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Old July 28 2011, 02:38 AM   #16
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Re: Digital comics are they worth it ? disscussion and comments:

@timothy you should check out the link to the website that JD posted, it pretty much answers your question.
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Old July 28 2011, 04:55 AM   #17
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There is another part of the site that deals with paper comics, but think that's more of a database, I don't think they sell them.
Here's the main page for the paper comics, if you want to get back to the digital there from there just click comics by comixology. I just checked and you can't buy the paper comics from comicxology, but they do link to Things From Another World.

For anyone who wants to see how their digital comics work, here's this week's free digital sneak peek from DC. (The comics featured are the one that just came out in physical format this week, not digital).
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Old July 28 2011, 05:00 AM   #18
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very cool thanks JD.
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Old July 28 2011, 05:05 AM   #19
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Old July 28 2011, 02:43 PM   #20
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Marvel sort of has the digital comics unlimited archive thing as well. It's kind of like 'renting' the comics instead of owning them for a monthly or annual price, but it's handy for catching up on older issues.


A couple of years ago there was also those digital collection software (Which are now mostly hard to find), but the quality on some issues was kind of so-so.
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Old July 28 2011, 03:01 PM   #21
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Well I got a comixology account and bought the first issue of the Arkham City tie-in and i don't have any complaints.
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Old July 28 2011, 09:07 PM   #22
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Did you get the digital exclusive or the regular version? I haven't been able to figure out what the difference is based on the descriptions.

I decided to get Batman Year One, and the first Fables arc, "Legends in Exile" either later today or tomorrow. I'll post my thoughts after I read them.
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Old July 28 2011, 09:59 PM   #23
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okay I am all sighned up.
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Old July 30 2011, 11:30 PM   #24
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Comixology is doing a big $0.99 Superman sale for the next forty-eight hours starting today.
Here's the list:
Classic Tales of the Man of Steel:
Action comics #1 (first appearance of Superman), #6 (first appearance of Jimmy Olson), #23 (first appearance of Lex Luthor), #252 (first appearance of Supergirl), Annual #11
Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow:
Superman #423
Action Comics #583
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The Man of Steel #1-#6
Birthright #1-#12
Secret Origins #1-#6
For All Seasons #1-#4
Modern Adventures of the Man of Steel
All Star Superman #1-#12
Superman: For Tomorrow (#204-#215)
Red Son #1-#3
The Death and Return of Superman:
Superman #75
The Adventures of Superman #500
Superman #81
Emperor Joker:
Emperor Joker #1
Superman #161
The Adventures of Superman #583
Superman: Man of Steel #105
Action Comics #770
Last Son
Action Comics #844-#846
Any must buys in that list?
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Old July 31 2011, 06:56 AM   #25
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and those are all digital comix's?
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Old July 31 2011, 10:46 AM   #26
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Snaploud wrote: View Post

That Marvel deal ($60 bucks for their entire year's worth of comics) would do a lot to bring me into the digital market.
Only 60$? Is that for current issues or for their back catalogue? If it is for current issues then it's a pretty sweet deal and cheap to boot.

With the proliferation of tablets i can see this being a real alternative and back in the day when i still read comics regularly i'd have easily broken this 60$ barrier in 2-3 months, depending on what's going on maybe even in a single month (at 3-4$ an issue not that hard to do).
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Old July 31 2011, 11:07 AM   #27
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I already prefer trades as it is, but if I ever ended up with an ipad or similar tablet and DC came out with a $60 bucks for a year of comics digitally, I would most likely convert.
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Old July 31 2011, 11:11 AM   #28
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JD wrote: View Post
Comixology is doing a big $0.99 Superman sale for the next forty-eight hours starting today.
Here's the list:
Classic Tales of the Man of Steel:
Action comics #1 (first appearance of Superman), #6 (first appearance of Jimmy Olson), #23 (first appearance of Lex Luthor), #252 (first appearance of Supergirl), Annual #11
Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow:
Superman #423
Action Comics #583
Superman Begins
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The Man of Steel #1-#6
Birthright #1-#12
Secret Origins #1-#6
For All Seasons #1-#4
Modern Adventures of the Man of Steel
All Star Superman #1-#12
Superman: For Tomorrow (#204-#215)
Red Son #1-#3
The Death and Return of Superman:
Superman #75
The Adventures of Superman #500
Superman #81
Emperor Joker:
Emperor Joker #1
Superman #161
The Adventures of Superman #583
Superman: Man of Steel #105
Action Comics #770
Last Son
Action Comics #844-#846
Any must buys in that list?
Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow is really good, but it's IMO dwarfed by All-Star Superman which tells a very similar story. Superman is a character that has had his origin and early years told a lot and for the most part really well done. Birthright, For All Seasons, The Man of Steel are all very good (Albiet for different reasons). I can't really comment on the rest. Not the biggest Superman reader.
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Old July 31 2011, 02:52 PM   #29
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JD wrote: View Post
Classic Tales of the Man of Steel:
Action comics #1 (first appearance of Superman), #6 (first appearance of Jimmy Olson), #23 (first appearance of Lex Luthor), #252 (first appearance of Supergirl), Annual #11
Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow:
Superman #423
Action Comics #583
Superman Begins
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The Man of Steel #1-#6
"Hi, I'm everything that's wrong with DC's approach to digital comics! Specifically, the notion that 99 cents for intangible copies of comic books we printed between seventy-two and twenty-five years ago is a sale price."

Overlooking my belief that stories that old (as distinct from the IP) should be public domain in the first place, it strikes me as a somewhat exploitative practice, hitting impulse buyers, which I'm not convinced is good business; I'm not sure a great way to generate the affection and loyalty for what you need to push (your present-day product) is to overcharge for frankly suspect product which met the end of its intended economic lifespan long ago.

Now, that said, I'd love to be able to peruse fifty year old Lois Lane comics (as they're quite good, in that "is this shit for real?" sense, and the answer is "no, not usually, but it's hilarious, right?"; my favorite issue is the one where Lois fantasizes about marrying a Space Mormon, though unfortunately it was made in 60s so it loses steam before it can get frankly pornographic). And I would even pay some monies to do so. Maybe $20; conceivably $40.

$137 strikes me as a little excessive.

Like, taking an example from that list, I've read Action 252. And even when you throw in the first appearance of Metallo and his sweet stache, and the apparent selling point of the piece, the very awesome sequence of Superman explaining why he's stuffing Kara in an orphanage instead of doing, you know, anything to help her acclimate to Earth or get over her parents' deaths or show her any sort of basic human affection... I dunno, it's really hard to get over the idea that it's a buck for a piece of disposable children's entertainment that came out in 1958.

You should at least get a discount for the Congorilla story you aren't likely to give a shit about, let alone feel pleased you paid thirty-three cents for.

SPOILER: Superman murders Metallo, and Kal-El exploits a tragedy in which dozens died in order to infiltrate Kara Zor-El into human society. There, I saved you a dollar.

The price for MoS is more arguably fair. I mean, I spent more than $6 on it ten years ago. But that is also widely recognized as a good comic, not just a piece of comics history.
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Old July 31 2011, 03:02 PM   #30
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I sampled some of those digital comics and the text is pretty small. That could be a problem, and resizing it doesn't seem like something that could be done very well.
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