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Friday December 31, 2010 1:11 pm

The Kindle Comics Christmas

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Reviews,

KindleDid you get a Kindle for Christmas? Want to fill it up with comics? I went to Amazon this afternoon and searched their official comics section - but only the first 700 listings (yes, I have that kind of free time) out of around 3800 or so and found a few things that I’d put on my Kindle.

Of course, your mileage may vary...

Amazon has a ton of Harlequin’s romance manga available. But this one, Mistress, is free so if it’s the kind of thing you like, give it a try.

Icecubes is a webcomic by Lew Brown and this collection, Icecubes The Comic Strip V. 2 is just $1.99.

Tumor Chapter 1 by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon is free and it looks interesting. Tumor is described as “a dark Los Angeles noir” and it’s from the Harvey Award nominated creators who did Elk’s Run.

The Falling Man by Bruce McCorkindale and Phil Hester just a $1.99. McCorkindale and Hester are teaming up for IDW’s new Godzilla series, so this previous work looks like it needs to be checked out.

Mike Pascale’s Bru-Head’s Guide To Gettin’ Girls is available for just 99¢. Bru-Head was one of the niftier indy comics to come out of the 1990s and this digital version sounds like a packed program of good times. Here’s the text from the listing: “Learn all kinds of ways to not approach the opposite sex from comics' biggest sexist slob--in all its tongue-in-cheek glory.”

Top Shelf has put up Owly & Friends, their 2008 Free Comic Book Day title, for 99¢. It has four all-ages adventures: Owly by Andy Runtun, Korgi by Christian Slade, Johnny Boo by James Kochalka, and Yam by Corey Barba. And according to the publisher: “This comic book isn't simply converted from a pdf, it's completely optimized for the Kindle!” As Top Shelf does with their printed books, so do they roll with the digital ones.

And finally, get a copy of Machine of Death, a collection of stories about people and how they’re going to die. It’s edited by Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo and David Malki.

It features stories by Randall Munroe, "Yahtzee" Croshaw, Tom Francis, Camille Alexa, Erin McKean, James L. Sutter and others as well as art by Kate Beaton, Kazu Kibuishi, Aaron Diaz, Jeffrey Brown, Scott C., Roger Langridge, Karl Kerschl, and Cameron Stewart.

It’s $9.99, but any book whose success contributes to the conspiracy theories of Glenn Beck is worth it.

Now, go download some stuff, Kindle-jockeys!

[Artwork: The Kindle]



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