Comics A.M. | Steinberger on comiXology’s growth, what’s next

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Comics A.M. | Steinberger on comiXology’s growth, what’s next

Digital comics | ComiXology CEO David Steinberger dicusses the growth of the digital-comics platform, which was the top-grossing non-game iPad app for the third year in a row. “We’re finding that a larger and larger percentage of our user base — our new user base — is people who are buying comics for the very first time with us,” he tells Wired. Steinberger also hints at a next step for comiXology: curation. []

Comics | Torsten Adair looks back at some comics trends in from 2013 and looks ahead to what we can expect in 2014. [The Beat]

Comics | Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie discusses the relaunch of the publisher’s Alien, Predator and Alien vs. Predator series and the debut of Prometheus. [io9]

Comics | “His muscles are firm but he has no fixed abode.” That’s the tagline for Superpenner (“Superhobo” in English), a German comic about a homeless superhero who powers up by drinking beer and has a sidekick named Gutter Girl. The comic appears as a free supplement in a German newspaper sold by the homeless and unemployed. [Skynews]

Creators | Art Spiegelman discusses his classic graphic novel Maus and his new multimedia presentation Wordless in advance of his Jan. 22 appearance at Colorado College. [Colorado Springs Independent]

Creators | Dennis Hopeless talks about Avengers Arena. [Kindle Post]

Creators | Matt Fraction discusses his new Image Comics series Ody-C. [IGN]

Commentary | Craig Fischer discusses female characters in B.P.R.D. [The Hooded Utilitarian]

Webcomics | Tapastic founder Chang Kim talks about his webcomics platform, which he hopes will become a “YouTube of comics.” [MarkLives]

Manga | At the Angouleme International Comics Festival later this month, the South Korean government will sponsor an exhibit of graphic novels about “comfort women,” the Korean women who were forced to provide sex to Japanese soldiers during World War II. [Asahi Shimbun]

Editorial cartoons | Editorial cartoonist Cal Grondahl was one of 12 staffers laid off Friday from the Ogden (Utah) Standard-Examiner. [Salt Lake Tribune]