Ron your opinion on something
Have you ever heard of pullbox online. www.pullboxonline.com It's owned by the guy who runs devils due. They sell online versions of comics mainly Devils Due and IDW. The reason they're different then others is that they release all their stuff as CBR's (which are just jpeg's that are rar compressed. CBR is just a extension that a populer online comic reader called cdisplay uses). I really think that online distribution of comics is going to be more and more important it's just no one has found the right way to do it yet. Flash clients (Like the old crossgen "Comics on the Web" format) or PDF aren't really made for comics. Ok enough rambling what are your thoughts?
Clearly, I'm not Ron Marz, but I thought I'd post my opinion, because that's what you do on public forums (I'll make it short). ;P
I'm a little conflicted about bringing print comics to a digital-only format. While I'm all for bringing the comic book medium into new technologies and I certainly support a method of reaching a wider audience, which the internet and digital technologies allow, the idea of losing that "book in your hand" feeling is going to be sorely missed. I love being able to flip through a book and actually feel the pages, knowing that I own something tangible. Of course, I always get a headache from reading too much on the monitor, too.
I understand the benefits of a digital format. It's cheaper than printing (usually free) and it has the potential to reach a larger audience (I'm probably missing other benefits). It's just not my cup of tea.
I think it's great that there's another outlet for comics. Anything we can do to present them to a wider audience is a plus.
Personally, I'm not much for reading comics online -- I'm a trades and hardcovers guy -- but I think it's going to become more and more commonplace for audiences that grew up with the internet. The single-issue floppy will stick around, but I think it'll be one format among a variety of options.
Comics online just don't have the same inpact as on the printed page. It's just a different nature of the medium as well as technical aspects like size and what colors show up.