DC and comiXology team for Digital Storefront Affiliate

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A few months ago, comiXology announced its Digital Storefront Affiliate plan which would allow comics shops to sell digital comics — the implementation plan is different from Diamond’s, but the intent is the same — to allow storefronts to make money off digital comics.

Now, DC and several other publishers (Image Comics (including Shadowline and Top Cow), BOOM! Studios, and Dynamite Entertainment) have anounced they will be joining the initiative.

PR below, but more news on this tomorrow live from the Diamond Retail summit.

St Paddy's day SALE: Green Lantern and Green Arrow digital comics on sale

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DC is getting into the festive spirit with a green-focused sa

St. Paddy's Day third stop: Gone to Amerikay

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And to finish up our little Irish-themed section, Colleen Doran offers a preview of Gone to Amerikay, the graphic novel she’s been working on for the last two years. It’s written by Eisner nominated author Derek McCulloch, with colors by Jose Villarubia – the final book will come out sometime in 2012 from Vertigo.

Doran writes:


St. Paddy's Day second stop: About A Bull

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MK Reed (Americus) writes to alert us to her new webcomic About A Bull which adapts the Tain Bo Cuailnge — a colorful section of Irish legend revolving around Queen Maeve and her jealousy over the majesty of someone else’s bull. Hijinks, battles and feats of amazing derring-do ensue.

St. Paddy's Day first stop: Eclectic Micks

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We’ll start out our mini-seasonal tribute with, of courseEclectic Micks, the sketch blog by a bunch of Irish artists. Above, Banshee by (this time for real) Declan Shalvey.

15 Love rescued from the dust bin of comics history

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2003 wasn’t so very long ago but in many ways it was a completely different age for comics. Nü Marvel was all the rage as comics were climbing out of the sales tailspin of the late ’90s, and Bill Jemas and Joe Quesada reigned supreme at Marvel. Jemas in particular went off on some strange tangents. The Ultimate line may have been his signature achievement, but there were lots that aren’t remembered so fondly, or at all, like Marvell — a sort of satire of superheroes written by Jemas himself — and Trouble — a photo-covered “Gossip Girl” wanna-be that featured teenaged, randy versions of Aunt May and Uncle Ben. Hardly typical Marvel fare.