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
Written as a suspenseful tale with a little bit of added humor, the digital comic book series Sanctuary is an example of why 2012 is the year of the indie-comic creator. It brings originality to the industry and should be in every comic book readers’ pull list. The book is written and illustrated by Stephen Coughlin and published digitally by Slave Labor. Read more
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
Guy Davis’ book The Marquis: Danse Macabre is nothing short of absolutely phenomenal. The writing is superb; nothing about it is on the nose, trite, or needless. The art submerses you in this fantastic Gothic world out of time and space. It is simple, yet incredibly detailed and can absorb you in a way that Otomo’s Akira did. The book is reminiscent of Moore’s V for Vendetta, and is less preachy. Which is a strange concept because it has to do with religion, which is very apt to come across as vexatious noise that berates the ear. Read more
Free Comic Book Day at Collector’s Paradise is a unique experience. Simultaneously, it is a wonderfully inspirational and mythically crowded event. On May 5, 2012, Darth Vader himself greeted the smiling faces of men and women of all ages. Free books were located in wide variety in the art gallery in the back, and the line for signatures was out the door.
Publishers giving out free comics on a nation-wide scale is in general an awesome thing, but there is a way to do it, and there is a way to do it correctly. FCBD, despite what elitists may claim, can be a rich, cultural experience. Collector’sParadise (in this case) took the best course a comic retailer can take toward making it that kind of a shindig. Read more