Featured Post

Akropolis by Gigamic and Hachette BoardGames Coming Soon

Hachette Games and Gigamic announced the upcoming tile placement game Akropolis will be coming to the US on July 1st 2022. "Construct the most prestigious Akropolis and develop cohesive districts for your citizens. As you create new buildings, you will expand your city - either spreading out or building up. The higher your stacks of tiles, the more valuable the buildings! Just make sure you don't run out of stone; it's a finite and valuable resource for every architect!" Gameplay Overview Take on the role of an architect and build your own akropolis in ancient Greece. Try to construct districts of similar buildings and stack them high to increase their value. Add plazas as multipliers for even more points! Each turn, choose an available tile and add it to your city. The further down the construction site the tile is, the more stone you'll need to pay to take it. Immediately add the tile to your city, either expanding outward or stacking higher. Once all tiles hav

#NYCC Day 1 Wrap-Up @DCComics @DynamiteComics @DarkHorseComics @Comixology @ComicsTitan

New York Comic-Con 2013 started yesterday and here is my Wrap-Up of the Day 1 events.

  • DC - Batman: Eternal & 75th Anniversary
  • Dynamite - Li'l Dynamites, Dynamite Teasers
  • Dark Horse - Buffy Season 10, Aliens, Predator & Prometheus
  • Comixology - Survey
  • Titan - New Titles and Classic Reprints

DC - Batman: Eternal & 75th Anniversary

DC announced they will be adding another Bat title to the mix next year with the 75th Anniversary of the Dark Knight. Eternal will tie into the events of Year Zero and will "alter the status quo for the Dark Knight and his hometown." Scott Snyder will work on the series with artist Jason Fabok and a set of revolving writers including James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes and Tim Seeley.

We will also see a special Detective Comics #27 (the first appearance of Batman was the original Detective Comics #27). The 96-page issue will be on sale January 8. Creators contributing to this will include Paul Dini, Brad Meltzer, Gregg Hurwitz and Peter Tomasi along with artists such as Neal Adams, Dustin Nguyen and Francesco Francavilla. Read the full article at USA Today

Dynamite - Li'l Dynamites, Dynamite Teasers

Dynamite Entertainment announced a series of all-ages one-shots called Li'l Dynamites. Titles include Red Sonja (Li'l Sonja), Evil Ernie (Li'l Ernie), Battlestar Galactica (Li'l Battlestar Galactica), Vampirella (Li'l Vampi), and Bionic Man & Woman (Li'l Bionic Kids).  Eisner award-winning all-ages writers Roger Langridge, Art Baltazar, and Franco join veteran Dynamite authors Jim Zub, Brandon Jerwa, and Eric Trautmann on the five-week event.

We were also treated to several teasers by creators Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Frank Barbiere, & Mark Waid. The teasers read What Is The Key? The Terrors Return, The Future Fights Back, The Power Consumes, The Nightmares Are Real. Rich Johnston at Bleeding Cool believes one of them is about the return of Solar, Man Of The Atom. The true meanings will be revealed this weekend.

Dark Horse - Buffy Season 10, Aliens, Predator & Prometheus

Dark Horse had a teaser for Buffy Season 10 last week. Now along we know that Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs will take on Buffy, while Victor Gischler and Will Conrad will take on Angel & Faith, with Joss Whedon overseeing all.

Dark Horse also had some news about the Alien, Predator, & Prometheus franchise. They plan to release all four titles in 2014; Aliens (by Chris Roberson), Predators (by Joshua Williamson), Alien vs. Predator (by Chris Sebela) and Prometheus (by Paul Tobin). You can read more at Bleeding Cool, and Comic Vine.

Comixology - Survey

Comixology had an interesting survey they performed showing the curious habits of digital comic readers. The survey shows the average spend per reader is $100 per year. Depending on individual comic cost, this only comes out to one or two comics for every two weeks. A quarter of respondents spend an average of $400 or more per year on digital comics, averaging about $7.69 or 2-3 comics per week. Last month, comiXology announced the company had surpassed 200 million downloads, just one year after celebrating the 100 million mark. You can read the full article at Bleeding Cool.

Comixology also talked about Connecting with the female audience. Six years ago, women represented less than 5 percent of comiXology users; now that figure has rocketed to 20 percent. What’s more, the company knows exactly who this reader is: “She’s 17-26 years old, college-educated, lives in the suburbs, and is new to comics. She prefers Tumblr to Reddit. She may have never even picked up a print comic.”

What the digital comic industry needs to do next. Declaring that “the mainstreaming of digital publishing is nearly complete,” veteran technology writer Andy Ihnatko outlines three major steps the industry still needs to take: a move by Dark Horse to comiXology; the adoption of ePUB as an industry standard; and the abandonment of digital rights management.

Titan - New Titles and Classic Reprints

Last but not least our friends across the pond at Titan Comics announced a wave of brand-new series and classic graphic novel editions coming in the months ahead. The rollout includes books by the likes of Rob Williams, D’Israeli, Peter Milligan, Arthur Suydam, Simon Bisley. New series include the anti-superhero series "Ordinary" by the returning team of Williams and D’Israeli as well as the grindhouse-esque "Sally Of The Wasteland" by Victor Gischler and artist Tazio Bettin. Reprint projects include a complete edition of Suydam's "Cholly & Flytrap," an English edition of soon to be Chris Evans film "Snowpiercer" and a definitive edition of Milligan and Brett Ewins' "Johnny Nemo." For the full slate of announcements, and an exclusive preview of Snowpiercer," visit Comic Book Resources.


Popular posts from this blog

Everyday Heroes Modern RPG by Evil Genius Games Coming Soon to Kickstarter

Septima by Mindclash Games Coming Soon to Kickstarter

Tiny Epic Vikings by Gamelyn Games Coming Soon to Kickstarter