Reading List


As we enter Day Whatever-Number-It-Is of isolation and continue to press forward in what has become our new normal, I thought I’d share a few comics-related items that might help pass the time.

For example, this free online Batman comic, produced by a group of comic professionals.

What this fabulous fivesome have brought you is a first-rate Batman story that’s equal parts late Bronze Age and Batman: The Animated Series, with some Batman: Year One and a few bits of satire thrown in for good measure.

DC has been releasing Daily Digital Firsts on ComiXology.

These comics, initially printed in DC Giants exclusive to Wal-Mart, have a few things going for them too. One, they are only 99 cents each—85 if you have Comixology unlimited. Second, they have some top-notch creators. Larry Hama writes a new Batwoman story!

DC also has its free DC Comics Essential Reads, featuring sample chapters from their “25 Essential Graphic Novels.”

Check out Friday, a name-your-own-price digital comic from Ed Brubaker, Marcos Martin, and Muntsa Vicente.

Friday Fitzhugh spent her childhood solving crimes and digging up occult secrets with her best friend Lancelot Jones, the smartest boy in the world. But that was the past, now she’s in college, starting a new life on her own. Except when Friday comes home for the holidays, she’s immediately pulled back into Lance’s orbit and finds that something very strange and dangerous is happening in their little New England town…
This is literally the Christmas vacation from Hell and neither of them may survive to see the New Year.

And of course Marvel has you covered as well. Read These Free Comics.

From Marvel classics, to must-read runs, jump start your comic reading with these events, intro arcs, and storylines.

Image has some free first issues for you.

Check out the free offerings from Dark Horse.

Does Dynamite have free comics? Yep!

Most of the comics sites have other offerings to help you pass the time, too, such as printable coloring pages, puzzles, and games. Take a look around.

Have kids at home? Check out the DC Kids Camp.

And speaking of home, there are a few things you can check out while you’re here at OpenDoor Comics.

There are a bunch of Spotlight Sunday posts you can read. (I just posted a new one yesterday!)

If you haven’t – and trust me, I know that you haven’t – you can read Book One of my comic Wargod: Worldtamer.

Want to see some stuff that’s here, but wasn’t done by me/ Check out Random Thoughts from Seed of Bismuth.

And after lying dormant for years, a friend of mine has graciously shared some of her “doodles” on Napkin Comics. Are they comics? Well, no, not really. Does it matter? Nope! They look neat, and maybe they’ll inspire you to make your own doodles or comics that you’ll want to share at Napkin Comics.

(Or not. No pressure. Just an option.)

That’s it for today. Just wanted to pop in and share a little information with you about what’s out there in the world of comics to help you get through this time.

Stay safe, and read some comics!


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