Fes is joined with Rosscott and Alex Heberling for this first episode of the Webcomic Beacon Newscast programming! We also have newshound Eric/Drowemos to thank for snooping out stories.
Comic news & Discussion: We talk about the Machine of Death book and the griping of Glenn Beck. PayPal has finally introduced a micropayments system with more reasonable fees. Several digital comic firsts including Rob Liefeld, Heavy Metal, Stan Lee and MTV. Also an interesting happenstance with 4Chan and the comic Underground. Finally we talk a bit about the future of comics, and webcomic women getting into adult comics.
Show Notes: Machine of Death, Rob Liefleld’s Zombie Jesus, PayPal Micropayment Press Release (via Business Wire), PayPal’s Micropayment product page, Stan Lee and MTV Geek announcement of The Seekers (via NY Comic Con via The Associated Press via Yahoo News), MTV Geek, Heavy Metal Magazine Presents it’s first digital comic, Gates, 4Chan bootlegs Underground, Underground, 10 Things to Know About Comics (Comixology original article) (Webcomic Overlook’s response article), Smut Pedler (Adult comic anthology by women, headed by Spike of Templar, AZ), Filthy Figments,
Book Releases (some grandfathered in): Questionable Content (book 1), Least I Could Do (book 7), The Zombie Hunters (book 1), Dead Winter (book 1), Zita the Spacegirl (book 1), The Book of Biff (book 5), Problem Sleuth (book 2), Machine of Death, Underground, Fera (book 1)
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