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May 31, 2011 5:30 pm @josh  the USAToday article has new art, it seems. With a young looking Superman.
May 24, 2011 3:52 pm @Magnus  I would think whenever digital comic reading becomes the norm, the ones reading print comics books would then accurately be described as "hipsters".
May 24, 2011 3:41 pm @Magnus  because they don't think the audience is there means they can't send over PDFs to the app makers and sell digitally? I'm not saying that's your opinion, but it may be DCs and Marvel's. It's silly.

There is no negative to either publisher to put out AAA titles same-day at LEAST at their cover price. NONE. Then experiment by dropping the price a dollar the next month, or the next week.
May 24, 2011 3:39 pm @PraxJarvin  how will they know but throwing out non-AAA titles like those? I would think real tests would be putting out the new #1s that DC is planning after August. That would be a huge deal. See how things go after 5-6 months of relaunched Batman and Superman. Not an Iron Man annual. 
May 24, 2011 1:55 pm @ScorpionMasada  I have no doubt the ONLY reason the publishers aren't doing everything they can is because they fear the vocal uproar from comic shops. 
May 24, 2011 1:46 pm @keith7198  I understand what you mean. I think there IS a market of readers that are ready to jump AND pay for digital comics on a tablet....at the right price. Seems to me publishers choose to ignore those.

I think there will always be two camps for print and digital. I just get all miffed when they're blowing potential sales to readers that WANT to buy.
May 24, 2011 1:14 pm @UberHiro  I think the reason Amazon is able to promote their eBook over print sales is that they control the entire experience. You're right, if Amazon starting to sell digital books as if from their own library as they do eBooks, that kind of promotion could be huge.
May 24, 2011 12:44 pm I wanted to write a bunch more about the depressing state of digital comics, so I wrote it over yonder. http://tumblr.com/xrs2nz1b2s
May 24, 2011 12:10 pm Why would digital sales of comics make a dent in print when they're priced the same? Them saying, "Hey, we sell digital books" isn't enough. You have to do more. Marvel trumps that they were the first to do digital comics with their subscription services, but guess what? It's trash and always will be. 

@keith7198  Try not and think of digital comics on a phone. I think of digital books either on a tablet or sometimes on the web, using a big monitor. Once you ignore reading on a phone, things become more acceptable to the "old fashioned" 

@nudebuddha  great point, $499.00 just to read a comic IS a lot of money. That's why I'm wondering if Amazon will make some deals with comic companies and put out a super cheap tablet.  
April 29, 2011 3:36 pm Where on earth was this press conference held? At first I thought it was the half open backdoor of a 16 wheeler.