July 05, 2013

7 Letters, Selected and Arranged to Maximize Consumer Happiness

DRM Free!

...comic book publisher Image Comics announced at its Image Expo convention that it will now sell all of its digital comics as downloadable via its website for both desktop and mobile users, making it the first major U.S. publisher to offer DRM-free digital versions of comics. Readers can even choose the file format they prefer: PDFs, EPUBs, CBRs or CBZs.

There is more on this happy development here.

 "No it's true! When you buy E-versions of Image Comics you really really own them and can put them on your flash drive or computer or print them out and put them in a 3 ring binder to get autographed or read when the power goes out or make paper airplanes out of them...or anything!"

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 04:59 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Sadly it's all OEL.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Fri Jul 5 18:05:57 2013 (RqRa5)

2 Well, it's an American comic book company so yeah.
It remains to be seen if this will have any cascade effect the way SONY's momentous decision to not screw its customers over did.

However, given the fact that the previous pay to view vice buy has been the cast iron industry standard amongst the big two of US comics,  this is a pretty big deal.

(I assume by OEL you mean Original English Language)

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Fri Jul 5 18:53:10 2013 (F7DdT)

3 Of course Image Comics is Original English Language, it's not a manga publisher!

Posted by: traci at Fri Jul 5 23:32:20 2013 (mCxzJ)

4 Great news, but only a handful of new issues are available so far.  Once they get more of their back catalogue converted, I'll definitely be sending some money their way.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sat Jul 6 06:26:03 2013 (PiXy!)

5 Antarctic Press has made all 200 back issues of its popular "Gold Digger" comic available for free online.  No purchase required.

Posted by: Mauser at Sat Jul 6 22:26:23 2013 (cZPoz)

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