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Marvel and comiXology Announce Spidey: School’s Out The Next Exclusive comiXology Originals Digital Series

Marvel Entertainment and comiXology have announced the next exclusive comiXology Originals digital comic series with the debut of Spidey: School’s Out, a 6-issue bi-weekly series written by John Barber, with art by Todd Nauck, with colors by Rachelle Rosenberg, and covers by David Nakayama.

Spidey: School’s Out arrives June 6, 2018 for $2.99 on comiXology and Kindle as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content and will be available to current subscribers of the popular comiXology Unlimited service. New subscribers to comiXology Unlimited can also enjoy it for free as part of their 30-day free trial.  Spidey: School’s Out joins Avengers: Back to BasicsBlack Panther: Long Live The KingThe Immortal Iron Fists and Thor Vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe, with more exclusive Marvel series to be announced.

Peter Parker just survived his first year as the Amazing Spider-Man AND a year of high school! What is he going to do next? He’s going to Stark science camp!  A week indoors with the coolest technology in the world is a dream come true for Peter–and a bonanza for one Spider-foe who’s seriously upgraded his arsenal. Can Spider-Man keep the camp safe, and keep his identity secret from his first dormmate, while Peter Parker makes new friends and finishes his project on time?

Last Spring, Marvel Comics joined comiXology Unlimited, giving fans the ability to read over 10,000 titles including thousands 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.

Review: Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost

A Christmas Carol is one of those stories that resonates with you for years. I say this, knowing that most people only know the story from watching the many adaptations of the story itself in the movies or your favorite’s show’s own version. Recently, Charles Dickens’ own adventure in creating the story itself has been immortalized on screen in The Man Who Invented Christmas. Then there is the twist of the same story, but with hint of modernization and a ton of sentimentality in Its Wonderful Life, which many consider a classic all its own but borrows heavily from Dickens epic tome.

One of my favorites of the adaptations of this epic tale is the Muppets Christmas Carol which added some levity to an otherwise gloomy yet hopeful tale. Another of my favorites is Scrooged, the vey definition of dark comedy throughout, as it was both funny and horrifying. Within the comic realms, I cant recall any direct adaptation for the work, until I heard of Harvey Kurtzman working on his own adaptation a few years before he died. It is a good thing that his unfinished work was discovered recently, and what was discovered is probably the most brilliant adaptation of Dickens work, in Marley’s Ghost.

In the opening pages, we get an even grimmer version of Ebenezer Scrooge, a man whose whole life has passed him up, including his business partners. The one consistency amongst all the adaptations is just how dispirited Ebenezer is, and this one doesn’t mince words, as the creators behind this book, understood what Dickens was trying to convey including the late Kurtzman. Each ghost also is as haunting as every adaptation, this one is more on the spooky side sie than some of the more light hearted version. By book’s end, Scrooge, gets a new lease on life, as most anybody who knows this story.

Overall, this is the adaptation that comics fans will love to read over and over again, as it captures those iconic moments the movie and television shows did, including some moments only book readers will remember. The story by Josh O’Neill, Shannon Wheeler, and Harvey Kurtzman captures the perfect balance between adaptation and storytelling. The art Gideon Kendall is gorgeous as it reminded me of some of my old MAD Magazines. Altogether, you may think you know this story, but definitely not the way this team brings it together.

Story: Josh O’Neill, Shannon Wheeler, and Harvey Kurtzman Art: Gideon Kendall
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

comiXology and Marvel Announce Avengers: Back to Basics, a Six Issue Original Series

Marvel and comiXology have announced the next exclusive comiXology Originals digital comic series with the debut of Avengers: Back to Basics, a 6-issue bi-weekly series written by Peter David with art by art by Brian Level on issues #1-2 and #5-6, Juanan Ramirez on issues #3-4, and covers by Nick Roche and Chris O’Halloran.

Avengers: Back to Basics arrives March 7, 2018 for $2.99 on comiXology and Kindle as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content and will be available to current subscribers of the popular comiXology Unlimited service. New subscribers to comiXology Unlimited can also enjoy it for free as part of their 30-day free trial.  Avengers: Back to Basics joins Black Panther: Long Live The KingThe Immortal Iron Fists and Thor Vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe, with more exclusive Marvel series to be announced.

Avengers: Back to Basics features a terrifying tale of Ragnarok as told by legendary writer Peter David! A solar eclipse is about to hit North America – but this is no scientific phenomenon. The Avengers uncover that a new Darkness is coming, and with it, a terrible and ancient danger. Can Earth’s Mightiest Heroes avert Ragnarok, or will its servants of death prove triumphant?

 

ComiXology’s Cyber Monday Sales Expands with a DC Buy One Get One

Black Friday isn’t until tomorrow but comiXology already has lots of sales going on for comic fans. Check out all of the deals currently running and then come back tomorrow for even more!

Marvel Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale (11/21-11/27)

250 Marvel collections up to 78% off

 

DC March to Black Friday (11/21-11/24)

1,600 DC collections and graphic novels for $4.99 each

 

Dynamite 50% off Promotion Code (11/21-11/30)

50% Off all Dynamite comics; excludes titles released after 10/20/17

 

IDW Transformer Sale (11/21-11/30)

100 collections and 400 issues up to 60% off

 

Image Black Friday/Cyber Monday (11/24-11/27)

620 Image collections for up to 63% off


BOOM! Black Friday/Cyber Monday (11/24-11/30)

200 collections for up to 57% off



Dark Horse Comics 50% Off Promotion Code (11/24-11/26)

50% Off all Dark Horse Comics with promo code fri17 at checkout, Includes all active titles; excludes preorders and bundles

 

DC Cyber Monday Buy One, Get One Sale (11/25-11/27)

DC Comics BOGO with code dc17 at checkout; excludes titles released after 11/7 and “Metal” main series and tie-ins

ComiXology’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales Expands

Black Friday isn’t until tomorrow but comiXology already has lots of sales going on for comic fans. Check out all of the deals currently running and then come back tomorrow for even more!

Marvel Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale (11/21-11/27)

250 Marvel collections up to 78% off

 

DC March to Black Friday (11/21-11/24)

1,600 DC collections and graphic novels for $4.99 each

 

Dynamite 50% off Promotion Code (11/21-11/30)

50% Off all Dynamite comics; excludes titles released after 10/20/17

 

IDW Transformer Sale (11/21-11/30)

100 collections and 400 issues up to 60% off

 

Image Black Friday/Cyber Monday (11/24-11/27)

620 Image collections for up to 63% off


BOOM! Black Friday/Cyber Monday (11/24-11/30)

200 collections for up to 57% off



Dark Horse Comics 50% Off Promotion Code (11/24-11/26)

50% Off all Dark Horse Comics with promo code fri17 at checkout, Includes all active titles; excludes preorders and bundles

ComiXology Has Kicked Off Their Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales

Black Friday isn’t until tomorrow but comiXology already has lots of sales going on for comic fans. Check out all of the deals currently running and then come back tomorrow for even more!

Marvel Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale (11/21-11/27)

250 Marvel collections up to 78% off

 

DC March to Black Friday (11/21-11/24)

1,600 DC collections and graphic novels for $4.99 each

 

Dynamite 50% off Promotion Code (11/21-11/30)

50% Off all Dynamite comics; excludes titles released after 10/20/17

 

IDW Transformer Sale (11/21-11/30)

100 collections and 400 issues up to 60% off

Get Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1 for Free

In advance of the upcoming release of their Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie Trade Paperback on November 15th, Dynamite Entertainment is offering Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1 for free online at Comixology.com now through November 27th! Written by Anthony Del Col and featuring the stunning artwork of Werther Dell’Edera, the six-issue monthly series launched to rave reviews in March.

Now, for an extremely limited time, Dynamite Entertainment is offering the first issue of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie digitally for free on Comixology.com! Issues 2-6 are also available for just $1.99 each!  Fans can receive their free Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1 by visiting:

 

The Big Lie, which brings the iconic teen detectives into the modern age, is a Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mystery unlike any other you’ve read! When the teenage brothers Frank and Joe Hardy are accused of the murder of their father – a detective in the small resort town of Bayport – they must team up with Nancy Drew to prove their innocence (and find the real guilty party in the process) in a twisting noir tale, complete with double-crosses, deceit, and dames.

Fans can also pick up a digital copy of the trade paperback at 25% off on Comixology today!

Marvel and comiXology Announce Black Panther: Long Live the King

Today, Marvel Entertainment and comiXology announced the next exclusive comiXology Originals digital comic series with the debut of Black Panther: Long Live The King, a 6-issue bi-weekly series written by Nnedi Okorafor, winner of the World Fantasy, Hugo, and Nebula Awards, and illustrated by Andre Araujo.

 

Black Panther arrives December 13th for $2.99 on comiXology and Kindle as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content and will be available to current subscribers of the popular comiXology Unlimited service. New subscribers to comiXology Unlimited can also enjoy it for free as part of their 30-day free trial. Black Panther joinsThe Immortal Iron Fists and Thor Vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe, with more exclusive Marvel series to be announced.

A perfect entry point for new fans and longtime readers alike, Black Panther: Long Live The King is an adventure set in the world of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ landmark Black Panther run and told in the Mighty Marvel Manner!  As the Black Panther and an Avenger, T’Challa has had to save the world time and again – but those duties pale in comparison to his responsibilities as king of Wakanda. As the nation rebuilds in the wake of revolution, T’Challa finds his people besieged by a massive monster tearing through the country, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake!

 

New York Comic Con 2017: Be a Comic Book All Star with comiXology

ComiXology has revealed their 2017 New York Comic-Con plans today, with a fan-centric Comic Book All Star Trading Cards photo booth that let’s comic fans take pictures with their favorite creators, sponsoring Artist Alley and topping it all off with a 10th Anniversary Party on Friday open to all.

Placing the spotlight on fans, comiXology is putting a twist on their popular trading card promotion with this year’s Comic Book All Star photo booth. Fans now have the opportunity to get their photo taken with their favorite comic book creators during specified times, or take a solo photo all weekend long, and join #TeamComics. Whether posing with creators, solo, or with a friend, this photo opportunity is a celebration of comics culture. Participants will receive a print of the photo and also their card digitally to share via social media.

On Friday October 6th, comiXology is inviting all fans and professionals to come celebrate at its 10th Anniversary Party. The party kicks off at 9pm at Tir na nÓg, 315 West 39th St., New York, NY 10018 and goes on until midnight with an open bar and appetizers (first come first served).

New York Comic Con takes place in New York City October 5th – 8th at the Javits Convention Center with comiXology exhibiting at booth AAB1 in comiXology sponsored Artists Alley, found in it’s new location, Hall 1E. In addition, comiXology will be hosting three panels at this year’s convention with fun giveaways at each panel.


NYCC 2017 Photo Talent Schedule

Artist’s Alley Hall 1E – Booth AAB1

Thursday, October 5

11:00am-12:00pm—Art Baltazar
12:00pm-1:00pm—Skottie Young
1:00pm-2:00pm—Steve Orlando
2:00pm-3:00pm–Jeremy Whitley
3:00pm-4:00pm—David Gallaher
5:00pm-6:00pm—Amy Chu

 

Friday, October 6

11:00am-12:00pm—Scott Snyder
12:00pm-1:00pm—Dustin Nguyen
1:00pm-2:00pm—Cecil Castellucci
2:00pm-3:00pm—Sanford Greene
3:00pm-4:00pm—Jamal Igle
4:00pm-5:00pm—Katie Cook
5:00pm-6:00pm—James Tynion

 

Saturday, October 7

11:00am-12:00pm—Derf
12:00pm-1:00pm—Walt Simonson
1:00pm-2:00pm—Louise Simonson
2:00pm-3:00pm—Shannon Wheeler
4:00pm-5:00pm—Donny Cates
5:00pm-6:00pm—Charles Soule

 

Sunday, October 8

10:00am-11:00am—Marjorie Liu
12:00pm-1:00pm—David Finch
1:00pm-2:00pm—Meredith Finch
2:00pm-3:00pm—David Mack


comiXology NYCC 2017 panels

Friday, October 6

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – The Real True Origins of ComiXology, Room 1B03

Every hero has an origin story “ the defining moment where they thrust themselves to greatness – and so too does comiXology! Join Co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts as they recount comiXology’s humble start-up beginnings, it’s transformation through the years, and it’s expansion to be Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping& reading platform! Moderated by the comiXology Facebook Live crew Matt Kolowski and Tia Vasiliou.

Speakers: Matt Kolowski, David Steinberger, John D. Roberts, Tia Vasiliou

 

Saturday, October 7

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – The Legacy of Harvey Kurtzman and Behind-the–Scenes of Marley’s Ghost, Room 1B03

Come celebrate the legacy of the legendary Harvey Kurtzman (MAD Magazine) and get a sneak peek inside the comiXology Originals title Marley’s Ghost – a posthumous expansion & completion of Kurtzman’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol. Join comiXology Head of Content Chip Mosher as he hosts the Marley’s Ghost creative team, and Publishers Weekly’s Calvin Reid as they discuss Kurtzman’s contribution to comics and the inception, creation, trials and tribulations of bringing this untold story to life!

Speakers: Denis Kitchen, John Lind, Josh O’Neill, Gideon Kendall, Shannon Wheeler, Calvin Reid, Chip Mosher

 

Sunday, October 8

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Start Reading Comics! Handpicked Comics Recommendations, Room 1B03

Want to sample new titles? Looking to binge read some classics? It’s easier than ever with comiXology Unlimited” the subscription service that allows you to explore thousands of comics, graphic novels and manga absolutely free with a 30-day trial. Find out some of the best pics to read from comiXology Facebook Live crew as well as superstar comics talent like Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine), Elsa Charretier (The Unstoppable Wasp), Jeremy Whitley (Thor vs Hulk: Champions of the Universe)& more surprise guests as they offer live suggestions on where to dive in!

Speakers: Matt Kolowski, Tia Vasiliou, Kiersten Wing, Kieron Gillen, Elsa Charretier, Jeremy Whitley

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