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PRESS RELEASE: Marvel Announces Comics on Chrome

comiXology's Steinberger On Digital Retail

comiXology's Steinberger On Digital Retail

With a new platform allowing retailers to sell digital comics on their own sites, the CEO of comiXology spoke with CBR to explain how the system works, why digital isn't a threat and why sales charts are unlikely.

comiXology Announces Retailer Resale Program

comiXology Announces Retailer Resale Program

Digital comics distributor comiXology has announced a Digital Storefront Affiliate program which is designed to allow comic store owners to sell digital releases through an integration with the store's website.

Pipeline - 1/25/2011

Pipeline - 1/25/2011

It's time to say good-bye to "Wizard Magazine," and also time to dance on its grave. Also, is the two dollar digital comic the wave of the future? Augie has a proposal for potential digital publishers to mull over.

Archie Comics Goes Day-and-Date Digital

Archie Comics Goes Day-and-Date Digital

Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater spoke with CBR News about the publisher's just-announced initiative that sees them releasing their titles both in print and digitally on the same day.

"Batman Beyond" Goes Digital Day & Date

DC Comics has announced their "Batman Beyond" ongoing series will be available through comiXology, PSN and DCComics.com simultaneously with printed issues hitting store shelves, sharing the cover price of $2.99.

Pipeline - 1/4/2011

Pipeline - 1/4/2011

This week's PIPELINE touches on DC Comics’ new letters columns, Fantagraphics' upcoming Carl Barks hardcovers, more trouble in bookstore land, the unintended consequences of $3.99 day and date digital comics and more.

The year in digital comics

The year in digital comics

ROBOT 6’s Brigid Alverson looks back at digital comics in 2010, noting the introduction of the iPad, initiatives by publishers, day-and-date releases, marketing to a wider audience and piracy, among other topics.

CBR's Top News Stories Of 2010

CBR's Top News Stories Of 2010

As the clock ticks down on 2010, CBR ranks the top ten stories that had readers, retailers and creators buzzing from the past 12 months from DC's restructuring to the advent of a major legal digital marketplace and more!

Marvel Goes Day-And-Date For

Marvel Goes Day-And-Date For "Death of Spidey"

For the first time, the House of Ideas will release a highly-touted event series on its iPad and iPhone App – making for big questions about retailers and audiences for the Brian Bendis/Mark Millar story.

Tilting at Windmills - 12/16/2010

Tilting at Windmills - 12/16/2010

Brian Hibbs is at it again this month with a look at 2010 sales figures, an examination of "deconstructed" storytelling, the effect of event comics and rising prices on periodical sales and more.

PRESS RELEASE: Marvel Comics App Debuts Spanish-Language Comics Featuring Spider-Man & Thor

DC Drops Prices For A

DC Drops Prices For A "Blackest" Friday

In honor of the holiday shopping Black Friday kick off, DC Comics has made its entire run of "Blackest Night" comics, 79 issues in all, available for download on the dedicated app for $0.99 each.

DC Launches Digital Store

DC Launches Digital Store

Located on the publisher's homepage, the new online store for DC Comics will offer desktop digital product and work with previously released platforms like their iPad app, explains Jim Lee, with "Dark Knight Returns" and others in the mix.

"Underground": From Bootleg To Breakout

Steve Lieber and Jeff Parker explain how a posting of their Image series "Underground" on the infamous 4chan led to a massive sales boost thanks to Lieber's participation and how they plan on moving forward.

NYCC: Kurtz Talks Digital vs. Print

NYCC: Kurtz Talks Digital vs. Print

What was intended to be a debate between webcomics titan Scott Kurtz and legendary cartoonist Ted Rall about web versus print turned into a thoughtful discussion about the future of print media.

NYCC: DC Digital

NYCC: DC Digital

DC Comics' Jim Lee, Ron Perrazza and Hank Kanalz joined comiXology's David Steinberg at New York Comic Con to discuss the publisher's digital future, the way in which the comics industry is changing and more.

NYCC: Kanalz Promoted to VP of DC Digital

NYCC: Kanalz Promoted to VP of DC Digital

Hank Kanalz, former vice president and general manager of WildStorm Productions, has been promoted to vice president-digital of DC Comics, based in Burbank, CA where he will also oversee DC Kids. ROBOT 6 has details.

CBR TV @ NYCC: Mark Waid

CBR TV @ NYCC: Mark Waid

Mark Waid spoke with CBR TV about his new position as CCO of BOOM! Studios, stronger interaction between "Irredeemable" and Incorruptible," his infamous Baltimore Comic Con speech on digital comics and more.

NYCC: Dark Horse Comics Panel

NYCC: Dark Horse Comics Panel

Dark Horse unveiled a new, in-house designed and maintained digital comics app at NYCC that will offer both older and brand-new comics on a variety of platforms, announced a new "Dollhouse" series and much more.

NYCC: ICv2's Digital Conference In Depth

NYCC: ICv2's Digital Conference In Depth

ICv2's White Paper reports on sales trends which have seen graphic novels slide 20% this year to the explosive growth of digital comics, Mark Waid's latest thoughts on publishing, Marvel's move back to $2.99 and more.

Marvel Drops $3.99 Price On New Titles

Marvel Drops $3.99 Price On New Titles

Promoted as a benefit of digital sales, Marvel Comics' David Gabriel announced at the ICv2 Conference On Comics & Digital that the publisher would debut new titles at a lower price point in January.

"The Walking Dead" is Digitally Infectious

Robert Kirkman spoke with CBR News about the newly launched simultaneous digital and print release dates for "The Walking Dead," saying that all of his books would undergo a similar shift "very soon."

Graphic.ly's Micah Baldwin on Marvel Deal

Graphic.ly's Micah Baldwin on Marvel Deal

ROBOT 6 spoke with Graphic.ly founder and president Micah Baldwin about the company's new partnership with Marvel Comics, what separates Graphic.ly from other digital comic publishers and more.

Empowering Image Creators Digitally

Empowering Image Creators Digitally

Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson and comiXology CEO David Steinberger explained the ins and out of the new Image app and how creator-rights remain king as the company moves into the mobile comics space.

PRESS RELEASE: Madcap Studios' Digital Comics App Now iPad-Native

Image and comiXology Announce iPhone, iPad App

Image and comiXology Announce iPhone, iPad App

Image and comiXology have released a new App dedicated to the publisher's imprints and titles, available now on the iTunes store for use with the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. ROBOT 6 has the details.

comiXology, Zuda and Discovery

comiXology, Zuda and Discovery

David Steinberger, the CEO of the biggest player in digital comics, spoke with CBR News about comiXology's plans for Zuda creators, new content, reader recruitment in the age of digital comics and more.

CCI: Digital Comics Now! Panel

CCI: Digital Comics Now! Panel

Despite the proliferation and growing popularity of handheld devices like iPads, iPhones and Kindles, panelists said digital comic publishers continue struggle to get their comics into the hands of would-be buyers.

CBR TV @ CCI: Jim Lee

CBR TV @ CCI: Jim Lee

DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee spoke with CBR TV about his Wonder Woman costume revamp, public reaction to the new look, DC's digital initiative, what it means for printed comics, DCU Online and more.

Tilting at Windmills - 7/15/2010

Tilting at Windmills - 7/15/2010

Brian Hibbs returns this month with news about a meeting DC Comics held for retailers in the wake of their digital comics announcement, leaving Hibbs feeling cautiously optimistic about the publisher's plans.

POLL: Have Digital Comics Convinced You To Buy An iPad?

POLL: Have Digital Comics Convinced You To Buy An iPad?

Has the advent of DC, Marvel and other publishers making content available through iTunes caused you to buy or consider buying an iPad to take your collection digital? CBR wants to know!

PRESS RELEASE: Graphic.ly Announces Windows 7 Application

Pipeline - 6/29/2010

Pipeline - 6/29/2010

Just what is the deal with Marvel and DC's royalty programs? Why were last week's war of royalty words ironic and semantic? Are retailers really to blame? And, finally, Augie surmises that competition is good!

Digital Royalties & Avengers Summits

Digital Royalties & Avengers Summits

With digital comics royalty payments debate overtaking the web, Marvel E-i-C Joe Quesada explains who will be getting paid and lifts up the curtain on the recent Avengers Summit with an exclusive look at "Avengers" #3.

Does Marvel Have A Digital Royalties Program?

Does Marvel Have A Digital Royalties Program?

Yesterday, Marvel brass responded via Twitter to DC Comics' claims of being the first to offer royalties on digital sales with comments indicating DC erred in their statement. ROBOT 6 tries to piece the puzzle together.

Pipeline - 6/23/2010

Pipeline - 6/23/2010

It's a PIPELINE: EXTRA as Augie comments on today's big digital comics news, namely DC's digital initiative, which features a sliding price point, day-and-date comics and other aspects Augie gives a thumbs up to.

"Generation Lost" #4 & 5 To Be Returnable

In response to their surprise day-and-date plans for their digital comics move, DC Comics has let retailers know that the already ordered copies of the bi-weekly "Justice League" series affected will be returnable.

PlayStation Digital Trumpets DC Comics Arrival

PlayStation Digital Trumpets DC Comics Arrival

PSP users are also getting the DC Comics digital comic book treatment today, offering traditional DC and gaming-oriented titles to millions of PlayStation Network members. ROBOT 6 has details.

Lee And Rood Talk DC Digital

Lee And Rood Talk DC Digital

With an ambitious rollout for DC Comics content on computers, iPads, PSPs and more starting today, DC's digital leaders Jim Lee and John Rood talk to CBR about creator royalties, retailer inclusion and content choices.

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