Tag Digital

ComiXology: free, digital and rights revisited

Last week I posted about ComiXology’s 20 days of free comics campaign dubbed Summer Reading. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by some of their offerings, including a My Little Pony collection and a Jason graphic novel from Fantagraphics. Much more than…

Marvel Previews finally free digitally

Beginning with the November 2013 issue Marvel Previews will be free for all in its digital form. Since it's a catalog that only makes sense, but Diamond has been charging all of us for years to see what's coming out soon by way its Diamond Previews magazine. A few years ago Marvel left Diamond Previews and began publishing its own glossy catalog but continued the practice of charging for it, which will still be the case for the print format.

Asthetics Of Print Versus Digital Reading

Came across an interview with Fantagraphics co-founder and co-publisher Gary Groth about their publishing efforts. This quote got me thinking. “One of the things we try to do with most of our books is to create beautiful objects. I think that…

Enjoying The Bookshelf

I’ve had the flu this past week and have spent a lot of time in bed or lying on the couch feeling sorry for myself. This isn’t going to be a long post. With all that free time I’ve been…

DC Offers Single Issues Across Digital Landscape

DC just announced that day and date comics are now available in Apple’s iBookstore, Amazon’s Kindle store and Barnes & Noble’s Nook store. Basically DC is releasing individual comics across the three major digital platforms in their native formats. Yes,…

Marvel Digital Codes: Used Or Abused

Marvel has been including a digital code in their monthly books for some time but they’ve also started filtering into select Marvel hardcovers; my most recent volumes was Hulk Season One. There’s a handy ad sticker on the book’s plastic…

Digital Pricing Panic

Dark Horse did an about-face this week over its day and date digital pricing.  Last week they announced day and date digital books would be $1 less than print, but after a furor on the CBIA retailer forums they changed…

Free Marvel Mondays

Here’s one for the “just in case you hadn’t heard” category: Marvel makes four digital comics available for free every Monday for one week.  It only works in a browser and requires Flash 10 but it’s a wonderful way to…

My first digital purchase

This weekend I was checking the comic news to see if any of the publishers were taking part in Black Friday or Cyber Monday, big discount shopping days surrounding Thanksgiving in the United States. I came across Digital Dark Horse…

Courtesy of Engadget

Amazon Kindle Fire

The Amazon Kindle Fire has been reviewed across the interwebs today: I found the Engadget review most enlightening when looking at this as a digital comic reader. [quote]Amazon made a big deal about its partnership with graphic novel publishers for…

Free Ultimates Digital

Marvel released a FAQ for retailers, which is far more telling: let me see if I can sum this up. For the same cover price Marvel will be selling a print comic and a digital comic. The retailer will receive their usual discount on the print comic and will receive $0.50 credit for every digital copy redeemed. Marvel is basically saying that not only does the digital copy hold no value, they're paying to get it out there.

DC Digital Graphic Novels

Amazon launched their new Kindle line yesterday, most notably the Kindle Fire, a 7″ colour tablet.  Along with this came word from ICv2 that Amazon will have 100 exclusive DC graphic novels available. [quote]…with 100 exclusive DC graphic novels, including…

DC Digital: Fail

Today is the big day for the DC 52 relaunch with the release of Justice League issue one.  I received an email this morning at 7:00 AM EDT proclaiming “Buy Now At The DC Digital Comics Store“.  Here’s the message…

I Spend What On Comics?

Comic buying and reading is an expensive hobby.  I’m not talking about buying high-grade silver age keys and socking them away in the bank; that’s comic collecting or comic investing.  Right here and now I’m talking about spending your money…

CBR/CBZ & Digital Reading

I was on vacation for a few days over the weekend and had a chance to do some comic reading of the digital variety on my iPad2.  I didn’t go for any guided panel reading, just one comic page displayed…

Bookstore or Newstand?

I just read a wonderful article by retailer Brian Hibbs about selling trade paperbacks and collected editions.  Give it a read and come right back…alright, let’s get into it.  Is your local comic shop a bookstore selling mostly collected editions,…

#44: Digital Reading

Every week Comic Book Daily asks the question and the crew (and special guests) give their answers; we’ll be doing this for 52 weeks. Tip of the hat goes to the gang at Scans Daily for the inspiration and Scott VanderPloeg for this week’s question. With all this "digital" talk about comics I'm interested to know who is reading any comics digitally? Our group here is a hardcore comic shop group but have we taken a walk on the interwebs and sampled its wares?