DC Comics Launch iPad And iPhone App

DC Entertainment have been incredibly reticent about their plans for digital comics, with co-publisher Jim Lee stating that they weren’t happy with the digital reading experience yet and you’d have to wait a while.

And then DC suddenly, without warning or fanfare, launch a DC Comics App that’s… basically just the same as all the others, built by Comixology who also provided Marvel and Boom with their readers .

You can read more about it here.

There’s a free preview of Superman #700, a wide range of comics listed at 99c or $1.99. Anyone care to take it for a spin and report back?

More controversially, there is a day-and-date release for Justice League Generation Lost #4,  out later today in the US and tomorrow in the UK, already available in the App at the full price of $2.99.

Interestingly, despite including mature readers comics from the Vertigo line, the App only gets a 12+ rating with the following provisos;

Rated 12+ for the following:

  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content or Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Would Sandman have been quite the hit if the original adline had been the following?

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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