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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:30 PM   #26
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I think now that the overall collectability of comics electronically is gone, the graphic novels are the way to go. This is of course as long as they dont change them from the original versions.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:32 PM   #27
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Nice to see. I don't really read comics, but I am a big fan of a lot of movies about comic book characters, especially The Avengers
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:34 PM   #28
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Seriously, who reads comics in 2012? How many times can Superman die, then return to life?

LOL..sounds EXACTLY like my gramps..exactly. When he met some of my buds who do graphics, screenplays and on set production on a few comic standards and three new series, he was totally puzzled. Demographic difference , if not in age, certainly in playfulness.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:37 PM   #29
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I might go back to reading comics regularly!
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:39 PM   #30
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So the days of collecting comic books in hope they will someday increase in value are over. There will never be another first edition of anything that a collector will want. So it goes I guess...
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:43 PM   #31
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So the days of collecting comic books in hope they will someday increase in value are over. There will never be another first edition of anything that a collector will want. So it goes I guess...
there still is print and there still is the collectability of them, but there is a large group of readers that are not in it for the collectability part of it. I think this can only help the industry.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:45 PM   #32
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Seriously, who reads comics in 2012? How many times can Superman die, then return to life?
People who enjoy reading as an entertainment? Comic books are not just for children, just like video games are not just for children. I have been reading comic books since the early 80's.

Especially these days where now media is all integrated from publication, toys, video games and movies. You do know The Avengers is so far the number one movie of 2012? Grossing over $600 million dollars AND it is based from a comic book.

I do not plan on using this format since I rely on Comixology for my comic book needs, and I am to heavily invested to switch to another format though.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:48 PM   #33
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Heavy Metal magazine (former Metal Hurlant), HellBoy or anything by Dave McKean, Serpieri, Vertigo …
NO Marvel or DC comics.
Without doubt that stuff is good, but Vertigo is DC.

I'm not a super hero comics guy. I read plenty of Batman back in the day and a solitary superman comic on DC, but the only thing I've ever read from Marvel is Garth Ennis' run on Punisher. I just don't find superpowers all that interesting... Except if it's in The Boys or Kevin O'neil's Marshal Law.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:51 PM   #34
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Does anyone have a link to DC Comics in the iBooks Store?
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:57 PM   #35
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Same as with Kindel all i can say about this is... "or you could buy your comics on comixology which works on android, ios, pc and mac".

Who cares. iBooks is a terrible service.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:07 PM   #36
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Does anyone have a link to DC Comics in the iBooks Store?
this should get you there.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:09 PM   #37
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Seriously, who reads comics in 2012? How many times can Superman die, then return to life?
Go ahead and YAWN at the millions of dollars in sales being generated by comic book movies over the past five years. Continue YAWNING at The Walking Dead, an extremely successful tv series spawned by comics on AMC raking in serious advertising revenue in it's third season.

So who's reading comics these days? Producers who want to make millions at the box office. That's who...

Hope that clears up your dizzy head confusion, but is still seems like you are tired from all that yawning, so please roll over and go back to sleep.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:12 PM   #38
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So the days of collecting comic books in hope they will someday increase in value are over.
Not over yet. Casual readers have a new choice, while collectors will still buy printed comics. However, online sales will put pressure on the printed comics to stay profitable as a distribution channel. If they don't, printed comics could go the way of the dodo and then collectors will have to go back to collecting Pez dispensers.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:23 PM   #39
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This would have been awesome for me in 1991.
Yeah. Too bad we didn't have Internet and lightweight tablet PCs with crazy specs.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:33 PM   #40
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No Preacher so they are not all there yet.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:40 PM   #41
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Meh. Whatever.

I can't speak for any other apps or e-reader/tablet devices, because I prefer to keep my stuff on one platform, which happens to be Kindle for the time being.

My major pain point for the Kindle App on iPad, as well as Windows and OS X, is the inability to have your library automatically separated by category (i.e.: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Computers, etc.), as opposed to just by title, author, or "most recent".

Although it is possible to create "collections" in your Kindle library, the process can be increasingly cumbersome as your library grows. Until the app is modified so that it lets you select an option to automatically group items by category like how they are presented on Amazon.com, I have absolutely little to no need to purchase any type of periodical such as a comic book.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:44 PM   #42
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:53 PM   #43
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This is Cool!!

Haters don't be hatin'!!!
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:53 PM   #44
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Why no word that your purchases are NOT transferable from one platform to another?

Remember guys, your collection is going to be STUCK on your iPad if you ever decide to switch in the future.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:55 PM   #45
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Cool. I always like companies that embrace the future.
It's funny, all these comments. DC Comics and Marvel and tons of other publishers have been selling digital versions of their comics on Comixology and other platforms for a while now. There is no "embracing the future".

My money will continue going to these other vendors, screw the iBookstore. At least, on Comixology, I can read my comics on any platform, not just iOS devices.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:58 PM   #46
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Comixology is an awesome app that does Marvel, DC, Image lots of Indies and yes, all of The Walking Dead. All products are available for download and have guided reading where it enlarges each frame as you swipe (if you choose to read in that mode). In addition, issues are available to read on their website on your computer. I can't recommend it highly enough, it has brought me back into reading comics.

Oh yeah, all comics are bought through your Apple account:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/comics/id303491945?mt=8
I love comixology. I have access to my comics on my android devices, my ios devices and my computers. I don't know if other stores issue update to the comics, but comixology releases updates to individual comics that improve readability. Very happy with them.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:01 PM   #47
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Not bad to see them on the iBookstore but like some, I will probably stick with comixology.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:01 PM   #48
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Not over yet. Casual readers have a new choice, while collectors will still buy printed comics. However, online sales will put pressure on the printed comics to stay profitable as a distribution channel. If they don't, printed comics could go the way of the dodo and then collectors will have to go back to collecting Pez dispensers.
A lot of the comics are available in a combo pack that include the print comic and a digital comic from comixology. It lets collectors have their book and read it too.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:09 PM   #49
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It's funny, all these comments. DC Comics and Marvel and tons of other publishers have been selling digital versions of their comics on Comixology and other platforms for a while now. There is no "embracing the future".

My money will continue going to these other vendors, screw the iBookstore. At least, on Comixology, I can read my comics on any platform, not just iOS devices.
Yeah but compared to some companies who say screw it, who cares about giving our customers a good digital experience, this is nice to hear every once in a while.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:11 PM   #50
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Keep it in a case.

I can't wait until I have kids and I can sell my iPad comics to help pay for their tuition.
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