Business Insider via The Beat has the news that Substsack is expanding its pay newsletter model to comics with Nick Spencer leading the project. Substack is a newsletter service where individuals pay to be on lists and receive messages.
The plan would move into the comic space with and Substack is already experimenting with fiction authors. According to The Beat‘s reporting, the plan is to pay prominent writers a substantial upfront and take the majority of the subscription fees. The platform would take a 10% cut after a year.
Substack has had a lot of issues being charged with enabling bigotry. It has become a haven for alt-right individuals and alt-right adjacent regressive attitudes. Any comic creator who takes part in this will likely be pressed on the controversy.
The concept is nothing new and sounds not too different than Patreon or some webcomic platforms. There individuals pay for updates or to get comics in small chunks. Numerous platforms have experimented with “micro” comics with only a few breaking through with a scalable model.
We’ll have updates when the news is officially announced.
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Marcelo Ferreira (CA) Mark Bagley 40 PGS./Rated T+ In Shops: Jun 02, 2021 SRP: $4.99
• In the wake of KING’S RANSOM, Spidey’s journey takes a BIG turn. • The revelation of GIANT-SIZE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: KING’S RANSOM was huge, but you don’t understand half of what it actually means. • But you should know that the Chameleon is making his biggest play ever as THE CHAMELEON CONSPIRACY begins here!
Written by: Nick Spencer, Michel Fiffe, Jesse J. Holland Art by: Michel Fiffe, Laura Braga, Christian Ward
Five more incredible tales of the Man of Steel, told in an art style that pays tribute to his primary colors. In this issue we take visits to both Smallville and the Fortress of Solitude. We look at an object that was important to Superman on his trip to Earth, and we see the lasting impact that has on those around him. Plus, punching! Someone has to take down the electro-mechano-organic intelligence they call Kilg%re, but even he’s nothing compared to the massive monster waiting in the farthest reaches of space.
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Roge Antonia (CA) Mark Bagley Rated T+ In Shops: May 12, 2021 SRP: $5.99
• Everything comes down to this! • Kingpin’s quest that violates all natural law! • Tombstone and Robbie Robertson’s years’ old enmity! • Randy Robertson and Beetle’s timeless love! • Boomerang’s scheme! • Spider-Man’s whole status quo!
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Federico Vicentini (CA) Mark Bagley Rated T+ In Shops: May 05, 2021 SRP: $3.99
• It is ALL OUT WAR! • All the super crime lords of the Marvel U are competing at the whims of Mayor Wilson Fisk! • Their task? Get the Tablets of Life & Destiny and Death & Entropy. • Also, KILL BOOMERANG! • Spider-Man, Randy and Robbie Robertson are caught in the cross-fire!
Eaglemoss Hero Collector might be known for collectibles like Star Trek ships to WWE figurines. But it’s one of their cooler items (in my opinion) getting the spotlight. The company has revealed a variant by Felipe Massafera of Amazing Spider-Man #65, available now on their site.
On the cover, Massafera captures “Kingpin” Wilson Fisk doing what he does best, manipulating those around him like pieces on a chessboard to achieve his nefarious ends. The cover is a nod to Eaglemoss’ Marvel Chess Set.
Written by Nick Spencer with interior art by Federico Vicentini, the issue itself presents Part Three of “King’s Ransom“, in which it’s all out war among the super crime lords of the Marvel U competing at the whims of Mayor Fisk. Their task? Get the Tablets of Life & Destiny and Death & Entropy. Oh, and kill Boomerang – with Spider-Man, along with Randy and Robbie Robertson, caught in the crossfire!
This July, an all-out war between two of Spider-Man’s greatest villains and their own Sinister Sextets erupts in “SINISTER WAR“! Exploding out of Nick Spencer’s pulse-pounding run on Amazing Spider-Man, this all-new series pits Doctor Octopus’s Sinister Six against Vulture’s Savage Six in a war that puts all of New York City in the crossfire. These deadly groups of foes are out for blood: Spider-Man’s and each other’s! With art by Mark Bagley, “Sinister War” will be the latest epic in Spencer’s transformative work on the Spider-Man mythos, packed with even more surprising developments including the grand return of Doctor Octopus!
Don’t miss this epic Spider-Man story guaranteed to shock readers everywhere when Sinister War #1 hits stands on July 14th!
SINISTER WAR #1 (OF 4)
Written by NICK SPENCER Art by MARK BAGLEY Cover by BRIAN HITCH Wraparound Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY On Sale 7/14!
DOCTOR OCTOPUS IS BACK! AND THE SINISTER WAR HAS BEGUN!
Ock’s got a new Sinister Six and if you think he’s thought big in the past, think again. What Ock DOESN’T know is that the VULTURE has a sextet of his own: THE SAVAGE SIX! It’s an all-out WAR between two of the greatest villains in the Marvel Universe, and the only person they hate more than each other is SPIDER-MAN! Spidey’s in deep trouble with the toughest battle that he’s ever faced. Nick Spencer and Mark Bagley team up for this epic Spider-Man story guaranteed to shock readers everywhere!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #71
Written by NICK SPENCER Art by FEDERICO VICENTINI Cover by MARK BAGLEY SINISTER WAR CONTINUES! On Sale 7/21!
Two of the most deadly villain teams are fighting both Spidey and each other, but what is Kindred’s role in all this?