Tag Archive: Comixology


To commemorate its 80th anniversary as home to some of pop culture’s most iconic characters, Archie Comics is publishing a series of special digital-exclusive one-shot comics.  Begin with Archie, Josie & the Pussycats, Veronica Lodge as Powerteen with Blackjack, plus Jughead, Cheryl Blossom, New Crusaders, Betty & Veronica, Katy Keene, and Young Salem–available now at comiXology, the Archie App, Hoopla, or wherever you get digital comics.  Then coming next week is Sabrina and Sam Hill: Private Eye, and some artist spotlights, looking at creator Harry Lucey, then on May 20, it’s Dotty & Ditto with Bob Phantom, with a spotlight on Dan DeCarlo, and finally artist Dan Parent on May 27.  Check out some looks back–inside a few of these issues–below, and a schedule of releases.

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Free comics comixology

While you are sitting at your computer at home pretending to be paying attention to conference calls, you need something to do for your sanity, right?  How about comics?  The best thing you can do is order from the hundreds of graphic novels at your local comic book store.  Many will be willing to send you overnight or within a few days anything you’re after, especially if you’re behind on the latest and greatest comics have to offer.  Your own comic book shop stands ready to take your order now.  And local shops may be able to get you comics often quicker than online retailers right now.

With most single issues of new titles on delay for now, you can still get your single-issue comic fix via free comics at the Digital Comic Museum, which hosts hundreds of full Golden Age public domain comics, including many featuring superheroes (like the original Captain Marvel, Bulletman, Captain Midnight, and Spy Smasher, plus Westerns (like Gene Autry and Tom Mix), war comics, sports comics (like Jackie Robinson), jungle comics, sci-fi comics (like Captain Video), romance comics, and crime series.  Comixology also has hundreds of comics you, your kids, or your cat can read right now for free.  It’s a great way to get wind of a great story you may have missed or never considered, which you can then order in its complete series from local or online stores  Note: Comixology also has an unlimited program (currently priced at $5.99 per month) with more than 25,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and more.  Those carry the white “Unlimited” ribbon in the bottom right corner of the comic cover icon.

The current list of totally free comics on the Comixology website (just set up a free account), is easy to use, and updates regularly with new titles.   We’ve identified many we’ve recommended before at borg for you to check out (click the Comics & Books tab above anytime to find nearly a decade of recommendations).  These include: Usagi Yojimbo, Stranger Things, Hellboy, Predator/Aliens: Fire and Stone, Centipede, Xena: Warrior Princess, Charlie’s Angels vs. The Bionic Woman, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, and Star Trek: The Next Generation–Mirror Broken Thinking about watching TV or movie tie-ins?  Check out the free issues from the original comics at Comixology for The Umbrella Academy, I, Frankenstein, and Captain Marvel.  You can even read the first Batman appearance ever in Detective Comics, Issue #27, or see early Superman in Superman, Issue #1, and the original issue from the 1970s of Swamp Thing, Issue #1.

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Yes, San Diego Comic-Con is still about comics.  So how about a free one?

In the spirit of great promotional comic book ideas over the years like The Adventures of Kool-Aid Man comic book, DC Comics and Kentucky Fried Chicken have done the unthinkable.  The unimaginable.  It’s the comic book you didn’t ask for and didn’t know you wanted: Green Lantern co-starring Colonel Sanders.  That’s right, a team-up of Green Lantern and The Colonel!

It includes an homage cover based on the classic Silver Age comic book cover for Green Lantern Issue #76 drawn by Neal Adams.  This is one fans of all things retro won’t want to miss.

Tom Grummett and Trevor Scott created the cover and Tony Bedard supplied the story with interior art by Tom Derenick, Trevor Scott, and Tom Parsons.

You’ll also see The Colonel meet up with several guest superheroes.

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Descender 1 cover

If you missed out on writer Jeff Lemire and artist Dustin Nguyen’s 2015 sci-fi comic book series Descender, you have a chance to catch up.  You can purchase for download Issues #1-5 at Comixology at any time, but this weekend the website is offering a free digital copy of Issue #1.

Why should you check out the free preview?

Nguyen really has a solid lock on the look of this story about a child-like android (or does he rate cyborg status?) who is the only survivor of a galactic assault on his world.  His stylized settings and spaceships, as well as his color choices remind us of Phil Noto’s visuals on Trigger Girl 6, one of the best retro-style creations we’ve seen in years.  His wide perspective and large panel spreads really evoke something from an exciting future.

Descender panel

Lemire’s world building gets readers up to speed quickly.  He takes the theme from Steven Spielberg’s Artificial Intelligence/A.I. yet makes it far more interesting.

If you’re not convinced yet, just look at the first few pages below and see what we mean:

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Hitman Agent 47 BOOM Studios

What better from San Diego Comic-Con than a free digital download of a new comic book?

Today, the official Hitman debuted as a free download at SDCC 2015.  Written by F.J. DeSanto, the comic book serves as a prelude to the movie, and depicts the story of Agent 47 as he hunts down a contract, leading into the opening scene of the feature film.  This marks the first time the Agent 47 character will appear in a comic.

Starring Rupert Friend (who we think is a dead ringer for Orlando Bloom), Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware, Hitman: Agent 47 follows a genetically engineered assassin (Friend) who targets a mega-corporation that wants to use the secret of his origin to create a whole army of killers.

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Dynamite sale banner

Dynamite Entertainment is celebrating its 10th anniversary in July, and to begin its year of celebration it is offering a huge sale at ComiXology.com.  Dynamite is offering all of its titles at 50% off (that’s over 1,500 titles).

Go to the link below to find all of Dynamite’s comics at an incredible discount!  To get this discount, the code word is DYNAMITE.

http://www.comixology.com/Dynamite-Sale/page/774

So if you haven’t checked them out already, look for Miss Fury, The Bionic Man, Masks, Grimm, The Twilight Zone, Battlestar Galactica, The Black Bat, and tons of other titles.

The sale lasts until February 13, 2014, so act fast!  This offer can only be redeemed at ComiXology.com and no titles are included that are first released after February 11, 2014.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
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Revival issue 1 cover

You’ve still got a few hours yet.  Get your free download copy of Eisner Award winner Mike Norton’s awesome (and creepy) Revival Issue #1 from Comixology.

It’s part of Comixology’s 12 Days of Christmas event.  Come back each day for a new free digital comic book.  Sweet!

Click here to check it out!

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com