Comixology Unlimited subscription service launched

Earlier today, dominant digital comics seller Comixology unveiled its latest feature: a digital comic subscription service. Similar to Netflix or Marvel’s Marvel Unlimited, “Comixology Unlimited” will allow subscribers to read what’s described as “thousands” of comics each month. While DC and Marvel won’t be participating, there are comics from most of the major secondary publishers, including: … Continue reading “Comixology Unlimited subscription service launched”

DRM state of digital comics (winter 2015-2016)

Until a few years ago, the state of digital rights management (DRM) in comics wasn’t pretty. Comixology, the dominant digital comics seller, used to offer fairly restrictive digital rights management on all of its books, with no option for publishers that wanted to opt-out. While this suited the “Big Two” (DC and Marvel) just fine, obviously … Continue reading “DRM state of digital comics (winter 2015-2016)”

Comixology and Amazon accounts to merge

Amazon, the owners of dominant digital comics vendor Comixology, has announced plans to merge Comixology and Amazon accounts. While optional for now, in the future it’ll be required for Comixology users to register and log in using their Amazon accounts. In turn, Comixology users will be able to access their Kindle digital comic purchases through a new … Continue reading “Comixology and Amazon accounts to merge”

Dark Horse single issue comics arrive on Comixology

A while ago, Dark Horse finally appeared on Comixology, the dominant digital comics store, after having been a long-time holdout. However, these were only the company’s trade paperbacks, not the single issues. That’s no longer the case. Today, Comixology announced on its Tumblr page that Dark Horse is now selling single issues on the service, … Continue reading “Dark Horse single issue comics arrive on Comixology”

Dark Horse finally arrives on Comixology

While I missed this news when it was announced back in June, Comixology has finally gained access to the last major remaining holdout comic publisher. Dark Horse Comics is now offering its books through the dominant digital comics vendor. Until now, Dark Horse has insisted on releasing its books through its own service. Given the … Continue reading “Dark Horse finally arrives on Comixology”

Bongo Comics leaves Comixology

Bongo Comics, the company that publishes comics based on the TV show “The Simpsons,” has announced it’s no longer selling comics through Comixology. The news was confirmed by The Comics Reporter. It’s reported that Bongo will be offering its comics through an “iTunes app.” A look over Comixology’s site reveals no trace of the publisher … Continue reading “Bongo Comics leaves Comixology”

Women star in 7 of 10 top-selling Marvel Comixology books in March

Digital comics sales figures are tough to come by, as for some reason, Comixology and/or publishers treat them like they’re some sort of state secret. Thus, it’s hard to tell exactly how well they’re selling, especially against traditional paper books. Still, some estimates are occasionally offered, along with actual sales rankings (if not numbers). Comixology’s … Continue reading “Women star in 7 of 10 top-selling Marvel Comixology books in March”

My favorite digital comic readers by operating system

Given my cross-platform and multiple operating system device usage, I have a fair amount of interest in software that’s compatible across multiple “eco-systems,” or “walled gardens” if you prefer. When this isn’t possible, I’ll just use the best native software available for each device. With that in mind, here’s a look at the best digital … Continue reading “My favorite digital comic readers by operating system”

Archie joins Comixology’s DRM-free publishers

It looks like Archie Comics is the latest major publisher to become DRM-free on Comixology. I say “latest” since this change happened back in October, but has gone largely little-publicized outside of Comixology’s own Tumblr page. (Smaller publisher “Alternative Comics” is also now DRM-free.) Comixology’s site also doesn’t list Archie in the list of DRM-free publishers, … Continue reading “Archie joins Comixology’s DRM-free publishers”

Over a dozen comic companies go DRM-free on Comixology

News came yesterday that a number of smaller comics publishers are, as of now, offering DRM-free “backup” copies of their books through Comixology. As Comic Book Resources reports, the companies going DRM-free include: IDW Publishing, Valiant Entertainment, Oni Press, Fantagraphics Books, Aspen Comics, Action Lab Entertainment, Th3rd World Studios, A Wave Blue World, Blind Ferret Entertainment, … Continue reading “Over a dozen comic companies go DRM-free on Comixology”