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David Steinberger Leaves comiXology for a New Amazon-wide Initiative


ComiXology CEO and co-founder David Steinberger announced he’d be leaving the digital comic platform for a “new Amazon-wide initiative”. ComiXology was purchased by Amazon in 2014.

Steinberger will continue to advise comiXology with Tom Ashley and Jeff DiBartolomeo taking over and managing the team.

Steinberger Tweeted:

It’s been a few big weeks, and I have personal news: I’ve been asked if I’d like to lead a new Amazon-wide initiative that is too good an opportunity to not take. It was a tough decision, but I’m ready for a new entrepreneurial challenge. I will love comics forever and I will continue to be an Advisor to @Comixology. Two long-term Comixology leaders, Tom Ashley and Jeff DiBartolomeo, will be managing the team moving forward. Tom and Jeff have been by my side for 9 years, and I can’t wait to see them execute their ideas for Comixology.

I’m extremely confident in Jeff and Tom, the rest of the Comixology leadership team, and the many passionate, comics-loving employees that strive day-in & day-out to make everyone on the planet lifelong fans. To all Comixologists: I’ve learned so much from you. Thank you.

can’t leave this thread without thanking the creators, publishers, and fans — many of whom are also dear friends — that make what we do possible. There are too many to thank personally here, but without you there is no Comixology, so: thank you.

For me, it’s been an amazing 15 years. It’s hard to leave the company I helped start with @johnnystorm0 & Peter, and still love, but I’m excited for the opportunity to explore another passion in my new role. My congratulations to Tom and Jeff! The best is still ahead.

David Steinberger is Elected to the Board of Directors of the CBLDF


David Steinberger has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF). Steinberger is the co-founder and CEO of comiXology, an Amazon Company. Steinberger will serve alongside other current officers: President Christina Merkler; Vice President Chris Powell; Treasurer Ted Adams; and Secretary Dale Cendali. CBLDF’s at-large directors are Jeff Abraham, Jennifer L. Holm, Reginald Hudlin, Katherine Keller, Paul Levitz, and Gene Luen Yang. CBLDF’s Board of Directors oversees CBLDF’s mission protecting, preserving, and promoting the freedom to read comics.

For more than thirty years, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has protected the First Amendment rights of comics field and developed powerful education efforts in the service of the community. CBLDF has supported a wide range of cases in 2019, including successfully protecting the graphic novel Fun Home in New Jersey and providing legal support to retailers, educators, and creators. The organization’s resources support understanding and protection of First Amendment rights, most recently with Be Heard!, a comic book for students to help them understand their protest rights and the upcoming retailer handbook Selling Comics.

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It’s a new day, did you listen to our awesome episode of Graphic Policy Radio last night? No? Well you missed out!

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The ComiChron – Flags waving: Justice League of America #1 sets new high marksAmerica!

ICv2 – Warners Loses One in Supes Fight Luther!

Bleeding Cool – French Creator Unions Reach A Deal Over Digital Rights Interesting stuff.

The New York Times – Miles to Go Before He Sings I now have a mission. We will get him to sing.

Bleeding Cool – Nike’s Iron Man Air Force 1 Sneakers Kind of want?


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CBR – Dial H #10

The Beat – Relish

The Beat – Shadowman #5

ComiXology: iTune’s #3 Top-Grossing iPad App of 2012

ComiXology is ending the year strong with a slew of announcements we’ll be covering. The first of which is the Comics by comiXology iOS app charted as iTunes’ #3 Top Grossing iPad App of 2012 and is the only app repeated in the top ten in both 2011 and 2012, showing remarkable power in the fickle world of apps by moving from #10 to #3.

ComiXology also revealed that they have served over 2 billion pages of comics since the inception of the platform just three short years ago.

David Steinberger, comiXology co-founder and CEO had to say:

We started comiXology because we believe that – with a great digital experience – graphic novels and comic books will be much more widely enjoyed. Actually climbing the top ten year-over-year – and the only app to do that, no less – speaks volumes to the quality of work both the comiXology team and our amazing publishers and creators have done this year. We’re not anywhere near done yet but we’re clearly off to a good start.

ComiXology co-founder John D. Roberts said:

This is a spectacular way to end what has been a spectacular year. It’s clear that people want to buy where they want and read what they want, and only comiXology delivers this amount of amazing content with a consistent shopping and amazing reading experience on every major platform.

2012 marked a year of records for comiXology, including both the 50 millionth and 100 millionth downloaded comic from comiXology, and many additions to the comiXology store, including many graphic novels and collections, from literary fiction to biographies, science and superheroes. It also marked the addition of Windows 8 to the buy once, read anywhere platform.

ComiXology’s top ranking digital comics platform has over 30,000 comics and graphic novels to read from over 75 of today’s hottest publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics anywhere. ComiXology’s availability on the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web makes it the best digital comics platform for newly interested, current and lapsed comic and graphic novel fans.

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The weekend is almost here!  Yay!  My plan is to catch up on writing reviews, what about you?  While you decide on that, here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

Spinoff Online – Universal Chief Unloads on Wolfman, Cowboys & AliensSome honesty here.

ICv2 – Comics in Turnaround?I remain skeptical for the direct market.

Gizmodo – Exclusive: All Marvel Digital Comics Will Be Available Same Day as PrintKind of shocked this didn’t happen sooner.

Screenrant – Interview: comiXology CEO David Steinberger on Digital Comics, Pricing, & The New 52A pretty decent interview.  Worth the read.

Comics Alliance – ‘Real-Life Superhero’ Phoenix Jones Loses Job, Prohibited from Working with ChildrenForget bad guys going after your family, the first issue is keeping your job.

Kotaku – Should You Buy Batman: Arkham City’s Nightwing Bundle Pack? No. – The first weakness in Batman’s pretty damn strong armor.

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CBR – Action Comics #3

CBR – Fear Itself #7.1

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 11/2/11

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It’s Saturday, and I’m likely sleeping off a fun week as this gets posted.  There’s a lot here for you to peruse.  Hope you enjoy!

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Comicvine – The Deadpool Movie Finally Gets A DirectorCan’t wait for this movie.  Hopefully the plot is good.

Comics Alliance – The Village Voice to Pay Comics Issue Contributors After AllAt least someone in the newspaper industry is getting paid.

Geeks of Doom – 2011 Eisner Nominations AnnouncedCongrats to all the nominees.

ICv2 – Comics Decline Again in MarchA bit more alarming take on comic sales.

Arts Beat – Graphic Books Best Sellers: The Return of ‘The Witching Hour’The New York Times releases their weekly list of best sellers.

The Comic Chronicles – Price rollbacks visible as March 2011 comics sales slip slightlySome of the best coverage of the comic book market sales out there.

WonderCon Coverage:

Comicvine – WonderCon 2011: Captain America: Super Soldier Interview

Comicvine – WonderCon 2011: Wrap-Up

Comicvine – WonderCon 2011: David Steinberger, CEO comiXology

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Pulp Fiction Reviews – Hexen Hammers

Good Comic Books – Joe the Barbarian

Books and other thoughts – Stormbreaker