DC Puts All Its Comics on the iBookstore

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    Today, DC Comics announced that its entire lineup of comics are coming to the iBookstore. Previously, only DC's graphic novels were available on the store.

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    DC will continue to deliver comics through its DC Comics and Vertigo apps, as well as the comiXology platform. The inclusion of the comics on the iBookstore is intended to make it easier for comic readers to purchase via their preferred digital outlet.

    Article Link: DC Puts All Its Comics on the iBookstore
     
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    Nice

    I dont plan on buying it but its good to know its there.
     
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    Yeah, I love this news! I'm not a big comic person, but I really like to see a content company like this getting with the times. There's still a lot of companies I'm looking at to pull their stuff together. The digital age is upon is and it seems too often companies are resisting it because they fear the change. Thing is, those that give in and go with the flow, I actually buy their products because they're finally delivering it in a medium I want.
     
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    Walking Dead

    Perfect! I'd like to see IMAGE get behind this and put up The Walking Dead series!

    ...Well one can dream right? :cool:
     
  5. ironsienna, Nov 7, 2012
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    WONDERFUL! The ACTION of bringing all the COMICS in the iBooks store is SUPER news, according to my humble JUSTICE! Bring on the Comics LEAGUE!
     
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    Glad to hear it. It's the only way comic books are going to make a resurgence. That, and decent stories!
     
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    Hmm my cbr. Files still look good
     
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    "I'm Batman"
     
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    Comixology

    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
     
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    DC Comics and Marvel suck!

    Heavy Metal magazine (former Metal Hurlant), HellBoy or anything by Dave McKean, Serpieri, Vertigo …
    NO Marvel or DC comics.
     
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    Isn't Vertigo a DC property, their 'mature' line?
     
  12. Nermal, Nov 7, 2012
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    Are these showing up for anyone? Although the article summary says "coming", the quote says "now available" but I don't see any on there.

    Edit: It looks like this is US only...
     
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    The entire lineup is coming...
     
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    ?

    YAWN :confused:

    Seriously, who reads comics in 2012? How many times can Superman die, then return to life?
     
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    It is, no super mainstream, tho.

    Clearly we all know that not all DC Comic or Marvel suck, but the majority super hero are bad.
     
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    One more time ... Always one more time.

    I wonder if Marvel will do likewise.
     
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    i like the comixoligy app. Its a bummer that I will have them in 2 locations now instead of just one location, but I guess thats just the way it goes.
     
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    Does that include "Bizarro Superman"? No? Forget it then. :)
     
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    Cool. I always like companies that embrace the future. :)
     
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    Being an avid comic book reader (don't do DC or Marvel, but I do Vertigo) I am all for this. I don't like comixology because I can't back up the purchase or purchases. It is stored on their machines and I don't have access to them outside the app. Not saying they are going away or going under, but if they do, my digital comic collection is gone.

    I like this idea that I will have all my comics downloadable to my devices and ability to back them up.

    I am excited for the Vertigo line! Now if Image and some of the smaller companies would do this, I would be a very happy camper.
     
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    I have bought the Walking Dead on iBooks. The collections, not individual, mind you. But they are there.
     
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    The Graphic novels are up already. Which is the way I prefer to read them even though I have them individually too.

    I would like to see a lot of the other Image comics come though! I love reading this stuff on my iPad.

    Looks like starbird beat me to it... lol

    I also am giving Detective Comics a shot now that John Layman is writing for the line! Love this guy and I hope he breaths fresh air into this comic. Read the first graphic novel and was not impressed at all.
     
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    mega nerds rejoice.....
     
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    Geek porn.
     
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    This would have been awesome for me in 1991.
     

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