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Digital Comic Update – 06.10.10

Posted by Luke Brown On June - 10 - 2010

It’s Thursday, and that can only mean it’s time for the weekly Digital Comic Update.

comiXology

With two updates this week, the comiXology app is putting every other digital comic reader to shame. Continually putting out a diverse mix of comics each and every week, comiXology is establishing itself as the go to for digital comics on the iPad and iPhone, and even now your computer desktop. This week’s best debut is easily the first five issues of BOOM! Studios’ and Mark Waid’s Incorruptible. Created as the analogue to Irredeemable, Incorruptible centers around Max Damage, a former villain, who decides to change his path to one a bit more righteous when the Plutonian goes rogue. Both comics are really solid, but I actually like the story of Max Damage a bit more. If you’re looking for something with a bit more nostalgia, you can’t go wrong with the complete six-issue Infinity Gauntlet mini-series. Widely considered one of the best cosmic stories ever written at Marvel, the Infinity Gauntlet holds up pretty well all these years later, and further establishes the villain Thanos as one of the baddest mothers in the history of the universe. More Walking Dead and Invincible are always a good thing, and if you’ve been reading those books at all, you’ll be happy to see three more issues of each on this week’s update. Additionally, there’s some early Incredible Hulk stuff, as well as seven more issues of 28 Days Later, which is a great read for anyone who happens to be a fan of the original movies.

  • 28 Days Later #4-10 – $1.99 (each)
  • 1001 Arabian Nights: The Adventures of Sinbad #5-7 – $0.99 (each)
  • Beyond Wonderland #0 – Free
  • Beyond Wonderland #1 – $0.99
  • Blade #6-10 – $1.99 (each)
  • The Bomb: Swimsuit Edition #1 – $0.99
  • Breathe #1-4 – $0.99 (each)
  • Buckaroo Banzai Big Size #1 – $0.99
  • Captain America #35-37 – $1.99 (each)
  • Die Hard: Year One #5-8 – $1.99 (each)
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #4-10 – $1.99 (each)
  • Hack/Slash and Mercy Sparx: A Slice of Hell #1 – $0.99
  • Incorruptible Preview – Free
  • Incorruptible #1-5 – $1.99 (each)
  • Incredible Hulk #1-3 – $1.99 (each)
  • Infinity Gauntlet #1-6 – $1.99 (each)
  • Invincible #67-69 – $1.99 (each)
  • Irredeemable #13 – $1.99
  • Lady Action Special – $1.99
  • Se7en #2-3 – $0.99 (each)
  • Unknown: The Devil Made Flesh #4 – $1.99
  • Valentine #6 – $0.99
  • The Walking Dead #67-69 – $1.99 (each)

iVerse/IDW

Another week, another disappointing effort from iVerse. I know that they’re trying. There are some bright spots like The Red Star #3, though you’d be hardpressed to find the first two issues anywhere in the store. There are a lot of Archie comics once again, and though I know there are children out there who would enjoy those books, I can’t imagine there are that many children running around with iPads/iPhones. I wish these guys could get their stuff together, and provide the consumer with an accessible store that actually gave the people the pertinent information they needed. The content is there, but a clear distribution channel is not. IDW’s app, using the same engine as iVerse, fares slightly better, as it at least shows you everything that’s actually available in a given week. There’s a good amount of Transformers and Star Trek stuff available, but the comic to get is GI Joe: Hearts and Minds #1. Max Brooks teams with Howard Chaykin and Antonio Fuso to tell the origins of Major Bludd and Spirit as they exist in the GI Joe: Cobra universe (which is much more grounded in reality for those of you who aren’t aware).

  • Army of Two #5 – $1.99
  • Avengers #58 – $1.99
  • Betty and Veronica Spectacular #88 – $0.99
  • Betty and Veronica Spectacular #90 – $0.99
  • Dynamo 5 #20 – $1.99
  • GI Joe: Hearts and Minds #1 – $1.99
  • The Murder of King Tut #1 – $1.99
  • The Red Star #3 – $0.99
  • Sabrina: The Manga #15-16 – $0.99 (each)
  • Sherlock Holmes #5 – $0.99
  • Sonic Universe #7-8 – $0.99 (each)
  • Star Trek: Movie Adaptation #4 – $1.99
  • Star Trek: New Frontier #3 – $1.99
  • Transformers: Reign of Starscream #1 – $1.99
  • Uncanny X-Men #13 – $1.99
  • The Unknown: The Devil Made Flesh #3 – $1.99
  • X-Men #167 – $1.99

MARVEL

It’s all about the classics on this week’s Marvel app update. Original issues of Captain America Comics, Incredible Hulk, and Tales of Suspense make up the bulk of what’s available this week. Having never read any of these ancient and out of print comics, I’m definitely going to pick up a few of these. There are also fifteen issues of the short-lived Marvel Knights series, which stars the (at the time) less popular heroes Daredevil, the Punisher, Dagger, Shang Chi, and Black Widow. It’s not an amazing book by any means, but it’s still cool that Marvel is releasing these stories as they haven’t seen print in quite a few years.

  • Audi Presents Iron Man 2: Fist of Iron – Free
  • Captain America Comics #1-3 – $1.99 (each)
  • Incredible Hulk #1 – Free
  • Incredible Hulk #2-6 – $1.99 (each)
  • Marvel Knights #1 – Free
  • Marvel Knights #2-15 – $1.99 (each)
  • Tales of Suspense #44-53 – $1.99 (each)

PSP

A strong week this time for the PSP, which more than makes up for the few lackluster efforts that we got previously. This week it’s all about Ms. Marvel and Thor. Ms. Marvel was a strong series that featured one of the few female superheroes at Marvel who was capable of having a solo book last longer than a year. Brian Reed does a nice job keeping you interested in Carol Danvers, and the book is well worth checking out. Six more issues of JMS’ Thor run are uploaded as well, and you’d be a fool to miss out on these comics. It’s honestly the best the character has been written in the last twenty years, and even with no prior knowledge of the character, are highly enjoyable. You’ve got more Atomic Robo, and there’s also a handful of old Virgin Comics being reissued under the Liquid Comics banner. There are also five free books this week, which are worth checking out simply because they are free.

  • Arcane Legions # 1 – $0.99
  • Atomic Robo Vol.3 # 5 – $0.99
  • Beyond # 3 – $1.99
  • Criminal (2006) # 10 – $1.99
  • Criminal (2008) # 1 – $1.99
  • Devi # 3 – $1.99
  • Donald Duck and the Beach Training Camp # 0 – $0.99
  • Donald Duck and the World Cup Mission # 0 – $0.99
  • DoubleDuck # 5 – $1.99
  • Eleventh Hour # 1 – $0.99
  • G.I. Joe: Operation Hiss # 4 – $1.99
  • The Last Unicorn # 1 – $1.99
  • The Lexian Chronicles # 6 – $0.99
  • Ms Marvel (2006) #1-4 -$1.99 (each)
  • Murder of King Tut # 1 – $1.99
  • Powers (2000) #9-10 – $1.99 (each)
  • Ramayan 3392 AD # 3 – $1.99
  • The Sadhu # 3 – $1.99
  • Scrooge McDuck and the Precious Rubber Ball # 0 – $1.99
  • Snakewoman # 3 – $1.99
  • The Taming of the Scrooge # 0 – $1.99
  • Thor (2007) 7-12 – $1.99 (each)
  • Walk-In # 3 – $1.99
  • GI Joe Cobra #1 – Free
  • Star Trek Mirror Images #1 – Free
  • Astro Boy Prequel #1 – Free
  • The Ghoul #1 – Free
  • Dreamland Chronicles #1 – Free



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