Marvel’s joined Comixology’s all-you-can-read Netflix-ass subscription service! Does this do anything for you?
ComiXology is getting into the “pay a flat fee, eat all the sequential art” game. That said — I’m sure this plan is going to come with all sort of caveats. Like, no new releases, only select publishers, yadda, yadda. Still though, an interesting turn for the digi-comics market. Would you sign up for this bad boy?
Run, comics! Run! Flock out of the gates. Flee from the Walled-In Garden Nightmare that is DRM-based digi-products these days. There’s a second batch of comics being freed on Comixology, and they must let the world know how joyous their freedom feels.
Holy fucking shit! Would you believe that Comixology is offering the ability for their users to actually own their comics? Yup! It’s true. Can’t fucking believe it! Of course, this DRM-free Wonderland isn’t available for all comics. Not yet. Let’s not go crazy.
Comixology is giving Apple the big middle finger, and shifting away from an iOS application that offered purchases within the app. Means sense from a financial standpoint, since Apple apparently takes a 30% cut of all transactions through their walled-in garden. However, goddamn if it isn’t going to make my drunken binge purchases a bit more cumbersome.
The lumbering, heavy-lunged shamble towards the mono-culture continues on, friends. The latest merger between corporate entities isn’t as terrifying as Comcast and Time Warner. It’s more intriguing. Amazon, who pretty much sells Everything to All Of Us, has bought the number one provider of digital funny books.
How is this for a fucking deal, you chumps? CoMiXoLoGy (who has the most annoying spelling since NiGHTS: Into Dreams) is offering 100 self-published comics for a cool $10. Save that money you’re spending on genitals salve and fistfuls of Laffy Taffy. We’re talking fucking Becky Cloonan and shit!
Yeah okay it’s a caveat but that’s still damn impressive! I am proud of you, my brethren. My tablet-bound, digi-comic downloading brothers in funny book-arms.
ComiXology has cruised past 180 million downloads. Just think about that. I wish I was some sort of financial wizard, so I could draw a correlation between this announcement and perhaps saving the comics industry. But I ain’t, so I’m just going to nod my head and imagine this is all excellent news.
I’m with Brian K. Vaughan in thinking that digital distribution may be the best thing to happen to mainstream comics. However, it may also have been what plunged me into comic book-ennui for the first half of this year.