NFL Stars Cam Newton And J.J. Watt Star In Gatorade "Freaks" Digital Comics

Calling J.J. Watt a "freak" to his face is probably not a good idea, but Gatorade decided to chance it.Football and comic books go together like chocolate and, er, pumpkin bread--they're not a bad combination, but we don't see them put together very often. The on-field heroics of stars like Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton have thus rarely been given the four-color treatment--until now.Read Full Story     Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2013-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NBCUniversal Taps Lion Forge Comics to Develop Digital Comic Books Based on Beloved 80s TV Shows

NBCUniversal, one of the world’s premier media and entertainment companies, has partnered with digital publisher Lion Forge Comics to develop licensed comic books based on popular TV shows from the 1980s and 90s. Under the agreement license ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2013-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vortex247 Showcases African Digital Comics

Vortex247, a Lagos, Nigeria-based African-centric digital comics platform, is developing the next generation of talent and content aimed at the African continent’s rapidly-expanding mobile-digital consumer base. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The comic industry would rather grind to a halt than go digital

Wednesday is usually New Comic Book Day but, with everyone on lockdown due to coronavirus, this week’s selection was a little light. The main distributor, Diamond, ceased shipments both to and from its warehouse — a seemingly logical move given that... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-04-02 17:30:13 UTC ]
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The stars of ‘Shazam!’ on bringing the ‘Big’-meets-Superman comic book film to life

Sitting down in a back room at a Dave & Buster’s restaurant in Hollywood, actors Zachary Levi, Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer are amped-up — and not just because they’ve been playing Tomb Raider and Space Invaders arcade games for 20 minutes. In recent days, the three have been watching... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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To Promote Her Upcoming Show, This Finnish Pop Star Appeared as an AR Cartoon in a Donald Duck Comic Book

While brands have experimented with augmented reality on surfaces ranging from murals to milk cartons, a Finnish pop star is using the technology to layer herself into a comic book. To promote her sold-out show next month, Sanni, one of Finland's favorite artists, and her label Warner Music... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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eBay starts selling discounted digital comic bundles

eBay is one of the go-to places for collectibles and old comic book titles, but now you can also make it a habit to check the website if you're looking for some sweet digital comic deals. The e-commerce platform has teamed up with Madefire to give sh... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-06-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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DC Comics to Launch Digital Subscription Service

DC Universe, an online subscription service that will offer access to live action films, animation, digital comics, and merchandise, will go live in the fall. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Marvel joins Madefire's digital comic book collection

Madefire's digital comic book platform is a good way to spice up stories that you may have read countless times, but its catalog has always had a conspicuous gap: namely, there were no Marvel comics. That ends today. Madefire has added Marvel to its... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-10-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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DC Taps Pop Star Gerard Way to Launch New Comics Imprint

Looking to revitalize its comics for a new generation of readers, DC is launching Young Animal, a new imprint of edgy superhero titles under the direction of pop music star Gerard Way. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-09-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper sentenced to 18 years in prison for drugging and raping women in four states

Retired NFL star Darren Sharper, convicted of drugging and raping nine women in Los Angeles, Nevada, Arizona and Louisiana, was sentenced to 18 years in prison Thursday by a federal judge in New Orleans. Sharper, 41, had previously pleaded guilty or no contest to drugging and sexually... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-08-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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After Steady Growth, Digital Comics Sales Decline in 2015

After six straight years of growth, North American digital comics sales dropped 10% in 2015, to $90 million. The decline, documented in a new report issued by the pop culture trade news site ICv2, mirrors a similar decline in the sales of prose ebooks. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-07-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Is Subscription the Future for Digital Comics?

The subscription model is changing how consumers get music, movies and TV shows, and now a number of services are trying the model on digital comics. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-11-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library app lets you check out 'The Walking Dead' and other digital comics

Before it was a TV show and video game, The Walking Dead was a comic book from publisher Image Comics. It's a great series and if you're interested in catching up on the source material for the TV show, you might be in luck. The public library app,... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2015-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Florence the superhero: the comics giving pop stars superpowers

The comic-writing duo behind Marvel’s Young Avengers are giving pop stars the superhero treatment. Enter the gorgeous, fantastical worlds of Phonogram and WicDiv“We often say Phonogram is music criticism,” says Kieron Gillen, shaking off jetlag, having just flown back from San Diego Comic... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-08-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Tightens Its Grip on Digital Comics Distribution

The digital comics market crossed the $100 million sales threshold in 2014, and purchases from Amazon, following its acquisition of Comixology last year, could account for as much as 90% of it. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-08-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hoopla, DC Comics Ink Library Digital Pact

Library content service Hoopla Digital is broadening its recently launched comics category with new graphic novel content from DC Comics. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Image Comics, Trajectory Ink Digital Distribution Deal

Through the deal, Image will expand the availability of its digital comics to retailers and libraries in North America, the U.K., Europe, South America and China. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Marvel Expands Exclusive Digital Comics Agreement With Amazon

Amazon's domination of digital comics distribution continues with Marvel's new deal to sell single issues through Kindle.Last April, Amazon took steps to own the comic book industry's digital transition by purchasing comiXology, the leading platform for buying and reading digital comics. Today... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2015-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Inside the Economics of Digital Comics with Todd Allen

Todd Allen has been keeping tabs on digital comics since the mid-aughts, and he's just released a ground-breaking new edition of 'The Economics of Digital Comics' that reveals a wealth of financial details rarely disclosed. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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