Digital Delights: DC, Device, DRM, David, Dawn, Departure And Date

DC Delight: Comixology has announced that their Digital Retailer Storefronts have gone live, with comic book stores hosting Comixology digital comic download services on their own websites.

Participating comic retailers have gone live with their deployment of a comiXology-powered store and reader, enabling them to prosper from the sale of digital comics from top comic publishers, including DC Comics, Image, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite and many more. Also, in conjunction with DC and their Relaunch, all participating retailers will be able to sell all the same day as print comics.

Device Delight: Sony, after recently abandoning its new comics content service, is launching an e-reader on the PSP handhelds in the US and then across Europe, including a Diguital Comics section allowing comic book downloads, including Marvel, IDW and iVerse, as well as indie and alternative comics.

“The intuitive Autoflow feature allows you to zoom in and move from frame to frame on each digital page, mimicking the way your eyes would move across a print page from left to right. It’s straightforward and simple to use, and thanks to PSP’s high contrast LCD screen, your comics will be looking better than ever as the stunning graphics leap out from the screen.”

DRM Delight: DCBS, the online discount comics store, recently launched its own digital sales wing, MyDigitalComics.

The difference here is many of the comics are downloaded without any DRM. You get them in PDF or CBZ files, to view as you see fit, transfer to whatever device you want, it’s free for all.

Naturally most publishers haven’t gone for that model, Top Cow being the most prominent to date. Well now fellow Image imprint Shadowline has signed up, making the following comics available for DRM-free paid download;

Morning Glories #1-11
27 #1-4
Green Wake #1-5
Bomb Queen I #1-4
Bomb Queen IV #1-4

With Cowboy Ninja Viking, Existence 2.0 and 3.0, Forgetless, Shuddertown, and more Bomb Queen to follow soon.

Who else will be stepping up?

David Delight: Kabuki, by David Mack, has joined digital downloads from Marvel through Graphic.Ly. Issues one through nine are now available.

Dawn Delight: Here’s the first chapter of Hominids by Jordan Kotzebue.

Departure Delight: Greg Rucka and Rick’s Lady Sabre And The Pirates Of The Ineffable Aether continues

About Rich Johnston

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