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timothy July 27 2011 03:52 PM

Digital comics are they worth it ? disscussion and comments:
 
with dark horse's anouncement that they are going digital I was wondering what other companies are going digital and for what devices and if they worth it?

Admiral_Young July 27 2011 08:08 PM

Re: Digital comics are they worth it ? disscussion and comments:
 
Marvel and DC also both announced day of digital release days. Dark Horse is merely following suit. I guess it's up to the purchaser to decide if it's worth it.

Snaploud July 27 2011 08:12 PM

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I buy a lot of comics, but I'm not a collector. Those comics go in the trash after I'm done reading them. Digital really wouldn't be that much of a transition for me.

The two holding blocks are: 1) I don't use a tablet reader (currently on a kindle) and 2) I'm still loyal to my small comic shop.

That Marvel deal ($60 bucks for their entire year's worth of comics) would do a lot to bring me into the digital market...if it were DC making the offer. I don't read all that much Marvel these days.

timothy July 27 2011 08:34 PM

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does anyone know if dynamite entertainment or BOOM studio's is going digital as well?

davejames July 27 2011 09:33 PM

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Would love to give this a try, but just wouldn't be very practical on my small little iphone.

Admiral_Young July 27 2011 10:16 PM

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I would expect digital announcements from the independent companies soon enough timothy.

Hanukkah Solo July 27 2011 10:19 PM

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You don't have to put "discussion and comments" in the titles of all your threads.

I think digital comics will sell well, and it's probably the smart thing for companies to do at this point. I imagine most people would rather have hundreds of comics on their Kindles or iPads instead of having them in boxes taking up space in the attic.

JD July 27 2011 10:25 PM

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timothy wrote: (Post 5126786)
does anyone know if dynamite entertainment or BOOM studio's is going digital as well?

I've just recently gone digital with comics, and I love it. I never really got in to comics, but thanks to going digital I've absolutely fallen in love with them now. I mainly use comixology, who has 46 different publishers including DC and all of it's imprints, Image and all of theirs, IDW (just Transformers stuff [ATM at leas]), Boom, Dynamite, TokyoPop (no Trek sadly), and Dark Horse (all they have so far are the is one Hellboy issue and one issue of Helm). I just read them on my PC laptop and I've had no problems with it. They do have their own apps for phones and tablets, though.

23skidoo July 27 2011 11:09 PM

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I've tried reading comics on computer screens and like e-books I just get a migraine. As long as it doesn't replace print completely, I don't care if they put comics out on the back of matchbooks as an alternative. But I imagine the company that "slabs" comics is probably getting a bit worried. All we need is to have a company go digital-only and suddenly the entire comic book collecting industry will find itself with a glass ceiling. Certainly the future of comic collecting is going to be in jeopardy. Can you slab a flash drive?

Alex

Admiral_Young July 27 2011 11:11 PM

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Actually come to think of it...I think Newsarama had a story from comic con that Boom also announced they were going digital. I'll see if I can find the article.

JD July 27 2011 11:14 PM

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Boom already has alot of their series, including the three miniseries and first 20 issues of the ongoing Farscape comics... oh and the D'Argo minis, on Comixology.

Checkmate July 27 2011 11:23 PM

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As long as it's not that "motion comic" crap or whatever that makes you go cross-eyed, and is instead just regular comics in a digital format, they should be fine.

Admiral_Young July 27 2011 11:35 PM

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Yeah it's just digital downloads of comics not motion comics.

timothy July 27 2011 11:45 PM

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Quote:

JD wrote: (Post 5127070)
Quote:

timothy wrote: (Post 5126786)
does anyone know if dynamite entertainment or BOOM studio's is going digital as well?

I've just recently gone digital with comics, and I love it. I never really got in to comics, but thanks to going digital I've absolutely fallen in love with them now. I mainly use comixology, who has 46 different publishers including DC and all of it's imprints, Image and all of theirs, IDW (just Transformers stuff [ATM at leas]), Boom, Dynamite, TokyoPop (no Trek sadly), and Dark Horse (all they have so far are the is one Hellboy issue and one issue of Helm). I just read them on my PC laptop and I've had no problems with it. They do have their own apps for phones and tablets, though.

so is comixology strickly digital comics?

Turtletrekker July 28 2011 02:14 AM

Re: Digital comics are they worth it ? disscussion and comments:
 
Personally, they are not for me. If the printed single monthly issues ever go away then I will become a trade-only reader, if I continue to read comics at all.


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