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1 Marvel Ipod/Ipad App on Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:42 pm

I downloaded the Marvel Comics app a couple of days ago. Its pretty good. While not perfect, the text is a little small held up vertically you have to turn it on its side, it transitions from panel to panel well and made for good reading.

Amazing Spider-Man 546 and 547, Fantastic Four 570, Hulk (08) 1, and New Avengers 1 and 2 are all free right now.

Others are 1.99 each. I'll keep the app for the free comics if they dish out a semi constant supply but probably won't buy any until see what other series are going to be included.

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2 Re: Marvel Ipod/Ipad App on Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:54 am

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Are they going to offer a subscription like they do for their online comics? that is only 4.99 a month sometimes with specials and there is a huge library.

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3 Re: Marvel Ipod/Ipad App on Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:00 am

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I got this, too! It's pretty neat, a few of my friends really liked it when I showed it to them. Comics, just like movies, music and games these days, are probably going to go this route, I think. I know there are comic fans who are into the collecting part of the hobby, but me, I just enjoy reading them. Plus, prices could stay low since there wouldn't be the printing and shipping costs.
Of course, I'd rather still have a way of storing the files elsewhere. I wouldn't want to lose a whole collection when my Pad died! With cloud storage getting to be all the rage, maybe there could be sites you could upload your digital comics to, sort of like a virtual longbox.

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4 Re: Marvel Ipod/Ipad App on Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:22 pm

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Nymn wrote:I got this, too! It's pretty neat, a few of my friends really liked it when I showed it to them. Comics, just like movies, music and games these days, are probably going to go this route, I think. I know there are comic fans who are into the collecting part of the hobby, but me, I just enjoy reading them. Plus, prices could stay low since there wouldn't be the printing and shipping costs.
Of course, I'd rather still have a way of storing the files elsewhere. I wouldn't want to lose a whole collection when my Pad died! With cloud storage getting to be all the rage, maybe there could be sites you could upload your digital comics to, sort of like a virtual longbox.

Sounds good. I played around with the iPad at the mall and I could totally see myself reading comics on there. If they ultimately start doing new releases digitally, I'd probably get some of my books on there, mostly the ones I'm just a casual fan of. I'd still get my favorite books in print because it's ultimately a better experience, but storage is definitely becoming an issue for me so this would be a big help. Not to mention the price will be lower than print. If they start offering subscriptions too it would be really great.

You gotta give it to Marvel for being ahead of the game on this. They set the stage with their Digital Comics Unlimited feature and now this iPad App could be pretty huge. It's a great way to get actual comic books potentially in the hands of millions that never would have been exposed to them. If you think about it, regular folks rarely if ever get exposed to actual comic books, this could change that.

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5 Re: Marvel Ipod/Ipad App on Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:50 am

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DC needs to jump on this bandwagon, I'd like to be able to get some of their titles this way, too.
I hope Marvel does the free comic thing often, maybe offer an issue or two of a book, especially those with lower sales. It would be a good way for people to check them out.

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6 Re: Marvel Ipod/Ipad App on Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:04 am

I want to see some complete short series, maybe at a cheaper price.

Like right now there is Marvel Zombies 1-5 up. Right now its still 1.99 each. 10 bucks seems high to me considering I got the trade for less at a con.

So group rates or deals if you buy multible of a series. And more short series so you don't have to wonder when your getting the next issue.

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7 Re: Marvel Ipod/Ipad App on Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:10 am

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Marvel testing the waters on same day digital releases with Invincible Iron Man Annual #1.
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=26538

Official Press Release

Invincible Iron Man Annual Debuts In Stores & On Marvel Comics App

What is the true story behind Iron Man’s greatest enemy, the Mandarin? Find out in the double-sized Invincible Iron Man Annual #1, from award-winning superstar writer Matt Fraction and fan favorite artist Carmine Di Giandomenico, available in both comic shops and through the Marvel Comics app on the same day! Fans can purchase the entire 80 page issue at their local comic retailer or purchase it on the Marvel Comics app, with all three chapters available the day the issue hits stores.

“We’re pleased to offer readers two options to experience Matt Fraction’s absolutely thrilling work on Invincible Iron Man,” said David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales and Circulation. “Fans going to their local comic store can pick up the entire Invincible Iron Man Annual at a low price that day or all three chapters through the Marvel Comics app.”

The true story of the Mandarin is finally revealed and Iron Man’s world will never be the same! Don’t miss Invincible Iron Man Annual #1, on-sale in comic stores and on the Marvel Comics app on June 30th!





^First of all, this issue sounds awesome. Second, this move could be the beginning of something huge in the industry...

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8 Re: Marvel Ipod/Ipad App on Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:30 pm

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^^This is going to be interesting. I'm sure they'll sell more digital versions of the comic but I'm interested in seeing the monetary effect. Digital is cheaper than print so I would like to see a side by side comparison of that.


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9 Re: Marvel Ipod/Ipad App on Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:25 pm

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Bigtymin504 wrote:Marvel testing the waters on same day digital releases with Invincible Iron Man Annual #1.
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=26538

Official Press Release

Invincible Iron Man Annual Debuts In Stores & On Marvel Comics App

What is the true story behind Iron Man’s greatest enemy, the Mandarin? Find out in the double-sized Invincible Iron Man Annual #1, from award-winning superstar writer Matt Fraction and fan favorite artist Carmine Di Giandomenico, available in both comic shops and through the Marvel Comics app on the same day! Fans can purchase the entire 80 page issue at their local comic retailer or purchase it on the Marvel Comics app, with all three chapters available the day the issue hits stores.

“We’re pleased to offer readers two options to experience Matt Fraction’s absolutely thrilling work on Invincible Iron Man,” said David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales and Circulation. “Fans going to their local comic store can pick up the entire Invincible Iron Man Annual at a low price that day or all three chapters through the Marvel Comics app.”

The true story of the Mandarin is finally revealed and Iron Man’s world will never be the same! Don’t miss Invincible Iron Man Annual #1, on-sale in comic stores and on the Marvel Comics app on June 30th!





^First of all, this issue sounds awesome. Second, this move could be the beginning of something huge in the industry...

Interesting perspectives from retailers on this.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=26573

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