In the final week of May, DC Comics have released it last batch of original sneak peek stories aimed at being new reader friendly. This week features stories for Batgirl, Black Canary, Constantine: The Hellblazer, Cyborg, Earth 2: Society, The Flash, Harley Quinn, Justice League United, Sinestro, Superman/Wonder Woman and We Are Robin.
Earlier in the month Stjepan Sejic put has put up his charming dark fantasy, Death Vigil, up online for free. The intention of doing so is to get it in front of as many eyeballs as possible in order to keep the series alive, and further than the originally intended 8 issues. From there there readers can decide if they enjoyed the series and pick it up digitally or when the trade paperback comes out in July. I’m here to tell you where you can find these free issues and, hopefully, in the process help you discover what could be your new favorite comic.
In what could be seen as a rip-off of Fist of the North Star, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a globetrotting, over the top, manga which has only found appreciation in the West recently. Resident manga expert James Ristig takes a look at this classic with a focus on it’s first collection, Part 1: Phantom Blood.
DC Comics is releasing 8-page original stories featuring the new series and jumping on points in June. This will give people a taste of what’s to come and help them decide if these comics appeal to them. This week features stories for Detective Comics, Doomed, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Red Hood/Arsenal, Midnighter, Section Eight, The Omega Men, Prez and Starfire.
One character we’ve only seen glimpses of in the promotions for Avengers: Age of Ultron is The Vision. Having been a part of the Avengers sporadically since his debut in 1968, a lot of people still don’t have a sense of who he is or what he’s about. So just for our readers here is a little bio on one of the more unique Avengers so you don’t go into the movie completely blind. Who knows, The Vision could be your newest favorite comic hero!
Since its inception in 2002, Free Comic Book Day has been one of the greatest days of the comic book community calendar. It’s a day to celebrate the medium with fans and retailers, while introducing non-comic book readers to comics. Best of all, as the name of the day suggests, there’s free comics! If this coming Saturday is your first Free Comic Book Day then read on to find out everything you need to know.
The Avengers have had some really great stories throughout the decades, with top-tier artists and writers doing some of their best work with the team. Inside are 9 Avengers stories that you should read, all of which are held in high regards and are fan favourites. I’ve tried to include a mixture of newer and older stories to get a taste of the Avengers in different periods of the team’s history.
Before the black and white comics boom of the 1980s, which brought classics such Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Usagi Yojimbo, there was one comic that proved that independent comics were viable. That comic is was Dave Sim’s Cerebus, which spanned a colossal 300 issues (6000 pages) between 1977 and 2004.. Now you can read all of these great comics for free on a newly formed Tumblr blog, which has been set up with permission by the creator Dave Sim. You can find out more inside.