby’s New Gods, and many more DC classics.

EXPLORE:

  • DC Daily co-hosts were announced, including Tiffany Smith as the DC Daily news anchor. Additional talent introduced includes:
  • John Barrowman, known to DC fans from TV shows including Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Doctor Who. He also wrote the Dark Archer comic book series.
  • Samm Levine, actor, host and comedian known for his first breakout role as a member of the “geek” half of the acclaimed, landmark series Freaks and Geeks (1999).
  • Harley Quinn Smith, actress, comic fan and daughter of Kevin Smith.
  • Sam Humphries, comic book writer and photographer who is currently authoring Harley Quinn.
  • Hector Navarro, self-described “cartoon nerd” and host on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel as well as co-host of Cineverse on Hyper RPG.
  • Clarke Wolfe, popular correspondent for Nerdist, Collider, Syfy, has become one of the most prominent female voices within the nerd and geek culture space.
  • Brian Tong, known for his video segments covering geek culture, Brian will bring his fan-focused approach to DC Daily segments.
  • Markeia McCarty, actress, improviser, journalist and host of DC Movie News.
  • John Kourounis, Warner Bros. on-air personality and actor.

WIN:

  • Jim Lee created a drawing live on-set during the live stream and it was added to the prize package for the winner of the “The Ultimate Batman Studio Tour Sweepstakes.” Fans who pre-order before 11:59pm PT on Monday, September 10, 2018, will be entered for a chance to win.*
  • DC Daily revealed the winner of the Aquaman Premiere Sweepstakes held for pre-order members during Comic Con International, San Diego earlier this year.

SHOP:

  • Justice League animated exclusive action figures were unboxed and showcased along with exclusive tees and additional details about the Shop feature on DC Universe.

CONNECT:

  • Community features were highlighted and fan questions about the service were read and answered live by Kevin Smith and other talent.

DC Universe is a first-of-its-kind digital subscription service that gives fans access to exclusive content and experiences not available anywhere else. At $7.99 per month or $74.99 annually, membership includes all-new original live-action and animated series, classic TV series and films, a curated selection of digital comic books, breaking news, an expansive DC-centric encyclopedia, and access to exclusive merchandise. Additional fan features include opportunities to connect with others in the DC community, earn premium rewards and participate in sweepstakes and contests.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous U.S. or DC who are 18 or older. Sweepstakes ends 9/12/18 at 5:59:00 a.m. PT. Limit 1 entry per person. For Official Rules, including odds and prize details, visit BatmanStudioTourSweeps.com. Sponsor: DC Universe.

DC Unvierse Gets DC Daily with a Kick-Off Hosted by Kevin Smith

A new daily news show focused on all things DC was announced today, including availability for viewing. DC Daily will be available on the DC Universe service, with select segments also available for viewing at no cost on additional online channels. DC Daily will offer fans entertaining news and insights, exclusive guest appearances, interviews and panel discussions with some of the most knowledgeable voices in the DC universe.

A live stream will kickoff the new program at 4:30pm PST on August 29, 2018. Kevin Smith, filmmaker, actor and comic book author, will host the inaugural live stream event and introduce fans to the format, sets and exclusive content that will be seen on DC Daily. He will also provide fans with an in-depth look at the DC Universe digital subscription service.  Fans can tune-in to the live stream at Facebook, Twitch and YouTube to hear breaking news about the upcoming DC UNIVERSE service launch.

DC Daily headlines will be available to all DC fans on YouTube and on the DC Universe service when the new service launches in Fall 2018.  DC Universe members will be able to see an exclusive, expanded version of the show that provides additional content and behind-the-scenes access. DC Daily will replace DC All Access, which started in 2013, and grew to service a viewing audience of millions of DC fans.

Live Stream Details

What: DC Universe Live Stream Introducing DC Daily
When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM PST
Who: Hosted by Kevin Smith and surprise guests
Where:
Facebook at
www.facebook.com/thedcuniverse
Twitch at www.twitch.tv/dccomics
YouTube at www.youtube.com/dc

DC Daily will offer DC Universe members an added depth of news content that ties back to the original series, comics and community on the new service launching this Fall. DC Daily will be hosted by a variety of faces familiar to DC fans, with special guests and other co-hosts joining the daily cast. Currently the DC Daily format is scheduled to include ‘Headlines,’ a run-down of daily news briefs; ‘Reports,’ a single-topic segment that may feature an in-depth interview or deep dive into an upcoming book, film or series; and ‘Talk,’ a panel discussion including in-depth analysis about today’s hottest topics and news, which will be exclusively available only to DC Universe members via the service.

DC Daily will be filmed and streamed daily from an all-new, dedicated 2,100 square foot set built especially for the show at a Warner Bros. Digital Networks studio location in Burbank, California. The custom-designed sets include original large-format panel artwork of iconic DC characters, as well as plenty of conversational seating, demonstration stations and stand-up viewing areas for hosts, guest commentators and special guests.

DC Universe is a first-of-its-kind digital subscription service that gives fans access to exclusive content and experiences not available anywhere else. With membership, fans will enjoy all-new original live-action and animated series, classic TV series and films, a curated selection of digital comic books, breaking news, an expansive DC-centric encyclopedia, and access to exclusive merchandise. Additional fan features include opportunities to connect with others in the DC community, earn premium rewards and participate in sweepstakes and contests.

Luke Cage Tackles CTE in Luke Cage: Everyman from the All-Canadian Team of Anthony Del Col, Jahnoy Lindsay, and Ian Herring

Luke Cage takes on his toughest challenge, the neurological syndrome of CTE in the new Marvel Digital Original Luke Cage: Everyman. The comic comes to digital shelves August 15th.

The digital series is written by Anthony Del Col, artist Jahnoy Lindsay, and Ian Herring on colors.

Cage finds himself battling a serial killer during a horrible summer heat wave in Harlem and then is diagnosed with CTE, the neurological syndrome best known as afflicting football players.

Luke Cage is a man with superhero physical strength so it seemed natural to have him square off with a neurological diagnosis. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has garnered a great deal of media coverage over the last few years, primarily dealing with retired and active football players. This is the first time a superhero story has dealt with CTE and Col has consulted with one of the top specialists in the country.

The two issues will be available digitally on comiXology and Marvel Unlimited and eventually collected into trade later this year.

Marvel Unlimited Expands this August

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 month:

Week of 8/6

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #30
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #15
AVENGERS #678
BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER #13
BLACK PANTHER: LONG LIVE THE KING #4
CAPTAIN MARVEL #128
DEFENDERS #9
DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #293
FALCON #4
INCREDIBLE HULK #712
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #596
JEAN GREY #11     FINAL ISSUE!
JESSICA JONES #16
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #27
MOON KNIGHT #191
OLD MAN LOGAN #34
PHOENIX RESURRECTION: THE RETURN OF JEAN GREY #5  FINAL ISSUE!
SPIDER-GWEN #28
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #16
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – DJ – MOST WANTED #1
TALES OF SUSPENSE #101

Week of 8/13

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #795
AVENGERS #679
BLACK BOLT #10
BLACK PANTHER: THE SOUND AND THE FURY #1
DAREDEVIL #598
HAWKEYE #15
ICEMAN #10
INFINITY COUNTDOWN: ADAM WARLOCK #1
IRON FIST #77
RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER #2
ROGUE & GAMBIT #2
RUNAWAYS #6
SHE-HULK #162
SPIDER-MAN #237
SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #27
SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #5     FINAL ISSUE!
STAR WARS #43
VENOM #161
X-MEN: GOLD #21
X-MEN: RED #1

Week of 8/20

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #42
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #16
AVENGERS #680
BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER #14
BLACK PANTHER: LONG LIVE THE KING #5
CABLE #154
CAPTAIN AMERICA #698
DARTH VADER #11
DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #294
DOCTOR STRANGE #385
FALCON #5
MARVEL 2-IN-ONE #3
MS. MARVEL #27
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #2
OLD MAN LOGAN #35
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #24
STAR WARS: THRAWN #1
THE PUNISHER #221
THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #29
WEAPON X #14
X-MEN: BLUE #21

Week of 8/27

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #796
ASTONISHING X-MEN #8
AVENGERS #681
BLACK PANTHER ANNUAL #1
DAREDEVIL #599
DEADPOOL VS. OLD MAN LOGAN #5    FINAL ISSUE!
DEFENDERS #10     FINAL ISSUE!
DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION #1
GENERATION X #87     FINAL ISSUE!
INCREDIBLE HULK #713
INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1
LUKE CAGE #170    FINAL ISSUE!
MIGHTY THOR #704
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #11
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #17
TALES OF SUSPENSE #102
VENOM #162
X-MEN: GOLD #22

Marvel Unlimited members have access to some of the greatest Marvel Comics featuring The Avengers, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, Thor, Black Panther, and more! With August’s update, Marvel Unlimited will also be expanding its back catalog with the following issues:  DAREDEVIL (1964) #113-119, #333-344, NEW WARRIORS (1990) #18-36, VENOM: THE HUNTED (1996) #1-3, VENOM: THE HUNGER (1996) #1-4, 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.

Archie Meets Spotify to Launch New Motion Comics

Archie Comics and Spotify have teamed to adapt the publisher’s critically acclaimed and bestselling comics into a video series streaming live on the music platform. The new six episode series, live now only on Spotify, is the next part of Archie’s continued effort to expand to new audiences and story-telling mediums with its wide array of world famous characters.

The series will be based on the internationally bestselling Archie comic book by writer Mark Waid and artists Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, and Veronica Fish. The series debuted in 2015 and ushered in a new era for Archie and his friends, reintroducing the beloved cast with a modern twist. Each of the first six issues will be adapted into its own motion comic episode, only available on Spotify. The series, entitled “Spotlight Archie — The New Riverdale,” will be created by Madefire, the technology enabled content company specializing in digital and motion comics.

Dynamite Entertainment Comes to Comichaus’ App

Comichaus have announced a deal with esteemed publishers Dynamite Entertainment to license some of their books for the Comichaus App.

Whilst continuing to build content for their comics distribution app, Comichaus reached out to Dynamite Entertainment who were very supportive of the project.  They have agreed to make some of their exciting titles available to be streamed via the app, described as the ‘Netflix’ for indie comics.

With titles such as Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet and Bionic ManFlash GordonSherlock HolmesSuper Zombies, and many more, Comichaus hope to attract a wider audience, which will be great for readers and creators alike. New titles will be added every week, so keep your eyes peeled for some of your favourite indie comics!

eBay and Madefire Announce a Digital Comics Partnership

eBay has announced a new partnership with Madefire to expand its comic offerings to again include digital comics and “Motion Books.” This new partnership gives eBay shoppers access to digital comic books, adding to a selection that already tops millions of comic book listings from rare high-graded books to new releases.

Today, ten digital comic bundles will be released with the launch of Madefire’s eBay store. The bundles include a diverse range of publishers – including DC Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics and Archie Comics – with up to 86% off.

The limited-time digital comic bundles include:
● DC Comics – Injustice: Gods Among Us Year One – Daily Deals Price: $9.99
● DC Comics – Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Two – Daily Deals Price: $9.99
● IDW Publishing – Transformers: Punishment Series – Daily Deals Price: $0.99
● IDW Publishing – My Little Pony: Friendship is Magical – Daily Deals Price: $9.99
● IDW Publishing – Star Trek: City on the Edge of Forever – Daily Deals Price: $0.99
● Image Comics – Spawn Origins: Resurrection and Satan Saga Wars – Daily Deals Price: $9.99
● Image Comics – Saga Digital Comics Bundle – Daily Deals Price: $9.99
● Dark Horse Comics – American Gods Shadows – Daily Deals Price: $9.99
● Dark Horse Comics – Black Hammer Issues #1-12 – Daily Deals Price: $9.99
● Archie Comics – Greatest Hits – Daily Deals Price: $9.99

All digital comic bundles sold on eBay will be available for interactive viewing within the Madefire app.

In 2013 eBay and comiXology announced a similar deal launching a store dedicated to digital comics. Those comics too were read through the comiXology app. That deal looks like it expired some time in 2014 according to the Internet Archive lasting only a couple of months.

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