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Digital Comics | Dark Horse announced via press release that both Umbrella Academy and Hellboy: Seed of Destruction are available through the iTunes Store, with subsequent issues available soon. Seed of Destruction is available as four issues at $0.99 each, or as a bundle of all four issues for $3.99. The first issue of Apocalypse Suite is available for free, with issues #2–#6 only $0.99 each, or a bundle of all six issues for $4.99.
Digital Comics | Disney Comics Worldwide shares more details on Disney’s DigiComics initiative. They’ll eventually be rolled out worldwide, starting in December in English-speaking countries and Italy. They’ll be available for the iPhone, iPod and Sony PSP, and eventually Disney hopes to expand to other platforms like Nokia phones and the Wii. The stories will initially come from “the huge archive that The Walt Disney Company Italy has built up in the last 50 years.”
Motion Comics | All five episodes of the Spider Woman, Agent of S.W.O.R.D. motion comic are now available for free viewing on Hulu. Because it is “intended for mature audiences,” you’ll have to register and verify your age.
Webcomics | At Comic Space, Joey Manley offers some advice to webcomics creators on promoting their comics outside of traditional comic audiences.
“In print, comics are their own category of thing. People think you have to be a special kind of person to read and enjoy them. They’re either intimidated by comics, or superior to comics, or both. Not always. Yeah. But often,” he writes. “On the web, comics are just one more fun thing to look at. It’s all part of ‘the web,’ and people don’t get their guard up so quickly. They go from blog to animated cartoon to webcomic to photo-sharing site to social network and back to blog again, without paying attention to the differences between these things. It’s just one big mush of fun. They don’t feel like they have to be ‘comics fans’ to read a webcomic.
Webcomics | Brad Guigar at Webcomics.com has posted many of the funny things Scott Kurtz said while emceeing the Harvey Awards. And a lot of them are pretty funny.
Digital Comics | In November you’ll be able to read Robert Crumb on your iPhone.
Digital Comics | Alex De Campi kicks off a column at Bleeding Cool by talking about her upcoming digital comic Valentine.
Webcomics | Michel Fiffe’s Zegas has kicked off over at ACT-I-VATE.