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The best and worst of 2012 in comics

Since it’s time for “end of 2012″ lists aplenty, I thought I’d get in as well. And since everything seems to be couched in “best of”/”worst of” lists, I’ll go that route as well. So let’s start off with a look back at the best and the worst of comics over the past year. Best The wedding of the adult Kevin Keller in “Life With Archie” selling out, as well as One Million Mom’s boycott of “Toys R Us” for carrying the issue backfiring hard. …

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Graphicly to shut down single-issue digital comics sales, focus on ebooks

The other day, news was given that digital comics retailer Graphicly (a.k.a. “Graphic.ly”) is shutting down its single-issue digital comics sales, to focus instead on producing ebooks (including ebook graphic novels) to sell for the Kindle, Nook, etc. Comics Alliance has more about the details of this: http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/04/05/graphicly-switches-from-digital-comics-distribution-to-ebooks-pr/ While it’s nice that Graphicly will allow continued access to already-bought digital comics, this is why the current digital comics system is, in my opinion, fundamentally broken, and no better than the early digital rights management (DRM)…

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