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, … Read more

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 … Read more

Bongo Comics leaves Comixology

Treehouse of Horror 1

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 … Read more

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

Ms. Marvel

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 … Read more

My favorite comic readers by operating system

Simple Comic

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 software … Read more

Archie joins Comixology’s DRM-free publishers

Archie #664

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, … Read more

Over a dozen comic companies go DRM-free on Comixology

Rocky and Bullwinkle #1 (of 4)

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, … Read more

Comixology finally allows DRM-free comics


In a move that’s been well overdue, Comixology announced today that it’s allowing downloads of DRM-free comics. For quite awhile, I and others online have disliked the heavily DRMed model of Comixology, which given its near-monopoly position and  that several publishers will only publish via Comixology makes the DRM particularly obnoxious. This is finally a welcome move. … Read more

Comixology removes in-app purchasing from iOS apps

Yesterday, with zero advance notice, came some big comic news: Amazon stated that Comixology will drop in-app purchases for iOS users, to avoid Apple’s 30% cut of all in-app sales on any iOS app. The Android version will still allow in-app purchases, but not through Google Play’s system; Google also takes a 30% cut of … Read more

My thoughts on Amazon’s purchase of Comixology

While there’d been rumors over the past few weeks, earlier today came the still-surprising news that the rumors were correct: Amazon will be purchasing Comixology, the dominant digital comics vendor. This allows Amazon to jump from being one of Comixology’s lesser competitors to one of the most prominent names in digital comics. Although I’ve been … Read more