DARK CIRCLE COMICS LAUNCHES AMBITIOUS DIGITAL LIBRARY FEATURING DEBUT OF IMPACT COMICS, RETURN OF THE NEW CRUSADERS
Today, Dark Circle Comics – the genre-defying super hero imprint of Archie Comics – unveiled the first phase of a proactive digital rollout featuring many acclaimed titles starring key Dark Circle characters. The books – available digitally for the first time – include the hard-to-find Impact Comics titles and the best-selling Red Circle Comics books from the 1980s.
Writer: Jeffrey Morris, Fredrick Haugen Pencils & Inks: Christopher Jones Colors: Zac Atkinson
Cover: Dylan Hansen Letters: Cortland Bechtell, Jordain Cheng-Kinnander Editor: Jeffrey Morris, Kimberly Morris Publisher: FutureDude Digital Cover Date: September 2014 Print Cover Date: October 2014 Cover Price: $3.99
From the minds of Jeffrey Morris & Fredrick Haugen comes a story that traverses multiple parallel universes, yet tells a story that’s as intriguing as it is engaging. The story hops back and forth from parallel earths in a tale about The Ascendency and the rebellion that wants to take them down.
The Ascendency has been pillaging and enslaving worlds throughout the Multiverse for over 40 years and now they’ve set their sights on “Beta 76” aka our world.
Dynamite Entertainment has launched a new digital comics program offering some of their most popular titles as DRM-free comics and will donate 10 percent of all of its first month’s sales to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers.
Dynamite Entertainment is excited to announce the debut of its brand new digital comic program featuring DRM-free comics. Launching initially with comics available in PDF file format, the initiative makes a selection of its most popular and celebrated titles ready for download today directly by consumers. The sale of DRM-free digital comics coincides with the comic book and graphic novel publisher’s 10th anniversary celebration, and can be found at their company website’s dedicated digital sales page: http://dynamite.com/digital/.
When we think about how comic books have changed in the past several years, or even decades, the most obvious example that comes to mind is the genre’s explosion into the film industry. It was probably inevitable that popular comic heroes would be adapted to film, just as popular literature and even ancient legends have. However, no one could have foreseen just how enormous the comic book industry’s influence on cinema has become. Now, it seems as if every month brings us a new Marvel or DC blockbuster primed to earn over $100 million at the box office.
This is most evident with the recent release of Guardians of the Galaxy, a film that many doubted would have much success given the limited public knowledge of its characters. Yet, it’s clear that this movie isn’t a failure, misstep, or letdown of any kind. According to Vox, GotG is a “massive success” at the box office with its $94-million opening weekend at a time when movie-going tends to be slower. Vox contends that this victory for Marvel should give them more confidence moving forward in the cinematic realm, because, again, this franchise wasn’t exactly buzzing like that of Spider-Man, Superman, etc. Could this mean we’ll finally see other comic book characters getting their just due at the theatres? We’ll see.
Beyond films, though, what fewer people realize is that the transition of comics to digital media goes well beyond the cinema. There’s an assumption among many that film simply represents the new form for comic stories. The truth, however, is that new comics are still made in traditional form as well, and old ones are reissued, collected, and re-read on a regular basis. And because of the high demand for comic content, it is perhaps only natural that a number of mobile tools have emerged to help collectors and enthusiasts to stay on top of their favourite characters and stories. Here’s a look at a few such tools that demonstrate the modern transition of comics to digital form, both through readers and games.
WOLVERINE: JAPAN’S MOST WANTED – An All-New 13-Part Weekly Infinite Comic Series Begins TODAY!
Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted, an all-new 13 part weekly Infinite Comics series begins this week from Marvel Comics.
He’s the best there is at what he does, and today Wolverine kicks off an explosive new 13-part Infinite Comic series in Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted! Blockbuster creators Jason Aaron, Jason Latour and Paco Diaz send Wolverine back to the Far East with a giant target on his back. Marvel brought digital comics to the next-level in early 2012. and now ignited by the red-hot success of Infinite Comics and combined with the demand from fans and creators who saw a world of infinite potential in this new format, Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted is designed specifically for mobile devices and fully embraces the technological
AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER Comics Now Available Through Dark Horse Digital!
The wait is over! Since the release of Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Promise and the recent announcement of The Search, both of which directly follow the hit animated series, the anticipation of thousands of digital-comics fans has been high. Now these fans can follow Aang, Sokka, and Katara as they embark on exciting new adventures, direct from the Dark Horse Comics app!