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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What are you excited for?

Around the Tubes

Galleycat – John Leguizamo Inks Deal For ‘Ghetto Klown’ Graphic Novel – Interesting.

The Beat – iVerse to relaunch ComicsPLUS in November with uView, import and more – Hmmm.

Comic Vine – Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack to be Released on Cassette – Who remembers cassettes?

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Fantastic Four #11

CBR – In Real Life

CBR – Ms. Marvel #9

CBR – Sparks Nevada #0

Valiant Comes to iVerse’s ComicsPlus with Complete Digital Comics Library

VALIANT_logoiVerse Media has announced they have teamed with comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment to bring Valiant’s complete library of modern and classic content – including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman, Rai, and many more – to iVerse’s ComicsPlus app and affiliated platforms. Effective immediately, iVerse will offer Valiant’s monthly comics titles day-and-date via the ComicsPlus app, and will soon host Valiant’s complete catalog of comics and collections.

To launch their newly announced partnership, iVerse is also now offering each of Valiant’s best-selling #1 issues for free on the ComicsPlus app throughout the month of August. Visit Valiant’s publisher page here for more information.

Valiant is the latest publisher to join the rapidly expanding offerings of the ComicsPlus app from iVerse Media.

ComicsPlus_Logo_2012In addition to the ComicsPlus app and website, Valiant’s titles will be made available to librarians and their patrons everywhere via the ComicsPlus: Library Edition app, which makes thousands of high-quality titles accessible to school and library patrons on any device, anywhere, and at any time.

Valiant titles are available now on the ComicsPlus iOS and Android apps, and via their website comicsplusapp.com.

Marketing Monday: Top Comic Apps

It’s Marketing Monday here at Graphic Policy and we’re still tracking various comic apps, how they rank up against each other, and the general app population.

For this report, I felt it best to focus on Wednesday of the previous week, since that should be the busiest day of the week for apps since its new comic day. This report also focuses on the ranks in the United States. I’ll eventually look at the entire week down the road and expand the location. I also wanted to look at the gross income for the apps, so apps included are those where you’d purchase books. So apps like comiXology’s offerings would be included, but Marvel’s AR app isn’t.

This is the fourth week since comiXology removed the ability to make purchases directly through the iOS device as well as use Google’s function.

While comiXology has dropped in in its downloads, and Marvel and DC increased in their rankings in the iOS book category, their overall rank in applications haven’t increased to anywhere near where comiXology was. ComiXology’s possible loss hasn’t translated to massive gains by others.

Over time, it’ll be interesting to see if comiXology moves up in rank for Amazon as the company comes in more under their fold.

iOS

ios 5.28.14

Google

google 5.28.14

Amazon

amazon 5.28.14

For these next two stats, I looked at their download ranks for the iPhone and iPad based on their book rank.

iOS iPhone

iphone 5.28.14

iOS iPad

ipad 5.28.14

And that wraps up this week’s breakdown. I’m still thinking through a good name for this feature, so if you have suggestions, let me know!

Marketing Monday: Top Comic Apps

It’s Marketing Monday here at Graphic Policy and we’re still tracking various comic apps, how they rank up against each other, and the general app population.

For this report, I felt it best to focus on Wednesday of the previous week, since that should be the busiest day of the week for apps since its new comic day. This report also focuses on the ranks in the United States. I’ll eventually look at the entire week down the road and expand the location. I also wanted to look at the gross income for the apps, so apps included are those where you’d purchase books. So apps like comiXology’s offerings would be included, but Marvel’s AR app isn’t.

This is the third week since comiXology removed the ability to make purchases directly through the iOS device as well as use Google’s function. We see the app slipping in the iPhone “books category,” but still remains the top app in comics for Google, though Marvel moves up to first as well in gross.

While comiXology has dropped in in its downloads, and Marvel and DC increased in their rankings in the iOS book category, their overall rank in applications haven’t increased to anywhere near where comiXology was. ComiXology’s possible loss hasn’t translated to massive gains by others.

Also of note, DC Comics moved past Marvel to first place in iPad gross for the week. This is the second time this has happened, and both have coincided with big releases for DC. This past week, it was Forever Evil #7.

Over time, it’ll be interesting to see if comiXology moves up in rank for Amazon as the company comes in more under their fold.

iOS

ios 5.21.14

Google

google 5.21.14

Amazon

amazon 5.21.14

For these next two stats, I looked at their download ranks for the iPhone and iPad based on their book rank.

iOS iPhone

iphone 5.21.14

iOS iPad

ipad 5.21.14

And that wraps up this week’s breakdown. I’m still thinking through a good name for this feature, so if you have suggestions, let me know!

Marketing Monday: Top Comic Apps

It’s Marketing Monday here at Graphic Policy and we’re still tracking various comic apps, how they rank up against each other, and the general app population.

For this report, I felt it best to focus on Wednesday of the previous week, since that should be the busiest day of the week for apps since its new comic day. This report also focuses on the ranks in the United States. I’ll eventually look at the entire week down the road and expand the location. I also wanted to look at the gross income for the apps, so apps included are those where you’d purchase books. So apps like comiXology’s offerings would be included, but Marvel’s AR app isn’t.

This is the second week since comiXology removed the ability to make purchases directly through the iOS device as well as use Google’s function. We see the app slipping in the iPhone “books category,” but still remains the top app in comics for Google, though Marvel moves up to first as well in gross.

Since last week, comiXology has slipped a bit in its books ranking, but has generally leveled off, same with Marvel and their ranking as well.

Over time, it’ll be interesting to see if comiXology moves up in rank for Amazon as the company comes in more under their fold.

iOS

iOS 5.14.14

Google

google 5.14.14

Amazon

amazon 5.14.14

For these next two stats, I looked at their download ranks for the iPhone and iPad based on their book rank.

iOS iPhone

iphone 5.14.14

iOS iPad

ipad 5.14.14

And that wraps up this week’s breakdown. I’m still thinking through a good name for this feature, so if you have suggestions, let me know!

Marketing Monday: Top Comic Apps

It’s Marketing Monday here at Graphic Policy and we’re still tracking various comic apps, how they rank up against each other, and the general app population.

For this report, I felt it best to focus on Wednesday of the previous week, since that should be the busiest day of the week for apps since its new comic day. This report also focuses on the ranks in the United States. I’ll eventually look at the entire week down the road and expand the location. I also wanted to look at the gross income for the apps, so apps included are those where you’d purchase books. So apps like comiXology’s offerings would be included, but Marvel’s AR app isn’t.

This is the second week since comiXology removed the ability to make purchases directly through the iOS device as well as use Google’s function. We see the app slipping in the iPhone “books category,” but still remains the top app in comics for Google, though Marvel moves up to first as well in gross.

This is also the second week we look at the app’s activity and comiXology has slipped a little since the previous week, now ranking between 10th and 20th for that ranking. Marvel has moved up in the same rank, moving in the opposite direction from 20th to the lower teens.

Over time, it’ll be interesting to see if comiXology moves up in rank for Amazon as the company comes in more under their fold.

iOS

ios 5.11.14

Google

google 5.11.14

Amazon

amazon 5.11.14

For these next two stats, I looked at their download ranks for the iPhone and iPad based on their book rank.

iOS iPhone

ios iphone 5.11.14

iOS iPad

ios ipad 5.11.14

And that wraps up this week’s breakdown. I’m still thinking through a good name for this feature, so if you have suggestions, let me know!

Marketing Monday: Top Comic Apps

It’s Marketing Monday here at Graphic Policy and we’re still tracking various comic apps, how they rank up against each other, and the general app population.

For this report, I felt it best to focus on Wednesday of the previous week, since that should be the busiest day of the week for apps since its new comic day. This report also focuses on the ranks in the United States. I’ll eventually look at the entire week down the road and expand the location. I also wanted to look at the gross income for the apps, so apps included are those where you’d purchase books. So apps like comiXology’s offerings would be included, but Marvel’s AR app isn’t.

This is the first report since comiXology pulled the ability to purchase comics directly on the iOS app, and removed the ability to pay through Google Play. That app is still included in our iOS report, but like Marvel Unlimited, it’s not ranked by gross like the rest of the apps.

I’ve also included a second ranking by day of downloads on iOS. If there’s massive issues with comiXology’s plan, we’ll see it’s download rank drop over time, we don’t see that this past week, but individuals were forced to update the app, so those numbers could be skewed a bit. We’ll see how it plays out.

What we do know is the Google rank has not been impacted much in ranking, if at all. The app is still number 1 for comics, and it only slipped a little for all apps and the overall ranking.

iOS

ios 5.5.14

Google

google 5.5.14

Amazon

amazon 5.5.14

For these next two stats, I looked at their download ranks for the iPhone and iPad based on their book rank. We see, even after comiXology’s change, they’re still dominating in this category, indicating most likely solid health post changes.

iOS iPhone

ios iphone 5.5.14

iOS iPad

ios ipad 5.5.14

And that wraps up this week’s breakdown. I’m still thinking through a good name for this feature, so if you have suggestions, let me know!

Marketing Monday: Top Comic Apps

It’s Marketing Monday here at Graphic Policy and we’re still tracking various comic apps, how they rank up against each other, and the general app population.

For this report, I felt it best to focus on Wednesday of the previous week, since that should be the busiest day of the week for apps since its new comic day. This report also focuses on the ranks in the United States. I’ll eventually look at the entire week down the road and expand the location. I also wanted to look at the gross income for the apps, so apps included are those where you’d purchase books. So apps like comiXology’s offerings would be included, but Marvel’s AR app isn’t. Marvel Unlimited is included on the list too, though isn’t measured by revenue like the rest of the apps. I’ve also separated the apps based on their platform as best I could.

Most apps are on the iOS platform, which isn’t surprising at all. The Comics app by comiXology is the juggernaut in every category. This week saw the various rankings increase and decrease with no rhyme or reason. With the major changes announced by comiXology this past weekend, I expect the ranking for it to tumble starting in the next report.

iOS

ios 4.23.14

Google

google 4.23.14

Amazon

amazon 4.23.14

And that wraps up this week’s breakdown. I’m still thinking through a good name for this feature, so if you have suggestions, let me know!

Marketing Monday: Top Comic Apps

It’s Marketing Monday here at Graphic Policy and we’re still tracking various comic apps, how they rank up against each other, and the general app population.

For this report, I felt it best to focus on Wednesday of the previous week, since that should be the busiest day of the week for apps since its new comic day. This report also focuses on the ranks in the United States. I’ll eventually look at the entire week down the road and expand the location. I also wanted to look at the gross income for the apps, so apps included are those where you’d purchase books. So apps like comiXology’s offerings would be included, but Marvel’s AR app isn’t. Marvel Unlimited is included on the list too, though isn’t measured by revenue like the rest of the apps. I’ve also separated the apps based on their platform as best I could.

Most apps are on the iOS platform, which isn’t surprising at all. The Comics app by comiXology is the juggernaut in every category. This week saw the various rankings increase and decrease with no rhyme or reason. It’ll be interesting to see how comiXology’s rank might change on Amazon over time with the announced purchase by the tech company. There’s also been some comings and goings for apps since last week as well.

iOS

ios 4.16.14

Google

google 4.16.14

Amazon

amazon 4.16.14

And that wraps up this week’s breakdown. I’m still thinking through a good name for this feature, so if you have suggestions, let me know!

Marketing Monday: Top Comic Apps

It’s Marketing Monday here at Graphic Policy and we’re still tracking various comic apps, how they rank up against each other, and the general app population.

For this report, I felt it best to focus on Wednesday of the previous week, since that should be the busiest day of the week for apps since its new comic day. This report also focuses on the ranks in the United States. I’ll eventually look at the entire week down the road and expand the location. I also wanted to look at the gross income for the apps, so apps included are those where you’d purchase books. So apps like comiXology’s offerings would be included, but Marvel’s AR app isn’t. Marvel Unlimited is included on the list too, though isn’t measured by revenue like the rest of the apps. I’ve also separated the apps based on their platform as best I could.

Most apps are on the iOS platform, which isn’t surprising at all. The Comics app by comiXology is the juggernaut in every category. This week saw the various rankings increase and decrease with no rhyme or reason. It’ll be interesting to see how comiXology’s rank might change on Amazon over time with the announced purchase by the tech company.

iOS

ios 4.9.14

Google

google 4.9.14

Amazon

amazon 4.9.14

And that wraps up this week’s breakdown. I’m still thinking through a good name for this feature, so if you have suggestions, let me know!

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