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Comic Round Up #3: Best of 2010

By: Nick Defina January 15, 2011 Comic Round Up
Comic Round Up #3: Best of 2010

Welcome to Septagon Studios third Comic Round Up! Each month, we try to pick some comic book related stuff that we think is a must see. This can be Comics, Graphic Novels, Comic Videos, useful resources and BIG Comic News. Below we’ve put together a list of our favorite comic book related items, most inspiring comics and best resources from all over the web for the year of 2010

Top 7 Comics/Graphic Novels

The Walking Dead Volume Books 1-6

JUST IN TIME FOR THE ALL-NEW TELEVISION SERIES ON AMC! This hardcover features another 12 issues of the hit series, all in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers, and anyone interested in reading a zombie movie on paper that never ends. Collects The Walking Dead #61-72.

The Last Days of American Crime TP

In the not-too-distant future, as a final response to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans in secret to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. To keep this from the public, the government creates a distraction, installing a new currency system using digital charge cards.

Collecting the critically acclaimed crime miniseries in a never-before-seen trade paperback edition that includes an in-depth interview with creator and writer, Rick Remender, character and design renderings from artist Greg Tocchini and a cover gallery of images from award-winning artist Alex Maleev and Greg Tocchini.

Dougies War

Dougie Campbell is a Scottish soldier, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan returning home to the south side of Glasgow. He has just left the British Army but cannot forget his experiences of combat. A battle rages inside him as he struggles to adjust to civilian life, trying to live with his memories and understand his need for recognition.

Cowboy Ninja Vikings

International intrigue! Black market nukes! And a Cowboy Ninja Viking that’s gone missing! Sent on a covert mission that takes the triplets from Bangkok to Russia and to the high seas, alliances are made and broken as the truth of their mission is slowly uncovered. Duncan, Ghislain, Nix, Grear, and everyone’s favorite gladiator-pirate-oceanographer, Yashitiko Ammo, are gonna save the world. Or totally blow it up! Collects Cowboy Ninja Viking #6-10, plus never-before-seen alternate covers, a “Help Duncan find his Welbutrin” maze, and MAD LIBS!

28 Days Later

The film that changed horror forever continues here! Selena and her new comrades struggle against the infected, the American presence in the UK…and themselves. Selena is a survivor but even she must give pause when the mission has her breaking into the land she fought so hard to get out of.!

Hatter M Volume 3: The Nature of Wonder

In Volume 3, The Nature of Wonder, Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan follows the Glow of the setting sun into America’s Wild West in search of Wonderland’s lost princess. Hatter’s adventures will include a shamanic vision quest in the Grand Canyon and tracking Black Imagination through San Francisco’s Barbary Coast where he discovers an astounding clue to his own haunted past

5 Days To Die

Ray Crisara, a tough cop who’s survived a terrible car accident, discovers his wife is dead and his daughter in critical condition. Believing this was a planned hit by the city’s drug lord he’s been pursuing, Ray’s brain injury leaves him five days before he dies to track the killer or be there for his little girl… Ray’s clock is ticking.

Top 7 Comic Videos

The Walking Dead Official Trailer

CrimeCraft’s Bleedout Draws Top Notch Art Talent

Marvel Vs Capcom 3

DC Universe Trailer

Shrapnel Iphone Game Trailer

Exile Trailer

CBR TV @ NYCC: Todd McFarlane

Top 7 Resources/Apps

The Hot List
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=hotlist
Provided by CBR, gives users a deep look into the Twitter Universe and where to follow your favorite comic related projects, creators and movies.

Twitter Directory for Comics
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=twitter
CBR’s Comics Twitter Directory is the most comprehensive list of comic creators and publishers on Twitte

Celtx
http://www.celtx.com/
Celtx is the world’s first all-in-one media pre-production system. It replaces ‘paper & binder’ pre-production with a digital approach that’s more complete, simpler to work with, and easier to share.

Comic Pull
http://www.comicpull.com/
ComicPull is a site that allows you buy comics and graphic novels, either on an individual basis or as part of a subscription (comics only). ComicPull has one of the largest selections of comics and graphic novels available, with a stock list that is updated daily.

Tumblr
http://www.tumblr.com
Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, from your browser, phone, desktop, email, or wherever you happen to be.

TweetDeck
http://www.tweetdeck.com/
TweetDeck is an Adobe Air desktop application that it aims to evolve the existing functionality of Twitter by taking an abundance of information i.e twitter feeds, and breaking it down into more manageable bite sized pieces.

Graphic.ly
http://graphic.ly/
Graphic.ly is a place for all people that, like us, love the art and story telling that lives within the pages of a comic book or graphic novel, and enjoy nothing more than sharing that enthusiasm with their friends

Top 7 News Breakers

TODD MCFARLANE Goes Back to the Drawing Board for SPAWN #200
http://www.newsarama.com/comics/todd-mcfarlane-spawn-200-101217.html
Although over a dozen comic titles have broken the 200th issue milestone at Marvel and DC, when you look into independent comics not supported by megalithic corporations the number dwindles

Image Shares Details on Casey & Huddleston’s BUTCHER BAKER
http://www.newsarama.com/comics/image-teaser-shape-of-the-universe-101101.html
Updated Wednesday, 12/1/2010: Image Comics explains things further with a press release containing quotes from series writer Joe Casey and Image publisher Eric Stephenson. Here it is:

comiXology launches on the Android
http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2010/12/comixology-launches-on-the-android/
comiXology, who currently sell digital comics through various applications on the iPhone and iPad, as well as through their own website, released a “beta” comics application for the Android mobile operating system today.

Comic Creators Make Their 2011 Picks
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=30160

DC Shuts Down WildStorm & ZUDA Comics
http://panelsofawesome.com/2010/09/22/dc-shuts-down-wildstorm-zuda-comics/

Top Cow Confirms Return of Minotaur Press Imprint
http://blog.newsarama.com/2010/09/07/top-cow-confirms-return-of-minotaur-press-imprint/

Dark Horse Teams with USA Today, Toshiba
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=26735

Comic Round Up will be back next month with the best of the year in comic stuff on the web! If you have a tip about a useful resource, a great Graphic Novel or some other juicy comic goodness please feel free to send us an email or post it in the comments section below. Thanks!

About the author

Nick Defina wrote 58 articles on this blog.

Nick Defina is the President and co-founder of Septagon Studios Inc. (est. 2003) and Work In Comics (est. 2009) Has an undying passion for comics since the age of 7. He has grown with a diverse background and knowledge of the industry. He’s a self taught webdesign enthusiast and social network addict. He contributes to both the Work In Comics Blog and Septagon Studios Comic Blog. His focus has always been independent comics and small press publishing.

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