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Digital Comic Update – 04.15.10

Posted by Luke Brown On April - 15 - 2010

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Digital comic libraries continue to grow now that there are more and more legal outlets to find them. See what digital comics are available this week on your iPhone, iPad, or PSP.

What was once the PSP Comic Store update has evolved into something a bit more in-depth thanks to the large market of digital comics now available on the iPhone and iPad. Each week, I’ll post all the latest additions to the respective Apps, as well as what’s been uploaded to the PSP.

ComiXology

This week on ComiXology there are a lot of interesting reads, the first of which are the sixth and seventh issues of Image’s Chew. One of the most unique stories in comics today, Chew centers around a federal agent who is cibopathic. What that means is he can tell the whole history of a piece of food whenever he eats it. Needless to say, he doesn’t eat a lot of meat. Anyway, it’s really out there as a concept, and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised once you start reading it. The first issue is available for free should you want to check it out without paying first. Mark Millar and John Romita Jr’s Kick-Ass also arrives this week, just in time for the film adaptation. Kick-Ass is actually available here, on the Marvel store, the Iverse app, and on the PSP this week, and is definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already. There are also a few issues of Runaways and Invincible, which deserve a look, and I believe both have free first issues available for download.

  • Avengers #68-70 – $1.99 (each)
  • Bloodrayne: Tokyo Rogue #1 – $0.99
  • Chew #6-7 – $0.99 (each)
  • The Darkness/Pitt #3 – $0.99
  • Defex #4-6 – $0.99 (each)
  • Invincible #58-60 – $0.99 (each)
  • Kick-Ass #1-8 – $1.99 (each)
  • Magdalena, Vol. 2 #1-2 – $0.99 (each)
  • Moon Girl #3 – $0.99
  • Runaways #13-15 – $1.99 (each)
  • Sensational Spider-Man #34-36 – $1.99 (each)

Iverse

Iverse is the only place where you’ll be able to find the first four issues of Parker: The Hunter from Darwyn Cooke and IDW this week. IDW has broken down the graphic novel adaptation of Richard Stark’s novel into multiple issues, which at $1.99 a piece will still cost you much less than the hardcover (though you should still track that down when you’ve got the time and money). The Hunter was one of the best comics of 2009, and if you have the chance to check it out, you definitely should. Darwyn Cooke’s art alone makes it a worthy purchase. If Archie is a character you like, Iverse has a plethora of Archie comics, which someone looking for a comic with an all-ages appeal should appreciate.

  • Archie #503 – $0.99
  • Betty and Veronica #154 – $0.99
  • Dynamo 5 #12 – $0.99
  • GI Joe #14-16 – $1.99 (each)
  • Kick-Ass #1-8  – $1.99 (each)
  • Parker: The Hunter #1-4 – $1.99 (each)

Marvel

The Marvel App, as you probably guessed, only has Marvel comics available. However, the selection of classic comics and semi-modern titles is quite impressive, despite the App only existing for a few short weeks. Sadly, people who have an actual subscription to Marvel’s digital comic site don’t get any benefits here, and will have to pay the full $1.99 price Marvel’s appointed to their digital comics. That said, this week presents quite a few good reads. The first six issues of J. Michael Straczynski’s run on Thor with Olivier Coipel show up, and they are hands down some of the best Thor comics you’ll ever read. Not only that, but they’re also stunningly rendered, and prove just how talented an artist Coipel really is. Coipel’s initial issues of Avengers also appear, and although they’re not among the best Avengers stories ever told, his art looks amazing on the high-resolution display of the iPad. There’s also a free first issue of Marvel’s Super Hero Squad, which, again, those looking for an all-ages book should get plenty of enjoyment out of.

  • Amazing Spider-Man #545 – $1.99
  • Amazing Spider-Man #550 – $1.99
  • Amazing Spider-Man #551 – $1.99
  • Avengers #65-79 – $#1.99 (each)
  • Kick-Ass #1-8 – $1.99 (each)
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad #1 – Free
  • Thor (2004) #1-6 – $1.99 (each)
  • Venom vs. Carnage #1-6 – $1.99 (each)
  • X-23: Target X #1-6 – $1.99 (each)
  • X-Men (2004) #157-174 – $1.99 (each)
  • X-Men: Colossus Bloodlines #1-5 – $1.99 (each)

PSP

More Atomic Robo is never a bad thing, and this week you get the second issue of the second mini-series, which at this point, is a must buy. Considering the quality of work you’re getting for a mere ninety-nine cents, there are absolutely no excuses for not getting this that you can give me. Another five issues of “Brand New Day” Amazing Spider-Man rear their head, and honestly, despite the griping you may or may not have heard online about “BND”, these are pretty entertaining stories. There are some Transformers comics from IDW that fans will enjoy, as well as some more GI Joe books, and Kick-Ass once again, but other than that, it’s a week filled with moderately average comics. Hopefully next week fares a little better for the selection on the PSP.

  • 2000AD Prog # 1675 - $1.99
  • Abyss # 3 - $0.99
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2003) # 556-560 – $1.99 (each)
  • Archie # 1 - $1.99
  • Atomic Robo Vol.2 # 2 - $0.99
  • Bill Willingham’s Pantheon # 2 - $1.99
  • Burke & Hare # 4 - $0.99
  • G.I. Joe # 13 - $1.99
  • G.I. Joe: Cobra # 8 - $1.99
  • G.I. Joe Origins # 13 - $1.99
  • Kick-Ass (2008) # 1-8 – $1.99 (each)
  • The Lexian Chronicles # 2 - $0.99
  • Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows # 4 - $1.99
  • Mickey Mouse and the Knights of the Round Table # 1 - $1.99
  • Runes of Ragnan # 3 - $0.99
  • Scrooge McDuck and His Hopeless Holiday # 1 - $0.99
  • Scrooge McDuck and the Soft Spot - $0.99
  • Sláine: Book of Invasions # 2 - $2.99
  • Superduck and the Reality Show for Debts - $0.99
  • Transformers: Movie Sequel: The Reign of Starscream # 4 - $1.99
  • Transformers: Tales of the Fallen # 6 - $1.99
  • Vampire Hunter D Volume 1 # 2 - $1.99
  • We Kill Monsters # 6 - $0.99
  • We Will Bury You # 2 - $1.99
  • Weekly World News # 3 - $1.99
  • X-Mickey # 11 - $1.99



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