For a while now, I’ve thought things are a little bit too cosy….
Marvel and DC have been co-existing on one platform – one method of distribution…
IDW are on Comixology and iVerse Media’s Comics+ App…
Image Comics are Day and Date on Graphicly and Comixology.
In a way, I thought it was good – access to all for all. If you wanted a title you just went to the platform that suits you. Personally for me I mainly use Comixology and Comics+ on my iPhone and Graphicly online.
But I don’t have to – I can read some on iVerse, some on Graphicly and some on Comixology. That’s my choice.
When the Kindle Fire was announced I was excited. A cheap alternative tablet, which may in the next few years be available in the UK….
DC then announced that they had signed a deal with Amazon and graphic novels such as The Watchmen and the DCU Library will be available on the Fire.
“Great” I though “Marvel are lagging a little behind (again), but I’m sure they will be added on soon”
Then reports of Barnes & Noble refusing to stock DC titles filtered through, and I wondered why this was…..
Fast forward -> -> ->
Yesterday Barnes & Noble announced the Nook Tablet – complete with Marvel Comics.
Now, a question come to mind….
With Marvel & DC really battling for sales are we as consumers going to be better off?
Want to introduce readers to a new(ish) or older character? Put a sale on their series!
Promote a movie/TV Show with a sale!
There’s many ways that can work!
…..Where was I?…..
Walking Dead on TV, people in ‘V’ masks and films like 300 and Sin City have changed people’s perception.