The Digital Dump: Where Are The Readers Coming From?

The Digital Dump: Where Are The Readers Coming From?

Posted by August 5, 2010 Comment

Welcome to a new irregular runaround of purely digital comic book news.

PurchaseWatch: Marvel’s executive vice president of global digital media Ira Rubenstein says Marvel’s digital sales largely come from lapsed comic book fans and new readers who may eventually venture into collecting print editions. But a survey of more than 2,000 comic book readers conducted this spring by ComiXology, found that 1 in 5 who bought a digital comic book had never bought a comic before…

ChartWatch: Pocket God (pictured) is the number one comic book download ion iOS

VCWatch: Graphicly recieved $630,000 in venture capital funding in the second quarter according to the Boulder County Business Report

TitleWatch: Comixology adds a bunch of new comic titles:

Angelus #1-2 Rising from the pages of ‘War of the Witchblades’!
Ultimate Iron Man #1 by Orson Scott Card and Andy Kubert telling the tales of young Stark.
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #1-2 The very popular subscription comic kicks off with – The Birth of Spider-Man!
JLA #1-3 The beginning of the Grant Morrison/Howard Porter run on this team book that made Grant Morrison’s modern mainstream reputation.
Firestar #1 Spider-Man’s Amazing Friend
Nomad: Girl Without a World #1-3 Heroes Reborn’s survivor.
Infantry #1-2  Joe Casey and Clement Sauve’s political thrilling action blockbuster.
Deadly #1 A post-apocalyptic Australian epic
Mercy Sparx: Under New Management #1 A devil hired by heaven.
Iron Man: Legacy of Doom #1-4 Doom + Stark Vs Mephisto!

And new issues to existing Comixology series, Dust Wars #2, Swordsmith Assassin #3-4, Marvel Adventures Iron Man #2, Planetary #9, Superman/Batman #22, Daredevil #97-99, All Star Superman #7, Powers #11-12, Sandman #7, Amazing Spider-Man #556-558, Stingers #3-4, Fables #18, Valentine Reloaded #3, Kingdom Come #4, New X-Men #114-116, Batman #666, Green Lantern #35, Kill Audio #3-4 Kill.

TitleWatch2: New Marvel App issues include MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #7, MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #7, ULTIMATE X-MEN #7-12, IRON MAN #73-92, MS MARVEL 1-5, AVENGERS 500–503, THOR 7-10, 12.

TeachWatch: A free digital arts workshop for teenagers entitled Advanced Comic Creation kicks off tomorrow from 10am till 11:30 am at the Cesar Chavez Library in Salinas, California. Bring in your digital photos or sketches and learn how to transform them into digital comic using Photoshop.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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(Last Updated August 5, 2010 6:19 pm )

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