Because DC loves the number 52, and because at this rate, DC Unlimited will be ready in time for the Legion of Superheroes: [Read more…]
The second decade of The Marvel Age of Comics is officially in the books, and the My Marvelous Year club has decided on heroes, villains, and series of the decade! [Read more…]
Let’s face it guys and girls: Agents of SHIELD Season One was disappointing. With a capital DISAPPOINT. Yes, things started to “Turn, Turn, Turn” following Captain America 2, but that simply saw Agents of SHIELD progress from a massive disappointment to a passable show filled to the brim with potential. The fact that the writers and showrunners seemed comfortable admitting they had to wait 17 EPISODES to finally get interesting (because of the Cap 2 movie tie-in) is completely and utterly…
You know what? This isn’t about Season One anymore. It’s in the past, and we’ll never watch it again, even though the DVD was just released (seriously: not a DVD you need, although 4 and a half stars on 800 Amazon reviews is STUNNING). It’s time to focus on how we make Agents of SHIELD awesome for Season Two, which begins September 23rd. I have some ideas: [Read more…]
I’m angry. Not like Hulk-angry, or feral Wolverine, but maybe Beast after a BAMF! gets into his lab.
I spent a jog listening to Grantland Network’s “Do You Like Prince Movies” podcast today to hear their take on Cap 2. Alex Pappademas and Wesley Morris are smart, intellectual film and culture critics who always have something interesting to say.
But I was a bit shocked how vehemently I disagree with most of the arguments raised against Captain America: The Winter Soldier. [Read more…]
“I just like having it in my hands.”
If I’m saying this it means one of two things: 1) I’m defending myself after my wife complains about me having my hands down my pants in broad daylight or 2) I’m explaining why I prefer print books to digital.
I’ll never stop shoving my hands down my pants (I’m my own man! What’s that? Dirty dishes? I’m on it, honey!), but digital comic book reading may have won me over this past week. Here’s why.
Two awesome moves in the world of digital comics yesterday: 1) Marvel announced the release of their Marvel Unlimited Android app & 2) Dark Horse let fans know they are giving away their free comic book day issues digitally.
When pressed for comment, DC Comics merely replied: “Digital? What, like a camera?” [Read more…]
Marvel Comics has been giving away a LOT of free stuff lately. And not just your standard “here’s an old issue of a second-tier story” digital giveaway.
Recent Marvel freebies have included every #1 issue in their publishing history, as well as the starting issues of their digital Infinite Comics line.
As a fan, this is clearly great. But is this a sustainable business model for Marvel, and is it good for the comic book industry as a whole? [Read more…]
If you regularly follow comic book news, by now you’ve heard: Saga #12, the consensus comic series of the year, was digitally banned by Apple for ‘gay sex’ images. At least, until it was actually digital comics distributor Comixology who banned the issue, assuming Apple wouldn’t like it. Until actually it was never banned at all, CARRY ON GAY SEX NOTHING TO SEE HERE!
The whole thing immediately looks like a black eye for comic book news media, but it does raise a few interesting questions, including: Just how mature do you need to be to read Saga? [Read more…]
Let’s start with the positive: It’s been fantastic to see Marvel give their Unlimited digital subscription offering so much attention the past couple weeks. And hopefully all the “Spotify/Netflix of comics” press means even more dedication and support of the Unlimited service in the coming months.
One area that would make this even better – How about more Marvel Unlimited integration with the website features? [Read more…]
Try to think of something more exciting than 700 free digital comics. If you were able to think of anything aside from meeting Stan Lee, smooching Katy Perry, or receiving 700 free paper comics, there’s a chance this story isn’t for you. For everyone else: Free Comics! [Read more…]