CBR: Digital Comic Resources: "Strangers in Paradise" and Digital "Pearls"
Terry Moore takes "Strangers in Paradise" digital, Viz launches two potentially game-changing manga initiatives and "Pearls Before Swine" creator Alan Gardner redefines digital strip collections.
Full article here.
It sounds like Viz is making some smart moves. One of my chief concerns about buying digital manga directly from them is what happens to my purchases if the publisher should go out of business. If they come up with a PDF download option for the rest of their line (not just for that boy/boy stuff), I could easily see myself making more digital purchases. There's that... and it now looks like there will potentially be a larger library of titles online than in print. And they're a few dollars cheaper too.
If DC or Marvel chose this direction, maybe cult favorite titles like Spider-Girl or Manhunter would stand a better chance.
What do you think? Can titles that have been regularly on the verge of cancellation in print find new life as digital publications?
I hope that Pearls collection eventually comes to Android. Sounds really good.