Thomas Jane Gives ComiXology Exclusive With DARK COUNTRY
Actor Thomas Jane and noted artist Tim Bradstreet’s Raw Studios is proud to announce today that they have entered into an exclusive digital distribution agreement with comiXology — the world’s largest digital comics platform — involving all of Raw Studios’ comic book and graphic novels. To celebrate, Raw Studios and comiXology are today making available the Dark Country graphic novel as an exclusive digital debut across comiXology’s entire platform — including iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web.
Thomas Jane fans will be familiar with Dark Country, the title of his 2009 directorial debut. Both the film and graphic novel are based on a short story written by Tab Murphy, Jane conceived of the film and graphic novel adaptions as stand-alone endeavors with unique artistic interpretations. Read more
HUMANS ARE AN ENDANGERED SPECIES IN ENORMOUS
In ENORMOUS, a new Image Comics/Shadowline graphic novella by Tim Daniel and Mehdi Cheggour (Heavy Metal) to be published in July, a cataclysmic ecological event has spawned colossal beasts that overrun human civilization. Cities are reduced to ruins where survivors must scratch out a desperate existence, evading the giant creatures that hunt them.
In the midst of this struggle against annihilation, a young woman who has lost everything, Ellen Grace, braves the rubble-strewn streets to find lost children and bring them to a safe place. However, she soon finds that there is another enemy just as dangerous as the megafauna: other humans. Read more
COMIXOLOGY JOINS THE COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND AS A CORPORATE MEMBER
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) announced today that comiXology — the worlds largest digital comics platform with over 60 million downloads to date — has become the organization’s newest Corporate Member. ComiXology joins industry leaders Dark Horse, DC Entertainment, Diamond Comic Distributors, Image Comics, Legendary Comics, Random House, and Threadless as Corporate Members supporting the CBLDF’s important work of protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers.
“There is no time like the present to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “With freedom of speech being encroached upon at every corner, especially as new digital content platforms arise, comiXology is happy to show our commitment to free speech and the comics industry with this donation. If you have yet to become a member and are a comic book fan, please do so today.” Read more
Archaia Releases Creator Schedule for FCBD
This weekend, several Archaia writers, artists, and editors will be appearing in celebration of Free Comic Book Day and other events, such as the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and The Super Wildpig Show. In addition, I’m Not a Plastic Bag writer and artist Rachel Hope Allison will be appearing at a High School Fair at Barnes & Noble Park Slope in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday.
Archaia is making history by releasing the very first Free Comic Book Day hardcover book: Mouse Guard, Labyrinth, and Other Stories, an anthology of six, all-ages-friendly, short stories. Creators marked with an asterisk (*) below are contributors to this book. Read more
Valiant, Meet ComiXology
Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that it has reached an exclusive digital comics distribution agreement with comiXology, the world’s largest digital comics platform available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web with over 60 million comic and graphic novel downloads to date.
Beginning today with the release of the all-new X-O Manowar #1 by New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan), comiXology will offer same-day as print digital releases for all of Valiant’s upcoming titles. Additionally, Valiant’s expansive back catalog of classic content will also be exclusively available via comiXology. Read more