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Superman: Action Comics Vol. 5 The House of Kent

It was new comic book day yesterday! What did you all get? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and a review from around the web.

Kotaku – Report: Twitch Is Hacked And Its Source Code Is In The Wild [Update] – Wow!

Kotaku – Only Three Percent Of Twitch’s Top-Earning Streamers Are Women, Apparently – A lot of potentially interesting things coming out of this hack.

Deadline – ‘Moon Lake’: Heavy Metal Developing TV Adaptation Of Dan Fogler Graphic Novel Series, ‘Rick And Morty’ Studio Bardel Entertainment To Animate & Co-Produce – Any comics not being adapted?

ICv2 – The Harvey Awards Will Induct Five into its Hall of Fame – Congrats to all!

SKTCHD – Penguin Random House Swings and Misses in Week One at Marvel – Looks like the grass isn’t greener.

Review

Collected Editions – Superman: Action Comics Vol. 5: The House of Kent

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It’s a new week and we have lots coming at you including exclusive interviews and more! So, get ready! We’re kicking it off with news and reviews from around the web you might have missed.

ICv2 – Kirby and Sinnott’s ‘Fantastic Four #86’ Original Cover Art Goes For $480,000 – Outbid again!

The Mary Sue – Things We Saw Today: WandaVision, The Mandalorian Win at the Creative Arts Emmys – Congrats!

Kotaku – Twitch Sues ‘Hate Raid’ Organizers – This is… good and unexpected.

Kotaku – Holy Batman, There Are So Many Marvel Games Now – Yes, yes there are.

Reviews

Talking Comics – The Last Session #1
Collected Editions – Secret Six Vol. 1: Friends in Low Places

Fantastic Four #86

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Spawn #309 3rd Printing

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you all get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Comichron – Venom, X of Swords, Thor lead September Diamond comics sales; Spawn fourth; market shares resume – For those that enjoy the race.

Kotaku – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Streams On Twitch With Hasan Piker And Pokimane, Draws Over 430,000 Viewers – This is the future of politics. And that’s not a bad thing.

Reviews

Geek Dad – Catwoman #26
Collected Editions – Deathstroke: R.I.P.
Comic Attack – Scarenthood #1
Laughing Place – Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #6
Monkeys Fighting Robots – You Look Like Death: Tales of the Umbrella Academy #2

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Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious #1

It’s the first new comic book day of the week! What are you all looking to get? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Salon – “We in America have actual fascists marching in the streets”: Ed Brubaker on releasing art right now – Well worth the read.

Sequart Organization – Panther’s Range: The History of the Black Panther Prior to Christopher Priest – For those that want to learn about the character.

Kotaku – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Made A Very Wholesome Appearance On Twitch – Expect a lot more campaigning on Twitch in the coming years.

Reviews

Flickering Myth – Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious #1
CBR – Getting It Together #1
The Beat – Magician A

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is Getting a Twitch Livestream

VIZ Media has announced the debut of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime streaming event on Twitch, the world’s leading social video service and online community for gamers.

The first three seasons of the acclaimed multigenerational action adventure property begin streaming today through August 25 on VIZ Media’s Twitch channel. The 113 episodes on Twitch constitute the first three seasons and multiple story arcs of the series (PHANTOM BLOOD, BATTLE TENDENCY, STARDUST CRUSADERS, and DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE). Fans can enjoy the subtitled stream and interact with the vast online community starting at 10AM PST each day with an encore broadcast of the stream at 3PM PST. The stream will only be available for audiences in US and Canada.

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Twitch Air Dates:

Season 1, PHANTOM BLOOD

  • August 13th – Episodes 1-9

Season 1, BATTLE TENDENCY

  • August 14th – Episodes 10-18
  • August 15th – Episodes 19-26

Season 2, STARDUST CRUSADERS

  • August 16th – Episodes 1-9
  • August 17th – Episodes 10-18
  • August 18th – Episodes 19-26
  • August 19th – Episodes 27-35
  • August 20th – Episodes 36-44
  • August 21st – Episodes 45-48

Season 3, DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE

  • August 21st – Episodes 1-5
  • August 22nd – Episodes 6-13
  • August 23rd – Episodes 14-22
  • August 24th – Episodes 23-31
  • August 25th – Episodes 32-39

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is based on Hirohiko Araki’s critically acclaimed Shonen Jump manga series that depicts the multigenerational exploits of the heroic Joestar family and their never-ending battle against evil. In the anime series, the Aztecs – the people of the sun – once prospered in ancient Mexico. They had a bizarre stone mask that brought eternal life and the power of a domineering ruler to he who wore it, but at some point, the mask disappeared without a trace. Years later, in the late 19th Century, when men’s lifestyles and outlooks on life were quickly changing, Jonathan Joestar and Dio Brando meet, and the stone mask binds them to a rather curious fate…

For additional information on JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE and other anime and manga titles published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

Top Five Predictions for comiXology’s Announcement this Friday

Something is brewing over at comiXology, the 800lb gorilla in the digital comic market space. The company will have a “major announcement” at 2pm PDT/5pm EDT which you can watch on Twitch. Along with the live stream you can attend viewing parties at their nearest Amazon Pop-Up or Amazon Books retail locations. Exclusive giveaways will be available to those attending the live stream at Amazon’s retail locations while supplies last. The livestream will be hosted by noted esports personality Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham and will feature special guests including noted comic book writers and artists.

With some mystery still remaining, I threw together my top five predictions from most likely to least likely as to what will be announced.

  1. The announcement specifically mentioned comiXology Originals, the company’s line of comics produced in partnership with other publishers. After an Eisner nomination for Marley’s Ghost, it wouldn’t be a shock if the company is expanding this line. Expect a line of original comics produced directly through comiXology and most likely leveraging Amazon’s self-publishing portal in some way. While this is almost a sure bet, the real announcement will be the details of the how and the creators involved. Will it be open to anyone? Will it be curated? These are the unknowns. Likelihood: 100%
  2. Amazon’s self-publishing is now part of comiXology Originals. You can publish your own series or write familiar character through a program on Amazon and it’s possible this will blend together with comiXology Originals so your Amazon published stories will now sync with comiXology bringing down what looks like a walled operation. Likelihood: 75%
  3. Amazon and comiXology are buying a publisher – Not as likely, but there’s a lot of publishers who are floating “for sale” signs and have for a while. With Netflix purchasing Millarworld, it wouldn’t be crazy to see Amazon purchase an established comic publisher of their own. Not only do they get comics, they also get intellectual property to mine for their Amazon Prime original series. Likelihood: 50% (predicting this one down the road though)
  4. (Insert Big Name Creator) is getting a line of comiXology Originals – Giving creators their own pop-up imprint is popular again. comiXology has dumped a truck of cash at the feat of some big creator who is going exclusive and will manage a new line of original comics. Likelihood: 25%
  5. ALL ORIGINAL!!! – Forget the big two, comiXology is going all original and dropping everyone…. Yeah, not very likely. Likelihood: 0%

While it’s pretty clear from the original press release teaser that this will have something to do with comiXology Originals, there’s still a lot of possibilities when Amazon is involved. The industry is wide open for a jolt of energy when it comes to digital comics and maybe this Friday we’ll see the first steps of that. We’ll be live Tweeting whatever the announcement is and you can follow us to find out when things are revealed.

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C2E2 and Silicon Valley Comic Con are a wrap! Lots of news coming out of conventions this week. What stood out to you? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Scroll.in – A graphic novel series sees Marine Le Pen lead France after winning the May polls – Sounds rather interesting.

Builder Magazine – This Graphic Novel Aims to Teach Teens To Care About Urban Design – Sounds like a really interesting use of graphic novels.

Kotaku – Later this year, Splatoon will debut as a manga, publisher Viz Media announced today. – Very nice. Hopefully, it brings some video game fans into comics.

KWTX – Ex-Texas DA’s investigator sentenced in theft of rare comic books – Sigh….

Twitch – And now, something for our non-partnered streamers! – Interesting….

 

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Talking Comics – Helena Crash #2

Talking Comics – Secret Empire #0

The Outhousers – Venom #6

Amazon Purchases Twitch.tv

After long rumors of a buy-out by Google, Twitch has been purchased by Amazon for $970 million. The service which allows live video streaming of video games started a little over 3 years ago. According to reports, Twitch will be “keeping most everything the same,” and that the company will remain independent from Amazon. The acquisition will close in the second half of the year.

Twitch is the latest company to be purchased by the giant. Earlier this year Amazon acquired comiXology, the leader in digital comics.

Now, to dream up what Twitch might bring to the table for comiXology…..

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It’s a new week of geeky goodness. What’s got everyone excited?

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Boing Boing – Bowie’s takedown of Hadfield’s ISS “Space Oddity” highlights copyright’s absurdity – Yup, the system is pretty broken.

Badass Digest – We Need To Talk About Spider-Man – This is a really solid article on the Spider-Man movies.

The Verge – YouTube reportedly buying Twitch for $1 billion – Not comic related, but still important.

Mashable – 18 Ways to Punch Up Your Wedding With Comic Books – Well, there goes some money of mine.

 

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Talking Comics – Superman/Wonder Woman #8

Almost American