A good, well written article on digital comics
It happened. DC did it last year and now Marvel has announced that digital versions of their major titles will be releasing the same day as the print books. With that hurdle behind them, both DC and Marvel, along with many other independent publishers have brought comics distribution and availability to the digital age.
More and more comic books are going digital making them readable on the beautiful screen of the iPad or on your iPhone/iPod touch. Print comic books will always maintain a special place in the comic lover’s heart, but the reality is upon them that digital is the future. The biggest hurdles to bringing comics to phones, tablets, and your computer was always getting the comics people want to read in a digital format and make them widely available. Now both Marvel and DC, as well as a third-party company, Comixology, have incredible apps that act not only as store fronts, but also as readers. The distribution problem is largely solved. Of course, having the distribution channel available was only part of the solution. Publishers also have to make their comics available through these channels and like you could have guessed, both DC and Marvel through their apps or the Comixology app, have done an amazing job at making the comics people want to read available. Last year DC announced that all new comic releases will be available in print and digital the same day as part of their larger “The New 52” initiative. Now Marvel has announced similarly that their major titles will be releasing digitally the same day as the print books.
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