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(Random aside from the YouTuber who posted the video: “Seriously, who struts down the sidewalk munching on a jar of peanut butter???” Never thought of that.)
Here’s the problem. When you buy a comic book, a plain ol’ dead-tree paper comic book, you have a physical object that you can resell or give away. That’s not the case with digital comics.
HOWEVER. Digital comics are SO much easier. You tap, you download, you have comics. (It’s actually a little dangerous with Apple’s in-app purchasing.) On an iPad with a retina screen, they look amazing. Even on an iPad without a retina screen, they look muy bueno. But you don’t really own anything. If the comic behind the digital sales process disappears, who you gonna call? The Digital Comics Police? Good luck with that.
Therein lies the conflict. What’s a
fanboy fangirl fanperson person who enjoys reading comics to do?
For me, I draw a line. Not a line in the sand. Just a criteria. Here’s mine.
With digital comics, I’ve decided that if the price is lower than print, I’m in. If the price is MUCH lower than print, I’m all over it like Rorschach on a can of beans.
Enter Marvel Mondays. Today, April 8, 2013, the deal is a bunch of digital Runaways comics for 99 cents each. That’s a good deal. Since the site says Marvel MondayS (with an s) rather than Marvel Monday (with no s), my guess is that there will be similar sales occurring on — wait for it — future Mondays.
So you take the good, you take the bad, you them both and then you have the facts of comic book life.
The app normally sells for $1.99. So hurry up and get it now while it’s free! Because free is good. Everybody likes free. Remember that it’s only free today, December 16, 2012. Otherwise it costs money. In case we didn’t already make that clear.
Get Peekaboo Presents on the iTunes App Store.
The app normally sells for $4.99. So hurry up and get it now while it’s free! Because free is good. Everybody likes free. Remember that it’s only free today, December 14, 2012. Otherwise it costs money. In case we didn’t already make that clear.
Get Tom and Jerry: Stickers With Sounds on the iTunes App Store.
First impressions: Read more »
Excuse me whilst I go off-topic for a moment to discuss the fact that Adobe has decreed that they will not be making a new version of Flash for new versions of Android. This is… frustrating.
Hide the kids. Beginning on June 2, there will be a Game of Thrones marathon on HBO Zone.
What means this news? All nine episodes of Season 2 will be shown on HBO Zone, a sister channel to HBO. Sort of like Cersei Lannister, without all the scheming.