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July Feature #6: BHP Comics

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jul 23, 2021 1

 

Whenever a new creator or publisher brings their amazing work to GlobalComix, there's always an air of excitement in our virtual office. We get to discover incredible new stories alongside the GlobalComix community, and it's no different with our recent announcement of BHP Comics joining our growing community of creators. The talent on display always has us in awe, and humbled, that our platform has been chosen as a destination for these wonderful experiences.

We've picked out five series from BHP Comics to spotlight as part of our feature series, and we're sure you'll enjoy them as much as we did. Be sure to share your thoughts within the reading...

BHP Brings Bold Books to GlobalComix

By EricTapperCommunity • Jul 22, 2021 0

 

BHP Comics tells us, ‘Be BOLD!’ Their stories and thrilling artwork deliver on that promise. We are delighted to share some of the UK’s finest comics with our readers, and find ourselves captivated by their catalogue.

While their work spans the gamut in terms of dark and edgy with titles like Maximum Alan, and perhaps preoccupied with the end of the world with many titles focused on post-apocalypse (notably Tomorrow), they also have work for younger folks in titles like Plagued: The Miranda Chronicles.

Their most well known series Killtopia is now being made into a full animated series by Studio Voltaku! Click the link to read the first...

July Feature #5: Admitting what we don't know

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jul 19, 2021 1

 

SciFiChick has a spotlight today on Mad Cave Studios, and we wanted to add to that selection of stories by putting together our own list. Think of it as extended reading to get the week started. We've picked out a variety of themes and settings, from stories grounded on Earth, to private detectives travelling the stars.

Is science really about admitting what we don't know? Or is it about embracing it? Let's be honest, admitting is just the first step in a long journey, so it's a good thing we've got some great comics to keep us busy.

 


 

Thompson Heller: Detective Interstellar, 186 pages - Published by Source Point Press, (cc/ @...

July Feature #4: New on GlobalComix

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jul 16, 2021 0

 

The folks at Graphic Policy and 3 Million Years do great weekly recaps of new comics available here on GlobalComix, but we've had a such a large influx of new series recently that we wanted to highlight some of them as well. This is just a small sampling of the fantastic stories arriving every week, so be sure to browse all of the comics available to discover your next favorites.

You can stay updated on new releases by hitting the like button on the comics you enjoy. You can also sort by updated to find comics that have been recently updated, including series that are brand new.

 


 

1. Killtopia, 181 pages - Published by BHP Comics, (cc/ @bhpco...

July Feature #3: Apocalypse... Al?

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jul 13, 2021 0

 

When growing up, there were a few things that I considered hobbies. Collecting comic books and baseball cards were two of them, playing baseball and basketball another pair, and then there was watching wrestling. My friends and I made a ritual of watching WCW and WWE (they were known as WWF back then) every time it was on TV. One of my favorites was none other than Al Snow. He was a little bit of crazy coupled with a batch of hilarious, and was a pretty good wrestler to boot.

So when I started to think of a theme for today's feature, Broken Icon Comics made is super easy. Take a pinch of digital comics, a dash of Al Snow (and Head!), then toss in the apocalypse and...

Why Join GlobalComix? 6 Questions We Always Hear

By EricTapperCommunity • Jul 8, 2021 0

Cover art from Year Zero, AWA Studios

 

Over the past 18 months or so, we’ve interfaced with many of the industry’s best and up-and-coming creators and publishers. In doing so, we have learned the most common reservations and misconceptions about digital publishing in general, as well as specific to GlobalComix. And we know more broadly that the digital world can feel like a puzzle within western comics.

With all of that in mind, we’ve compiled an informal FAQ-style breakdown here for anyone thinking about publishing with GlobalComix, but who still need a more information.

 


1. What if I don't have the time?

Cover art from Aeonian,...

July Feature #2: Popular Over the Past Year

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jul 8, 2021 0

 

Since we recently rolled out our new reading experience, we thought it was a good time to also utilize our new popularity algorithm to share some of the most popular comics over the past year. It's no surprise that these stories also have some of the most views on GlobalComix in that timeframe, but that's not the only thing the algorithm looks at. Whether these comics are completely new to you, or something you've already enjoyed in the past, it's a great time to give them a read.

Let us know your thoughts on this type of feature. It's a new one that we're trying out, so we'd love to hear your feedback on it. Would you like to see more...

Announcing GlobalComix Reader v3

By ChristopherHeadquarters • Jul 6, 2021 0

We believe that when you read a digital comic book, it should feel good no matter the device that you’re using. It should capture that same experience as if you had the comic right there in your hands, flipping from page to page while engrossed in an incredible story. We’ve taken a hard look at our default and vertical reader and decided that it was time not just for an update, but a complete overhaul -- rebuilding it entirely from scratch. 

Now, if the comic creator doesn’t have interactive framing, you’ll jump right into our new vertical reader. It’s designed for a smooth reading experience, with accurate and snappy zoom so you can dig into...

July Feature #1: Crowdfunding Comics

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jul 1, 2021 0

 

We're going to kick this month off right by taking a look at some of the comics running crowdfunding campaigns. We've featured some of them in the past, but there are two new entries as well. We highly recommend checking out all four of the campaigns -- they're all great stories created by even greater teams.

Feel free to share any campaigns you've found in the comments, and for the creators out there, take a look at this video by @EricTapper to learn how you can set up your campaign on GlobalComix. It will allow readers to discover your campaign easily on the browse comics page.

 


 

1. Theatrics, 138 pages - Published by TPub, (cc/...

Preview TPub's new comic 'Theatrics Volume 2' only on GlobalComix

By EricTapperFeatured Comics • Jun 30, 2021 0

There’s a fight going on inside all of us. Maybe the fight for art, for commercial success, for family. All of this and more are encapsulated in TPub’s upcoming release of Theatrics Volume 2. The Kickstarter launched early Tuesday, June 29th and is running for the following 30 days. Click here to back it!

As part of the launch, we’re proud to share the EXCLUSIVE preview of Volume 2, only on GlobalComix. (Need to catch up? Use the code in this link to read Volume 1 for free first!)

The first installment introduced us to Broadway actor Rudy Burns, who received the beatdown of his life one fateful night, changing his path forever. He lost his most valuable...

The 40 Comics of June 2021

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jun 30, 2021 0

 

We're at the end of another month, so let's take a look back at all the comics featured during June. We started the month off big with our announcement of Heavy Metal arriving on GlobalComix, and the train kept rolling from there. We featured comics in the action, slice of life and crime genres, as well as comic themes like monsters and stories that were primarily historical in nature. We also featured two other publishers for the first time, with Bliss on Tap joining GlobalComix and Antarctic Press bringing a ton of new content to the platform.

Reflecting on the month as a whole, 'big' is probably an understatement. There were a lot of fantastic...

June Feature #8: Monster Mayhem

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jun 28, 2021 0

 

For the last feature of June we're taking a look at five comics that are themed around monsters. They come in all shapes, sizes and forms, and these stories are no exception. We wanted to include a broad spectrum of audience types with this feature, and its theme is a great time to share the kid-friendly Monster Me series of comics by AWA iPOP. We also have a great selection of stories from Source Point Press, Antarctic Press, KRG Publishing, and Heavy Metal.

While on the subject, take advantage of this monster of a deal and get your first month of GlobalComix Gold for only $1.99. You'll unlock unlimited reading for more than 5,000 comics, manga and graphic...

June Feature #7: Capers and Vigilantes

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jun 24, 2021 0

 

When we think about crime stories, there's a wide range of eras that are popular to focus on. We've picked out five capers that fall within that spectrum, going all the way back to the 1950s with a vigilante tale, moving through the 80s with two stories and capping off with a series set in 1999. There's also a story of a retiring detective with one last case, and it's one he never hoped to see.

You can access all of these great comics, plus thousands of others, with GlobalComix Gold. Get your first month for $1.99 and unlock unlimited reading for all of the content available on GlobalComix.

 


 

1. Moon Girl, 144 pages - Published by Red...

June Feature #6: Antarctic Press

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jun 21, 2021 0

 

At the end of last week a massive selection of new series and issues from Antarctic Press were added to their growing library here on GlobalComix. With that in mind, we wanted to highlight five of them to help get you started.

Many of these series have free issues to read, but you can access all of them, plus thousands of other comics, with unlimited reading for as low as $1.99 with your first month of GlobalComix Gold.

 


 

1. Steampunk Halloween, 64 pages - Published by Antarctic Press, (cc/ @JDunn)

Even on All Hallows' Eve, ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties stand no chance against intrepid heroes and explorers armed with the...

June Feature #5: Crowdfunding Roundup, Slice of Life

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jun 17, 2021 0

 

Today's feature highlights comics that have active crowdfunding campaigns. Since we typically feature five comics at a time, we're also featuring a selection of comics from the Slice of Life genre to cap things off.

For creators that would like to have their comics included in the crowdfunding roundup, you'll want to use our crowdfinder tool to make sure it's listed as active. @EricTapper created a great video that walks you through the steps to make that happen. You can watch it here.

Active Crowdfunding Campaigns

1. The Lump Sum Saga, 19 pages - Published by The Lump Sum Saga, (cc/ @gtjosvold)

Two species; one mission - to...

Announcing improved popularity algorithm, other new ways to discover comics to read

By ChristopherHeadquarters • Jun 16, 2021 4

 

Here at GlobalComix, we are always looking into ways we can improve the experience for creators and readers alike.

The Browse Comics section is at the heart of finding something new to read, and we want to make sure it's a powerful tool to help you discover stories that interest you. We also want to empower creators and publishers to provide as much context and clarity on their series as possible to improve discoverability.

With that in mind, here are some improvements we're rolling out for the Browse section. These enhancements are live now, so you can start using the new features right away to discover your next favorite comic, or to reconnect with...

June Feature #4: Tales of Yore

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jun 14, 2021 0

 

For June's fourth feature we wanted to take a look at stories that reflect on moments from the past. We've featured plenty of modern day comics and stories based in the future, so we thought it was a good time to hone in on tales of yore. The five comics picked out include both fictional and historial stories. Some of them even put a new spin on well-known tales from folklore.

Let us know your favorites in the comments, and be sure to hit the 'Like' button on the comics you enjoy so you get updates on new issues.

 


 

1. White Lily, 159 pages - Published by Pocket Jacks Comics, (cc/ @ppoulter)

The White Lily® trade...

June Feature #3: Bliss on Tap

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jun 10, 2021 0

 

Following up on our announcement of Bliss on Tap coming to GlobalComix, we wanted to highlight a selection of their stories for June feature #3. This doesn't cover the full catalog of series available, so be sure to visit the Bliss on Tap page to browse their entire collection.

With all of the recent publisher additions, and new exclusive content, there's never been a better time to get your GlobalComix Gold membership. Get your first month for only $1.99 to access unlimited reading for Bliss on Tap and over 5,000 other comics.

 


 

1. Andie and the Alien, 112 pages - Published by Bliss on Tap, (cc/ @brianphillipson)

Over 500 years ago, an...

A Sense of Euphoria from Bliss on Tap

By EricTapperPartnerships • Jun 9, 2021 0

 

In the comics world, you’re bound to find some gems. Diamonds in the rough. And sometimes you find euphoria. You find your bliss. That’s how we feel knowing Bliss on Tap is now on GlobalComix. We’re thrilled to partner with Brian Philipson and his team of extraordinarily talented creators to bring you the full Bliss on Tap catalog here on GlobalComix.

Brian shared: "Bliss on Tap comics cater to a carefully curated crowd of weary rock stars, old poets, graffiti artists, out-of-style influencers, soon-to-be zombies, stoners, loners, lost time-travelers, extraterrestrial outcasts and those discerning readers who don’t always find what...

June Feature #2: Are You Not Entertained?

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jun 8, 2021 2

 

June feature #2 is all about action comics. We've picked out a selection of five stories that fall into a wide variety of themes, settings and plots. The action genre is great because it offers a platform for a broad spectrum of storytelling; the one thing constant in all of these comics is the action that will keep you on the edge of your seat as you flip from page to page.

Let us know your favorites in the comments, and share any action comics you're currently reading!

 


 

1. Icy Dawn, 268 pages - Published by Erica Mallia, (cc/ @emallia)

UPDATES EVERY FRIDAY - Vee is about to wed, having suddenly a swarm of monsters being sent after her...

Resilience: Creators Against COVID - "The Hike" Now Available

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jun 8, 2021 0



The Hike, Issue #7 of the Resilience: Creators Against COVID anthology is now available to read on GlobalComix. In The Hike, Avery decides to take a hike to prove a point about what she can handle.

This issue was written by Jeremy Holt (After Houdini, Made in Korea), with art/letters by Chris Peterson (Dead Beats), colors by Gab Contreras (Witchblood), color assists by Chefel Peterson, and editing by Janelle Asselin (DC Entertainment, Disney, ComicsAlliance, Rosy Press).

All subscription proceeds from this comic will be donated to Vinyl Fantasy in Brooklyn, NY.

To go along with the release of The Hike, we have a message from Jeremy...

June Feature #1: Heavy Metal Magazine

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jun 4, 2021 0

 

We're kicking off June features by highlighting five comics from the recently added selection from Heavy Metal Magazine. There's a pretty good variety here, each from a different genre. There are plenty of other options to choose from, but we wanted to help get you started on your reading adventure.

Let us know your favorites in the comments!

 


 

1. Chasing the Dragon, 84 pages - Published by Heavy Metal, (cc/ @dezi)

"In Chasing the Dragon, New York Times Bestselling writer Denton J. Tipton and acclaimed painter menton3 explore a dark fantasy world ravaged by the rampant abuse of a drug made from the blood of dragons. When two young...

Cloudscape Case Study Part 3: Breaking Through Barriers

By gamalhennessyCommunity • Jun 3, 2021 0

 

Marketing a comic is not just spamming your audience with constant variations of “BUY MY COMIC!” It’s about connecting with the right people and communicating with them in a way that makes them receptive to your message. It is not a demand for compliance. It is a display of value. 

 

But comic book marketing in the United States is also unique because there are additional hurdles that prevent a publisher from attracting prospective readers and transforming them into long-term fans. This post will use the GlobalComix exclusive comic Welcome to Mina’s from Cloudscape Comics to explore both the challenges facing modern comics and offer some...

Resilience: Creators Against COVID - "7 O'Clock" Now Available

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jun 3, 2021 2



7 O'Clock, Issue #6 of the Resilience: Creators Against COVID anthology is now available to read on GlobalComix. 7 O'Clock is a short tale of a New York City nurse who gives her all at work in the early days of the pandemic and finds solace in an unexpected place.

This issue was written by Frank Tieri (Wolverine) with art by Leisha Riddel (Smooth Criminals), colors by Cristina Rose Chua (Adventure Time), letters by Taylor Esposito (Daredevil), and editing by Janelle Asselin (DC Entertainment, Disney, ComicsAlliance, Rosy Press).

All subscription proceeds from this comic will be donated to The Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses.

To go...

Rocking out with Heavy Metal

By ChristopherPartnerships • Jun 2, 2021 0

Rarely do we get the opportunity to work with some of the people we've grown up with reading or following.

Today, however, is one of those times, and we are extremely excited to announce that we have partnered with Heavy Metal Entertainment to bring their comics and graphic novels to readers around the world. From Fishkill to Brooklyn Gladiator to Taarna, and all the things in between, you can read everything from Heavy Metal Magazine #261 and onwards right here on GlobalComix, with much more coming. 

Heavy Metal represents a fantastic cross section of Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy titles that drive unique and enticing narratives, plot twists, and imaginary...