Tag Archives: digital comics

Marvel and Panini Comics Team-Up to Offer Translated Marvel Collections

Marvel Entertainment has joined forces with Italian publisher, Panini Comics, to launch a vast library of digital Marvel collections and trades individually in French, German, and Italian.

Available on tablets, smartphones, and mobile devices, Panini will launch their translated Marvel trades across the world. The inaugural Marvel and Panini launch catalog will feature over one hundred Marvel collections which will include some of Marvel’s greatest titles like Civil War, Avengers, Ms. Marvel, Deadpool, and more!  Additional Marvel trades are planned to be added each month to offer an even more immersive deep-dive into the Marvel Universe.

Marvel digital trades, translated by Panini, are now available through comiXology, Amazon Kindle, Google Play Books, Apple iBooks, Kobo, and more.

civilwar_it_cover doctorstrangeanfangundende_de_cover jesuisspider-man_fr_cover

Preview: Charge #5


(W) Chris Jury, Dan Jury
(A) Adhitya Zulkarnaen, Pam Siega
$2.99, 56 pgs, Full Color, Mature Readers, Science Fiction/Thriller
Digital Comic

“Time for Plan B.” Exciting conclusion! Time runs out, and the final onslaught arrives from the future. Against vastly superior technology, can Jenson, Hobbs, Carter and Bing make it out alive? The survivors wage an epic battle for survival, coming to grips with their past… while our future hangs in the balance.

1975: trapped in a remote mountaintop research facility, scientists Jenson and Hobbs have made an amazing discovery. Just not the one they planned on. Now they must survive the night, and avoid being caught up in a future war between militarized corporations. And all before the machine’s next CHARGE. Dan Jury and Chris Jury craft a gripping story about the invention of time travel and the fight to survive it.


Preview: Edison Rex #18

Edison Rex #18

Story: Chris Roberson & Dennis Culver
Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Dennis Culver
Colorist: Stephen Downer
Letterer: John J. Hill
Price: $0.99
Pages: 16
Rating: 12+

Edison Rex thinks that he will be spending the rest of his life behind bars paying for his past crimes, and that someone else will have to protect the world. But he is about to discover that the world isn’t quite done with him yet.


Review: Slapstick #1

slapstickSteve Harmon was an average teenager who had an average job as your average clown, living in average New Jersey. But after being zapped by weird and mysterious extradimensional energy, Steve became Slapstick, a living, breathing cartoon! Now, after joining, and then quitting, Deadpool’s Mercs for Money, Slapstick is striking it out on his own terms! Sure he’s gotta move back in with his parents, but these new business ventures take time. And anyways, he gets to team-up with the Amazing Spider-Man in his first issue. That seems like he’s doing pretty well to me!

I didn’t read a lot of Slapstick when the character debuted in what feels like ages ago. He always rubbed me the wrong way in what I did read. It just wasn’t my thing. So, when Marvel announced a new series, I wasn’t too excited, but after reading this first issue, I’m actually somewhat impressed.

Slapstick #1 is out this Wednesday as a digital Marvel Infinite Comic and while my review copy didn’t completely recreate that experience I was able to make due a bit and come pretty close to it. Written by Reilly Brown and Fred Van Lente, Slapstick #1 is a violent Bugs Bunny meets superhero story that involves lots of blood, splatter, and creative ways to kill the bad guys. He’s a living cartoon… so duh as far as that. The comic is entertaining and if you can handle the over top nature of it all, it’s a fun adult Looney Tunes story.

036What’s also interesting is the comic throws Spider-Man into the straight guy role. Slapstick is so out there, Spider-Man can’t help but be rather dry and boring. It’s a different spin that’s interesting and different.

That cartoon meets “real world” is important and really plays into the story. It’s helped by Brown (who does double duties here) and Diego Olortegui. Beyond the cartoon nature of Slapstick that stands out, the digital aspect helps too. The way the panels roll out on each page really adds to the cartoon nature of it all. It helps enhance each “wham” and it plays much better as a digital comic with each panel transition than it might as a static page of a print comic. The comic really works well with what digital offers.

As I said, I wasn’t a fan going in, but by the time I finished, I actually want to read the next issue and see where it all goes. I still might not be the biggest Slapstick fan, but the story’s humor mixed with the advantage of digital makes it an interesting read and one to check out.

The Slapstick #1 Marvel Infinite Comic is out Wednesday, October 19.

Story: Reilly Brown and Fred Van Lente Art: Reilly Brown and Diego Olortegui
Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Batman ’66 Heads to the 70s to Meet Wonder Woman ’77

batman66-wonder-woman-cover-1_lr3Things are about to get a little groovier for the 1960s Batman comic book series! At New York Comic Con, DC announced the all-new Digital First title Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77.  Co-written by Batman ’66 veteran Jeff Parker and Wonder Woman ’77 writer Marc Andreyko, the best of the ‘60s and ‘70s will come together in this action-packed miniseries based on the classic Batman TV show starring Adam West and Burt Ward, and the fan-favorite Wonder Woman TV series starring Lynda Carter.

Also announced, the 12-chapter series will launch digitally November 23, releasing new chapters every other week, and will feature art from popular artists David Hahn and Karl Kesel and cover art by Michael Allred.

Following the November digital launch, the comic will later be offered as a six-issue print series with the first issue debuting in January 2017.

Here is the full solicitation information including a description of the first chapter:


What mysteries are hidden in the book Ra’s al Ghul just hired Catwoman to steal? And why does this caper lead Batman down memory lane—to his childhood fight against actual Nazis?! Witness his first encounter with one of the greatest heroes the world has ever known: Wonder Woman!

batman66meetswonderwoman77alexross_lr3Rated E for Everyone
Writers:  Jeff Parker and Marc Andreyko
Artists: David Hahn and Karl Kesel
Cover Artist: Michael Allred
Variant Cover: Alex Ross

Digital Chapters 

The first digital chapter will be available for download via the DC App, Readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus.

On sale November 23, 2016
US $0.99

Print Periodicals

The first print issue will be available everywhere comics are sold
On sale January 2017
US $3.99

Preview: Mr. Crypt and the Vampire Menace #2


(W) Troy Vevasis
(A) Aleksandar Jovic
$2.99, 24 pgs, Full Color, All Ages Horror
Digital Comic

Mr. Crypt finds himself in another dreadful situation as vampires have moved into town! Mr. Crypt and his new friend Godfrey must stop the evil blood-sucking menace before it’s too late (and he misses his bedtime!).

Mr. Crypt is an all-ages adventure that follows a lonely skeleton. His suit and fake mustache is the only thing that keeps angry villagers from chasing him around town. Joined by a pet rat that he discovers in an abandoned shack, Mr. Crypt does his best to be kind and optimistic in a town that fears and hates him.


ComicBlitz Adds IDW Publishing and Drops Their Pricing

idw-comicblitzComicBlitz continues to add comic publishers to their digital comics platform. It has been announced that IDW Publishing has joined with hundreds of comics and graphic novels will be rolling out over the next few months on the platform, starting today with over 125 issues of titles such as Transformers, GI Joe, Star Trek, My Little Pony, Dungeons & Dragons, Locke & Key, The Crow, Angel, Judge Dredd and more. Upcoming titles include 30 Days of Night, Jem and The Holograms, Angry Birds, Skylanders, Samurai Jack, The Maxx, Danger Girl, and even more from the initial wave of titles.

ComicBlitz is an “all you can read” digital service, but unlike some others, there isn’t a rotation of what’s available.

Also with the addition of IDW, ComicBlitz has announced that they have lowered their prices with two tiers. The platform has a new lower Unlimited Plan from $9.99 to $7.99 per month for a limited time.  For the price of 2 comics, users now have unlimited access to over 4,500 comics and graphic novels at their fingertips.

In addition, ComicBlitz has added an all-new Basic Plan, a low cost entry point for new users!  For the price of one new comic, at just $3.99/mo, users have unlimited access to any ten comics of their choosing, as well as access to features like offline reading, bookshelf usage, rating, reviewing, and social media sharing.

Preview: Scrimshaw #1

Scrimshaw #1

Written by: Eric Borden
Art by: Dave Mims
Pencils: Dave Mims
Inks: Dave Mims
Colored by: Dave Mims
Lettered by: Spike O’Laochdha

Captain Hans Tanaka and his mutant valet, Saigo head into town for some drinks and to bid on a piece of stolen property. When the company it was stolen from wants its property back, Hans, Saigo, and the rest of the crew find themselves on the run from the powerful Tanto corporation.


Preview: Croak #2


(W) Cody Andrew Sousa
(A) Francesco Iaquinta, Chris O’Halloran
$2.99, 24 pgs, Full Color, Mature Readers, Horror
Digital Comic

Blood has been spilled and they are no longer alone. The trio of Aubrey, Nick, and Tim quickly learn that with every step, the creatures lurking within the trees grow in numbers. Surrounded, they’ll do what they must to survive – no matter how unspeakable.

The woods have always been a home of nightmarish horror.  A group of friends will quickly discover this as their deepest darkest fears come to life.


ComiXology Debuts Original Comic Line

ComiXology has announced comiXology Originals, a new program featuring exclusive comic content on comiXology and Kindle. The comiXology Originals debut lineup includes titles from BOOM! Studios, Valiant Entertainment and the legendary Harvey Kurtzman all available for pre-order today. ComiXology Originals titles will be digital only and exclusively available for comiXology and Kindle customers.

ComiXology Originals offers a host of diverse comic book content – debut titles include:

Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular from BOOM! Studios with three all-new original Marshall Lee stories set in BOOM! Studios’ bestselling continuation of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time TV show. The first story features New York Times bestselling writer Mariko Tamaki with artist Audrey Mok, followed by stories teaming up writer Melanie Gillman with artist Trungles and writer S.M. Vidaurri with artist Asia Kendrick-Horton — all found behind a fully painted cover by Fabio Moon. This digital only exclusive is available for pre-order today on comiXology and Kindle for $3.99.


Valiant High from Valiant Entertainment is a hilarious reimagining of Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe by writer Daniel Kibblesmith, artist Derek Charm with a first issue cover by David Lafuente! Before they became the world’s most formidable heroes, they were roaming the halls at a super-powered preparatory academy where Aric “X-O Manowar” Dacia is a record-setting running back, Colin “Ninjak” King is a debonair foreign exchange student, and Coach Bloodshot is way too into dodgeball! Now… Faith “Zephyr” Herbert is about to discover it all for the first time as the newest girl in school! Issue #1 (of 4) of this digital only exclusive is available for pre-order today on comiXology and Kindle for $3.99.


Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost will see The New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, illustrator Gideon Kendall and editor Josh O’Neill expand and complete Kurtzman’s first attempt at the graphic novel form courtesy of the Estate of Harvey Kurtzman and packagers Kitchen, Lind & Associates. Never completed until now, in the 1950s Kurtzman attempted to adapt the Marley’s ghost section of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with over 70 pages of breakdowns. The completed work will be a 100+ page digital only exclusive graphic novel and is available for pre-order today for $9.99. on comiXology and Kindle with a winter 2017 release date.


« Older Entries