FAME: Justin Bieber Unauthorized Biography
Justin Bieber started his life in simple public housing, and he must balance his growing fame with his humble beginnings as he comes of age with millions of pre-teen girls screaming his name and tweeting his every move.
Fame: Justin Bieber traces the career of Bieber, from YouTube sensation to Twitter mainstay, from his musical childhood in Ontario to his first headlining tour.
FAME: The Cast of Glee Unauthorized Biography
From the sold-out Fame series comes the story all ‘Gleeks’ were waiting for: the biography of the cast and creator of Glee.
From Ryan Murphy to Lea Michele and more of the cast, Fame takes a look at how all of these men and women became part of a global phenomenon. From the hit FOX series, it’s your turn to be a Gleek! You know you want to…
Female Force: Betty White
Betty White: GoldenGirl Goes Platinum traces the amazing life of the actor, writer, wit, and humanitarian who has also been Hollywoodâ€™s most enduring “it girl” for over sixty astounding years.
From the earliest days of television to the cutting edge of Facebook and SNL, Betty always makes the scene!
Appointed â€œProblem Solverâ€ in a nightmarish city of monsters, the lost amnesiac Stump must pit street smarts against baffling dream logic to solve some outrageously bizarre “problems.” But this smart ass may face a problem even she can’t solve in the Unimaginable — creatures too terrible for anyone to even imagine.
Following the Ultimates Comics: Thor and Captain America going day and date digitally – now Marvel have announced that the Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man is also following suit!
Marvel is proud to announce that every issue of the hotly-anticipated DEATH OF SPIDER-MAN will be available day & date on the Marvel Comics app, available via iTunes for the iPad, iPhone & iPod touch. Superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Millar, Leinil Yu and Mark Bagley bring you the most controversial comic book story of the century!
DEATH OF SPIDER-MAN launches in February, running through issues of both Ultimate Spider-Man and Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates and changing the way you see the Ultimate Universe…because there are no rules!
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #153 [DoSM Prelude]
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by SARA PICHELLI & DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
Rated T+ …$3.99
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #154 [DoSM Prelude]
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by SARA PICHELLI & DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Rated T+ …$3.99
ULTIMATE AVENGERS VS. NEW ULTIMATES #1 (of 6)
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by LEINIL YU
Rated T+ …$3.99
Press Release from Comixology – this is why they are currently the market leader in mobile comics. And remember, they haven’t got to full release on Android yet!
ComiXology Reaches 5,000 Digital Comic Book Milestone
Celebrates a banner year in 2010 as the top grossing book app on the iPhone with 1 million app downloads
New York, NY, January 3rd, 2011 â€“ comiXology, the leading digital comic book provider, today announced it is kick starting the New Year with more than 5,000 digital comics available on its platform. The expansion of its library follows a banner year in 2010 with comic book fans everywhere making it the top grossing book app on the iPhone with 1 million iOS app downloads. The Marvel and DC Comics apps, powered by comiXology, were also in the top ten grossing book apps for the iPad.Â In addition,Â comiXology ended the year with a 1,200% year-over-year increase in comic sales during the Christmas period (December 25th -28th).
comiXology has the largest and most diverse digital library of comics on the market and is the most downloaded and used platform in the industry. With more than 40 publishers on board and its Guided View Self-Authoring platform set to launch in 2011, comiXology is expecting thousands of new titles to come.
â€œHaving a wide selection of digital comics available in 2010 is one of the main reasons why we were able to be so successful in 2010,â€ said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. â€œWe are extremely grateful to our great partners and fans and excited to expand our library for them to more than 5,000 digital comic books. ComiXology is deeply committed to give our customers the best content out there and thankfully, they have responded loud and clear with more than a million downloads between all of our branded apps to make us the top grossing book app for the iPhone.â€
comiXology also continued to preserve the rich history of print comics in 2010 by offering a suite of out-of-the-box web solutions for brick and mortar comic book retailers to optimize their presence online. Today, more than 200 retailers worldwide have integrated comiXologyâ€™s Retailer Tools into their operations, some reporting 20% increase in sales. This tools help them keep better track of inventory and enables users to develop Pull Lists, pre-orders, from local comic shops.
Here are the top ten comics available from WOWIO this month:
The Latest Comics From WOWIO:
Coin Operated Boy
COIN OPERATED BOY: Genesis loves a good one-night-stand just like the next girl, but the emotional baggage her boy toys bring to the table is getting to be too much. She wants a love without complications and she’ll engineer the perfect boy to get it. Enter Daniel: Genie’s robotic creation.
COIN OPERATED GIRL: Sara thought she was a girl just like any other, but when the reality that she’s an android hits her, she hits back. Bursting out of the Oozora Tech building that she has called home her entire “life,” Sara escapes into an alien world.
Jake the Evil Hare – Week One
The product of genetic experiments, Jake is a small and ornery jackrabbit with a past full of violence and bad behavior. Determined to turn over a new leaf, Jake sets out to become a superhero. This is the tale of his first week in the hero business.
When Timothy Vance receives a call from a man claiming to be his long-lost father, he takes a trip to out-of-the-way Harbor Moon, Maine. But the man is nowhere to be found and unfortunately for Tim, the town doesn’t take very kindly to strangers. As he struggles to stay alive and learn the truth about his father, Tim discovers that Harbor Moon is protecting an incredible secret. And it turns out that Tim may have more in common with its residents than he could ever imagine….
Covert operative Claire Chartrand has a dozen guns pointed at her — and that’s the least of her worries! The same betrayal that lands her in an impossible situation during a critical mission also reveals Claire’s true occupation to her two identical sisters — a scientist and a model — who now discover that the company Claire works for is partially responsible for the professional success they thought they’d earned on their own. “3″ tells the story of three identical looking but very different women who nearly lose each other, only to discover that, with their relationships stretched to their limits, they can each emerge triumphant by sticking together and finding a new way to work as a team.
The Hope Virus
Herbert is a social outcast at school and deals with his gloomy boredom through his website www.thehopevirus.com. After struggling with fitting in at school and his unusual case of insomnia, Herbert falls into a deep coma. He awakens to realize that his blogs have become some of the most quoted and influential scriptures of history.
Helen, a young girl under rule of The Hope Virus Holdings (HVH), reveals to Herbert that his thoughts and journaling have lead to the worst oppression the world has even seen. Herbert now realizes that he must break the very world he created.
When Professor Simon vanished, the Air Force shanghaied the professor’s son to Groom Lake to take over the job of babysitting the “problem” residents of Delta Hanger. Now Kirby Simon has to not only process that aliens actually exist, but the fact his father has been running a refugee camp for them under Area 51 without the government’s knowledge and the acting up of the “Deltas” has been a cover for the alien’s plan to save the professor from his captors. A plan that involves Kirby leading them…whether he’s ready or not.
Ezra: Evoked Emotions
Normally Ezra is rogue mercenary for hire, but she has just embarked on a quest that becomes a personal mission to exorcise the demons in her closet from a long time ago. This full size trade collects Evoked Emotions numbers 1-3 as well as a new covers, pinups and more.
Kade: Red Sun
Ivan the Terrible has lorded over Russia for years, but deep inside his Russian aristocracy there is a demon embedded like a tick. Kade must enter the inner circle, discover who has deceived a Tsar and a nation and send that Fallen Angel back to the Abyss.
Martin Foley is the most cynical cop in New York. But when Foley arrives at the East Harlem social club to investigate a murder, he finds no shooter, no victim…. There are blood stains on the floor and thirty witnesses, who all agree what happened: The killer shot the victim six times in the chest at point blank range and ran. A stranger stepped out of the crowd, put his hands on the dead man’s face and the dead man came back to life. The stranger then disappeared into the crowd. And the witnesses are convinced the stranger is an Angel of God. But Foley doesn’t believe in miracles. He’s going to prove this is nothing more than an ordinary crime.
When the CEO of the largest soap manufacturer in the United States dies, her only daughter, Olive, is left with quite the dilemma: she can marry her mother’s Evil Corporate Lawer, or she can put her fate in the hands of a ghostly child who claims to know a way out–of Earth. Olive takes her chances with the ghost and ends up on a strange planet, with even stranger company. Olive struggles to find both a way out of her marriage and the answer to why these aliens are so interested in helping her escape.
Ghostboy the nice little comic available via Robot Comics has a little wordless preview for the first chapter in series 2.
This week ghostboy has celebrated his first year as a mobile comic. I thought this would be a great opportunity to do something special. So here it is, the first 12 panels taken from the first chapter in series 2. A PREVIEW if you will. I have left out the type and just kept the panels as images alone.
You can view theÂ PREVIEW HERE!!!
Its great to see comics like this getting the worldwide exposure via mobile devices!
Steve Broome, who is a writer/artist has released his own comic for the iPad. Steve has done work for DC and Image and also competed in Zuda Comics. Future Kings is his own comic, which has been released on the iPad for 0.59p. Thats for 24 pages.
When the worlds only superhero dies, normal citizens try to pick up where he left off. As they attempt to reproduce his powers, are they ready for the decisions science will give them power to make?
I’ll say it once, I’ll say it a thousand times – this is where the digital revolution comes into its own. Allowing talents like Steve to produce and distribute comics of this standard. I would never get a chance to see comics like this if I went to my local comics shop!
Future Kings is a a well written and drawn comic. For the first issue we get straight to the point, and a lot of things happen over the 24 pages, which may seem like a lot. I see great things coming from this series and I would love to see a trade of some of this amazing art!
Although there is a lot going on in this issue, the pacing works really well – we see the death of the hero and, by the reactions and thoughts of others, we discover what sort of a hero he was and how he affected peoples lives. Being a fan of Warren Ellis’s work, I see bits of No Hero and Supergod here – and that makes it even better for me.
Steves art is amazing in how smooth it is. I had a thought that it wouldn’t be the style I usually like, but the feel of the comic, combined with the writing, makes it a perfect fit.
This is why mobile comics are a boon to the industry – hero comics don’t have to be about people in tights flying around to save the day, but also about the effect they have on the people around them and what happens next.
I will be looking forward to the next issue and would highly recommend this one.