Digital Update: The New Tablet Scene for Comics

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by Bruce Lidl With Thanksgiving (and the various themed shopping days that follow) now past us, the highpoint (or lowpoint depending on your viewpoint) of the annual shopping season has arrived in full force, and according to various trend observers, tablets are once again one of, if not the, thing to give or receive this […]

Marvel teams with Barnes & Noble for Avengers ebook/Nook promotion

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Marvel and Barnes & Noble have teamed up to offer $30 off the purchase of a Nook Tablet when you buy two Marvel digital graphic novels from the Avengers collection. Titles available include various New, Mighty and Dark flavors of Avengers, but also classic flavor, The Kree-Skrull War, and Avengers Assemble from the Busiek/Waid/Perez run.

Digital Update: e-Reader War for the Holidays?

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by Bruce Lidl

The digital drumbeat continues, as Marvel’s announcement of full day-and-date releases of digital makes clear.  And on the demand side, e-Readers with high comic book potential continue to crop up, particularly as the holiday season rapidly descends upon us.  First the new Amazon Kindle Fire got announced, then the Kobo Vox showed up and now the next contender to enter the ring is the new version of the NookColor from Barnes&Noble.  The original NookColor has been out for almost exactly one year, and has done decently from a sales point of view, although much of the on-line enthusiasm for the device centered not on its qualities as an e-Reader of Barnes&Noble books, but on the ease with which users could hack it to be a full-fledged Android tablet device (myself included).