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Digital Comic Update – 07.17.10

Posted by Luke Brown On July - 17 - 2010

We’re just a bit behind schedule here, but you can now check out all the comics available on the PSP, iPhone, and iPad.

BOOM! Studios

Hey, look who decided to update their digital comic app this week. Sure, there are only six new comics, but that’s six more than were available for the last few weeks. Unfortunately, I’m not familiar with any of the titles, save for the Kill Audio comic. Sadly, the only thing I know about it is that it’s written by Claudio Sanchez, the singer from Coheed and Cambria. I was hoping at least that the three titles available, Caped, Kill Audio, and Swordsmith Assassin, would have free previews similar to those BOOM! has released for their other digital works, but that’s just not the case this week.

  • Caped #1-2 – $1.99 (each)
  • Kill Audio #1-2 – $1.99 (each)
  • Swordsmith Assassin #1-2 – $1.99 (each)

Comics+/IDW/Archie

iVerse has not only changed the name of their app this week, but they’ve also revamped the interface quite a bit. It’s all for the better I might add. Now in addition to the regular store, which now has the prices of the comics on the front end menu, there’s also a “News” page, where you can find some of the latest comic book-related news. The articles aren’t very long, but they don’t have to be, and it’s a nice addition for people who don’t spend all day on the internet reading about the industry. Now, I do have two very small and minor criticisms. I wish the app listed new releases in alphabetical order, and I wish that this new look carried over to the IDW and Archie apps. As of now they still use iVerse’s old layout, but hopefully they’ll adopt this new style soon. As for the comics available this week, tying into one of the most anticipated movies of the summer is a free comic called Inception: The Cobol Job. It features art by UDON, the guys who do just about every Capcom comic on the market, and is a prequel to the Christopher Nolan film. There are actually quite a few BOOM! titles for sale this week, including one of my favorites, The Anchor. The customary GI Joe and Transformers issues also arrive, as do a few more Sabrina: Manga comics. I look forward to seeing where Comics+ goes from here.

  • 28 Days Later #11 – $1.99
  • The Anchor #2-5 – $1.99 (each)
  • Dynamo 5 #25 – $1.99
  • Eternal Descent #2 – $1.99
  • GI Joe #19 – $1.99
  • Inception: The Cobol Job – FREE
  • Irredeemable #10-14 – $1.99 (each)
  • Sabrina: Manga #19-20 – $0.99 (each)
  • Star Trek: Burden of Knowledge #1 – $1.99
  • Transformers: Nefarious #4 – $1.99
  • Uncanny X-Men #15 – $1.99

comiXology

Okay, the comiXology app is packed with content this week from just about every publisher there is. Since I’m an absolute sucker for Atomic Robo, of course I’m going to point out that the third volume of Atomic Robo is collected as a digital trade paperback for just $4, which is fantastic. I want to see more publishers release their books as trades instead of individual issues as I think it’s a brilliant practice. You can also find four new issues of Immortal Iron Fist, including the first three chapters of “The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven,” which is by far one of the best storylines in the character’s long history. New issues of DMZ and Green Lantern should also be pointed out, as should the free issue of Azure #1, another of DC’s Zuda books. The absolute book of the week though has to be Kingdom Come #1. It’s still a fantastic read all these years later, and is one of the few books where I enjoy Alex Ross’ artwork. Don’t take that to mean that his painting isn’t stunning, it’s just that I don’t often like his work when it comes to interiors. Here though, it’s really fantastic.

  • 13 Chambers #1: Parts 1 and 2 – $0.99 (each)
  • Action Comics #849-851 – $1.99 (each)
  • All Star Superman #4 – $1.99
  • Archie and Friends #140-141 – $0.99 (each)
  • Atomic Robo, Vol. 3: Shadow From Beyond Time – $3.99
  • The Authority #3 – $0.99
  • Azure #1 – FREE
  • Batman #407 – $1.99
  • Batman #659-663 – $1.99 (each)
  • Bayou #3 – $0.99
  • Black Panther #4-6 – $1.99 (each)
  • Caped #1-2 – $1.99 (each)
  • Captain America #38-39 – $1.99 (each)
  • DMZ #9-11 – $1.99 (each)
  • Elephantmen #14-15 – $0.99 (each)
  • Fables #15 – $1.99
  • Gen 13 #23 – $0.99
  • Green Lantern #23 – $1.99
  • Green Lantern #32 – $1.99
  • Green Lantern Corps #16 – $1.99
  • Hack/Slash: The Series #29-30 – $0.99 (each)
  • Immortal Iron First #7-10 – $1.99 (each)
  • Inception: The Cobol Job – FREE
  • Jonah Hex #12 – $1.99
  • Justice League: Generation Lost #5 – $2.99
  • Kill Audio #1-2 – $1.99 (each)
  • Kingdom Come #1 – $1.99
  • Mirror’s Edge #6 – $1.99
  • New X-Men #39-42 – $1.99 (each)
  • Night Owls #2 – $0.99
  • The Origin of Green Lantern – FREE
  • Planetary/Batman: Night on Earth – $1.99
  • Powers #7-9 – $1.99 (each)
  • Project Superpowers #4-5 – $0.99 (each)
  • Sandman #4 – $1.99
  • StormWatch: PHD #15 – $o.99
  • Supernatural: Origins #2 – $1.99
  • Sworsmith Assassin #1-2 – $1.99 (each)
  • The Unwritten #2 – $1.99
  • Valentine Reloaded #2 – $0.99
  • Wildcats #3 – $0.99
  • The X-Files #0 – $1.99
  • X-Men #197-201 – $1.99 (each)

DC Comics

There’s some good stuff here like new issues of DMZ, Batman, and Green Lantern, as well as the first issue of Kingdom Come. There are a few issues  of Superman/Batman that you won’t find anywhere else yet, but for the most part you’re looking at virtually the same selection of comics available on the comiXology app. That’s not a bad thing. It would be nice if there was a bit of a staggered release on the two apps though.

  • Action Comics #849-851 – $1.99 (each)
  • All Star Superman #4 – $1.99
  • The Authority #3 – $0.99
  • Azure #1 – FREE
  • Batman #407 – $1.99
  • Batman #659-663 – $1.99 (each)
  • Bayou #3 – $0.99
  • DMZ #9-11 – $1.99 (each)
  • Fables #15 – $1.99
  • Gen 13 #23 – $0.99
  • Green Lantern #23 – $1.99
  • Green Lantern #32 – $1.99
  • Green Lantern Corps #16 – $1.99
  • High Moon #3 – $0.99
  • Jonah Hex #12-13 – $1.99 (each)
  • Justice League: Generation Lost #5 – $2.99
  • Kingdom Come #1 – $1.99
  • Mirror’s Edge #6 – $1.99
  • Night Owls #2 – $0.99
  • The Origin of Green Lantern – FREE
  • Planetary/Batman: Night on Earth – $1.99
  • Sandman #4 – $1.99
  • StormWatch: PHD #15 – $0.99
  • Superman/Batman #17-19 – $1.99 (each)
  • Supernatural: Origins #2 – $1.99
  • The Unwritten #2 – $1.99
  • Wildcats #3 – $0.99
  • The X-Files #0 – $1.99

Marvel Comics

I don’t think I’ll ever understand the appeal of Hit-Monkey, but he’s pretty popular right now, so Marvel’s seen fit to release two comics featuring the punishing primate. The 1970s version of The Invaders has eight issues drop, including a free first issue, and if you’re a fan of Namor, the original Human Torch, and Captain America, it’s worth checking out. The highlight here though is the first six issues of Ultimate Fantastic Four. Brian Bendis, Mark Millar, and Adam Kubert team to retell the origin of the Fantastic Four without the confines of fifty years of history. It’s an interesting modern take on the characters, and though it lost a bit of steam towards the end, it’s still a solid read.

  • Death of Dracula #1 – $1.99
  • Hit-Monkey #1 – $1.99
  • Hit-Monkey One Shot – $1.99
  • Invaders #1 – FREE
  • Invaders #2-8 – $1.99 (each)
  • Iron Man #64 – $1.99
  • Iron Man #65 – FREE
  • Iron Man #66-72 – $1.99 (each)
  • Marvel Adventures Iron Man #4 – $1.99
  • Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #4 – $1.99
  • Official Handbook of the Ultimate Universe – $1.99
  • The Rawhide Kid #1 – $1.99
  • Ultimate Fantastic Four #1 – FREE
  • Ultimate Fantastic Four #2-6 – $1.99 (each)

Panelfly

A boatload of Runaways and New X-Men books compliment a handful of BOOM! titles like Die Hard: Year One and Incorruptible on this week’s update. There are even a few Vincent Price comics from Bluewater Productions that look fairly entertaining. I’m still awaiting the iPad version of the Panelfly app, but those of you with iPhones should find a pretty decent selection in this week’s haul.

  • Die Hard: Year One #5-8 – $1.99 (each)
  • Incorruptible #6 – $1.99
  • New-Gen #2 – $0.99
  • New X-Men #26-30 – $1.99 (each)
  • New X-Men #31 – $0.99
  • Runaways #10 – 18 – $1.99 (each)
  • Vincent Price #11-14 – $0.99 (each)

PSP

A pretty good deal of content on the PSP this week for those of you without an iPhone/iPad. If you haven’t been downloading the “Sinestro Corps War” issues of Green Lantern, perhaps now is the time as the storyline reaches its halfway point this week. Two more issues of Criminal: The Sinners drop on the store as well, and shame on you if you’re not reading one of the best noir stories in print, digital or otherwise, right now. Liquid Comics continues their adaptation of the old Virgin Comics line, and the second issue of the PSP exclusive God of War comic hits as well.

  • 2000AD Prog # 1688 – $1.99
  • Astonishing Tales (2009) # 5 – $1.99
  • The Authority: World’s End # 1 – $0.99
  • Azure # 1 – FREE
  • Batman: Year One # 4 – $1.99
  • Criminal: The Sinners (2008) #3 & #4 – $1.99 (each)
  • Devi # 8 – $1.99
  • DMZ: On the Ground # 13 – $1.99
  • Donald Duck and the Niece of the Black Corsair – $1.99
  • DoubleDuck # 6 – $1.99
  • Fables # 15 – $1.99
  • Fethry Duck and the Unlosable Challenge – $0.99
  • Gen13: World’s End # 21 – $0.99
  • God of War # 2 – $1.99
  • Green Lantern: Secret Origin – Part 4 # 4 – $1.99
  • Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War – Part 5 of 12 – $1.99
  • Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War – Part 6 of 12 – $1.99
  • High Moon: Chapter 1 # 3 – $1.99
  • Hope Falls # 4 – $1.99
  • Huey, Dewey, Louie and the Day Before the Exams # 1 – $1.99
  • The Invaders (1975) #1 – #4 – $1.99 (each)
  • Justice League: Generation Lost # 5 – $2.99
  • Kingdom Come # 1 – $1.99
  • Marvel Zombies 2 (2007) # 2 – $1.99
  • Night Owls # 2 – $0.99
  • Planetary/Batman # 1 – $1.99
  • Ramayan 3392 AD # 8 – $1.99
  • The Sadhu # 8 – $1.99
  • Snakewoman # 8 – $1.99
  • Stormwatch PHD # 13 – $0.99
  • Transformers: Lost in Space # 3 – $1.99
  • The Unwritten # 2 – $1.99
  • Wildcats: World’s End # 1 – $0.99
  • X-Mickey # 15 – $1.99



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  3. Ross Richie Said,

    Luke! So cool to see your excitement about digital comics! Thanks for checking ours out.

    A quick clarification on your article — BOOM! does not control when its partners make files available. Currently, we have all but some of the most obscure BOOM! books available to all of our digital partners — graphic.ly, Panel Fly, iVerse, etc. — but not everyone can process files at the same time, so they get posted with different timing.

    So while the BOOM! app might not have been updated recently, that timing is dependent on the rock stars that run Comixology — who are quite amazing and a great team!

    I grabbed some of the series descriptions from our website for you to check out:

    SWORDSMITH ASSASSIN:
    Toshiro Ono has spent his life making the best swords that have ever been forged and selling them to the highest bidder. But when his family is killed by a blade of his own making… Toshiro will do whatever it takes to make sure none of his swords ever kill again.

    CAPED
    “We save them! So they can save the day!” Think your boss is tough? Try working for a superhero! While your boss is out fighting crime, you get the pleasure of scheduling public appearances, getting the dry-cleaning done and keeping a tidy secret lair. Millions would kill to be a superhero’s personal assistant like Jimmy Lohman. Unfortunately, he’s not one of them. A story of capes, cowls and Blackberrys.

    KILL AUDIO
    follows the adventures of an immortal little troll who struggles to find a purpose in a land where musical and artistic creativity are controlled substances. With a growing team of misfits to keep him company on the crazy road to clarity and an aggravating nemesis setting them back at every turn, will Kill Audio ever find what he’s looking for? “This is disturbing work, and I mean that as a compliment,” BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid said. “Anyone who’s a fan of THE MAXX or of Robot Chicken should check this out.”

    Best,
    -R

    Posted on July 18th, 2010 at 1:38 PM

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