Free Comic Book Day!

Don’t forget to head into your local comic book store in the U.S. or Canada on Saturday for Free Comic Book Day! There are up to 50 books from different participating publishers this year.

Free Comic Book Day started in 2001, and has continued ever since. The number of comics that you can bring home depends on the individual shop’s policies.

Click here to find a participating store near you.

Here’s just a few of the books to look forward to.

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Black Mask Studios launches “Tubecomics”

From Hack/Slash: tubecomic episode 1

From Hack/Slash: tubecomic episode 1

Comic publisher Black Mask Studios is unleashing a new comic-reading beast unto Earth: tubecomics. As of today, you can visit the studio’s new website, Blackmask.tv or their Youtube page and read a comic panel-by-panel by for free.

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Scribd’s “Netflix for Comics” and why you should be using it

Buying comics digitally is a relatively recent phenomenon that’s made it possible to have access to a library anywhere, anytime.

It’s a pocket-longbox, so to speak.

On February 10 a website and app combo that was already acting as a “Netflix” for books, Scribd, announced the addition of 10,000 comic books. It creates a whole new world for accessing comic books that’s a little more versatile than other aggregate sites like Comixology, for $8.99 per month.

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Dwayne McDuffie Award nominations for diversity in comics announced

Five nominees have officially been named for the first Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics, to be announced at next week’s Long Beach Comic Expo, which runs from February 28 through March 1.

Comics have been nominated on their ability to showcase a diverse range of characters that are portrayed in a dynamic way, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Robert Kirkman’s ‘Outcast’ to make TV debut

Section of a panel from Outcast vol. 1

Section of a panel from Outcast vol. 1

Robert Kirkman, creator of “The Walking Dead,” will soon see one of his other comic projects as a live-action series via Cinemax.

“Outcast” was originally written by Kirkman and illustrated by Paul Azaceta starting back in June 2014. It’s an fantastic supernatural thriller centered around demonic possession.

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