Illuminations: October sees Dredd Uprise, Aliens Vs Predator and Marvel’s Axis

Illuminations - Free Webzine - August Edition

The August edition of our FREE webzine, Illuminations, is now live.

Inside, there are 18 pages filled with information on October’s brand new series and one-shots, including Marvel‘s Axis, Alien Vs Predator: Fire And Stone, Dredd: Uprise and the controversial Thor!

Novel Ideas features sixteen recommended reads which include Tales Of Honor, Original Sin and the complete Superman Unchained, while Biff’s Bit has been hijacked by Matt for the month.

To round things off, you can see the ACE Comics Top 20 Graphic Novels Chart for July!

So what are you waiting for? Hit the image below to open the pdf file, then read online or save it for later!

Visit our Illuminations page, for previous issues.

Celebrate 75 YEARS of BATMAN with a 6-Issue Sub

Batman

Celebrate 75 Years Of Batman with an ACE Comics 6-Issue Subscription!

To coincide with Batman’s 75th Anniversary on Wednesday 23rd July 2014, we’re having a SALE on Batman related 6-Issue Subscriptions!

“Unless you’re just now waking up from a two week nap (in which case don’t tell us, you’re just going to make everyone else jealous), you know that this year marks the 75th Anniversary of Batman. Late last month, we announced a year-long celebration to commemorate the occasion, unveiling a new logo and revealing some of what lies ahead for the Dark Knight, including his first weekly comic book series, a new Arkham video game and animation legend Bruce Timm’s return to Gotham in the just released short, “Strange Days.”

However, perhaps best of all was seeing hundreds of fans and comic book professionals alike take to Twitter to share their thoughts about Batman’s anniversary and what the hero means to them.

Happy anniversary, Batman!” – DC Comics

On Wednesday the thirteen titles listed below will be discounted for one day only, so make sure you check back here and get your subscriptions ordered!

Lobo leads new DC 6-Issue Subs

Lobo

There’s a handful of brand new DC ongoing series now available to purchase as a 6-Issue Subscription, including the New 52 version of the intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo!

Also available is the new weekly series Earth 2: World’s End, new Batman related series Arkham Manor and Gotham Academy, the relaunched Deathstroke and the combined title Trinity Of Sin.

You can snap them all up from the list below…

LOBO
Cullen Bunn | Reilly Brown | Aaron Kuder
DC COMICS

The all-new Lobo brings the ultraviolence to his new ongoing series! If the first few blood-soaked pages of this issue don’t shock you – nothing will!

EARTH 2: WORLD’S END
Daniel H. Wilson | Ardian Syaf | Jaime Mendoza | Various
DC COMICS

Daniel H. Wilson, New York Times best-selling author of Robopocalypse and Robogenesis, delves into the world of Earth 2 for the start of a new weekly series that will see the origins of a world much like the New 52 Earth, but yet so different. A world that saw its greatest heroes die – and new ones take their places. A world where Superman became it’ greatest villain, and a man named Zod seeks to save it, along with Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash and other heroes. A world they can only save from the forces of Apokolips through great personal sacrifice! Death and destruction will follow each week, and you’ll never know who will live and who will die! It all begins with this extra-sized debut issue!

ARKHAM MANOR
Gerry Duggan | Shawn Crystal
DC COMICS

When catastrophe strikes Arkham Asylum, where will Gotham City house the world’s most dangerous criminals, and when inmates are found murdered, what is Batman prepared to do in search of justice? Arkham’s madness comes home in Arkham Manor! A bold new series brought to you by the mad minds of Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Nova) and Shawn Crystal (Deadpool, Wolverine and the X-Men).

GOTHAM ACADEMY
Becky Cloonan | Brendan Fletcher | Karl Kerschl
DC COMICS

Welcome to Gotham Academy! Gotham City’s most prestigious prep school is a very weird place. It’s got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by…like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange is the students! Like, what’s up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what’s the deal with her creepy mom? And how come that Freshman MAPS is always following her around? And is she still going out with Kyle? P.S. Did you hear the rumor about the ghost in the North Hall?!

Gotham Academy is a new, monthly teen drama set in the shadow of Batman and the craziness of Gotham City, with new characters and old plus a secret tie to Gotham’s past…

DEATHSTROKE
Tony S. Daniel | Sandu Floreal
DC COMICS

The DCU’s deadliest assassin stars in his own ongoing series by writer/artist Tony S. Daniel! See him as never before in this explosive new series, with one surprise after another as we see Slade Wilson in the fight of his life!

TRINITY OF SIN
J. M. DeMatteis | Yvel Guichet | Guillem March
DC COMICS

Pandora, The Phantom Stranger and The Question have hated each other for centuries…and nothing has changed! Now the Trinity of Sin are forced to work together to save humanity and uncover the darkest secrets of the universe in this new ongoing series!

6-Issue Subscriptions are the easiest way to preorder your new comics.

Simply the title to your basket and, once you have completed the checkout, sit back, relax and the following six issues of the comic will arrive regularly through the mail, bagged and boarded!

The next available issue number is listed for each title along with an expected due date (subject to change). When the subscription is about to expire, a reminder email will be sent, so you can renew you order and avoid missing an issue! Comics will be sent out as soon as we receive them.

If you can’t find the title you want listed for subscription, simply contact us and we’ll be happy to set up a unique subscription for you.

The subscriptions don’t include annuals, one-shots or special editions, but you can still purchase them from us. Just use the contact form to request the particular comic and we can raise an invoice.

Shipping within the UK is FREE.

See September’s new series in Illuminations, with Aliens and Empire Of The Dead!

Illuminations - Free Webzine - July Edition

The July edition of our FREE webzine, Illuminations, is now live.

In it, you’ll find information and images from all of the major new series beginning from September onward, including Aliens: Fire And Stone, George Romero’s Empire Of The Dead: Act II, The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina and, debuting in his first ongoing comic book series, the one and only Alice Cooper! You’ll also find a look ahead to forthcoming collected editions and graphic novels, Biff’s Bit (essential reading – this month it’s a look at the brilliance of Dark Horse Comics and the Silver Surfer), and the ACE Comics Graphic Novel Top 20 Bestsellers for June.

Hit the image below to open the pdf file, then read online or save it for later!

Visit our Illuminations page, for previous issues.

Multiversity, Death Of Wolverine, New Series and Biff’s Bit in new ‘Illuminations’

Illuminations - Free Webzine

The June edition of our free webzine, Illuminations, is now live, featuring a look at all of the great new series, one-shots and graphic novels heading your way in August!

Make sure to check out Biff’s Bit – where Biff takes a look at Educating England and The Death Of Wolverine – and our Top 10 Bestselling Graphic Novels for May.

Click below to open the pdf, then either read it online or save it for later (file size is 4.46MB, so you may have to be a little patient during loading, depending on your connection speed).

Visit our Illuminations page, for previous issues.

Biggest ever Illuminations! – Rocket Raccoon among 72 New Comics and One-Shots arriving in July

Illuminations - Free Webzine

ACE Comics’ free webzine, Illuminations has a whopping 18 pages of information, including 72 new titles arriving in July and release details for all 41 of DC’s ‘Futures End’ tie-in comics due September!

Not only that, there is also Biff’s Bit (which includes a nod to an interesting Harvey Pekar book and a few words about Free Comic Book Day) and our recommendations from the upcoming Graphic Novels!

Click on the image below to open the pdf, then either read it online or save it for later (file size is 4.21MB, so you may have to be patient while the file loads, depending on your connection speed).

Visit our Illuminations page, for previous issues.

Doctor Who leads June’s new series in ‘Illuminations’

Illuminations - Free Webzine

Worth waiting for, we have the latest edition of our free webzine, Illuminations!

Featured this month is the arrival of Titan‘s brand new tandem Doctor Who series, plus all of the big debuts heading your way from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, IDW and a whopping two-pages of Indies!

Biff evaluates the collectible nature of comics in Biff’s Bit and we have the Top 10 Bestselling Graphic Novels listed to boot!

Click on the image below to open the pdf file, then either read it online or save it for later (file size is 3.41MB, so you may have to wait a couple of minutes to load, depending on your connection speed).

Visit our Illuminations page, for previous issues.

Get ready for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014!

Free Comic Book Day 2014

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY takes place on Saturday, May 3rd 2014.

There will be a number of events taking place in store and online (some of which will be announced nearer the date), details of which can be found on our dedicated FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 page.

This year marks the largest FREE COMIC BOOK DAY with close to sixty free comics available to choose from, including fan-favourite and new comic book characters that encourages readers to explore the fun and excitement that comics have to offer. There’s a free comic book for everyone’s taste from superheroes to action/adventure and all-ages favourites, including titles such as 2000 AD Special, Archie Digest, Bongo Free-For-All, Grimm Fairy Tales, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Hello Kitty And Friends, Mega Man / Sonic The Hedgehog, The New 52: Futures End Special, Rocket Raccoon, Spongebob: Freestyle Funnies, Teen Titans Go, The Tick, Transformers vs GI Joe and V-Wars.

So that everyone can enjoy some great free-reading, there is a limit of six free comics per family.

We are also running a competition to colour a picture of Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum and Lady Rainicorn from Adventure Time! The entry voted best by ACE will win a 6-Issue Subscription to a comic book of their choice and we will put our favourite entries on display instore and on our Facebook page.

For more information and to download the image, visit our FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: COLOURING COMPETITION page.

Make sure to bookmark the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 page and check back often as new items are added.