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Digital Comic Update – 05.06.10

Posted by Luke Brown On May - 6 - 2010

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This week we’re back on schedule for the Digital Comic Update. Read on to see what you’ve got to download on your PSP, iPad, or iPhone.

comiXology

This week on the comiXology app, you get a boatload of Wolverine, including Chris Claremont’s mini with Frank Miller art, and some “Civil War” tie-in issues, though many of those are already available on the Marvel app. For me, the big additions to the store this week include three issues of early Ron Marz-era Witchblade, which helped redefine the character and shape Sara Pezzini into the heroine she is today. Additionally, the first three issues of JMS and Olivier Coipel’s Thor are available, and are absolute musts for anyone who is a fan of the character, or for someone who was looking to get into the character without have to deal with a lot of back issue baggage. Four more issues of Hack/Slash pop up, and though I’m still working my way through the currently available back issues, I will eventually grab these books as well.

  • Avengers #71-73 – $1.99 (each)
  • Berserker #2-3 – $0.99 (each)
  • Bloodrayne: Twin Blades #1 – $0.99
  • Boy Who Made Silence #5-6 – $0.99
  • Ghost Rider (2005) #4-6 – $1.99 (each)
  • Hack/Slash #25-28 – $0.99 (each)
  • Helix #1 – $0.99
  • Last Blood #3 – $0.99
  • New X-Men #31-33 – $1.99 (each)
  • Sheena: Queen of the Jungle #4-5 – $0.99
  • Stingers #2 – $0.99
  • Thor (2007) #1-3 – $1.99 (each)
  • Witchblade #86-88 – $0.99 (each)
  • Wolverine (1982) #1-4 – $1.99 (each)
  • Wolverine (2003) #44-44 – $1.99 (each)
  • X-Men #177-179 – $1.99 (each)

iVerse

Boy, there sure are a lot of Star Trek comics out today on the iVerse app. Remember that one episode of the original series, “Assignment Earth?” Good. Okay, so it was meant to serve as a launching pad for a new television series starring the non-Trek characters introduced that episode, yet the series never got off the ground. John Byrne took it upon himself to follow up on Gene Rodenberry’s original plan, and created a mini-series that would stand in the lost series’ space. I don’t know much about it, but longtime Trekkies may find some enjoyment in this long “lost” series.

  • Archie #608 – $1.99
  • Dynamo 5 #15 – $0.99
  • GI Joe: Origins #13 – $1.99
  • Star Trek: Assignment Earth #1-5 – $1.99 (each)
  • Transformers: Bumblebee #1-4 – $1.99 (each)

Marvel

Does Marvel have a major movie or something coming out this week? I’m having a hard time remembering. Perhaps all of the Iron Man comics available on the Marvel app will help jog my memory. I’m not kidding. There are thirty-four Iron Man comics available, not including the Black Widow Saga, which could technically be considered an Iron Man book since they only released it to tie into the movie. That said, providing as many Iron Man comics from various eras in the character’s history is a good thing. Not only do you have a chance to read Tales of Suspense #39 (Iron Man’s first appearance), but you’ve also got some classic Bob Layton and David Micheline stuff, some War Machine-centric issues, and the cream of the crop, five issues of Matt Fraction and Salvador Larocca’s Invincible Iron Man. It’s quite a haul if you’re a fan of Tony Stark, but if Iron Man’s not your thing, there isn’t a whole lot else to see here.

  • All-New Iron Manual #1-2 – $1.99 (each)
  • Black Widow Saga #1 – FREE
  • Invincible Iron Man #3-7 – $1.99 (each)
  • Iron Man #225 – FREE
  • Iron Man #226-232 – $1.99 (each)
  • Iron Man #280 – FREE
  • Iron Man #281-291 – $1.99 (each)
  • Iron Man: The Inevitable #1 – FREE
  • Iron Man: The Inevitable #2-6 – $1.99 (each)
  • Tales of Suspense #39 – $1.99
  • X-Men #175-176 – $1.99 (each)

PSP

I’m not all that impressed with the offerings this week on the PSP, especially when compared to what’s available on the iPad/iPhone apps. Sure, more “Brand New Day” Spider-Man stories are cool, but this particular set of issues introduces one of the lamest characters ever, Overdrive. Classic Daredevil comics are also interesting, but there’s nothing particularly exemplary about the three issues added this week. Another issue of Atomic Robo is always welcome, and the same can be said of Dead, She Said, and GI Joe: Cobra, but the other pickings are extremely slim. Perhaps we’ll see a stronger showing next week, but this makes two weeks in a row that the PSP has failed to provide much content. I hope they get their act together soon.

  • 2000AD Prog # 1678 – $1.99
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2003) #561-564 – $1.99 (each)
  • Archie # 603- $1.99
  • Atomic Robo Vol.2 # 5 – $0.99
  • Daredevil (1964) #6-8 – $1.99 (each)
  • Dead, She Said # 3 – $1.99
  • Donald Duck and the Giro d’Italia # 1 – $1.99
  • Donald Duck and the Giro d’Italia # 2 – $1.99
  • Donald Duck Baba – $1.99
  • Donald Duckling and Betty Lou’s Love – $0.99
  • G.I. Joe # 16 – $1.99
  • G.I. Joe: Cobra # 9 – $1.99
  • G.I. Joe: Operation HISS # 2 – $1.99
  • G.I. Joe Origins # 15 – $1.99
  • Kong: King of Skull Island # 3 – $0.99
  • Ritual # 3 – $0.99
  • Serpent Wars # 2 – $0.99
  • Shaun the Sheep # 5 – $0.99
  • Sonic the Hedgehog # 2 – $0.99
  • Star Trek: Captain’s Log # 1 – $1.99
  • Toy Story – $1.99
  • Toy Story 2 – $1.99
  • Transformers # 6 – $1.99
  • Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers # 1 – $1.99
  • Transformers: Nefarious # 3 – $1.99
  • Ultraheroes # 5 – $0.99
  • Vampire Hunter D Volume 1 # 5 – $1.99



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