Digital comics sales are on the rise, according to DC Comics, and the publisher today has started to expand its weekly books beyond its app.
Starting today, the Kindle Store, Apple iBookstore (iTunes link), and Nook Book Store will offer the same weekly issues previously limited to the Comixology and DC Comics apps. New issues of DC's superhero New 52 line, as well as its Vertigo imprint, will publish on the same day and date in the proprietary e-bookstores, the Comixology app, and in physical comic bookshops.
"It's not a move [away from Comixology], it's an … Read more
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman's home star system! Thanks to astrophysicist and geek all-star Neil deGrasse Tyson, Krypton has been located within the known universe.
Tyson teamed with DC Comics to track down a Krypton-like system that matches hints from the comics. He found a fitting red dwarf in the constellation Corvus (the crow) in the southern sky, a mere 27.1 light years from Earth. … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Katie interviews DC Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee at New York Comic Con.
- Check out Katie's new app Splatrpult, available today for a free download.
- The New Yorker traces emojis back to the beginning.
The Batmobile (in all of its various incarnations) is probably as famous as the Batman who pilots it. However, if you should happen to find yourself in New York this week (perhaps for some sort of comic book convention), you'll be able to get a peek at the car that Kia Motors would like to see as the Caped Crusader's next set of wheels: a top-of-the-line Kia Optima SX Limited. Well, they at least got the color right.
Personally, I'd like to think that if Batman were to drive a front-wheel-drive, Korean sports car, he'd be … Read more