With November fondly behind us comiXology is gearing up to end the year right. It’s been a big year for digital comics and it’s not over just yet. This week we’ve got new books from all your favorite publishers including Image, Marvel, DC, Archaia, Arcana, Asylum Press and more! With so many new books out and available for download on more devices than ever before the blog is here to help with some highlights on this week’s big releases. It’s time for Let’s Get Digital: The Digital Comics Report for The Week of December 7th 2011:
Same Day As Print
Thought Bubble Anthology #1: Top names come together to celebrate Thought Bubble’s fifth year with an anthology of new short comics.All profits from this comic will go to the charity Banardos.
OMAC #4: Kevin Kho finally makes it back home–but while trying to pull the pieces of his life back together, he inadvertently disconnects from Brother Eye! Unfortunately, Kevin’s freedom comes with a price, because now he’s alone and forced to defend himself against Checkmate and their lethal Bio-gators!
Avenging Spider-Man #2: Spider-Man and Red Hulk lead an underground army in this action packed extravaganza! An excllent new series making waves on the digital front. Pick-Up isse #2 today feature sensational art by Joe Madureria and spectacular storytelling from Zeb Wells.
Collections, Trades and Graphic Novels:
Joe The Barbarian #1-8: Grant Morrison weaves an adventure described as “Home Alone by way of Lord of the Rings.” When young Joe gets transported to a world inhabited by his toys, he must figure out whether he really is a savior of this wild fantasyland or merely in an insulin-deprived delirium! An Eisner nominee from earlier this year comiXology is proud to provide Joe The Barbarian to fans of digital comics.
Killing Pickman: Homicide Detective William Zhu has just made the arrest of his career. With the apprehension of Richard Pickman he has solved over 100 missing child cases, some of which date back over 30 years. The excavation of Pickman’s basement reveals horrors beyond imagination-the bodies of children mutilated in bizarre satanic rites. Frustrated with his role of clean-up man to the detritus of the world, Zhu makes what may be a fatal mistake: He decides to kill Pickman. Fatal, for Richard Pickman is no ordinary psychopath. The rituals he performed were not the work of a madman but sacrifices made to a very real demon. A demon who has granted Pickman near immortality. Killing Pickman is going to be a lot tougher than Zhu could have imagined. It may not even be possible.
Super Spy: Super Spy is 52 interwoven short stories about cyanide, pen-guns, heartbreak and betrayal. Each story follows the life of a spy during World War II. Spanning the globe from Spain to France and Germany, this book takes the reader on a tour of the everyday life of the spy. From the small lies and deceptions to the larger secrets that everyone hides, Super Spy reveals the nature of espionage and how an individual can be lost and also find redemption. A children’s book is something more than it seems… a woman swims the English Channel to deliver a deadly secret… a German spy desperately seeks escape for herself and her daughter… and a spy continues to serve his country even beyond death.
New & Noteworthy
Doctor Who Annual 2011: The Eleventh Doctor materializes in his first Annual! This oversized issue contains three complete stories by an all-star lineup, featuring critically acclaimed Echoes writer Joshua Hale Fialkov & artist Blair Shedd, Doctor Who Magazine writer/artist Dan McDaid, and writer Matthew Dow Smith & artist Mitch Gerads. Also included is a prelude to the next ongoing series story by series writer Tony Lee and superstar artist Ben Templesmith,
The Traveler #12: Final Issue! It’s here, the cataclysmic can’t-miss finale! With the help of Soldier Zero, The Traveler is faced with a horrific decision with consequences greater than even The Traveler can imagine – and he’s seen them all! Don’t miss out as Stan Lee, Mark Waid, Tom Peyer, and Chad Hardin break time and space in half in this epic series finale that will blow your mind!
Lady Mechanika #1: From the imaginative mind of Joe Benitez with colors by the incomparable Peter Steigerwald, comes this all-new supernatural action-adventure series! The tabloids dubbed her ‘Lady Mechanika’, the sole survivor of a psychotic serial killer’s three-year rampage through London. Found locked in an abandoned laboratory amidst countless corpses and body parts, with her own limbs amputated and replaced with mechanical components, her life began anew. With no memory of her captivity or her former life, Lady Mechanika eventually built a new life for herself as a private detective, using her unique abilities to solve cases the police couldn’t or wouldn’t handle. But, she has never stopped searching for answers… Now, brought into a case unlike any before, Lady Mechanika will have to rely on her advantage in all things occult and paranormal in order to solve the case and possibly unlock the secrets to her past!
As always the above list is but a small sample of the many new additions to the comiXology library this week. With apps on iOS, Android, The Kindle Fire and of course our outstanding webstore it’s never been easier to try out new comics and find a series you can really get into as December begins and the weather turns cold. Keep an eye out for all the latest info on comiXology, Digital Comics and so much more right here on the blog!
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