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  1. How To Buy Comics: A Beginner’s Guide

    The Low Down on Your LCS

    With comics like Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Rat Queens, Lumberjanes, Saga and more dragging new readers into the fold by their collars, one of the things we've often been asked for at The Mary Sue are some pointers on how to get started buying comics. As a veteran weekly comics purchaser, I find this totally reasonable, because buying comics is a retail experience that's absurdly non-intuitive compared to the experience of buying any other kind of mass-market print publication.

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  2. Newly Amazon-Acquired Comixology Eliminates Store from iOS Apps, Surprising No One

    Insidery

    When it was announced that Amazon had acquired digital comics retailer Comixology, we knew there would probably be some changes coming down the pipe, and the first have arrived. They finally updated the front page of PullList.Comixology.com! Just kidding, I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who's excited about that. What really happened was that they released a new version of their iOS app that removes the ability to make in-app purchases of comics.

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  3. BREAKING: Amazon Acquires Digital Comics Retailer, Comixology

    Comixology co-founder and CEO, David Steinberger has just posted a message on the site revealing their acquisition of the digital comic site by Amazon.com. He wrote, "We have long had the goal of making every person on the planet a comics fan. With Amazon’s help, this crazy goal is more possible than ever before. With the Kindle, Amazon has shown a passion for reinventing the reading experience, just like comiXology has shown for comics and graphic novels."

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  4. It’s Alright, Saved By The Bell Comics Are Out Today

    Our Adorable Past

    Back in July of last year we brought you the surprising news of Lion Forge Comics picking up the licenses for AirwolfKnight RiderMiami VicePunky Brewster, and Saved by the Bell from NBCUniversal. Well their all-ages imprint, ROAR Comics, launched Saved by the Bell and Punky Brewster as digital comics today. According to the press release, "Both comics are penned by Joelle Sellner, who is also known for writing Teen Titans, Ben 10 and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, as well as Lion Forge Comics’ original title, Wonderous: The Adventures of Claire Sinclair." Chynna Clugston Flores and Lesley Vamos are on art duty. Check out two more covers...

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Daenerys With Dragon Hair

    Things We Saw Today

    You need some detangler for that, Khaleesi? (via Artgerm on DeviantArt) 

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  6. Things We Saw Today: The Companion Meets The Queen

    Things We Saw Today

    In real life, no less! Doctor Who's Jenna Louise-Coleman got to meet the Queen (in front of a TARDIS!) at the opening of a new section of BBC's Broadcasting House. (via Digital Spy) 

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  7. Marvel #1 Tries Again: 700 Free Digital Downloads Available Until Midnight Tomorrow Night

    We got mad psyched a few weeks ago when Marvel tried to offer free digital downloads of 700 titles from their current and past runs. Well, the giveaway didn't quite work. The servers were overwhelmed by the surge and everything slogged to a halt because, hey, free stuff. Now it's take two: Marvel's trying again to hook you with the offer of up to 700 first-issue downloads, but rather than making it a crazy free-for-all, fans need to sign up on ComiXology's special promotions page -- assuming they can keep that page working. Oh, and you've got less than two days to get in on this.

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  8. DeviantArt Teams With Madefire for User-Created Digital Publishing

    Digital comics are great, but largely they're just stagnant images of pages of a print book. Not that there's anything wrong with traditional comics, but there's just more potential with digital formatting. To help artists harness that potential Madefire has created a Motion Book Tool to bring sequential art to life, and DeviantArt just teamed up with them to let its users create vibrate motion comics.

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  9. Marvel Offers 700 Free Digital 1st Issues, But You May Need To Be Patient Downloading Them

    It looks like Marvel may have underestimated just how much people like free stuff. At SXSW this weekend, the publisher announced they would be offering digital downloads of the first issues of 700 titles from the company's current run, as well as their storied past. Sounds like a pretty great deal, right? Well, you're not alone in thinking that -- so many people agree with you, in fact, that as I type this, links to the giveaway on both digital comic clearinghouse Comixology and Marvel's in-house digital comic shop are overwhelmed with traffic and not so much working.

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  10. Is Manga Obscene? Canada and Amazon Seem to Think So

    Essay

    Things aren't going so well for graphic novel and manga publishing. In March of 2011, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund issued an advisory about transporting comics and graphic novels across international borders. Two months later a comics fan named Tom Neeley was detained at the Canadian border, and his copy of the comic anthology Black Eye confiscated by customs. CBR reported then that Canadian censorship seemed particularly aimed at Japanese comics and gay-themed material. Last week Comics Alliance reported that criminal charges of child pornography possession had been dropped against U.S. citizen Ryan Matheson, who, in 2010, "entered Ottawa on vacation with a laptop that contained comics images that Matheson described as 'anime illustrations from art books' and 'drawings of fictional anime and manga characters.'"

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