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Digital Comic Update – 04.22.10

Posted by Luke Brown On April - 22 - 2010

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Man, April is just flying by isn’t it? Better catch up with this week’s edition of the Digital Comic Update before it’s too late.

comiXology

If you count Powers, Criminal, and Incognito (which technically released over the weekend during C2E2), a grand total of forty-seven comics drop this week on the comiXology app. And yes, you should totally be picking up all three of those awesome books. Powers is one of the best super-hero police procedurals, and comes complete with brilliant art from Michael Avon Oeming and excellent (if a bit verbose) scripting from Brian Michael Bendis. Ed Brubaker teams with Sean Phillips for both Criminal and Incognito, and you’d do well to add these vastly different books to your library. Though, I guess you could wait until the complete run of Incognito was available since it’s a mini-series, and is definitely something you’ll want to read in one sitting. Additionally you’ll find the final three issues of the original Runaways series, three issues of Hack/Slash, which I originally missed the boat on, but am now catching up with, and a free preview issue of the prequel to BOOM!’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Dust to Dust.

  • 45 – $9.99
  • 45 (preview) – Free
  • Archie #478-480 – $0.99 (each)
  • Beautiful Creatures #3-4 – $0.99 (each)
  • Criminal #1-2 – $1.99 (each)
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: Dust to Dust #1 (preview) – Free
  • Drafted #7-9 – $0.99 (each)
  • Elephantmen #4.5 – Free
  • Ghost Rider (2006) #1-3 – $1.99 (each)
  • Hack/Slash: The Series #22-24 – $0.99 (each)
  • Incognito #1 – $1.99
  • Last Blood #2 – $0.99
  • Pilot Season: Declassified – Free
  • Powers #1-6 – $1.99 (each)
  • Roger Corman Presents: Black Scorpion #1-2 – $0.99
  • Runaways (2003) #16-18 – #$1.99 (each)
  • Sensational Spider-Man #37-39 – $1.99 (each)
  • The First Daughter #2 – $0.99
  • The Magdalena, Volume 2 #3-4 – $0.99 (each)
  • Uncanny X-Men #469-471 – $1.99 (each)
  • Zombie Highway #0 – Free
  • Zombie Highway #1-3 – $0.99 (each)

iVerse

Criminal and Incognito make their way to the iVerse app this week as well, though strangely Powers is nowhere to be found. Considering how few new comics actually get added to their store this week, it’s a little odd. Counting the three issues of those two books, only four others are new to iVerse. The first issue of Kill Shakespeare from IDW makes an appearance, and though I don’t know much about the book, it comes highly recommended by artist Cameron Stewart (Batman and Robin, Apocalipstix), so I’ll probably check it out. The thirteenth issue of Image’s Dynamo 5 also arrives this week, as does the second issue of Jericho, which is an in-continuity follow-up to the television series. Shame there’s not more of a selection here, but what they do have does seem promising. Perhaps next week we’ll see more variety.

  • Celebrity Zombie Killers #3 – $0.99
  • Criminal #1-2 – $1.99 (each)
  • Dynamo 5 #13 – $0.99
  • Incognito #1 – $1.99
  • Jericho #2 – $0.99
  • Kill Shakespeare #1 – $0.99

Marvel Comics

Marvel drops thirty-four comics on their Marvel Comics App this week. Sadly, the selection is less than stellar. As great as it is getting the first three issue of the Annihilation mini-series, as well as the four-issue Wolverine mini-series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, it’s just as disappointing to get thirteen issues of Sensational Spider-Man. Don’t get me wrong, I love Spidey, but there’s a reason Sensational Spider-Man isn’t an ongoing comic anymore. You’ll also be able to get another five issues of the 60s Fantastic Four, which is great. I’ve held off on buying the FF omnibus for months, and now that I can get those same comics in a much more portable format than a thirty pound hardcover, I’m really excited. Oddly enough, neither Powers, nor Incognito, nor Criminal show up on the Marvel store. Even though those comics are published through Marvel’s Icon imprint, and thus technically not a part of Marvel proper, I thought for sure they’d appear on the publisher’s store. Oh well, it’s not like you don’t already have enough options on where to buy those particular issues as it is.

  • Annihilation #1-3 – $1.99 (each)
  • Fantastic Four (1961) #11-15 – $1.99 (each)
  • Sensational Spider-Man (2006) #23-36 – $1.99 (each)
  • Wolverine (1982) #1-4 – $1.99 (each)
  • Wolverine (2003) #35-37 – $1.99 (each)
  • X-Men: Colossus Bloodline #3 – $1.99
  • X-Men: Phoenix Endsong #1-5 -$1.99 (each)

PSP

I’m always impressed by the sheer number of comics available week-to-week on the PSP, and this week is no different. With an astounding forty-nine comics up for download, this store easily has the most selection of good stuff to choose from. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Atomic Robo is one of the best comics made today, and you would be remiss in not checking it out, especially at a ninety-nine cent price point. Criminal, Incognito, and Powers all appear here as well, though you’ll actually be able to get one more issue of Criminal and Incognito here than you would elsewhere. IDW’s Dead, She Said is an interesting throwback horror story featuring a script from Steve Niles and art from industry legend Bernie Wrightson. Perhaps the best offering though is the complete Marvels, the 1994 mini-series that basically put Alex Ross on the map. Oddly, for some reason it’s been expanded from four issues to nine. If I recall correctly, the original issues retailed for $4.99, so getting nine issues at $2 a piece is just slightly better. It’s still a bit strange though.

  • 2000AD Prog # 1676- $1.99
  • Archie # 2- $1.99
  • Sonic the Hedgehog # 0 – $0.99
  • The Beagle Boys and the Eco-Friendly Day- $0.99
  • Donald Duck and Fethry Duck: “Operation Seaweed”- $0.99
  • Donald Duck and the Ultralight Challenge – $0.99
  • Magica De Spell and the Unscheduled Trip – $0.99
  • The Mystery of the Black Pond – $0.99
  • Scrooge McDuck and the Gastronomical Bills – $0.99
  • Scrooge McDuck and the Mystery of the Sunken Ship – $0.99
  • The Strange Case of Doctor Duckell and Mister Duckhyde – $0.99
  • Superduck # 11 – $1.99
  • Ultraheroes # 4 – $0.99
  • Criminal (2006) #1-3 – $1.99 (each)
  • Incognito (2008) # 1-2 – $1.99 (each)
  • Powers (2000) # 1-6 -$1.99 (each)
  • Army of Two # 4 -$1.99
  • Bill Willingham’s Pantheon # 3 -$1.99
  • Dead, She Said # 1 – $1.99
  • G.I. Joe # 14 -$1.99
  • G.I. Joe Origins # 14 -$1.99
  • Kill Shakespeare # 1 -$1.99
  • Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows # 5 – $1.99
  • Runes of Ragnan # 4 – $0.99
  • Transformers: Movie Sequel: The Reign of Starscream # 5 -$1.99
  • Transformers: Nefarious # 1 – $1.99
  • Vampire Hunter D Volume 1 # 3 – $1.99
  • Kong: King of Skull Island # 2 – $.099
  • Ritual # 2 – $0.99
  • Serpent Wars # 1 – $0.99
  • Marvels Vol.1 (1994) #1-9 – $1.99 (each)
  • Abyss # 4 – $0.99
  • Atomic Robo Vol.2 # 3 – $0.99



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