DC Makes Their Digital Comics Available On Nook And More

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Earlier today DC Comics announced that they would be making their comic books available for purchase on digital storefronts like the Kindle Store, iBookstore and the Nook Store. That means that DC comics will be made available to purchase and to read on the more digital devices than before; a move that will likely expand the digital market, reaching more Android based tablet users. DC released the following press release in regards to the news, which we've posted below.

== TEASER ==
DC ENTERTAINMENT DIGITAL COMIC BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE ON
KINDLE STORE, iBOOKSTORE AND NOOK STORE™
DC Comics’ Entire Line-up, Including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Batgirl and Many Others, Now Available for Direct Download from All Major e-Bookstores
Burbank, CA – Nov. 7, 2012 – DC Entertainment, the #1 comic book publisher in the U.S., announced today its entire line of periodical comic books are now available for download from the top three e-bookstores including Kindle Store, iBookstore and NOOK Store™. The precedent setting new digital availability brings bestselling DC Comics and Vertigo periodical titles, including JUSTICE LEAGUE, BATMAN, SUPERMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS, ACTION COMICS, BATGIRL, WONDER WOMAN, GREEN LANTERN, FABLES and AMERICAN VAMPIRE, among many others, to an even broader audience of digital readers.
“As e-readers and tablets continue to explode in popularity it’s important for us to offer consumers convenience and choice in how they download digital comics and graphic novels and these new distribution deals with the top three e-bookstores do just that,” said Jim Lee, co-publisher, DC Entertainment. “We’re very excited to work with Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble to bring bestselling DC Comics and Vertigo periodicals to their e-bookstores.”
DC Entertainment is now the only comic book publisher to offer its periodical line-up across all major e-bookstore platforms. The deals reinforce a long track record of digital comics industry leadership and innovation from DC Entertainment that dates back to its game-changing decision to make its entire line available same-day digital with the launch of DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 in Sept. 2011. That launch is widely seen as reinvigorating the comic book industry, and has led to increased sales of both digital and print comics.
Lee continued, “We were the first to offer our entire comic book line same-day digital and now we are the first to offer fans the convenience of multiple download options.”
In addition to now being available for direct download through the top three e-bookstores, DC Entertainment will continue to deliver periodical comics online at www.readdcentertainment.com, through the DC Comics and Vertigo apps, and all comiXology platforms.
Prior to this announcement only DC Entertainment graphic novels were available through the top three e-bookstores.

What do you think of the news? Do you have an Android based tablet or a Nook? Will you be purchasing digital comics now that DC is making their titles available for purchase on more digital devices? Or are you happy going to your local comic shop every week? Let us know in the comments below.

#1 Edited by craigymail (5 posts) - - Show Bio

Use the comixology app to get it everywhere!

#2 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (8753 posts) - - Show Bio

That is good news for Nook owners

#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27351 posts) - - Show Bio
@craigymail: Cant do it in the UK
#4 Posted by Sakurafire (60 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish they'd come to Comixology, rather than doing it from a PC. I love downloading graphic novels as much as the next guy, but sometimes I want to get something new.

#5 Posted by sweetesttoaster (144 posts) - - Show Bio

This is cool and all, but I'll be sticking with Comixology on my iPad. It's easier to have all my comics in one place rather than using different apps.

#6 Posted by kennybaese (1003 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm... I wonder if Amazon still has exclusivity on digital DC trades. I remember B&N were pretty pissed about it when those digital collected editions where announced exclusive to Amazon when the first Kindle Fire was announced.

#7 Posted by imadgnr8 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

It'd be nice if we were able to order DC off our Comixology App. Get to work on that Lee and maybe I'd buy more.

#8 Posted by Reignmaker (2224 posts) - - Show Bio

@sweetesttoaster said:

This is cool and all, but I'll be sticking with Comixology on my iPad. It's easier to have all my comics in one place rather than using different apps.

This. Here's hoping DC doesn't pull its support for Comixology on the iPad like it did on the Kindle.

#9 Edited by JangoCrossfire (52 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll just do what I've been doing: order it on my iPhone and then download it to my Kindle Fire.

#10 Posted by wowylied (237 posts) - - Show Bio

It is nice but digital comic are still a scam :

- no download on pc (online reading only)

- overpriced as hell for a digital, most of the time as expensive as a real copy and sometime more expensive

- no garanty if the service ro site close, for now you will lose all the comics

- no translation, it is like they want to close this business only for english speaker when they should think about all the customer they could gain in the world

#11 Posted by Owie (3299 posts) - - Show Bio

I've got a Nook and I'm glad to hear it for sure.  I haven't tried the comixology through.

#12 Posted by sora_thekey (8107 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@craigymail: Cant do it in the UK

Can't do that outside of the US. I simply buy it on my computer then download it on my app.

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#13 Posted by moywar700 (2775 posts) - - Show Bio

Still too overpriced.Why is a digital comic from the 1980's still cost 2$ dollars.

#14 Posted by kagato (243 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@craigymail: Cant do it in the UK

What do you mean? Im in the Uk and i use comixology all the time, is it a problem specific to the Nook? I read comics on my Galaxy note and Nexus 7 when im travelling.

#15 Posted by ChernobylCow (90 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a good sign for digital comics. Apple's iPads are pretty much going to always be too much for me to pay for a device that's not a gaming platform/PC so my household has a Kindle fire (maybe we'll get that XL kindle fire later on). The screen is a bit too small for comics at this point but I might give it another shot.

To those who keep mentioning the comixology app, I'd have to say that Comixology is far from the "be all, end all" of digital comics. To compare to pc gaming, it's no 'steam'. Comixology is cumbersome and confusing. Pretty much everyone that uses it has to do that first google search to see how to even FIND their purchased comics. It's hard to figure how to skip from last page to first page, the app always opens at your last read page which could spoil for another household member. It's just too crappy at this point. The frame to frame viewing is neat, but when I read a comic book...that's not how I read it. Like most I take in the whole page and then read sequentially.

I'm glad to hear DC is expanding. Hopefullly they'll have some good sales.

#16 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27351 posts) - - Show Bio
@kagato said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@craigymail: Cant do it in the UK

What do you mean? Im in the Uk and i use comixology all the time, is it a problem specific to the Nook? I read comics on my Galaxy note and Nexus 7 when im travelling.

There is no Comixology app for the Kindle in the UK
#17 Edited by jesvanv (2 posts) - - Show Bio

@craigymail: No Comixology on Nook anywhere :( I believe it's because B&N doesn't allow Apps with in-app purchasing. So this is definitely good news for Nook users...

#18 Posted by kagato (243 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@kagato said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@craigymail: Cant do it in the UK

What do you mean? Im in the Uk and i use comixology all the time, is it a problem specific to the Nook? I read comics on my Galaxy note and Nexus 7 when im travelling.

There is no Comixology app for the Kindle in the UK

ah right, that is a bummer, might be worth seeing if you can sideload it on, its something i take for granted but when i had my windows phone i had to use the DC app since Marvel refused to develop one for the platform. Hopefully someone somewhere is working on this.

#19 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Hot dog this is great news for me since I'm a Kindle Fire user. Still, the Comixology app hasn't failed me yet, but I wanna know when Marvel is going to do this now.

#20 Posted by Shotgun (900 posts) - - Show Bio

@wowylied said:

It is nice but digital comic are still a scam :

- no download on pc (online reading only)

- overpriced as hell for a digital, most of the time as expensive as a real copy and sometime more expensive

- no garanty if the service ro site close, for now you will lose all the comics

- no translation, it is like they want to close this business only for english speaker when they should think about all the customer they could gain in the world

It doesn't matter. I have a ton of comics that I want to read and no room to store it. My bedroom is tiny, and I share it with my little brother. Digital comics save people from having to buy a physical issue and throw it away when they run out of space to store it. Plus, I can access it anytime, anywhere, so I can read comics on my smartphone while on the subway.

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