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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...

Resilience: Creators Against COVID - "Surviving Camino Del Diablo" Now Available

By KevinFeatured Comics • Jun 1, 2021 0



Surviving Camino Del Diablo, Issue #5 of the Resilience: Creators Against COVID anthology is now available to read on GlobalComix. Surviving Camino Del Diablo is a short story about a young woman who immigrated to the US as a child and works within the complex immigration system to help others.

This issue was created by Henry Barajas (Helm Greycastle) with art/colors by Nicky Rodriguez (Pulse), letters by  Gabriela Downie (Harleen), and editing by Janelle Asselin (DC Entertainment, Disney, ComicsAlliance, Rosy Press).

All subscription proceeds from this comic will be donated to Palabras Bilingual Bookstore in Phoenix, AZ.

To go along...

The 41 Comics of May 2021

By KevinFeatured Comics • May 31, 2021 0

 

As we wind down one month and get ready for another, let's take a look back at the 41 comics we featured during the month of May.

Outside of our official announcement of Source Point Press coming to GlobalComix, the month had a heavy focus on smaller teams and individual creators. We wanted to make sure that our features continued to align with the vision for the platform as a whole: to make it easier to discover the amazing work of indie comic creators.

No matter the size of the team that worked on the comics featured in May, there's one thing that rings true with all of them, and that's great storytelling. Let us know your favorites in the comments, and be...

May Feature #8: A History of Ideas

By KevinFeatured Comics • May 28, 2021 0

 

Often times we're challenged to think big, and when we do, we're told to think bigger. There's no better place for thinking big than in science fiction. Human history is made up of ideas that have become reality, primarily on the shoulders of big thinkers. Sometimes innovation even draws its inspiration from those wild and crazy ideas of the past.

Ray Bradbury once said "Science fiction is the most important literature in the history of the world, because it's the history of ideas, the history of our civilization birthing itself." We see it all the time in mainstream media, film, and literature. So for May feature #8, we're highlighting...

Resilience: Creators Against COVID - "Persian Version of Pop Culture in America" Now Available

By KevinFeatured Comics • May 27, 2021 0



The Persian Version of Pop Culture in America, Issue #4 of the Resilience: Creators Against COVID anthology is now available to read on GlobalComix. The Persian Version of Pop Culture in America is a short story depicting the lessons Sina learned along the way about seeing himself and trying to make room for himself in the pop culture space.

This issue was created by Sina Grace (Iceman) with editing by Janelle Asselin (DC Entertainment, Disney, ComicsAlliance, Rosy Press).

All proceeds from this comic will be donated to Secret Headquarters Comics in Los Angeles, CA.

To go along with the release of The Persian Version of Pop Culture in America, we have a...

Cloudscape Marketing Case Study Part 2: Finding the Audience

By gamalhennessyCommunity • May 25, 2021 0

Last week, we analyzed the Cloudscape anthology Welcome to Mina’s to build a story synopsis, define an ideal reader and identify the competition for the comic. 

This week, I’ll suggest some tactics for how a book like Mina’s can find the right audience and build a strong following without spending a lot of marketing dollars. 

Keywords: Any words used to classify or organize digital content or to facilitate an online search for information are referred to as keywords. Because people gravitate towards groups and communities online that reflect their interests, you can use keywords to find the specific group you are trying to reach. And because every comic...

Resilience: Creators Against COVID - "The Fantastic Flame: Principios" Now Available

By KevinFeatured Comics • May 25, 2021 1



Principios, Issue #3 of the Resilience: Creators Against COVID anthology is now available to read on GlobalComix. In Principios, we discover the origin of Carly Candela - the Fantastic Flame!

This issue was written by Alex Segura (Archie) and Chantel Acevedo (Muse Squad), with art by Richard Ortiz (DC Bombshells), colors by Ellie Wright (Black Ghost), letters by Taylor Esposito (Daredevil) and editing by Janelle Asselin (DC Entertainment, Disney, ComicsAlliance, Rosy Press).

All proceeds from this comic will be donated to A&M Comics in Miami, Florida

To go along with the release of Principios, we have a message from Alex Segura:

 

Chantel, Richard and I wanted...