But...Tony Ingram...the generation after me, or the generation after that dont think like us. They live digital, they are digital, they embrace digital.
They will die when the internet is going offline, due to a cyber terrorist attack.
Imagine the young fellas without a device in there hands! Like zombies, flipping their fingers through the air, looking for a touchscreen. Or a 20 year old boy then, finds a real hardcopie comic book and tries to slide and zoom the panels. He will throw it away, thinking it is out of order. A few days later they are all dead
Hey comic stores...remember Blockbuster?
I sure do...
But it's kind of hard to forget about Blockbuster when there's four of them within 2 miles.
Oh yeah, this discussion again!
The day that it's digital or nothing, I will stop collecting. Not remotely the same thing. I have probably 100 digital versions of comics on my Ipad downloaded for when I am bored (and can get permission from the wife to ignore her long enough to read them), but they were all offered 'free' and not something I would spend money on to have.
Physical comics are already a terrible return for your entertainment dollar, remove the collecting aspect and what do you have?
Even getting digital codes doesnt really do much for me, because I still have to go get the Ipad WHILE I have the comic out to use it, so whats the point? I guess if I have a flight or long car trip planned, even then I am dependant on an internet connection, memory and battery life, might as well pack the comic.
Yeah, this discussion is running in circles. We all have our tastes and we agree that digital is the future, but that is far away. As long as they print i will buy, after that we will see...or i am long dead then...
This topic seems to be focusing on direct market single issues versus digital. Though there's always trade paperbacks, not just with stores but also online, especially the immortal Amazon.com. I don't see trades going anywhere, ever really.
Its funny, a year ago I was a die hard print guy, just getting back into comics, I loved seeing my collection grow. But since then I have switched to digital, and have to say I LOVE it. I just read comics for the enjoyment of the story, I am not a collector. I have a Asus Tablet 10.1 screen and the comics looks awesome on it. I can read in bed at night and the with the lights off so the wife can sleep. I also travel allot for my job and reading in airports and hotels on my tablet is awesome.