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The weekend is almost here! What geeky things are you all up to? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that and wait for the weekend to begin, here’s some geeky news from around the web.

Kotaku – Fortnite Removed From Apple And Google Stores, Epic Taking Both Companies To Court – This court decision has the potential for a massive impact at Apple and beyond. Imagine what digital comic apps could do if they no longer had to use Apple’s pay system.

CBR – AMC Announces 15-Cent Tickets to Celebrate Reopening, 100-Year Anniversary – That’s a deal to also catch COVID!

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The weekend is almost here! What geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for the week day to end and the weekend begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – Sources: Google Is Planning A Game Platform That Could Take On Xbox And PlayStation – Interesting. Very interesting.

CBR – DC Delays Justice League Odyssey Debut by Nearly Two Months – Grrrrr.

 

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It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for this week? We’ve got reviews (and of course previews) to help you decide.

Here’s some news from around the web that you can check out while you decide what you’re going to get this week.

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CBR – Superheroes soar into New-York Historical Society – This is pretty cool!

Comichron – July 2015 comics sales estimates online: Archie #1 tops 100k copies – Some good sales data for those that are interested!

GamePolitics – Google, Facebook, and Twitter fight the MPAA in court – Seriously MPAA!?

Marvel Takes on Google to Find Age of Ultron Leaker

Last Tuesday was supposed to be Marvel‘s big debut of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. As expected, things didn’t go to plan, and the trailer was released ahead of time by a leaker. At first Disney and Marvel sent out take down notices, but soon they relented and an official version was released. Marvel even made a joke about it.

Much like their S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel has decided to eradicate their Hydra leaker, and are doing so in the court of law. This Tuesday Marvel asked a judge for a subpoena to find out the identity of the individual behind it. The subpoena to Google was granted by a California judge.

The case is a search for user “John Gazelle” who uploaded a version of the trailer to Google Drive. The court order is for Google to turn over the IP address of the individual as well as IP addresses associated with the person’s Google+ and Youtube accounts.

Google will have to appear in court on November 18 with the information.This isn’t the first time a leak involving a Marvel movie has resulted in some action in court. X-Men Origins: Wolverine which is based on a Marvel comic, but released by Fox resulted in jail time.(via The Verge)

Madefire Heads to TV on Google’s Nexus Player

Madefire_M_logo_stack_blackMadefire has announced that its comic book Android app is one of an exclusive set of apps that Google will deliver as part of the newest streaming device for TV – Nexus Player.

This gives readers and viewers the ability to interact with Madefire’s digital storytelling experience on TV.

Madefire is also the first app from the comics/reading category offered via Nexus Player. Madefire’s Motion Books are suited to the big screen, with a combination of art, sound and interactivity that expands the possibilities of digital storytelling.

Google’s Nexus Player allows the Android experience to come to home entertainment centers through apps, services and content accessible through televisions.

This isn’t the first way for digital comics to come to television screens. There’s many options available including streaming technology, television web browsers, and syncing televisions with computers. It’ll be interesting to see how the comics look as televisions provide a reading surface much larger than the available computers, tablets, and phones.

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ibitxVMZ0X6WF0It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? Here’s some news you might have missed in our morning roundup.

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Kotaku – Spider-Man Appeared on Japanese Television Tonight. Chaos Ensued. – We need to watch more Japanese television.

TechCrunch – Google Accused Of Denying AdSense Payouts In Fishy Class Action Lawsuit – Can I just get the $20 I’m owed?

Kotaku – Company Sued For Making ‘Magic Clone’ Says They’re Being Bullied – Well, when I played the game, I know what I first thought.

 

Join the Graphic Policy Google+ Comics Community!

There’s now a new way to consume Graphic Policy and all the latest news and reviews, on Google+. With the recent launch of communities, we’ve decided to take this opportunity to launch a new community, where fans of comic books and graphic novels can chat and discuss their fandom.

We’re also looking to push the envelope with chats and discussions where folks can participate in the discussion. So, please join and share your own thoughts, opinions, reviews and news you find interesting! Lets see what fun and creative things we can do with this new tool!

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Google Has a Stormtrooper Guarding Their Facility

At Google‘s North Carolina data center, there is a model of a Stormtrooper guarding the computers, a new peek inside the facility revealed. Lets just hope there’s no need to repel Rebel forces with an exchange of blaster fire, who knows what would be hit.

It’d also appear they have a small R2 unit running around as well. I think this is just more evidence Google really has gone to the Dark Side. Unfortunate for a company whose motto used to be “Don’t be evil.”

Muslim Green Lantern Hot on Yahoo, Not on Google

It’s interesting to see what hits mainstream and what doesn’t when it comes to comic books and earlier today “Muslim Green Lantern” was burning up the trending charts on Yahoo, reaching the sixth spot in most popular stories.

But, looking at Google, that popularity didn’t translate. Here’s a graph of searches for the term Green Lantern over the past 30 days. I used the general term “Green Lantern” because “Muslim Green Lantern” and “Arab Green Lantern” returned no activity.

Maybe we can just chalk this up to a slow news day on Yahoo?

How Does the Avengers vs. X-Men Buzz Compare to DC New 52?

Recently as we’ve gotten closer to the event, the traffic being driven to our site surrounding Marvel‘s upcoming event Avengers vs. X-Men has been increasing.  Exploding is really the better term.  But, this got me to think, how does the buzz around this mega event compare to DC’s relaunch?  I decided to hit the tubes to find the answer.

I decided to seek out the wisdom of the Google to see how various terms were doing during their time periods.  In this case the below is the amount of searches for “DC 52” vs. “DC Reboot” vs. “Avengers vs X-Men”.

You can see from the graph that all three caused buzz, but the sudden spike and growth with “Avengers vs X-Men” doesn’t compare to the sudden interest in DC’s relaunch.  It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out and whether searches can shed a clue if online buzz equals offline sales.

 

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