digital comics


UK Drop 20% VAT Sales Tax On Digital Comics, Will ComiXology Follow?

It happened in the week after Amazon-owned ComiXology decided to stop subsidising the cost of UK and European digital comics by a) making the exchange rate closer to what it actually was, b) not absorbing the cost of sales taxes and c) adding something on top to make up for all the money they had[...]

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Yen Press to Release "Fruits Basket" Spinoff Manga Digitally

As Season 2 of the hugely popular Fruits Basket anime premieres, Yen Press announced that it will publish new Fruits Basket manga content on digital platforms. New chapters of the spinoff series Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers and Fruits Basket Another will be released around the same time as their Japanese release. Series creator Natsuki […]

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AWA Studios Premieres New Science Fiction Comedy Comic "ET-ER"

AWA Studios, the upstart new publisher on the block with an impressive pedigree of editors and creators, launched a new comic series this week. ET-ER is a Science Fiction comedy series about a hospital with a secret Emergency department that treats aliens in medical distress. The first issue is written by Jeff McComsey, drawn by […]

The cover to Wolf's Head #1 by Von Allan.

Von Allan's Wolf's Head Hits ComiXology

Wolf's Head, the ongoing comic book series by Ottawa comic book creator Von Allan, has finally come to digital comics platform ComiXology Allan revealed the news in a press release, marking an expansion for the book to a worldwide audience The first issue is available now, with the next nine to become available when processed. ‘Wolf’s[...]


All the Digital Comics Released This Week From Traditional Publishers

All major comic book publishers have pulled digital comics versions of new titles out this week, as they are still unable to publish them in print There are exceptions for Archie's general market titles, collections already sold into the book market, and original graphic novels such as DC's Alt-Hero out today Smaller publishers are less[...]

The cover to Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #32.

Marvel Unlimited Adds Classic Spider-Man and Silver Surfer in April

Marvel Comics has revealed the recently-digitized classic comics are coming to their Marvel Unlimited digital binge-reading subscription service. Ten issues of Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man, are hitting Marvel Unlimited in April. Marvel is also adding ten issues of the 1987 Silver Surfer series to the service. Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #32-41, will be […]

The cover to The Dying and the Dead #1 by Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Bodenheim.

Jonathan Hickman Comics Featured in Latest Humble Bundle

Superstar comic book writer Jonathan Hickman is the mastermind behind 2019's relaunch of the X-Men at Marvel. Hickman's House of X and Powers of X changed the trajectory of the X-books for the foreseeable future, bring the franchise back to prominence after years of neglect. If you've ever read any of his tweets or interviews, […]

The cover to X-Men #1 from Marvel Comics, hitting Marvel Unlimited in April.

The Dawn of X Finally Comes to Marvel Unlimited in April

If you haven't subscribed to Marvel's binge-reading digital comics service, it's hard to say no to all of that for just $9.99 a month Party like it's 2019 with Marvel Unlimited's April offerings Check out the press release and the lineup of the newest comics hitting the service below.[caption id="attachment_1191092" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The cover to[...]

The cover to Bob's Burgers #1 from Dynamite Entertainment.

Here's the Third Digital Wave of Dynamite Free First Issues

A new round of free Dynamite first issues hits the web this week. An industry-wide shutdown has halted most comic book publishing in the direct market, though collections continue to be published in bookstores and comic book retailers that remain open. The entire industry, and its community of fans, however, are stuck in a state […]

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Marvel Unlimited Expands with Free Classic Story Collections

Marvel is expanding its Marvel Unlimited binge-reading subscription service with a new free tier featuring collections of classic stories, the publisher revealed in a press release today. The classic story collections chosen all represent Marvel trade paperbacks available to purchase from local comic shops, Marvel was sure to point out in the press release lest […]

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Dark Horse is Giving Away Free Digital #1 Issues

Dark Horse Comics may not be releasing any digital comics this week, but the publisher doesn't want to leave you with nothing Dark Horse to read To solve this problem, Dark Horse is following in the footsteps of Dynamite Entertainment and making a bunch of #1 issues free tor read digitally on their web store,[...]

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DC Comics Pulls Digital Comics From Wednesday, Including Batman #92

In previous reports, Bleeding Cool told you that the situation with big comic book publishers and their plans for print and digital comics were undetermined It appears that is now evolving Over this weekend, we noted that DC Comics had a full line-up of digital comic books for this Wednesday, including the likes of Batman[...]

Bryan Talbot Offers Free Comics Compilation Download

Legendary comics artist Bryan Talbot is offering a free download of his rare comics on his official website! This is a gift for everyone stuck in self-isolation. Head over to and you can download a PDF or CBR file of over 90 pages of comics drawn by Bryan. It includes rare stories written by the likes […]


Dark Horse Will Not Release New Digital Comics Next Week

Back in 2011, as digital comics were just on the verge of becoming popular, Dark Horse attempted to release their comics digitally at the same time they were released in print, and to sell them for cheaper as well The move, which would have been good for readers and probably good for the industry as[...]


AWA Studios Launches Digital Version of Comics With WEBTOON

AWA Studios announced a free digital version of their comic titles this week. The inaugural title is The Resistance, the company's flagship title by J. Michael Straczynski and Mike Deodato Jr. The comic will be available to read on the publisher's website and on WEBTOON and Tapas. AWA are converting their comics into a vertical […]

UK Government Removes VAT Sales Tax On Digital Comics

Om Monday, my weekly political cartoon for Guido Fawkes looked at the plans this week for Sunak Rishi, the Conservative government's new Chancellor Of The Exchequer to increase public borrowing and spending, as well removing tax relief, increasing the tax burden overall. But he has just removed one very significant taxes for readers of this […]

As We Head Into the Next Decade, Is It Time to Rethink Digital Comics?

As We Head Into the Next Decade, Is It Time to Rethink Digital Comics?

The perfect time to talk about comics' greatest failure: digital comics.When digital comics were first introduced to the superhero comics industry over a decade ago, they were meant to be the future of comics But has it worked out that way? As of 2019, seemingly not Physical comic book sales still vastly outstrip digital sales,[...]

WEBTOON Announces Return of “Acursian” by and Starring John Barrowman

WEBTOON and Legendary Comics Announce Return of "Acursian" by and Starring John Barrowman

Publisher Legendary Comics placed the series on popular digital comics publishing platform WEBTOON Now their first new weekly chapter has been released that will lead to the end of Season One. Celtic Curse and Cosmic Farce Charlie Stewart, a rich lawyer and yuppy jerk “played by” Barrowman, falls victim to an ancient Celtic curse Every decision he[...]

WEBTOON Partners with Crunchyroll to Develop Animation Series

WEBTOON Partners with Crunchyroll to Develop Anime Series

WEBTOON, the world’s leading digital comics publisher, announced a partnership with Crunchyroll, the world’s most popular anime streaming service The strategic partnership will see the development and co-production of new animated content Crunchyroll and WEBTOON will also collaborate on the distribution, licensing, and retail of each new series.Korea-owned WEBTOON is currently the most read comics[...]

“Let’s Play” : WEBTOON Debuts Anime Adaptation of Their Popular Webcomic Serial

"Let's Play": Popular WEBTOON Webcomic Adapted as Anime Short [TRAILER]

Let's Play, the popular webcomic serial on WEBTOON has been adapted into an anime short this week. WEBTOON is the most-read comics publisher in the world here. They're the most-read digital publisher in the world, and they want to be much more. They want to be a multimedia empire and are slowly working away at that. One of […]