While Empowered might be described as a “sexy” superhero comic, it stands out from all the others through it’s use of character and humour. While it was originally being released in a series of graphic novels, Empowered has moved to an online serialisation which can be read for free. Find out more about this series and where you can read it inside.
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.
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.
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.
ODY-C has been slowly become one of the most anticipated and cosmicly surreal series coming out of Image Comics. Written by Matt Fraction (Hawkeye, Sex Criminals) and art by Christian Ward (Infinite Vacation), ODY-C is a psychedelic, gender-bent, science fiction adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey. Recently a prologue for this issue was made available online and it is pretty amazing. Click to read it here.
With Halloween later in the week I thought I would share some of the great horror and Supernatural comics that are freely, and legally, available to read. This list of free horror comics has a lot of variety with large range of different kinds of scares. There are vampires, demons, zombies, swamp creatures, home invaders and even Batman. Just don’t blame me if you can’t sleep at night.
Celebrate Batman Day with these free Batman Comics. There are a great mix of comics here from Batman’s very first appearance to comics based off the classic television series Batman: The Animated Series. Also included in this list are stories by some of the greatest names in comics such as Neil Gaiman and Brian Bolland, just to name a few.
In this free comic round-up I have tried to find a great mixture of comics from a variety of genres and publishers. This edition will see horror, supernatural, true crime, drama, superheroes, science fiction, politics and all ages adventure all represented. With this much variety, hopefully there is something that will appeal to almost every one.