Correction to a previous post: the first ARTESIA graphic novel is in fact on digital,Â at Graphicly.Â I remember the later ones being the better ones, and hope theyâ€™re digitised soon.
(I have attempted to buy said book through the iPad app.Â The app first told me the payment had succeeded, and then that the payment had not succeeded.Â I discovered that I could access the book through their web end, but it doesnâ€™t seem to be accessible through the app. Â Oops, no, there you go, killing the app in the multi-tasking bar and then re-starting it seems to have made the book appear. Â It just has the Download button greyed out so I canâ€™t, ha ha, download it. Â Correction! The book was downloading in the background and decided not to tell me! Â Oh god.)
This does seem to raise a peculiarity of digital: although many publishers seem to be distributing through more than one service, their offerings arenâ€™t uniform across services.Â ARTESIA was published by Archaia, but Archaia offer only the DAYS MISSING books through Comixology.
(I have next to no idea whatâ€™s offered through iVerse: I find their iPad app almost entirely unnavigable.)
Itâ€™s nice for me to be able to replace old books and catch up on missed books through these digital comics apps.Â Dark Horseâ€™s offering is especially nice.Â But, sooner rather than later, these services are going to have to become more than back issue bins.Â Iâ€™ve only had this iPad a few weeks, and Iâ€™m already getting tired of opening a comics app and having (for example) twelve issues of SQUADRON SUPREME from nineteen eighty fucking five thrown at me.
If I were planning more comics work right now, Iâ€™d be looking very hard at going digital-first.