Digital Comic Books

New Suicide Squad, DC Comics - Jan 2015

New Suicide Squad, DC Comics – Jan 2015

You’ve come a long way, baby!

There has been a renaissance in comic books, both in the quality of writing and in the artwork. While the quality of some “graphic novels” can be awful, recent digital advances have made it so the stunning images pop off the screen; indeed, some comics are best viewed on a tablet or desktop computer where you can zoom in and really enjoy the art.

No more can we see a grid of dots representing the colors. No more do we have to worry about pages yellowing or becoming damaged over time. And best of all? The publishers are redoing their back catalogues in the new digital format. I’ll show you an example of the difference of one page redone:

New Teen Titans, DC Comics - Nov 1980

New Teen Titans, DC Comics – Nov 1980

The cleaner smoother colors really pop out!

Another benefit to consumers is that the new digital comics tend to be at least a dollar less per issue. That’s great because comic books can go for up to $5.00 per issue these days. And the major publishers are offering subscription online-only access to the enhanced older books and one day soon you might be able to read, say, every Amazing Spider-Man issue from beginning to end in this glorious new format for about ten dollars per month. You can buy and keep the issues too.

It’s a great time to be a comic book fan.

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