Friday, May 15, 2009

Caine's Digital Comic Watch

Logo by Sean KleefeldNote from Jim - I am discontinuing the title Paper Comic DeathWatch. I feel it's time to move on, as the title, once provocative and humorous, has become quaint and passe. Since starting PCDW over 2 years ago, many comic book sites have followed suit and now have some form of Digital Comics or *Death Watch* column, many tipping their hat to PCDW in their title...

I also feel the age of disappearing paper comics is already upon us with many comic publishers going under and DC's comic sales at it's lowest point in 6 years. And while it's exciting to predict such change, it's not necessarily fun to watch the agony. So, I'd like to change the direction of this column a bit, focusing no longer on the doom descending on the paper comics industry but rather concentrating on Digital Comic news and technology.

With all that said, I present to you a new era in Digital Comics Commentary with the first of many Caine's Digital Comic Watch...

Future Favorites of the Digital Delivery Age of Comics

As MARVEL and DC strugle to reach their full potential, no doubt shaping and reshaping, what may become known as the DIGITAL DELIVERY Age of Comic Books there are many less well known publishers out there already using digital distribution methods.

Today we are going to highlight a few comics from these other companies - comics we predict will be SHINING STARS of the DIGITAL AGE of Comic Books.

Note: If you would like to have your comic featured in a future article, please send us a link to your comic.

The following are in no particular order:


Carson Deeds is a 17-year-old, emotionally troubled time bomb with a loaded shotgun underneath his bed and a list of classmates firmly in his aim. When a mysterious suit of armor falls into Carson's unstable hands, he finds himself wielding the power to live out every revenge fantasy he's ever dreamt against a world that he feels has done him wrong.


Crime and despair. Violence and fear. The city is under siege. Years ago it had a protector, the Venger, who brought his justice to those who brought evil. Now he is old and memories of him have faded from the minds of the people. But the enemy and his brand of evil have returned and no one else understands. He will be needing help this time. A new Venger will take up the fight. But how far will he go to destroy the enemy. And will he destroy his family in the process?


War! Mankind is at the very brink of extintion as mindless Event Freaks, powerful humans infected by alien superparticles, destroy everything in their wake.

And as the flames threaten to engulf the globe, hope is reborn anew in the tiny coastal village of Cape Ruseur, New England, where four childhood friends unite to turn the tide of destruction and fight for life and justice. Infiniteens is a superhero saga about the end of the world.

It's a touching tale about human hearts and how the best in us can emerge in our darkest hour.

For 8 chapters you´re invited to join Nadia, Luther, Julian and Beverly in a heroic struggle to save their tiny community from an apocalyptic threat.


In the year 2086 humanity faces a new threat, Extra Humans.

The government is struggling to cope with the growing number of mutants, aliens and supernatural beings who are living amongst us. People are beginning to panic and so, in 2050, the Department for Extra Human Affairs was established with a remit to try and contain the problem. By 2086 the situation has escalated, so they have formed a new rapid response strike force, the Alpha Gods. Who better to police the Extra Human community than Extra Humans themselves?

This group of young misfits and rebels must learn to work together despite facing confliict from within and from without. How can they follow a leader they have no faith in? How can they fight people they used to count as allies?

Myebook - Alpha Gods: Part One - click here to open my ebook


Werewolves (and a whole lot more) in the Old West.

A grumbly, bounty-hunter, Matthew Macgregor, investigates a series of strange happenings in the dusty Texas town of Blest - where drought has brought famine and hardship to most of the town and surrounding ranches. Unfortunately, that's the least of the town's worries! While the summer heat pushes the mercury toward further unbearable degrees during the day, the nights are haunted by strange, unnatural creatures roaming the darkness.

While Macgregor, a former Pinkerton agent, seeks to uncover the towns dark secrets, he tries desperately to keep his own hidden - secrets of a past steeped in witchcraft and the supernatural. When the sun sets it'll be a showdown at High Moon.

From the horrors of Blest, Texas to the mountainous mysteries of Ragged Rock, Oklahoma, werewolf-hunter Macgregor investigates a series of murders following a bizarre train robbery. But, do his true motivations belie a sinister past? Soon, the town murders become the least of his worries as he finds himself caught in a vendetta, forced to do battle with a technological monstrosity. As he confronts his own dark origins, Macgregor must make the ultimate decision: live like a beast, or die like a man?

Go check out some of these great comics today!

- Caine

1 comment:

Walter Ostlie said...

cool article. I only knew about Zuda. I'll have to check the other out.


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