Comics

‘Old Man’s War’ author John Scalzi writes interactive comic book Midnight Rises for iOS

Science fiction fans are sure to know Scalzi’s Old Man’s War, which is the story of an aging citizen that decides to join the army to defend Earth against alien invasion and help discover new planets to colonize.

Midnight Rises is a new book by the famous sci-fi author. This adventure features a redheaded hero on an interstellar research facility that is about to embark on a dangerous mission. Not only is this book written by Scalzi, but it also features artwork by comic book legend Mike Choi, most famous for his illustrations on Witchblade, X23, and Astonishing Thor.

Best apps for comic book fans

I’ve been a comic book collector for about 10 years. I have a closet filled with long boxes stuffed to the max with bagged-and-boarded titles that I’ve loved through the years. While nothing beats the feeling of thumbing through 44 pages of glossy print comic books, I also love to sit down with my iPad to read the digital version, especially for comics that are out of print or hard to find.

Today, we’ve got a list of the best apps for comic book lovers. I did not include any readers by the majors because those are obvious. This list digs a bit deeper into comic fandom with DRM-free readers, manga finders, games, comic creation apps, and more.

Telltale confirms third season of ‘The Walking Dead’

Folks worried that the final episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two will be the end of the series can rest easy. Developer Telltale Games has confirmed this weekend that the story of the dead will live on in season 3.

The studio made the announcement yesterday at Comic-Con, during a panel hosted by Skybound Entertainment. It publishes The Walking Dead comics, of which both the game and the popular television show are based…

Select ComiXology titles now available to download without DRM restrictions

I downright hate digital-rights management (DRM). No, I’m not a cheapskate who’d rather pirate someone else’s hard work rather than support publishers with my wallet – my average monthly spending on iTunes is about $50, for those wondering.

Now, it’s perfectly understandable that content owners should be entitled to imposing copy protection on their digital products, but the annoyances to consumers far outweigh the benefits to content owners, methinks.

ComiXology is a typical example. But, but – comics want to be free of the clutches of DRM! Having realized as much, ComiXology on Friday sent out en email informing customers they can now download backup copies of select titles from certain publishers without the dreaded DRM restrictions, using its free iOS app…

Get one month of unlimited Marvel comics for $0.99

The annual Comic-Con is kicking off later this week in San Diego, California. To celebrate the gathering, comic book publisher Marvel Comics is now offering unlimited access to its massive online comics archive for only 99 cents.

Called Marvel Unlimited, it includes more than 15,000 titles – mostly digital replicas of printed editions, some enhanced with digital extras. Seriously, comic fans shouldn’t miss out on this offer.

The promotion is valid for the next seven days and comes with no strings attached – pay 99 cents and enjoy a month of Marvel Unlimited access – online, on desktop and through Marvel’s free mobile app…