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    Entries in comixology (107)

    Thursday
    Apr172014

    COMIXOLOGY ACQUISITION Q & A WITH TIM GIBSON OF MOTH CITY ON THE COSMIC TREADMILL AT FORCES OF GEEK

    Moth City (Thrillbent) is one of our favorite and innovative digital comics, so when we heard of the pending merger between ComiXology and Amazon we had questions!

    Who better to ask these to than Moth City’s own Tim Gibson?


    We get into the nitty gritty of the pinch, swipes, scans, payments and tablet wars with our favorite Kiwi after the jump!




    FOG!: Have you ever read a comic on the Kindle app? Kind of atrocious, right?

    Tim Gibson: Hah, I’ve only read one comic on my Kindle, and that was Tumor by Joshua Fialkov and Noel Tuazon many years ago. It was a great comic but I haven’t been back to try another comic on that platform.

    What’s your initial reaction? Glee, excitement? Disappointment?

    Cautious optimism.
      
    Do you think creator percentages for something like the ComiXology Submit program will stay the same? How does this affect creator owned projects?

    Amazon has always been open about the royalty rates they offer authors, 35% if you sell your work for less than $1.99 or more than $10, and 70% if you sell between $2.99 and $9.99. I believe our royalty rates via ComiXology are locked behind a T&C wall, but they aren’t bad.

    There would probably be more comics on Amazon right now taking advantage of that 70% rate if they didn’t also have a strange ‘Delivery Fee’ that cuts into the author’s proceeds for supplying high resolution art at larger file sizes.

    I have no idea if ComiXology’s rates will change, but I would like to see our books integrated into Amazon’s store at either rate.

    ComiXology seems to be forward thinking and has good customer service (these days). Do you picture a total absorption of the company?

    I hope not, and I doubt it. Everything said to date implies that they will keep being the great company they are. Hopefully Amazon just gives them a new audience, and they give Amazon some comic selling tips!

    Do you see the iPad comics Apps: iBooks vs. ComiXology going after each other’s throats? At least the competition is healthy, right?  I’d imagine Amazon stops developing it’s various comics properties and shifts all comic attention to the ComiXology app, yeah?

    I’m not sure that any independent creators are using iBooks or Amazon in anywhere near the same capacity as they are using ComiXology. But yes, I would hope that Amazon would follow ComiXology’s lead when it comes to technology and systems for comics. I imagine they’ll continue publishing their own stuff through their imprint Jet City Comics.

     

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]


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    Tuesday
    Apr012014

    DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week for April 2, 2014




    COMICS

    Bendis’ Ultimate Comics Spider-Man run is record breaking and groundbreaking! Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, now starring Miles Morales as the Web-Slinger hits #200 (with timey-wimey numbering) as everyone celebrates the memory of Peter Parker! Surprises guaranteed! … Vegans! Hardcore Kids! Comic Fans! Run to Liberator - Earth Crisis #2 from Black Mask and #OccupyComics. This issue guest starring the animal friendly tattooed hardcore legends. … Angel and Faith Season 10 #1 is out today, with 200% more Zombpires and Magic! Picks this week from Robin Hood: Outlaw of the 21st Century on Kindle!

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    Wednesday
    Mar122014

    TRIPLE SHOT WITH A DIGITAL CHASER: MONSTER & MADMAN #1, JUDGE DREDD #17, STRAY BULLETS: KILLERS #1 PLUS D4VE #1 at FORCES OF GEEK


    With so much comics news in other media yesterday, its time to slow down, belly up to the shelves at your local comic shop today or relax in your bed with your tablet for the latest edition of Triple Shot here at Forces Of Geek!

    Steve Niles returns steer the ship of our nightmares with Monster & Madman #1, The Dark Judges appear in Judge Dredd #17 and Lapham returns with Stray Bullets: Killers #1. Monkeybrain treated everyone to D4VE #1 the robot this week over in ComiXology!

    MONSTER & MADMAN #1 (of 3)
    WRITER: Steve Niles
    ART: Damien Worm
    Publication Date: March 11, 2014
    Price: $3.99
    Publisher: IDW Publishing
    UPC: 82771400608700111
    Buy it HERE


    Here’s a matchup that can only come from the mind of Steve Niles (30 Days of Night). Monster & Madman is a limited series focusing on Frankenstein’s monster and Jack the Ripper! 

    Issue #1 largely is set upon an olde wooden ship. Frank has been through a lot since master passed and his wife left him (or was dropped in a vat of acid—whichever your prefer!).

    The monster is seeking to escape, as he realizes he is difficult to kill. Joining the Norwegian sailing vessel is his best bet. 

    While aboard he is tricked by the captain, a master he is forces to obey. 

    A good, meaty story here in the first issue of the mini-series, focusing on Frankenstein character development in this particular world. 

    So much happens in a short number of pages, it is staggering the way Niles can craft a story. The monster is familiar in name, but this Frankenstein has a personality all of his own.

    Spooky art by Damian Worm gives a Dave McKean Arkham Asylum painted/collage look. Great lettering too, assuming by Worm as well (no letters credit listed). 

    Fans of Universal Horror, Steve Niles and his Frankenstein work with legend Bernie Wrightson should pick this up!

    [READ MORE at FORCES OF GEEK]

     

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    Wednesday
    Mar052014

    COSMIC TREADMILL: RYAN K. LINDSAY TALKS HEADSPACE FROM MONKEYBRAIN! - AT FORCES OF GEEK

     

    I’m fortunate enough to have made some friends online that live on the other side of the planet!

    Aussie Writer Ryan K. Linsday (My Little Pony, Fatherhood, Ghost Town) burns the rubber of off his Converse in this edition of the Cosmic Treadmill to talk about Headspace from Monkeybrain, which was released today.

    The book features an imaginative world full of bartending dogs, fear monsters and other creeps. But that’s not all, in this Take on Me twist, the other half of the story exists in the real world.


    To call this Inception meets They Live will either delight or offend Ryan. Find out after the jump!

    FOG!: Thanks for joining us today, Ryan! Care to tell us the quick elevator pitch for Headspace?

    Ryan K. Lindsay: A strange town full of unfulfilled people suddenly discover they are actually in the mind of a killer and they had forgotten the real world and their old lives. Cue the sheriff, Shane, hustling to get back to his old life but finding that a killer’s brain throws up more roadblocks than you want it to.

     

     

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

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    Tuesday
    Mar042014

    DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week for March 5, 2014


    COMICS

    Rogue Trooper #1 from IDW brings the classic blue-skinned genetically modified soldier to the States from the pages of 2000AD. A must read for fans of Judge Dredd and the Terminator! …An All New Wolverine and the X-Men #1 hits shelves as Jason Latour and Mahmud Asrar (Supergirl) take over the book and Wolvie and Storm take over the Jean Grey School. …The Fox #5 is the finale for this great pulp series celebrating the the fun to be had in a comics series. Good for all ages! …Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

     

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