Arrow digital comics season 2.5

Marc Guggenheim shared the cover of Issue #2 in the Arrow digital comics (referred to as Season 2.5 as part of the tv show tie-in) and noted that the new “season” for these comics will be available via ComiXology starting September 1, 2014.  This seems to be prior to the release date of October 8th that DC Comics has up on its site, so I’m wondering if it’s some kind of exclusive “early bird” kind of deal going on with ComiXology.  Anyway, wanted to share it for people interested in grabbing it as early as possible.


Cover art for the Arrow tv-show tie-in digital comics known as “Season 2.5.”

Image #1 is for Arrow #1 - on sale October 8th

Image #2 is for Arrow #2 - on sale November 12th

I should note that Marc Guggenheim tweeted recently that the digital comics would be available first, followed by print copies, and (later) in an anthology collection.  Once I see links up for actual purchase, I’ll definitely share.
Spoilers! Could the Arrow Digital Comic Have Major Impact on the TV Series?

The solicitation text for November’s first issue of Arrow Season 2.5 has been released, and in […]

This talks about the Season 2.5 digital comic tie-ins that will bridge the gap between Arrow Season 2 and Season 3.  Warning! It does contain spoilers for the digital comic plotline.

LOVE the cover for Arrow Season 2.5 Issue #13 out Monday, February 16th.  Very sleek and sexy looking.  Perfectly suited, imo, for the story.  Since this is a digital chapter, it’s only 99 cents.  You can but it anywhere that sells ebooks like iTunes, Amazon, DC Comics, Comixology, etc.

This issue gets back to Felicity’s kidnapping and the rescue.  I’m super excited.  I didn’t realize the release was this monday til I saw the alert in my email reminding me I pre-ordered.

Now I need to find my tablet & recharge it. LOL.

I think what makes it difficult in the comics is, you don’t have the benefit of on-air chemistry. That’s been a little hard. I’ve been trying to get at that through their interactions and her concern for Oliver. You’ll see a little bit of that in future chapters that are about to be published. Getting that chemistry across on a comic book page, even with as gifted an artist as Joe Bennett, is hard. It’s that X factor on the show that you sort of feel as you’re watching it. We’re doing the best we can, given what the medium of comics allows us.
—  Marc Guggenheim, talking about the upcoming release of Arrow Season 2.5 digital comics with Comic Book Resources, answering the question, “There are things you’ll presumably be evolving a bit is the Oliver/Felicity relationship, right?  Is it difficult to slow-pedal that even more than you have in the show?” [x]
Arrow Season 2.5 Digital Comics - Comics by comiXology

Ask and ye shall receive….  I don’t know if people asking ComiXology yesterday about the Arrow Season 2.5 availability did it or what (I like to think it did lol) but ComiXology now has a page up for the Arrow tie in digital comics aka Arrow Season 2.5 now.  There is an option to Subscribe as well as a pre-order button on the page.  So options for everyone.  Again, be sure to click that “About Subscription” link to read how their subscriptions work.

Arrow Season 2.5 digital comic book #1 is $0.99

I just purchased my subscription.  Super simple.

I’m going to echo what someone previously said. We all know there are lots of..*ahem* “other” sources for things online.  But at the end of the day, money talks.  If you’re looking to show support, be visible, and want Arrow/CW/WB/DC Comics to know you’re there, love Arrow, love Olicity, etc., then actually buying their stuff helps do that. 

ETA: the very first issue has not come out yet.  Release date is 9/1/14, so nobody has missed any issues at this point.

ETA x2: If you do pre-order or subscribe (and you’re an Olicity fan) and on twitter?  Please let me know by including me on a tweet (@Smoaknarrow) about it & I’ll definitely retweet you.

anonymous asked:

What does a digital comic mean? Is it a cartoon? And where can I sign up??

A digital comic, also called an “eComic,” means a comic book that is released digitally rather than printed.  As the TV Guide article mentioned, you can purchase each release through several different sources, like, via the DC Comics app, the iBookstore, Nook Store and Kindle Store (so that means Barnes & Noble and Amazon).  You just find them, pay, and download straight to whatever device you have.  Like I have a Kindle Fire, so I purchase from Amazon.

Now season 1’s digital comics were eventually released in print form anthologies (Volumes 1 and 2) but I don’t know that they included all the digital comics.  I haven’t found them in a store yet to actually flip through.

The Season 2.5 digital comics won’t be released until September.  So once it is, I’m sure you’ll see lots of links floating around directing people where to actually buy. 

More Info... Arrow Season 2.5 Digital Comics w/ComiXology

As mentioned in the previous post ComiXology now has a page up for either subscribing to the whole Arrow Season 2.5 digital comics OR pre-ordering issue #1. 

Some people thought there was only a pre-order option & its causing some confusion.  TY Heidy for letting me know and clearing it up on Twitter. 

As you can see from the image below, the Subscribe option appears right below the digital comic book cover.  The pre-order option for just that issue appears much further down the page.

Fabulously helpful people on Twitter also let me know where non-US/Canadian residents could try to order their comics via ComiXology:

ComiXology UK (thanks Rosey!)

ComiXology EU (thanks, Jessica!)

also, for those asking if you can read the books on Kindle Fire….

ComXology’s Kindle App on Amazon (thanks athenaagron!)

Issue #1 comes out September 1, 2014 with ComiXology for 99 cents.  My understanding is it will be available from other retailers but at a later date (like Amazon, which is where I bought mine last year).

If I hear of more info, I’ll pass it along.  Hope this helps.

Arrow Season 2.5 - Digital Comic Book Info

According to information tweeted out today by Marc Guggenheim, the Arrow Season 2.5 digital comics (those bridging the gap between Season 2 and Season 3) will be available in September.  Print editions will start in October.  It will also be available as a trade paperback collection.  Lots of formats for everyone, which is awesome.

In other tweets he mentioned that they will “first be available from comicXology.

So keep an eye out for it come September.  Soon as I see links for it, I’ll be sure to share so people can check it out for purchase.

Arrow Season 2.5 Digital Comic Info

Everybody’s been asking and Marc Guggenheim was sweet enough to tweet me back with an answer:

Q: How many digital chapters are there for Arrow Season 2.5?

A: 24 chapters [x]

Issue # release date: 9/1/14

Issue #2 release date: 9/15/14

Subsequent issues are supposed to be released following that same pattern (every other week).  Print copies (collecting two digital chapters per issue according to Entertainment Weekly) will begin publishing in October.  As with the season 1.5 editions, there should also be anthology volumes (1 and 2 most likely) later.

Don't Forget...

Arrow Season 2.5 digital comic Chapter 2 is out on September 15th.  If it holds to the pattern of Chapter #1, it might be available for some (depending on time zone/location) late tonight.  :)

You should be able to find it just about anywhere digital comics are sold like Comixology, DCEntertinament, Amazon, iTunes, etc., so be sure to check your favorite source.

Don’t know if it will include this panel or not (I don’t know that Emily Bett Rickards’ said specifically when she shared it) but cool panel from the 2.5 series to look forward to!