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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

It’s Thor vs. Hulk in a New Marvel and comiXology Digital Series Out Now

Marvel and comiXology present the next series in their line of exclusive digital comics – Thor Vs Hulk: Champions Of The Universe. The perfect entry point for new readers, Thor Vs Hulk: Champions Of The Universe is written by Jeremy Whitley with art by Simone Buonfantino and Alti Firmasyah. Thor Vs Hulk focuses on two of Earth’s mightiest heroes, whose skills, endurance and friendship are put to the test when they’re pitted against each other to decide who will fight the Elder of the Universe known as the Champion. New issues of Thor Vs Hulk will be available bi-weekly through comiXology and Kindle as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content.

Thor Vs Hulk is available for $2.99 on comiXology and Kindle or free to comiXology Unlimited subscribers as part of their subscription. New users to comiXology’s popular subscription service can also access Thor Vs Hulk for free as part of their 30-day free trial.

This past 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.

 

Marvel and comiXology Present Thor vs Hulk – The Next Exclusive Digital Series Coming to ComiXology Unlimited

Marvel and comiXology have announced the next series in their line of exclusive digital comics– Thor Vs Hulk: Champions Of The Universe. The exclusive digital series is being written by Jeremy Whitley with art by Simone Buonfantino and Alti Firmasyah. Thor Vs Hulk focuses on two of Earth’s mightiest heroes, whose skills, endurance and friendship are put to the test when they’re pitted against each other to decide who will fight the Elder of the Universe known as the Champion.

Thor Vs Hulk is available for pre-order today for $2.99 on comiXology and Kindle or free to comiXology Unlimited subscribers as part of their subscription when released. New users to comiXology’s popular subscription service can also access Thor Vs Hulk for free on day of release as part of their 30-day free trial when the series debuts on September 6th.

Immortal Iron Fists, an Exclusive Marvel Digital Series on comiXology

During Marvel‘s “Next Big Thing Panel” at San Diego Comic-Con, the publisher unveiled that it is joining forces with comiXology. Available free to comiXology Unlimited subscribers and only available through comiXology and Kindle these comics will be part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content.

Marvel and comiXology’s team-up kicks off with Immortal Iron Fists, a 6-issue bi-weekly series written by Kaare Andrews with art by Afu Chan. Immortal Iron Fists is on sale for $2.99 on comiXology and Kindle or free to comiXology Unlimited subscribers as part of their subscription. New users to comiXology’s popular subscription service can also access Immortal Iron Fists for free as part of their 30-day free trial. Additional exclusive series will be announced soon.

A unique entry-point that’s perfect for new fans and longtime readers alike, Immortal Iron Fists tells the tale of Pei, a young female monk from K’un-Lun and the youngest person to ever bear the mark of the Iron Fist. While Pei tackles the trials of high school, Danny Rand, the Immortal Iron Fist, faces his greatest challenge yet: training the inexperienced Pei. All the while, a growing threat appears that will take more than one pair of Iron Fists to defeat!

ComiXology Announces Third Set of Trading Cards Featuring Kevin Smith’s Heavy Hitters for San Diego Comic-Con

ComiXology has revealed their 2017 Comic-Con International exclusive promotional giveaway today: Series 3 of the Comic Book All Stars collectible trading cards. Each card spotlights a fan-favorite comic book creator including Eisner Award-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire, Emmy Award-winning writer Paul Dini, acclaimed cartoonists Emil Ferris and Sonny Liew, Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, Bone creator Jeff Smith, This One Summer writer Mariko Tamaki, cover artist Kevin Wada and more, as well as two cards highlighting the creative teams behind the comiXology Originals titles Valiant High and this fall’s Marley’s Ghost. Comic-Con International takes place in San Diego, California from July 19th – 23rd with comiXology at booth #2547.

Series 3 introduces the first ever “Heavy Hitters” cards curated by Kevin Smith, IMDb’s Comic-Con International host. These cards feature Kevin’s top six picks of the comic book industry’s most accomplished and continuously watched talent including artist Jim Lee, writer Geoff Johns, artist Becky Cloonan, colorist Laura Allred, artist Emma Ríos, and cartoonist Bruce Timm. All 35 cards, which will be given away at comiXology’s panels and booth #2547 during Comic-Con International, include fun facts about the creators.

Kevin Smith will host a Comic Book Movie Trivia panel, produced by IMDb and comiXology, at Comic-Con International. The panel will be moderated by Kevin Smith and will feature a panel of pop culture expert contestants including Fatman on Batman’s Marc Bernardin and Julie and Shawna Benson, writers of The CW’s The 100 and DC Comics’ Batgirl and the Birds of Prey. Col Needham, IMDb Founder and CEO, and comiXology CEO David Steinberger will judge the panel. The panel is scheduled for Thursday, July 20th from 5:30-6:30 PM in room 6A at The San Diego Convention Center. Full packs of All Star Trading Cards, including “Kevin Smith’s Heavy Hitters,” will be given out at the panel.

The Comic Book All Stars Series 3 collectible trading card set features the following cards:

Natasha Alterici
Gabriel Bá
Jordie Bellaire
Tamra Bonvillian
Paul Dini
Emil Ferris
Roxane Gay
Victoria Jamieson
Jock
Joëlle Jones
Victor LaValle
Sonny Liew
David Mack
Fábio Moon
Ryan North
Bryan Lee O’Malley
Eduardo Risso
Jeff Smith
Jenn St. Onge
Wendy and Richard Pini
Richard Starkings
Sana Takeda
Mariko Tamaki
Rick Remender
Jill Thompson
Magdalene Visaggio
Kevin Wada
Valiant High Daniel Kibblesmith and Derek Charm from comiXology Originals
Marley’s Ghost Shannon Wheeler, Josh O’Neil, and Gideon Kendall from comiXology Originals

Kevin Smith’s Heavy Hitters:

Laura Allred
Becky Cloonan
Geoff Johns
Jim Lee
Emma Ríos
Bruce Timm

Comic-Con International takes place in San Diego, California July 19th – 23rd at the San Diego Convention Center with comiXology exhibiting at booth #2547. ComiXology will be hosting eleven panels at this year’s convention and during every panel a limited supply of trading cards and Kindle Fire HD devices will be given out to lucky attendees.

Comic Book All Stars collectible trading cards were made popular with Comic Book All Stars Series 1, a set of 26 cards that were given away in July 2016 at Comic-Con International in San Diego and Series 2, a set of 31 cards were given away in October 2016 at New York Comic Con.

The Comic Book All Stars collectible trading cards will also be available at designated times during the convention at the comiXology booth #2547. The company will be announcing many creator card signings, the full list of panels, and card drops via comiXology’s social media and Tumblr closer to the convention.

Kick Off SDCC With The CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party

Kick-off Comic-Con with comics’ greatest creators at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by Image Comics and comiXology, with a special gallery display from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab!

The fun starts at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, at the Westgate Hotel, where CBLDF welcomes you to Comic-Con for a night of amazing creators, astonishing artwork, and outstanding exclusives! RSVP here now.

Meet Great Creators! Every year the greatest creators in comics drop in at the CBLDF Welcome Party. Dozens of creators are expected to stop by over the course of the night, with Marc Bernardin, Nick Dragotta, Brenden Fletcher, Sina Grace, Megan Hutchinson, Jock, Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen, Amy Reeder, Nicola Scott, Gail Simone, Joshua Williamson, and more already confirmed!

Get Amazing Gifts! The first hundred attendees will get an amazing gift bag, that includes a t-shirt courtesy of Image Comics, two surprise items courtesy of comiXology, and more!

Celebrate ComiXology’s 10th Anniversary! ComiXology is celebrating ten years! Join us in toasting the creators and readers who made this milestone happen, with a free drink ticket to the first hundred folks to arrive courtesy of comiXology!

Smell Awesome at the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab/Trading Post! Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab will be introducing F#@K — a censored scent, reminiscent of sugar crust with a hint of cherry meringue — which will only be available at the CBLDF Welcome Party. Also debuting that night: Neil Gaiman’s 15 Painted Cards From a Vampire Tarot, plus BPAL’s full series of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods fragrances. Proceeds from every sale at the CBLDF Welcome Party benefit CBLDF!

Get First Dibs on CBLDF Exclusives! CBLDF has an exclusive assortment of great items promoting intellectual freedom for Comic-Con attendees! We have all-new stickers, patches, and pins that you can get at the party!

Preview the Incredible Items in CBLDF’s Comic-Con Auction! Get a first look at the amazing original art up for grabs at Saturday’s CBLDF Comic-Con Auction, sponsored by IDW Publishing, Splash Page Comic Art, and the San Diego Comic Art gallery! Items include original art by Frank Miller, Charlie Adlard, John Cassaday, Jeff Lemire, Jock, Sean Philips, and many, many more!

Come support free speech and experience the best party at Comic-Con during the CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party, Thursday, July 20, at the Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101), from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.! This party is FREE for CBLDF Members. Non-members: Suggested $10 – $20 donation at the door, please. You can RSVP here now.

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

 

 

 

 

Battle Angel Alita Manga from Kodansha Comics and ComiXology Originals

Long after being out of print, Yukito Kishiro’s iconic and popular manga series Battle Angel Alita is available today for the first time in nearly a decade, with a stunning new translation of the first three volumes available exclusively as a digital release from Kodansha Comics via comiXology Originals. Kishiro’s post-apocalyptic science fiction story about an amnesiac cyborg named Alita has thrilled international audiences since it was originally published in 1990. James Cameron is currently producing a live-action adaptation of the acclaimed title.

The digital exclusive release of Battle Angel Alita volumes 1-3 is available today for free with a comiXology Unlimited membership, or for $10.99 per volume on comiXology or Kindle. Each volume is available in comiXology’s Guided View, allowing fans to cinematically read from panel-to-panel at their own pace. The entire series will be released as part of the comiXology Originals program this year, with Volumes 4-6 debuting in August and the concluding volumes 6-9 appearing in October.

Although the new translations of Battle Angel Alita are only available as digital editions for now, readers looking for print editions of the new versions can look forward to Kodansha Comics releasing premium hardcover Deluxe Editions starting November 2017.

Bringing exclusive comic content to comiXology and Kindle, the comiXology Originals lineup not only includes this release from Kodansha Comics, but also releases from BOOM! Studios, Valiant Entertainment, and the upcoming Marley’s Ghost by the legendary Harvey Kurtzman, currently available for pre-order. ComiXology Originals are digital only and exclusively available for comiXology and Kindle customers.

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.

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