I'm a proud owner of an Amazon Kindle Fire, and one of my first app downloads was Comixology. It works fine as any other app I used, with on major exception: DC Comics are not available to purchase through the app. This did not please fans of the app, and the 2 star rating it holds in the Fire appstore is evidence of that. DC Comics are available to download through the app, though; if you purchased a DC Comic or got a digital copy, you have to go to the my purchases section of the app and download all your DC Comics onto the app. These are the steps outlined by customer support from Amazon and Comixology, however the reason why you can't just purchase and download these comics from the app itself remains.
Anyway, DC Comics through it's Twitter announced that DC New 52 single-issue comics are now available through the Amazon book store. This isn't the first time readers are able to purchase single issues onto their Kindle (I know titles like Princeless and Baneberry Creek Academy for Wayward Faires are available), but it's interesting to see a major publisher like DC get in on it. The difference between these issues and Comixology issues, as far as I can see, is that prices are identical to most print comics, meaning you don't get a dollar off a title after a month like with Comixology.
So, is any of this connected? I know DC had a deal with Amazon to bring over 100 of their graphic novels to Kindle Fire, which got them in trouble with Barnes and Noble, but that's irrelevant to this, I think. Does anyone know it DC, Comixology, and or Amazon have given statements on this issue (or non-issue depending on how you look at it)? I would just like to know why DC Comics aren't available through the Comixology app like every other publisher. Keep in mind that the Kindle Fire doesn't have the dedicated publisher apps (Marvel, DC, Image) like other devices, so Comixology is one of the very few options available.
Any info on this would be helpful. Thanks for your time.