Once upon a time, youngsters hopped into bed, pulled out their flashlights and settled in to read comic books, soaking up their favorite superhero’s adventures. Today, iPhones, laptops and DVDs have become the new mediums for graphic novels.
Comic books DC and Marvel have created are being converted into digital formats slowly but surely. While the paper sale of graphic novels in the North American market is still a healthy $ 705 million (quintupling since 2001), there is still the desire to modernize and change with the times, just as the characters in the comic books have. Some call it “evolution,” while others just call it “business.” Either way, given the enduring success of the hero narrative, comic book series aren’t likely to go anywhere anytime soon.
Many fans just want to read comics for free. After all, that’s what the internet and peer-to-peer is all about, right? There are a few databases offering graphic novels for free. Manga comics, like Naruto, Bleach, Love Junkies, Pokemon and Vampire Knight can be found at Mangafox and Mangavolume, for instance. More than three hundred conventional classics from DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Vertigo, Wild Storm and Oni can be found at Lorencollins.
Fans looking for “Golden Age” comics can find comic book series like “Tales of Horror,” “Out of the Shadows,” “Jumbo Comics,” “Exciting Comics” and “The Perfect Crime” (with characters like Ibis the Invincible and Blue Beetle) at Comicweb. Other comics from that time period, like “Baffling Mysteries,” “Strange Fantasy,” “Underworld,” “Famous Funnies,” “Forbidden Worlds” or “Whiz Comics” can be viewed at Goldenagecomics. Additionally, for fans of DC comic book characters, the first five issues of each major series are being offered as free PDF downloads at Ugo.
Of course, not everyone feels like sitting inside to read comic books in their rooms all day long. Now fans can take their favorite comics graphic novels outside, on the bus, into the lunchroom or on break at work with Nintendo DS portable players, iPods and iPhones. “Comic Book DS” is a neat application that can be downloaded at 4colorrebellion, so that comics can be read on Nintendo DS systems.
For the iPhone or iPod Touch, fans will need the “ComicZeal” program, which can be purchased for $ 1.99 at Igoapps. To read comics on a laptop, a program like Adobe Acrobat Reader will likely be required.
So where does this take the future of comics? Marvel Comics Publisher Dan Buckley says they want people to read comic books using new formats, but they’re still undertaking research to see where their time and efforts are best spent. “We’re still quibbling about what the primary form of revenue will be,” Buckley said, relaying that some comics can be found online for free.
“We don’t want to do anything to hurt anybody in the short term,” he added, meaning the independent comic book store. In general, the comic book industry agrees that the internet can be a great way for comics to gain a larger audience.
2014-04-19 Elfia Haarzuilen 2014
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Elfia Haarzuilen 2014 saturday 19 april 2014
Every year in April since 2001, the substantial number of 25,000 people from all over Europe come to the largest Fantasy event on the European continent: the Elfia.
Two-third of the visitors have transformed into orcs, magicians, dragons, knights, vampires, elves, unicorns, gothic lolita, manga comic hero or a combination of these. Every year the costumes are getting more resourceful and more artistic. In the midst of the budding nature of the Castle park which belongs to the largest castle of the Netherlands – Kasteel de Haar fantasy lovers indulge themselves in all that is offered and coveted: medieval music, dancing, lectures, theatre plays, and parades.
Sinds 2001 komen elk jaar in april een groeiend aantal mensen uit heel Europa op de Elfia editie Haarzuilens naar het grootste fantasy evenement dat op het Europese continent georganiseerd wordt: de Elf Fantasy Fair.
Tweederde van deze bezoekers hebben zichzelf omgetoverd tot orc, tovenaar, draak, ridder, vampier, elf, eenhoorn, gothic lolita, manga stripheld of een combinatie daarvan. De kostuums worden elk jaar steeds vindingrijker en kunstzinniger. Temidden van de opbloeiende natuur van het kasteelpark, dat behoort tot het grootste kasteel van Nederland, Kasteel de Haar, dompelen de fantasy liefhebbers zich onder in een aangenaam bad van middeleeuwse muziek, dans, lezingen, theatervoorstellingen en optochten.
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hello!! hope you guys liked the video i made!! im gonna say the names of the mangas so you guys can search it more easily
18: Pink Lady
16:Koi nanka hajimeranai
14:Boku no hatsukoi wo kimi ni sagagu
8: Hadashi de bara wo fume
7: Faster than a kiss
5: ao haru ride
3: Love So life
2: Strobe edge
1: DEGEKI DAISY
sorry guys i forgot to put the numbers on the video -.- but anyway hope you could find 1 you like ^. ^ ♥ AND heres part 2
Here is part 3!
Best Romance/comedy Manga to Read Part 4
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