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10 Comic YouTube Channels You Need to Subscribe to Now

By KevinCommunity • Sep 22, 2021 0

The only thing we love more than reading comics is watching YouTube videos about reading comics! But with literally hundreds of channels on the platform to choose from on the subject, how do you know where to start? 

Here are ten of our favorite comic book-themed YouTube channels, perfect for both the comics aficionado or newbie!



Whether he’s talking about the comic book origins of current Marvel TV series or taking a deep dive into the history of obscure-but-influential Golden Age auteurs, ComicTropes host Chris Piers offers something for everyone. Done in an entertaining and well-researched style, each episode of the channel is like a fun...

Five Comics Podcasts You Need To Listen To Right Now

By KevinCommunity • Sep 15, 2021 0


There may be a few times in your life when you can’t read GlobalComix. We get that. You might be out driving, training for a marathon, swimming at the beach or enjoying the company of friends and family. For all of those times you can’t read GlobalComix in an appropriate venue, we’re here to offer you the next greatest alternative: PODCASTS!

At GlobalComix, we listen to a lot of comics-related podcasts. We love hearing passionate fans talking about the things that really, truly invigorate them. While there are oodles and oodles of comics related podcasts out there, here are five of our absolute favorites:

Super Serious 616



September Feature #2: Crowdfunding Roundup

By KevinFeatured Comics • Sep 10, 2021 0


It's been a bit since we did a crowdfunding roundup, so we thought it was a good time to catch up with projects currently active, as well as those that are coming soon. This feature is going to be a little different than our typical list of comics -- this is all about getting you the info on the crowdfunding projects. Let's get started!



Glamorella's Daughter Issue #3

Literati Press Comics & Novels is back with a new Kickstarter project for issue #3. The project just went live two days ago, and as of publication, they are already making great strides in reaching the funding goal at $876 out of $1500. Glamorella's Daughter...

September Feature #1: It's a wild wild west

By KevinFeatured Comics • Sep 3, 2021 0


Saddle up, we're kicking off September features with a selection of comics that will take us on a trip to the wild west. No matter the timeline, these comics are all about outlaw adventures, and you can bet there'll be guns blazing.

Let us know your favorites in the comments, and feel free to share any western comics you enjoy that weren't featured!



Legend of Oz: The Wicked West, 144 pages - Published by Big Dog Ink, (cc/ @crittersdaddy)

Dorothy Gale falls into and Oz you never knew could exist! Ruby spurs and bullets are her only method of protecting herself and getting back home!

Story and Art by Big Dog Ink



August Feature #5: New to GlobalComix

By KevinFeatured Comics • Aug 25, 2021 2


We've had a wave of new comics and manga released this month on GlobalComix, so we wanted to dedicate today's feature to promoting some of them. There are more new comics than we can fit into our feature series, so we recommend checking out all of them by visiting the browse page and selecting the "Updated" tab above the comics list.

Let us know your favorites in the comments, and be sure to get involved in the discussion of each of these new comics with the in-reader comments and reactions!



The Unlucky Ones and the Edge of Nowhere, 36 pages - Published by Nicky Rodriguez, (cc/ @nrodriguez)

Lúcio and Sonia are...

August Feature #4: Friday Frights

By KevinFeatured Comics • Aug 20, 2021 0


For August's fourth feature, we wanted to focus on some of the spookier comics available to read. We've picked out five great horror series from individual creators and publishers that we haven't featured in the past, just in time for a frighteningly fantastic Friday.

Share your favorite Friday Frights in the comments, and don't forget to hit the like button on any of the comics in this list that you enjoy. That will allow you to get updates on new releases for that series!



Fangs & Foul Play, 14 pages - Published by Headless Gnomes, (cc/ @headlessgnomes)

Richard Bluth, a deserted colonel who left due to his conscience,...

August Feature #3: Leading Ladies

By KevinFeatured Comics • Aug 13, 2021 0


For our latest feature we're branching out from a specific genre and instead focusing on a theme. From a post-apocalyptic gunslinger, to a would-be Egyptian goddess, and the daughter of Earth's greatest defender, all five of these stories feature leading ladies. This is also the first time they've been featured on GlobalComix, so now is a great time to discover something new!

Let us know your favorites in the comments, and don't forget to engage directly with the creator through the in-reader comments and reactions!



Legend of Isis, 1440 pages - Published by TidalWave Productions, (cc/ @ddavis)

Trapped 5,000 years out of time,...

August Feature #2: When fantasy overlaps reality

By KevinFeatured Comics • Aug 10, 2021 0


Walt Disney had a simple but elegant quote to describe our fascination with fantastical worlds: "Fantasy and reality often overlap." It's true, too. In many ways, fantasy is often a reflection of our real world, painted in a more adventurous or mystical way. Take for example recently featured The Arcane Cocktail Enthusiast. It's the story of a cocktail bar owner in San Francisco that is also a sorceress.

There are a multitude of ways to create stories based in fantasy worlds, whether it's creating an entirely new universe outside of our own, or keeping it grounded on an alternate Earth. We've picked out five fantasy comics that we haven't...

Announcing in-reader comments & reactions

By ChristopherHeadquarters • Aug 4, 2021 2

As a service to both creators and readers, we are dedicated to improving their shared experiences of stories here on GlobalComix. We recently launched the new GlobalComix Reader V3, and we have now further expanded the reader's offering for how viewers can interact with both creators and each other.

Introducing Reactions

Reactions are a set of emoji comments that you as a reader can post in response to each release. There's a mix between positive, neutral, and negative reactions, and you can select as many as you would like. Reactions are a simple way of communicating your thoughts without typing out lots of text to explain. Reactions will also help us learn about...

August Feature #1: Popular Last Week

By KevinFeatured Comics • Aug 3, 2021 0


We wanted to kick the August features off with another look at our recently updated popularity algorithm to highlight some of the most popular stories on GlobalComix. Last time we took a look at the most popular comics over the past year, but we felt that something shorter would allow for the freshest of popular stories to surface.

For today's feature, we're looking at the most popular comics over the past 7 days. You can see the full list, sorted by popularity, here. Let's take a look at the top 5, and don't forget to join in the discussion for any of these comics with the in-reader comments and reactions!



1. Salvagers, 222 pages - ...

The 34 Comics of July 2021

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jul 31, 2021 0


It's hard to believe that we're already another month into 2021. July seems like it went by so fast, and it's no doubt that having great stories to read contributed to time flying by. This month we looked at crowdfunding comics, series that were popular over the past year, and a handful of genres and themes. We also took a stab at sharing what was new on GlobalComix as part of the feature series, and we welcomed BHP Comics to the platform.

In total we featured 34 great comics during the month of July, and we're excited to get into August so we can share more. Let us know your favorites in the comments!

Note: This list is not a ranking, it's simply the...

July Feature #7: You're the Best

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jul 30, 2021 0


You're the Best by Joe Esposito has been stuck in my head the entire time that I've been thinking about the feature theme to close out July. With that being the case, and the song debuting on the Karate Kid album, it's only fitting that we end the month's feature series with a handful of comics about fighting and martial arts.

In the words of Joe Esposito, history repeats itself. Try and you'll succeed! Let us know your favorites in the comics, and feel free to share any other fighting comics you enjoy.



Yuki Vs Panda, 60 pages - Published by Source Point Press, (cc/ @TravisM)

Ten years after a freak incident at the zoo,...

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...