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Digital Comics News

Including web comics and titles release for tablets.

Comics designed in CBR format

Interesting development on the digital comics front: a group of creators including Pierre Villeneuve and Jim Shelley have begun releasing their comics in CBR format online at Flashback Universe. As I’m sure folk reading this know, CBR is the file format (zipped files renamed with a .cbr or .cbz suffix) used by many fans to privately exchange digital versions of ... Read More »

Roger Langridge does Marvel

On a roll with his latest strip for Doctor Who Magazine this month — Rose Tyler’s last appearance in the comic pages of the title — ace cartoonist Roger Langridge has a new strip for Marvel, featured in its entirety on the Newsarama comics news site. “How Fin Fang Foom Saved Christmas” apears in Marvel Holiday Special #1 and is ... Read More »

DRM free e-comics for sale

Couple of interesting links sourced via BoingBoing: Pullbox Online (www.pullboxonline.com) is a new site selling downloadable comics, like the print version of ‘Family Guy’. Unusually, instead of offering a Digitally Rights Managed ebook format, they’re supporting the CBR format, and PDF. $0.99 a pop. The No Sheep blog offers some interesting but probably controversial points on CBR and how the ... Read More »

Is there such a thing as a free comic?

John Freeman as Captain Kirk. Art by Nick Miller

I’ve just been sent an email by wowio, an ad-based service offering downloadable e-books – including comics from UK publisher Markosia and others. It all sounds fine and dandy but the stumbling block came when I tried it out, only to discover they want your credit card details to ‘prove your identity’. Hmm… I think this is an interesting idea, ... Read More »

DC Comics Collected Editions

A staggering 200 titles from the DC Comics backlist are showcased online now at www.dccomics.com/collect, each with cover art, three interior story pages, and content descriptions. The newly-posted site updates the previous version of the DC Graphic Novels webpage and last year’s acclaimed DC Comics Collected Editions Library CD-ROM, reflecting the upcoming Version 2.0 of the CD-ROM. The new site ... Read More »

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