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Mainframe Entertainment Digitizes the Comic Con Experience

15 Aug

Image may contain: text that says 'MAINERAME MAINERAME LIVE COMIC ONLINE APRIL 25-26 CON MainfameComicon.com'Having the Comic Con blues? Was San Diego’s online event not enough? Mainframe’s event kicks off today and everything will take place in real time. This experience is for fans of comics, pop culture, wrestling and more. All panels can be attended by fans for free, by visiting https://www.mainframecomiccon.com.

The convention experience will also include artist alley shopping and live comic book auctions. All donations made to Mainframe Comic Con will support the Hero Initiative, the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need.

“The current health crisis has resulted in the cancellation of conventions and fan events worldwide, leaving the fandom community eager for something new, while remaining in the safety and comfort of their own homes,” said Mainframe Comic Con Co-Creator Chad Ramsden.

This event’s live format allows for audience questions and fan interaction with their favorite celebrities and comic creatorsFans can also purchase private celebrity meet & greets–which may very well be the norm for events until the world has proper safety measures in store to allow for real contact.

Media guests include cast members of AMC’s NOS4A2, cast members of the iconic Justice League animated show (Phil Lamarr, Clancy Brown, George Newbern, Michael Rosenbaum, Carl Lumbly, Susan Eisenberg, Maria Canals-Barrera & Andrea Romano), Clancy Brown Ozark‘s Lisa Emery, and Batman‘s Robert Wuhl. Comic book creators include Brian Bendis, Sophie Campbell, Al Ewing, Matt Fraction, KellySue DeConnick, Jock, Tom King, Jonboy Meyers, Paolo Rivera, Mark Waid, and Chip Zdarsky.  

Panels will feature publishers including AHOY Comics, Albatross Funnybooks, AMA, Archie Comics, Heavy Metal Magazine, Humanoids, IDW, Magnetic Press, Source Point Press, and Top Cow, and showcase projects including THE BUSINESS OF INDEPENDENT COMIC BOOK PUBLISHING and INSIDER ART.

Mainframe Comic Con is the biggest virtual convention space ever created, with four separate panel halls, each streaming 16 hours of live, Q&A panels,” said Mainframe Comic Con Co-Creator Chuck Lindsay. “What’s exciting is that fans will have the ability to go from one panel to the next with no lines. And if you miss a panel like The Walking Dead Cast Party, featuring more than twenty members of the cast coming together for a first-of-its-kind online dance party, you don’t need to worry, because all Mainframe Comic Con panels will be posted next week on YouTube.

 

 

 

 

 

Having New Comic Book Release Day Woes? Fret not, True Believers!

25 May

Home Page - Back the ComebackAfter more than a month of no new books of sequential art to admire, some geeks are most likely truly suffering from cabin fever. Diamond Comic Distributors and Alliance Game Distributors have officially restarted distribution and many comic book and game stores are starting to reopen safely, following a pause and temporary closure of many retailers amid stay-at-home orders across many  countries.

With new comics and games starting to ship to eager stores and fans, consumers can look forward to games from WizKids, Renegade Studios, Wizards of the Coast, and others as well as new stories from Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, Marvel and DC Comics, among others in the coming weeks.

While this Back the Comeback campaign is very specific to operations in the United States, we shouldn’t stop there. In Canada, the UK, Australia and other points in between, the operations here also need fandom’s help.

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There’s an Afterlife after all in Afterlift on ComiXology

15 Apr

AFTERLIFT (comiXology Originals)By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Spoiler Alert

Writer Chip Zdarsky has a hit with Afterlift! This digital comic sees the Fast and Furious take on tones from Dante’s Inferno in a tale which changes things up from Showtime’s almost forgotten classic, Dead Like Me. Instead of Janice Chen immediately taking on the role Georgia Lass became, she needs to learn something about what her purpose in life is first.

I assume this story is set in Los Angeles–a cesspool of industry and a place where many lives are struggling is a huge bustling melting pot. Not everyone has hopes and dreams that will come true here. Janice gives up her career in finance to more or less be a cabbie. The money she makes via ride share is better, and she gets to meet interesting people. They help give her perspective on what’s out there. Dumu is a strange individual and is a frequent rider.

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Zombies come to Webtoon Digital Platform in Rot & Ruin!

18 Jan

WEBTOON Rot & RuinJonathan Maberry’s young adult post-apocalyptic zombie series, Rot & Ruin is not only getting developed for film but also is now available to read online through the Webtoon App (iOS and Android). This program allows users to choose what genres they like and also art styles. Since there’s a huge diversity in how artists like to draw, this additional filter is welcomed. Various signup options are available to access the huge number of free comics available.

The comic book series was originally published back in 2014. While the first three issues are available to read for free, further releases will require purchasing. For those who don’t want to wait, tracking down the comic books released by IDW Publishing shouldn’t be too hard. Five issues have been released to date, and there’s also the graphic novel, Warrior Smart.

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