Following the successful launch of a Valiant Comics roleplaying game on DriveThruRPG.com, the publisher announced this week that it will partner with the RPG site's sister site, DriveThruComics.com, to offer its entire comics library -- the old and the new -- DRM-free, as PDFs. New comics will be available day-and-date.
Not only that, but for the next 30 days, Valiant will offer eight of its number-one issues for free through the DriveThruComics website; Archer and Armstrong, Unity, Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Harbinger, Quantum and Woody, Shadowman and X-O Manowar.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, an e-mail sent to retailers stated that "Diamond Digital has not gained enough traction in the marketplace to continue." The official shut-down date is the end of the month, Friday, Feb. 28.
If the future of comics is digital, then iVerse Media is making a good case for being a very big player in the world that's coming, especially for independent creators: Not only has the company announced plans to release new digital publishing tools for creators, but it's also launching a crowdfunding tool for creators to use to pay for projects.Although the company has been around since 2008, iVerse Media has tended to be one of the lesser known digital comic d
Changes are afoot at Diamond Comic Distributors, and they don't seem to reflect confidence in the company's digital efforts. Reports are emerging that three of Diamond's employees, all working on digital initiatives, have been laid off, leaving the future of the company's digital comics plan somewhat uncertain.Bleeding Cool's
If you're still on the fence about paying for digital comics instead of their print counterparts, your local library could soon offer a very free workaround for reading single issue comics and graphic novels. Come
Archie Comics will revive its former stable of Red Circle imprint super-heroes this spring via a monthly digital subscription service that will give users access to both new, regularly released six-page stories and an archive of previously-published Red Circle comics. Archie Co-Chief
2010 boasted healthy numbers for digital comics with comiXology breaking one million application downloads, but it looks like Archie Comics can boast an even heartier success story as its iVerse-powered application was reportedly downloaded more than 1.7 milli
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