From all across the Five Boroughs come mutants, misfits, and monsters all wanting to compete for the POWER PLAY Trophy!
When Ice Queen started her YouTube channel, Gowanus Pete started tagging all across the city, WestSide Flame flared up on the DJ scene, and TekTronix pulled them all together, none of them thought that they’d build the world’s first Underground Superpower Street-game League!
But after a few years building a following via word of mouth, secret email lists, street teams, the games are bigger than ever, drawing in more and more competitors every year! While most people enter in able to bring the Power Play Trophy back to their dive bar of choice (free drinks for a year), some fight on behalf of struggling local businesses, or for glory, the love of the game, just to show off their powers and throw the beatdown on others.
Above is this year’s crop of talent all fighting for a chance to join the VIPs of the POWER PLAY LEAGUE!!
Over the next few weeks we’ll get a closer look at each challenger, what brings them to the games, and who they’re fighting for. GAME ON!
Comixology’s ‘Submit!’ Feature Opens Avenues For Digital Comic
Comixology is the top app for digital comics, and at New York Comic Con, their team announced Comixology ‘Submit!,’ a cool new way for fans and creators to submit their own content to be reviewed and ultimately put in the hands of Comixology’s thousands of users. Submit aims to help comic book creators worldwide monetize their self-published works through the popular digital platform. Right now, Submit is invite only, but it will be out of private beta some time over the next 60-70 days.
Comixology told the crowd at Comic Con there is no wrong way to create digital comics, and the most important thing is to not be afraid to fail. Comixology utilizes what they call ‘Guided View’ technology, which literally lets you pan, swipe, and zoom through digital content, making it easy to read and enjoy comics on a small screen. Comic submissions will go through an approval process, and once approved, the Comixology team will transform the work into their Guided View technology for free.
You can pick up your favorite comics from Marvel, DC, and more, but Comixology also provides original exclusive content. With over 16000 digital comics, 700 of which are available for free, Comixology has something for everyone.
This is the opening scene of the original NYC digital comic series POWER PLAY which takes place on the 59th Street aka Queensboro Bridge! Here we intro ICE QUEEN, the cold hearted hottie who’s in it to win it!
An early decision by Reilly and myself was that if we were going to develop a comic together it would have to take place in NYC. There are just so many cool spots, rooftops, dive bars, random sculptures, street art, etc. all over the five boroughs, so why not showcase them? Why not create some fun superpowered twenty-somethings to run amok through these streets?
All the locations in Power Play will be actual places you can visit yourself. (Though no guarantee that it’ll look exactly the same, NYC is always changing!!) Here are two locations you can see in our FREE PREVIEW!
Up above we have Union Square, a hub of activity and probably the most useful subway station in the city. It also features one of my favorite and unusual pieces of public art in the city, the Metronome, by Kristin Jones & Andrew Ginzel, installed in 1999.
Then we’ve got the opening action scene in the series which takes place on the Queensboro Bridge, or the 59th Street Bridge as it’s sometimes called, and is somehow named after Mayor Ed Koch now? Linking Queens and Manhattan, it’s a bridge that doesn’t get as much attention as the other bridges but it has a great view and sports the Roosevelt Island Tramway. You may’ve seen it featured in such films as Woody Allen’s Manhattan, John Carpenter’s Escape From NY, and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man.
The first issue has even more spots from NYC, and the future of the series will see the characters fighting one another everywhere from Brooklyn to the Bronx.