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Image To Add 25 Complete And Ongoing Series To Comixology Unlimited [Exclusive]

Ryan Browne / Image Comics
Ryan Browne / Image Comics

Comixology Unlimited has already proved a massive resource, and great value for money for readers in the US, but it's a deal that's about to get a whole lot sweeter over the next few months.

In celebration of Image Comics' milestone 25th anniversary this year, Comixology Unlimited will add new complete or ongoing Image Comics series to the service every other week, beginning today with Bitch Planet, God Hates Astronauts, and Wytches.

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Death Becomes Her: The ‘Pretty Deadly’ Mixtape

Emma Rios & Jordie Bellaire / Image Comics
Emma Rios & Jordie Bellaire / Image Comics

Pretty Deadly, by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Emma Rios, and Jordie Bellaire, is a story about stories. It's a fantasy western about Death's daughter Ginny, but it's truly a gorgeous, lyrical, epic poem about myth itself. And like traditional epic poems, there's love, and death, and vengeance.

We've put together a Pretty Deadly mixtape with a vaguely "Americana" style, with songs whose lyrics contain grand narratives about death. Expect murder ballads galore.

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Bad Girls Do It Well: The ‘Bitch Planet’ Mixtape [Music Week]

Robert Wilson IV & Cris Peter / Image Comics
Robert Wilson IV & Cris Peter / Image Comics

We at ComicsAlliance love comics, and we love music, so this week we’ve decided to combine those two loves and create playlist tributes to some of our favorite titles. Think of these as something to listen to while you read the comic, or an introduction to the vibe of a comic if you're not yet a fan.

Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro and Cris Peter's Bitch Planet is one of the most important comics being published today. In addition to being an amazing sci-fi story with glorious butt-kicking women, it’s rife with feminist critique of patriarchy, while still maintaining an inspirational tone. Putting together this playlist, I thought I’d be choosing angry, riot grrrl songs, but what I ended up with feels more like a modern celebration of women. I think Bitch Planet itself is kind of the same thing.

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ComicsAlliance’s Best Of 2016: The Best Sci-Fi Comic of 2016

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Check out the best sci-fi comics in 2016, including our critics' picks and the comics you voted the runners up and winner in this category!

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This Woman, This Warrior: Celebrating Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel

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Today, Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers is one of the greatest heroes in the Marvel Universe, one of the company's most powerful and popular characters. She's the star of her own best-selling series, she's a high-profile member of The Avengers and The Ultimates, her visage adorns merchandise from apparel to action figures, and she's a major part of the "Phase Three" expansion of Marvel's movie universe.

But it hasn't always been like this. Since she made her first appearance in a supporting role to a second-string hero on December 12, 1967, Carol Danvers has walked, flown, and fought her way along a twisting and often-confusing path.

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If You Love ‘Preacher’ On TV, Try These Comics Next

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AMC’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Vertigo series Preacher is proving to be very popular with audiences, despite the many tweaks and changes that the television series has made to the original comic’s story. The tale of Jesse Custer, Tulip O’Hare, and Cassidy has proven to be more adaptable and malleable than many fans may have thought, and the new approach to the show’s core concept opens up different avenues to update the classic Western tale.

If you love Preacher and you already know the comic from cover to cover, we’ve got five of the best independent comics for you to try next that tackle similar themes of cowboys, vampires, and how humanity relates when faced with a god.

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Welcome to Your World: Should You Be Reading ‘Bitch Planet’?

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Bitch Planet tells the story of women who are judged “non-compliant” and sent to an extra-planetary penal colony, the "Bitch Planet” of the title. A rare and welcome example of feminist science fiction in comics, it debuted in December 2014 from writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Valentine De Landro, published by Image Comics.

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Dark Horse To Publish ‘The Secret Loves of Geek Girls’

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Dark Horse comics has announced plans to publish the Kickstarter-funded anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls in October 2016. The book, which already got a lot of buzz during its Kickstarter funded campaign, is edited by Hope Nicholson and features a mix of prose and comics about relationships and sex by more than 50 creators.

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Comics Alliance Presents The Question: What’s The Best Comic About Women By Women?

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The comics world is full of questions, from, “Who would win in a fight?” to, “Who came up with that weird idea?” Here at ComicsAlliance, we spend a lot of time thinking about all of it, from the big questions that matter a lot to the small ones that probably don’t matter at all but are still kinda fascinating. With The Question, we’re going to give our writers the opportunity to answer some of these brain-ticklers, because if we’re thinking about these things, you might be thinking about them too.

This time we asked our writers; what's your favorite comic by women about women? This year's Ignatz and Eisner wins suggest that women in comics are beginning to get the recognition they deserve, both as creators and as an audience. But there have always been great comics by women and great comics about women, and some comics that are both, and they exist across genres, borders, and cultures.

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Pretend They’re People: The Fifty-Year-Old Answer to Marvel’s Diversity Problem

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It remains a bleak time for the female comic audience, and for other minority audiences. The recent debacle with Hercules is merely the latest of Marvel’s many ghastly faux pas; for every two steps forward, it seems to take two steps back: it publishes more female titles only to end the majority of them with Secret Wars, and it tantalizes us with Hercules only to promote the status quo inside of continuity.

It is easy to lose faith in the publisher’s ability to reform from within, but Marvel has had the key to equal, positive representation for over fifty years now.

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