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.

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. 

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.

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.

The Flash Season 0 Issue #9: Smoak Signals (Part 1)

Today was the release day of The Flash Season 0 digital chapter #9 and of course I had to buy it even though I’m not a Flash fan (sorry Flash fans, it’s a good show & everything it’s just not my “thing”) because it’s Part 1 of 2 that feature Felicity Smoak.

spoilerish talk for those who haven’t read it (or the last Arrow Season 2.5 digital comic) yet

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Spoiler(ish) 'Arrow: Season 2.5' Reveals Hidden Story Between TV Seasons

The CW’s Arrow returns to screens for its third season on Oct. 8, but fans can get a fix of brand new Oliver Queen much earlier with next week’s Arrow: Season 2.5, a digital comic written by executive producer Marc Guggenheim and series writer Keto Shimizu.

The Arrow Season 2.5 Digital First Comics will be available first from ComiXology on September 1st.  You can pre-order and/or subscribe to the entire series at their website (see my post here for all sorts of links). 

What is Arrow Season 2.5? 

“Essentially what we’re doing is, we’re telling a story between two sets of episodes,” Guggenheim explains about the series, which is set during the five month gap between the second and third seasons of the CW series. “Season 3 is designed to stand on its own feet without requiring anyone to do any outside reading, but what the comic book will give is a deeper appreciation for some of the moments [in the show], and a more complete narrative experience. If you want to go deeper into the story, that’s what Season 2.5 is for.”


Arrow: Season 2.5 No. 1 will be available digitally on Sept. 1, with a print edition (collecting two digital chapters in each issue) launching the following month.