A Few More Thoughts on Digital Comics

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Dave Castelnuovo had a few words about the state of digital comics and the old arguments are coming up again. Pricing, retailing and formatting are still points of contention.

The interesting dynamic here is the extent to which retailers are driving the digital process. Yes, this sounds backwards, but publishers have been bending over backwards trying not to upset the retailers since the dawn of digital. I’m sure there are a lot of retailers who don’t feel that way, but I’ve had multiple publishers tell me they were holding back progress to pacify the retail channel for years.

Coming Attractions: Fall 2011: Top Shelf

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“Top Shelf”, indeed! Next year will see some amazing titles, and this year, there’s fun stuff, as well as some quality reads. What caught your eye?

Coming Attractions: Fall 2011: Image

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Lots of interesting stuff from Image! Some are all ages (so read them before you give them to a child, just to make sure they are age-appropriate!), some are “mature reader” (MR).

Coming Attractions: Fall 2011: Continental Comics

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Comics from Europe! The latest offerings from Cinebook and Humanoids! Darwin! Mœbius! Milo Manara’s Golden Ass! Zombies! John the Baptist!