|2:00 PM, Thursday, June 27th, 2013 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
ComiXology is making history as the digital publisher presents its first big summer event, in the grand tradition of the comic industry. It's the "Meet Your Makers" event, where they introduce readers to the creators behind the various titles they offer. From now until San Diego Comic Con, each week they'll be revealing aspects of the event.
The company, founded in 2007, has become an industry leader in the world of digital comics, and offers many comics from mainstream to independents.
Below is the official press release for the event:
Their First Summer Event!
Fans... MEET YOUR MAKERS!
A celebration of comic creators and the creation of comics
This summer, fans... Meet Your Makers - comiXology's first summer event celebrating comic creators and the creation of comics. Each week from now until Comic-Con International '13, comiXology will reveal a new aspect of the Meet Your Makers event celebrating the people behind your favorite comics and the act of creating comics.
"Without comic creators there wouldn't be any comics to enjoy, so all of us at comiXology wanted to use the summer to have a celebration of comic creators and the creation of comics," said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. "We can't wait until people see what we have in store for this event!"
"At comiXology we're proud of our ability to help creators get their work to all corners of the globe," said comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts. "And we wanted to take the summer to give back to those creators that have given us so much."
As part of their commitment to creators, this past March comiXology debuted comiXology Submit, an easy to use self-publishing portal that enables independent comic book creators to reach comiXology's global audience of comic fans.
Today, comiXology is proud to announce that it is a minor sponsor in both the Eisner Awards Ceremony and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Welcome Party that both take place during Comic-Con International. These sponsorships are just one part of comiXology's commitment to the greater comic book industry and also give support to two comic book industry institutions that have aided and celebrated creators for decades. This summer also marks comiXology's second year as a corporate member of the CBLDF.
Stay tuned for further announcements.
Founded in 2007, comiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology's Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes top 10 grossing iPad apps in both 2011 and 2012. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City. For more information visit www.comixology.com.
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|5:00 PM, Thursday, June 13th, 2013 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
This being Superman Month, and Man of Steel hitting theaters tomorrow, DC Comics is holding a digital sale on a bunch of Superman comics! Covering the first appearance way back in 1938 all the way through the beginning of the New 52 in 2011. All for just $.99 each!
Source: DC Comics
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|8:00 AM, Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
Nokia Lumia is gives us a treat while waiting for the Man of Steel movie next week with the exclusive Man of Steel app! And through the app, you can win tickets to the New York premier, get all kinds of exclusive images and games, watch trailers and more. Here's the official word from them after the jump:
As we wait for the most anticipated movie of the summer, Warner Brother's Man of Steel(TM), its official app is now available exclusively on Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices in the Windows Phone Store here
Fans who can't wait to line up for the Christopher Nolan film can get into the early action through the app features:
- Take part in a photo competition and stand a chance to win tickets to the New York premier
- Four chapters w/40 game challenges that reveal rewards - unlock wallpapers, ringtones and DC Comics digital comic books (full length Superman Origins by DC Comics)
- Watch the latest movie trailers, bios of the cast, info on Man of Steel filming locations and follow the latest buzz about the Man of Steel
- Using the share menu on Lumia, you can let your friends know as you unlock rewards and photos created in the Man of Steel application, and you can do this over text messaging or on social networks
- Find nearby theaters with HERE Maps while also being able to buy tickets right from the app through MovieTickets.com (US, UK) and Fandango (US)
- Countdown timer until the theatrical release
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|9:00 AM, Friday, May 31st, 2013 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
Recently, Dark Horse launched a brand new Conan series, KING CONAN: THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON, which is an adaptation of Robert E. Howard's only Conan novel. And now the first issue is available through Dark Horse Digital.
King Conan has faced many threats over the years. None more of these threats is more deadly than a traitorous alliance backed by the resurrected sorcerer Xaltotun, who is so powerful he can command to mountains crumble. A fan-favorite creative team returns to Conan, with writer Timothy Truman, penciler Tomás Giorello, colorist Jose Villarrubia, and cover artist Gerald Parel. We aim to push the Conan awesomeness to the limit! Get issue #1 now!
In other DH Digital news, LAST OF US: AMERICAN DREAMS #2 is also available, and next week comes EMPOWERED. Check out more DH Digital releases here.
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|12:00 PM, Friday, May 17th, 2013 - Posted by John Wilson|
A committee of the House of Commons summoned a Google executive to give testimony again today and raised the possibility that the corporation might find itself in contempt of parliament.
The Public Accounts Committee is investigating why multinational corporations are not paying enough tax, even while they are clocking up huge revenues.
Chair of the committee, Labour MP Margaret Hodge, claimed she had documents from whistleblowers that showed Google transacted business in the UK. Google maintains that no money changes hand in the UK.
Under parliamentary procedures, "a person prevaricating or giving false evidence can be considered to be in contempt of the House".
She described Google as "evil".
Google's head of sales in northern Europe, Matt Brittin, maintains that the £3 billion (~$5 billion) in revenues is routed through Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland. A nervous looking Brittin said Google had done nothing wrong.
Hodge told Brittin that the committee will continue to investigate until it gets "to the bottom" of the matter. The UK parliament has the power to levy heavy penalties for contempt, but the Tower of London is no longer a prison so any Google person convicted of contempt could end up in Pentonville.
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|9:00 AM, Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
Dark Horse fans, if you missed out on Dark Horse's Free Comic Book Day offerings, you can now get them digitally through Dark Horse Digital. They had two books out featuring six different properties: Mass Effect, The Fabulous Killjoys, R.I.P.D., Star Wars, Captain Midnight, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. So crack out your favorite digital device and snatch these up, because they are FREE! Here's the official word from Dark Horse:
MAY 6, MILWAUKIE, OR-If you missed out on picking up your Free Comic Book Day comics at your local comic-book store, you can get them from Dark Horse Digital for a limited time!
Both Mass Effect/Killjoys/R.I.P.D. and Star Wars/Captain Midnight/Avatar: The Last Airbender will be available for free download through Dark Horse Digital starting today.
Dark Horse Digital is available through all modern web browsers and features cloud storage in both the Google Play and Apple Store apps.
Make sure to check out these awesome titles from Dark Horse and support Free Comic Book Day! Free Comic Book Day has happened the first Saturday in May every year since 2002-eleven years in the running!
For more information on Free Comic Book Day, visit FreeComicBookDay.com.
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|9:00 AM, Sunday, May 5th, 2013 - Posted by John Wilson|
The Barnes & Noble lineup of Nook digital readers originally required a hack in order to access the full version of the Google Play store.
Well, Barnes & Noble has shaken up the current status quo with an announcement that Nook HD and HD+ tablets owners can now gain full access to the Google Play store - without having to root their respective devices.
This means Nook owners now have access to all of the reading material that made Barnes & Noble popular, as well as 700,000 apps, games, movies, and songs available via Google Play.
In addition, users also have easy access to Google's Chrome browser, Gmail, YouTube, Google Search, and Google Maps. This is indeed good news for Nook owners, as Barnes & Noble previously limited both access and content. This is definitely a timely move, especially considering that Barnes & Noble is having a rather difficult time competing against other tablets and e-readers from industry heavyweights like Apple and Amazon.
As previously discussed on TG Daily, the Nook HD is a seven-inch tablet with the screen resolution of 1440 x 900 and at least 8 GB of storage. The HD+ sells for $269 and features a nine-inch 1920 x 1280 pixel resolution display and 16 GB of storage.
Source: TG Daily
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|4:00 PM, Saturday, May 4th, 2013 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
Get your Star Wars on with some bundles from Dark Horse Digital today in honor of May the 4th be with you day, the unofficial, fan created Star Wars celebration day. Check out the details below.
A galaxy of Star Wars comics for $30 or $100: reader's choice!
Dark Horse Comics is joining in on the May the 4th festivities with a very exclusive limited offer to their digital comics readers.
Get blasted into a galaxy far, far away with two amazing May the 4th MegaBundles! One MegaBundle is for devout comics readers, and the other is for the younger Star Wars fan in all of us!
The comic collection places over three thousand pages of Star Wars comics goodness right at your fingertips. It includes some of our most popular Star Wars series, such as Knights of the Old Republic, Blood Ties, Empire, and Dark Times, as well as some of our newest series, such as Dawn of the Jedi, Agent of the Empire, and our smash-hit series simply titled Star Wars, written by comics legend Brian Wood.
The kids' collection provides over one thousand pages of Star Wars Adventures and The Clone Wars. Hours of summer entertainment for your little Star Wars fan!
Each MegaBundle comes with an exclusive two-page digital preview of the highly anticipated comics adaptation of The Star Wars, George Lucas's original-draft screenplay. Written three years before the 1977 film, this first vision of the galaxy far, far away introduces us to Jedi Annakin Starkiller and General Luke Skywalker, as well as a six-foot alien named Han Solo. It's a tale of fantastic adventures, daring escapes, "laser swords," and monsters, and is sure to read like no Star Wars you've known before!
Over 60 percent off the regular listed price for these digital comics? Why, yes! These are the MegaBundles you're looking for, but they're only here for a limited time.
Dark Horse Digital is available through all modern web browsers and as an app in both the Android and iTunes stores.
Stop by Dark Horse Digital and get all the Star Wars comics you could want and more!
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|10:00 AM, Saturday, May 4th, 2013 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
If you like reading your comics digitally, and if you like reading them free, then you're in luck! Trip City is taking advantage of today being Free Comic Book Day to remind you that webcomics at Trip City are ALWAYS free!
TRIP CITY is taking advantage of today's Free Comic Book Day with a promotion we're calling "TRIP CITY's FREE WEBCOMIX WEEKEND." Yes, comics are always FREE at TRIP CITY, but we thought it would be a good time to remind folks, while they're thinking about free comics.
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|9:00 PM, Friday, May 3rd, 2013 - Posted by Chuck Moore|
This weekend, May 4th & 5th, Comic Con India & Readwhere Present India's first ever FREE COMIC BOOK WEEKEND. Two days worth of grabbing some of the best Indian comics out there absolutely FREE!
So your local comic book shop isn't the only place to score some cool, free reads. You can go international and download titles from Diamond Comics, Pop Culture Publishing, Campfire Graphic Novels, Level 10 Comics, Chariot Comics, Amar Chitra Kath and Sufi Comics straight to your mobile device or computer using Readwhere.com
Link - www.readwhere.com/fcbw
or Download the Readwhere App on your iOs or Android Phones/Tablets
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