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Old July 27 2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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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?
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Old July 27 2011, 08:08 PM   #2
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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.
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Old July 27 2011, 08:12 PM   #3
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Re: Digital comics are they worth it ? disscussion and comments:

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.
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Old July 27 2011, 08:34 PM   #4
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Re: Digital comics are they worth it ? disscussion and comments:

does anyone know if dynamite entertainment or BOOM studio's is going digital as well?
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Old July 27 2011, 09:33 PM   #5
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Would love to give this a try, but just wouldn't be very practical on my small little iphone.
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Old July 27 2011, 10:16 PM   #6
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Re: Digital comics are they worth it ? disscussion and comments:

I would expect digital announcements from the independent companies soon enough timothy.
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Old July 27 2011, 10:19 PM   #7
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Re: Digital comics are they worth it ? disscussion and comments:

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.
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Old July 27 2011, 10:25 PM   #8
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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.
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Old July 27 2011, 11:09 PM   #9
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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?

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Re: Digital comics are they worth it ? disscussion and comments:

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.
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Old July 27 2011, 11:14 PM   #11
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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.
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Old July 27 2011, 11:23 PM   #12
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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.
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Old July 27 2011, 11:35 PM   #13
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Yeah it's just digital downloads of comics not motion comics.
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Old July 27 2011, 11:45 PM   #14
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Re: Digital comics are they worth it ? disscussion and comments:

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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?
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Old July 28 2011, 02:14 AM   #15
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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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