Wednesday, June 23, 2010
In a surprise series of events, DC has announced two new deals to take their publishing digital. The first - a partnership with comiXology, the popular iPhone and iPad app that distributes comics from many different publishers. The second deal is one with the PlayStation®Network, who will publish their comics for the PSP.
Of course, not every comic is going digital, there will be a mix of classics, along with the new bi-weekly series, Justice League: Generation Lost. This move seems to be an attempt to attract new readers and bring them to the shops, as they are releasing some of the favorites, such as Batman: Year One, Batman: Hush, Green Lantern: Rebirth, The Losers, and All-Star Superman, just to name a few.
As far as pricing, the app is free, and a select group of comics will be free as well. But for the others, you can expect a price range from $0.99 to $1.99.
This of course is a work in progress, so we shouldn't expect every issue to be available for download on it's release day. But this is an exciting new era for comics, let's just hope it doesn't mean the evetual end of the LCS.