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Madefire Targets Gaming for Their Future Expansion

Madefire, the digital comics technology company, has announced an initiative to expand its portfolio of content, targeting gaming as an ideal fit for its popular platform following the recent success of the Motion Book series.

Madefire has also announced that industry veteran Jon Middleton has joined the Company as Chief Revenue Officer in a bid to further partner with popular gaming properties for use in future digital comics and Motion Books.

Middleton has held several executive level leadership roles over his 20 years within the gaming industry, specializing in negotiating content development and licensing agreements with gaming’s biggest and most recognized brands. Charged with adding value to the business through partnerships with franchises suitable for use on its unique platform of digital comics and Motion Books, Middleton has been brought on board to grow the business throughout 2017 and beyond.

The idea is to bring the worlds of gaming and comic books closer together, and the platform has already brought Overwatch content to the Madefire platform.


 

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Get a Month Free of Marvel Unlimited

Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, is offering a FREE MONTH of reading for new monthly members! Through 7/12/17 11:59 PM ET, new subscribers can try a free first month of Marvel Unlimited, gaining access to over 20,000 issues of classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app! With a library of comics spanning 75+ years of Marvel history, Marvel Unlimited continues to grow weekly, with newer titles added as early as six months after they’re in stores!

Join as a monthly member and apply promo code HOME to unlock your free first month!*

And Marvel Unlimited is perfect for on-the-go reading! The service is accessible on the web and through the Marvel Unlimited app on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. )!

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An unlimited universe of 20,000+ comics awaits! Join today using promo code HOME, and continue your subscription for the low monthly rate of $9.99! Act now – this free month offer ends 7/12/17 11:59 PM ET!

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*Offer valid 6/27/17 12:00 AM ET to 7/12/17 11:59 PM ET on monthly memberships only.  Offer is open to new and former (now-cancelled) Marvel Unlimited members. Offer not valid on gift, annual or Annual Plus memberships.  Valid payment card required to redeem offer. Auto-renewal and other terms and conditions apply. First month billed at $0; subsequent months billed monthly to the payment card on file at the then-current monthly subscription fee (currently $9.99 per month) unless and until cancelled. Cancel anytime through My Account following registration or by e-mailing onlinesupport@marvel.com. All subscription fees are nonrefundable. No refunds or credits for partial subscription terms. See marvel.com/unlimited for additional terms.

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Joe Books launches its Disney comics series on comiXology

Joe Books has dannounce that fans can now go to comiXology to find their popular comic series like Disney Princess, Disney Frozen, and Disney Darkwing Duck, as well as fan favourites like Disney•Pixar Cars, Disney•Pixar Finding Dory, and Disney Star vs. the Forces of Evil. Joe Books launches its entire Disney comics catalogue on comiXology today, and will publish future issues simultaneous with the print editions.

The full list of online titles will include the following:

Disney Princess #1–11
Disney Frozen #1–7
Disney Darkwing Duck #1–8
Disney Pirates of the Caribbean #1–4
Disney Star Vs. The Forces of Evil #1–4
Disney•Pixar Cars #1–4
Disney•Pixar Finding Dory #1–4

 

 

 

 

Marvel Unlimited Expands in June with New Digital 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 titles coming to Marvel Unlimited this June:

Week of 6/5

BLACK WIDOW #8
DEADPOOL: BACK IN BLACK #4
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #16
GHOST RIDER #1
GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #2
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #14
IVX #0
MS. MARVEL #13
NEW AVENGERS #18   FINAL ISSUE!
OLD MAN LOGAN #14
STAR WARS ANNUAL #2
THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #12
THUNDERBOLTS #7
UNCANNY INHUMANS #16

 

Week of 6/12

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #15
AVENGERS #2
CHAMPIONS #3
DEADPOOL #23
MOON KNIGHT #9
NOVA #1
SCARLET WITCH #13
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #18
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1
THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #3
THE UNWORTHY THOR #2

 

Week of 6/19

ALL-NEW X-MEN #16
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #2
DAREDEVIL #14
DEADPOOL: BACK IN BLACK #5   FINAL ISSUE!
DOCTOR STRANGE/PUNISHER: MAGIC BULLETS INFINITE COMIC #3
FOOLKILLER #2
GHOST RIDER X-MAS SPECIAL INFINITE COMIC #1
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #15
GWENPOOL HOLIDAY SPECIAL: MERRY MIX-UP #1
HAWKEYE #1
IVX #1
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS: ULTRON REVOLUTION #6
MOSAIC #3
OLD MAN LOGAN #15
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #11
SILK #15
SPIDER-MAN #10
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #9
THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #13
THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #15
UNCANNY AVENGERS #17

Week of 6/26

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #22
AVENGERS #2.1
BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #2
CAGE! #3
CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #16
DEADPOOL & THE MERCS FOR MONEY #6
DOCTOR STRANGE #15
GAMORA #1
GWENPOOL, THE UNBELIEVABLE #9
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #2
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #15
OCCUPY AVENGERS #2
PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! #13
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST: SWEET CHRISTMAS ANNUAL #1
SILVER SURFER #8
SLAPSTICK INFINITE COMIC #3
SOLO #3
SPIDER-GWEN #15
SQUADRON SUPREME #14
STAR-LORD #1
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #2
THANOS #2
THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #0
THE PUNISHER #7
ULTIMATES 2 #2
UNCANNY X-MEN #16
VENOM #2

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Marvel Unlimited members have access to some of the greatest Marvel Comics featuring The Avengers, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, and more! With June’s update, Marvel Unlimited will also be expanding its back catalog with the following series: Daredevil (1964), Marvelman (1954), Alpha Flight (1983), Cosmic Powers (1994), and more!

Valiant Entertainment Unveils the Official Valiant Comics Mobile App – Available Now for iOS!

Valiant has announced the launch of the official Valiant Comics mobile app for iOS – an all-inclusive, one-stop destination for the complete Valiant library! Packed with more than a thousand digital comics, digital collections and binge-worthy digital bundles from the largest independent superhero universe in comics, explore the entirety of Valiant’s award-winning series and graphic novels with day-and-date new releases and weekly updates!

Plus, the app is opening the vaults and offering unfettered access to hundreds of long out-of-print issues from the classic Valiant Universe, spanning more than 25 years of groundbreaking comic book history!

With special bonus content – including a Valiant news feed, video channel, and more – find everything that the publisher has to offer with a vast array of in-app features providing a comprehensive overview of the latest and greatest from the Valiant Universe’s most formidable heroes:

  • Complete Library of  Modern Valiant Titles and Collections
  • Comprehensive Library of All Classic Valiant Titles and Collections
  • Day-And-Date Release of All New Valiant Titles
  • Direct In-App Purchases
  • Bingeable, Low-Cost Bundles
  • The Valiant Video Channel
  • Constant Valiant News Updates

The Valiant Comics mobile app is powered by Madefire, and comic purchases can be transferred between this app and the Madefire app.

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.

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)!

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