I'm going to start off by saying I love my Kobo. It has allowed me to get rid of a bunch of Star Wars and Forgotten Realms novels (and some physics and math texts) that were taking up a lot of space in the Reptile's Lair. I have also replaced a lot of my RPG stuff with pdfs. Having said that, to me nothing will replace the physical copy of a comic book. It is my one true hoard, and I hope paper copies continue forever...
"Make yourself comfortable, I haven’t time to attend to it." - With these words, a legend was born.
I would by more digital comics if I at least had a better sense of ownership. Digital downloads for video games is a much larger investment than a comic book, and it seems to me they allow for more ownership on those items.
I get they want to cut down on illegal downloads, but would allowing people to own the files really facilitate more piracy? I don't really think so.
I have also had things ruined by a basement flood and an angry Ex selling off collections, nothing is without risk. But when a physicaly event happens, it can be insured and inventoried. It was only when trying to watch one of my movies that I realised they had both been deleted from my account (after an upgrade by apple).
I love the convenience of having entertainment a button away. I do not trust them to safely store everything I 'own' that I was charged a premium for. I haven't heard of this happening with comics, but Imagine it is the same scenario of always needing to know what you have the check against.
If you go into the apple forums, you see this happens quite a bit.
"You see, but you do not observe."
There were alot of issues when they went to Itunes 9.2 as well, alot of things downloading to hard drives were not fully synching and dissappearning. Easy enough if you catch a recent purchase, not so much historically speaking.
Don't mean to derail this away from digital comics. I think there is along way to go before people can feel confident they 'own' material this way. Had I downloaded my purchases to multiple computers/devices as is my ability, it could have been easily retrieved, but then that also negates the advantage of having it stored in the cloud.