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Sex Criminals

The main reason I started this Tumblr blog about a year ago was because I wanted to keep track of the media I consume, and also to make it easier to refer to what I enjoyed the most throughout the year, when it comes to writing up my “favorite media of the year” post, that has become a tradition for me. I’ve covered lots of games, movies, and TV shows, but unfortunately not enough comics, and I do regret that. One of my favorite new series to launch this year that I do want to make sure to highlight is Sex Criminals. Written by Matt Fraction with art by Chip Zdarsky, it’s pretty great so far (3 issues), and just so damn enjoyable to read. It’s hard to describe quickly, but yes, there’s a lot of sex in it, and by the end of the first issue, you’ll be pretty surprised by where things are going – and oh what fun that journey is turning out to be. Make sure to check out Matt’s Hawkeye¬†too, by far my favorite mainstream/super-hero series of the year.

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Lazarus

My new favorite comic right now is Lazarus, a recently launched series (2 issues out so far) that takes place in a alternate Earth where families are running the world, instead of governments. The world building is awesome, and the story by Greg Rucka is rather good so far – the art is by Michael Lark, who I’ve long appreciated. Don’t miss this.

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Let’s Get Non-Physical

Some more interesting musings by Warren Ellis in regards to digital comics, this time using the success of his free-to-read online web comic FREAKANGELS as an example. Now combine this with iPad delivery, and you have a strong case for comic creators making the move to digital-mostly, with maybe the additions of printed collections for those who still prefer their books that way.

In a later post, we also learn that new issues of the Walking Dead comic series — the one that will debut next month on TV as a Frank Darabont-produced series on AMC — are now available for sale on iPad (through the Image Comics and Comixology apps) the same day they show up in shops. This is something I’ve found to be a big problem with digital comic sales — so far you can’t buy the latest issues of a series, which doesn’t make much sense if you want to reach your core comic reading audience. The one downer is that the digital issue is now priced same as in print, $3, versus the $2 they were charging for previous digital issues.