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Lise
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Maybe I'm just not running in the right circles online, but I can't find a way to pre-order or subscribe to digital versions of any ongoing comics.

Am I missing something?
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That you shouldn't be doing it since its going to end up killing comic books in the end. Actually, here you go http://marvel.com/digital_comics but you should really just get the regular subscriptions.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.97
    Originally posted by Lise
    Maybe I'm just not running in the right circles online, but I can't find a way to pre-order or subscribe to digital versions of any ongoing comics.

    Am I missing something?


No.

Currently, very few comics(at least from Marvel and DC) right now are "day and date digital," meaning they are released in their digital stores and in the comics shops the same day.

A number of DC books will be when they do their Reheat in the coming months.

Of course, most new books are available online illegally the same day they come out, but that's a different issue (and not one sanctioned by this board,ofcourse).



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Lise
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
Thanks. I'm not looking for just a digital copy. I really want to give them money for the titles I think are going in the direction... I just wish they weren't making it difficult.

I am never EVER moving with comic books again. My back is bad enough as it is.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.97

In a related issue, I heard last week that DC's licensed books (like WoW and the like) will be going digital only in the near future.

Comics on the iPad are great. Pretty much same size as a regular comic and no travel hassle.

I had around 1000 books on my ipad when it crashed recently, which would be like 3 long boxes.

I agree about moving. Thankfully, I've spent the last 18 months getting rid of about 50-60 longboxes.



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Lise
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
So it doesn't look like DC actually wants any of my money.

There appears to be no way to buy digital comics unless I own an iPod or an iPad-- which I do not currently have. I thought there was a way to buy them from the Apple Store via iTunes but that does not seem to be the case.

If I lose a device with the current system do I lose all my purchases too? I guess I'll be waiting for them to make something cross-platform like the Kindle App that can be installed and synced on all my current and future devices.

I don't actually have a problem with the digital coming out at 2pm and being cover price for the first week. That's fine. If it is something I am lukewarm on I can wait a week, though I'd MUCH prefer it drop more than a $1 off the cover price ever. It'd be nice if it dropped a $1 per week after release until it hit $0.99 and then they offer special package deals on full story arcs once they finish up.

Sigh.
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Try getting them from Comixology:

https://comics.comixology.com/#

(No guarantee that that will work, but comixology are the guys who built the digital distribution engine that both Marvel and DC use and they claim to deliver on Android tablets.)





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Lise
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Thanks. That looks closer to what I want. I can at least browse to see what is even offered...
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