Link: Robot 6 @ CBR – Digital Comics: Year one

This year has been the year for the true emergance of Digital Comics – and Robot 6 at Comic Book Resources has a short review on the state of digital comics:

People talk a lot about price and day-and-date releases, but Brotherspoints to a more fundamental issue: Who really owns “your” comics? A few weeks ago, Marvel accidentally released Ultimate Thor #2 a week early. Benjamin Simpson of iFanboy.com bought it on Tuesday night and woke up on Wednesday to find it had disappeared from his “My Comics” list; it was still on his device but locked so he couldn’t read it. Marvel e-mailed him to explain that it would be unlocked a week later. When Amazon pulled the same stunt with an unauthorized Kindle version of George Orwell’s 1984 last year, the resulting outrage (and lawsuit) forced them to apologize and promise never to do it again. The Marvel incident aroused little comment, but it should be worrying; as Brothers points out, the Marvel app lacks that most basic bit of boilerplate, a statement of Terms and Conditions:


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