1. Entertainment

    ComiXology Pulls Even More Comics From Their iOS App to Appease Their Apple Overlords

    Not more than a month after comiXology faced criticism for preemptively removing a installment of the critically acclaimed series Saga from their iOS app to comply with Apple App Store policies, they've now rejected 56 other titles, including a few that were revisited and approved last month. To put it lightly, this bums us out real bad.

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  2. Tech

    DeviantArt Teams With Madefire for User-Created Digital Publishing

    Digital comics are great, but largely they're just stagnant images of pages of a print book. Not that there's anything wrong with traditional comics, but there's just more potential with digital formatting. To help artists harness that potential Madefire has created a Motion Book Tool to bring sequential art to life, and DeviantArt just teamed up with them to let its users create vibrate motion comics.

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  3. Entertainment

    ComiXology Submit Launches, Aims to Change the Comics Publishing Game in a Big Way

    ComiXology is probably the biggest name in the digital comics world, and their new service wants to help self-publishing artists reach the largest audience possible. ComiXology Submit allows artists to submit their work to be adapted into the "Guided View" format -- for free, and have it distributed through the service, splitting the profits evenly with comiXology. There's about to be a lot more digital comics in the world, and that's just fine with us.

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  4. Entertainment

    Just In Time for Independence Day: Captain America Is Back In Business

    Captain America was brought back from the dead a little while ago, but since then he hasn't been doing much in the Marvel universe. His protege Bucky has been wearing the suit and doing the job. Writer Ed Brubaker is finally giving Steve Rogers something to do. You can pick up the first issue of Steve Rogers: Super Soldier this week, on Thursday. Yes, that's right. Remember everyone: Monday is a bank holiday, so new comics come out on Thursday.

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  5. Entertainment

    Despite DC Doublespeak, Digital Won’t Help Retailers

    DC Comics, the more senior half of the Big Two, announced that they are also going to be diving in to the realm of digital distribution, and doing so even more aggressively than Marvel. DC will be creating a iThing App, as well as partnering with and the PlayStation Network to bring comic books straight to your PSP, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or desktop computer.  From The Source:
    “At DC Comics, it has been a top priority that DC forges a meaningful, forward-looking digital strategy,” said Jim Lee, Co-Publisher, DC Comics. “As both a comic book creator and Co-Publisher, it was incredibly important that our plan includes not only creator incentive payments, but also an innovative component that supports comic shop owners. We see digital as an opportunity to grow our entire business.”
    Digital distribution that supports brick and mortar stores?  People keep saying this, and we keep wincing.

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  6. Entertainment

    Hitman Monkey in This Month’s Deadpool

    Back in November, Marvel Comics announced a new villain to be appearing in Deadpool, their title regarding the Merc With a Mouth: Hit-man Monkey. Yes. That hit-man monkey. Or, rather, Hit-Monkey. Well, Hit-Monkey had his Marvel Digital Comics Exclusive story told in December, and was named dropped in January's issue of Deadpool, as an assassin that even Deadpool himself fears. He will be making his first non-solo appearance in this week's issue. If your tastes run towards forth wall breaking and monkeys with guns, you might want to pick it up. From

    "Hitman Monkey is a soulful, tortured, jazz-loving 30-pound engine of destruction," explains Executive Editor Axel Alonso... "Let's be clear: Hitman Monkey is the harrowing tale of a Macaque monkey from the mountains of Japan who, though fate and circumstance, is transformed into the world's deadliest assassin... I fail to see what could be funny about-oh. I see your point."

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