NYC 2123 – free PSP comic

Filed Under Various, August 27,2007
NYC 2132 free comic front Free PSP-optimized comic licensed under Creative Commons

NYC2123 is a free black & white graphic novel optimized for the Play Station Portable. Beside this, you may also view the comic on a ordinary PC (or any machine that can handle JPEG – images ;)). There are 5 issues (partly multilingual) and every one is not only free to download or read – the whole comic is licensed under Creative Commons, which means you are also able to share and remix the work (under several conditions). Read more about the Creative Commons Licence here.

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Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper #1 – free widescreen comic

Filed Under Virgin Comics, July 22,2007
Gamekeeper #1 - free online comic cover Free online version of the first issue of Gamekeeper, a graphic novel created by Guy Ritchie.

Gamekeeper is a miniseries published by Director’s Cut, a imprint of Virgin Comics. The free online comic version of Gamekeeper #1 is optimized for online-viewing: Virgin Comics offers us a nice Flash viewer including a widescreen mode, so also readers with a low resolution or a tiny screen (like I use to have) should enjoy this piece of art.

The Director’s Cut titles are a collaboration with the world’s best and most iconic film-makers where their ideas and stories are launched into comics [Source]. This comic series was created in collaboration with filmmaker Guy Ritchie (writer and director of Snatch), author Andy Diggle and artist Mukesh Singh. Some words of Andy Diggle on Gamekeeper:

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COALITION COMIX = VIRGIN COMICS + MYSPACE

Filed Under Virgin Comics, July 21,2007

I found an interessting announcement on the Virgin Comics Blog: Virgin Comics and Myspace join forces to create a special (unique?) comic book platform:

Virgin Comics and MySpace have teamed up to launch Coalition Comix (http://www.myspace.com/coalitioncomix), a new online comic book platform, allowing thousands of participants to work with leading comic book creators in the development and creation of new characters and stories.
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KU-2 – 5 free comic issues online

Filed Under PV Comics, July 21,2007
KU-2 free online comic Funky comic novel (5 issues) by Logan DeAngelis / PV Comics

PV-Comics (pvcomics.com) hosts a lot of great comics, one of my favorite will be introduced here firstly: KU-2. In the first issue of the comic, the main character of the novel, Joe (aka “El Quatro”), meets a kind of “special” new friend from above and name him after the Hawaiian god of war Ku (see Wikipedia.org on the Kū mythology).

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Free-Comics.org meets Viralink meets Linklove

Filed Under free-comic.org infos, July 20,2007
While searching for informations about other sources for free comic downloads, I found this nice idea to build up some linklove. So let me give it a try. If you want to be a part of this little network, just follow the instructions below.

copy and paste the Viralink and instructions below this text

Below is a matrix of 120 stars, I have already added a link to my blog onto one of the stars, all you need to do is copy and paste the grid into your blog (don’t forget to use the html-sources ;)) and add your own link to one of the other spare stars, and tell others to do the same!

Viralink

Rules
  • No Porn Sites
  • Only 1 link per person (i.e don’t hog the viralink!)
  • Please don’t tamper with other peoples url’s
  • Enjoy!

Transmetropolitan #1 – by Vertigo

Filed Under Vertigo, July 02,2007
Transmetropolitan 1 cover Download the first issue of this great graphic novel / comic book series for free!

I already wrote something about this series within a post about free graphic nocvells from Artbomb, now here is a link to the first issue of Transmetropolitan, a 60 issue comic book series created by Warren Ellis. Transmetropolitan was published beetween 1997 and 2002 by Helix (issues 1-12) and Vertigo (issue 13+), both imprints of DCComics.

The main character of this science fiction comic is Spider Jerusalem, journalist and investigative reporter for the newspaper “The Word”. In this first issue, Spider retires from retirement (or exile …) and returns to a job he hates. The starting point of a epic future comic story about corruption, morals and politics with a huge amount of humor: “… Combining black humor, life-threatening situations, and moral ambiguity, this book is the first look into the mind of an outlaw journalist and the world he seeks to destroy.” [Source]

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Monkey Island 1 – The Comic

Filed Under Various, July 01,2007
Monkey Island 1 comic coverThe Secret of Monkey Island – the great adventure around Guybrush Threpwood as 49 paged comic book adaption.

“Do you remember the time …” Monkey Island 1 was the first game I bought for my new AMIGA 500+ in the early 90s … a 32 colour adventure game that no one will ever forget who played it. Monkey Island is know through the gaming-world as one of the best (and funniest) adventures ever. It was produced by Lucas Arts (Loom, Indy 3&4, Day of Tentacle, Sam & Max) in 1990.

“… You control the hero Guybrush Threepwood who wants to be a pirate, but he quickly learns that he must go through three trials to become a pirate. On one of his quests he meets the lovely governor Elaine Marley and falls in love with her. Just as he thinks everything is perfect, she gets kidnapped by the evil ghost pirate LeChuck.” [Source]

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City of Heroes – 12 free comic issues – by Blue King Studios

Filed Under Blue King Studios, June 26,2007

City of Heroes – a 12 Issue comic book series for free (PDF)


The City of Heroes comic book series is an adaption of the homonymous Massively Multiplayer RPG “City of Heroes” produced by NCSoft / Cryptic Studios. The creators of City of Hereos on the game: “Welcome to City of Heroes, the online world that’s home to an entire universe of heroes, where you and thousands of other players take on the roles of super powered heroes – in a stunning, 3D graphical world.”

Comic books for this game where first sold in 2004 and are now free to download as PDF-files. This is the first City of Heroes comic series published by Blue King Studios until May 2005. There is another series on City of Heroes produced by Top Cow Productions started in 2005 and still runing. Here you get 12 full issues of solid superhero action to download and view for free.

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’52′ comic maxiseries – five issues free online – by DC Comics

Filed Under DC Comics, June 20,2007
52 Daily Planet @ DC ComicsRead the first five issues (of totally 52) of the comic maxiseries ’52′ free online.

DC offers us a “snapshot” to the beginning of the maxiseries ’52′. 52 is a 52 issue maxiseries, where each issue describes one week of the so called “Missing Year” (or “Lost Year”) in the DC universe. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman have temporarily retired in this Lost Year, so the comic books of the 52 series focuses on other characters of the DC universe and their interconnections after the Infinity Crises.

DC Comics about 52: “After the INFINITE CRISIS, the DCU spent a year without Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman – a year in which those heroes were needed more than ever as the fate of the world hung in the balance.”

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5 free graphic novels online @ artbomb.net

Filed Under Artbomb, June 18,2007

This time, I want to post a link to 5 free graphics novels instead of putting each comic into one post. These are free available at artbomb.net, the home of Artbomb:

Artbomb’s mission is to promote diverse and sophisticated graphic novels. A more impressive array of graphic novels has never before been available for English reading audiences. And we want to get them into your hands.
biting.jpg gypsy.jpg myamerican.jpg sunblock.jpg superidol.jpg

The list of currently available free comics at this site:

  • My American… – Written and Illustrated by Susannah Breslin
  • Harvest Gypsy – Written and Illustrated by Laurenn McCubbin
  • Biting The Hand That Fed Me – Written by Molly Eyre, Illustrated by D’Israeli
  • Sunblock – Written and Illustrated by Andi Watson
  • Superidol – Written by Warren Ellis, Illustrated by Colleen Doran

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