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  • August 27, 2011
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When I was wandering around GenCon, I quite unexpectedly came across a booth where Howard Tayler of the ten-years-old-and-still-going Schlock Mercenary webcomic was selling books, sighing autographs, and personalizing the books he sold with requested character doodles. I hadn’t even known he was going to be there, but naturally, I bought a book and had…

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  • August 22, 2011
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Galleycat reports that a group of 39 Japanese manga publishers has launched a portal site called JManga, offering digital English translations of manga readable in a Flash-based on-line reader. The manga is for sale via point-based subscription, but also offers free one-issue previews. It has a number of popular titles now, such as Naruto and…

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  • July 25, 2011
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At San Diego Comic Con, CNet reports, Dark Horse has announced it will be publishing Star Wars comics digitally, going along with its other digital comic selections. It currently has more than 50 Star Wars comics available purchase through its on-line store at digital.darkhorse.com. The comics will cost the same as other Dark Horse digital…

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  • July 18, 2011
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My friend Eric Burns has recently started blogging again on Websnark, his blog that largely covers webcomics and comic books. In a post today, Burns looks at DC’s plans for same-day digital availability of every issue of every book starting with its “reboot” later this year, the “New 52”. While at first glance it looks…

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  • June 28, 2011
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Gen, a new title led by Editor-in-Chief Robert McGuire, has just released its first issue. According to Robert’s interview in Manga Maniac Cafe, Gen is going to have a monthly release schedule in Japan and the US. Each issue will have original seinen and doujinshi manga, and there’s only going to be a limited print…

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  • June 3, 2011
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DC Comics has made a couple earth-shattering announcements this past week, and they did not go by without being noticed. Starting in August, DC Comics plans to reset all of its current series to issue zero. At the same time, it will also start releasing the digital edition of its comics on the same day…

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  • June 1, 2011
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DC Comics announced today that, as of August 31, it will be renumbering every single comic book it points out, starting over again from Issue #1 on all of them. It seems like DC does you have something like this every other year, what with Crisis on Infinite This, or Countdown to That, but like…

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  • May 26, 2011
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Yesterday Aspen Comics and comiXology announced a new partnership.  Digital comics from Aspen Comics will now be available for purchase from the comiXology store. You’ll be able to read the comics on Andorid, iOS, and you’re computer. The initial launch will include 15 titles, including some of Aspen’s more popular series, such as Michael Turner’s…

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  • May 26, 2011
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Aquafadas has just added a new tool to its suite of software that’s designed to help comic book publishers convert their existing content into a digital form. Comic Composer will make it easy to publish comics to iPhone, iPad, Android, Facebook or blog. It allows you to add transition effects as well as zoom and…

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  • May 20, 2011
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Digital Manga announced yesterday that it had signed a deal with Kobo books, and that its digital comics were now available in the Kobo Store. There are currently 90 titles from its DMP, Juné, and 801 Media imprints available for Kobo in a wide variety of genres. The name Digital Manga should ring a bell….