To the future!…?Posted: November 13, 2007
The important points (italics mine, of course):
Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited will offer the archive in a high-resolution format on computer screens for $59.88 a year, or at a monthly rate of $9.99, at Marvel’s website.
To help market the initiative, To Marvel will reportedly offer a free sampler of 250 titles, and to protect current sales of comic books, new issues won’t be on the Marvel site until six months after they are published.
It’s a tentative move onto the Internet: Comics can only be viewed in a Web browser, not downloaded, and new issues will only go online at least six months after they first appear in print.
Essentially, my friends, until comics are cheap, downloadable and portable ‘online’ mainstream comics distribution is fucked.
Who wants to pay 60 bucks a year to view comics on a web-browser?