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.
Just like a giant monster, you’ll eat up too with Kaijumax #1, the opening issue of the Orange is the New Black meets giant monsters comic, which is now available for free. I’ll let you know why you should be reading it as well as where you can find it.
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 a second week in a row, DC Comics have released original sneak peek stories aimed at being new reader friendly. This week features stories for Action Comics, Batmite, Aquaman, Bizarro, Deathstroke, Dr Fate, Gotham by Midnight, Green Lantern: Lost Army, Justice League 3001 and Lobo.
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.
There is now a new way you can experience comics – Tubecomics. Developed by Black Mask Studios, Tubecomics uses the power of YouTube binge watch comics on any device you can watch videos on. I gave it a try to see what it was all about and to see if it had any potential for new readers.