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Johnny Storm was dead; who is this resurrected Johnny Storm?
"Here, hold my Annihilus…" Johnny Storm, Fantastic Four #601
Yeah, I have been going pretty much crazy with this. I love it. I have just gotten into Nova and I enjoy it a lot. I am trying to finish up Runaways and Astonishing as well. I just read through the x-23 miniseries and it was wonderful. That blog helped me out a lot. Thanks for all the wonderful information.
It is a great service and I use it often. They update it with issues every day, so it's hard to imagine running out of content. Hopefully, Marvel will get their act together and make it easier to browse comics/ fill in missing issues from arcs/ fix glitches in the reader.
Marvel have announced that, starting in August with 'Spider-Island' and then in November with the X-Men's 'Regenesis' comics, their issues will be released digitally on the same day that they are released into stores.
Correction! The comics community have decided that same day digital sounds better. So we'll say that Marvel are doing that instead.
The whole 'piracy' and 'illegal downloading' thing (ie. sharing and Fair Use in the proper philosophy) is hurting the industry right now the article says; well that's news to me, I didn't know that was going on with comics to that extent. But if you're not going to allow legal downloads of the comics to a hard drive in some suitable format, you're paying full price for an issue that you never own, and can only read online in a browser (or, kids, on your Iphone/Android or some shit like that, IDK, I don't got one o' them). It seems like bad value to me. *shrugs*
i hope its true.
i love my digital comics.... as long as you have the supported hardware, they are as portable as you want
i would love to have access to a actual file i could manual move around.. i wont lie... but to this point the Marvel app has worked well for me and i have no complaints as of yet.
ill start have make some desicions on which series i drop off my pull list and go digital on
Paul Cornell did some basic investigation a few months ago, I recall, and found that something like three people downloaded one of his comics for every one person who bought a physical copy.
Eventually, they will opt to go to a different model or the companies they have partnered with will go out of business or lose their contract to license the content. And then all the users will be SOL on all the money they spent to "buy" those comics.
If you buy something, you should be able to download it and store it on your storage medium of choice. Otherwise you have bought nothing. And if you want a legal digital copy, all you really have to do is buy a cheap "all-in-one" printer with a scanner and scan your own books you have bought. Just as legal as TiVO or old VCR recordings.
the ipad you get a file... but i don't think, at least i cant, get in there and figure out how to extract the individual files and get them away from the app.... obviously on purpose for pirate issues
you can download your comics and read them without internet access though
are these digital copies substantially less expensive than regular comics?
I'll stick to the physical copies, until they stop being printed.
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Don't pay cover price for comics, I don't. Use DCBservice.com
Apple's iCloud service has the same flaws, and this is coming from a guy that chooses to only use Macs at home. I prefer to have complete control over my data and to follow the age-old computer mantra "backup, backup, backup". DVDs are cheap. Flash drives are cheap. Even hard drives are cheap. No reason you can't easily back up all your data in this day and age.