Voices from the Syndicate: The Ipad and Comics

Ave!Comics has been an innovator in the world of digital comics since 2006. We’re thrilled to announce our latest innovation: Ave!Comics for the iPad. The application will be available to coincide with the release of the iPad.
You’ll discover digital comics optimized for the iPad and be able to enjoy a totally immersive reading experience, as well as full screen reading mode for maximum comfort.

Enjoy all the benefits of Ave!Comics, the application that revolutionized digital comics, on the iPad:
– An integrated store with more than 300 titles
– A multilingual catalog, growing on a weekly basis
– A personalized library
– Comics that are compatible with other devices (mobile phones, computers)
– Social network integration with sharing functionality

Ave!Comics’ unique proposition allows all its customers to access previously purchased comics on the iPad (using their existing Ave!Comics accounts on the iPad).

This press release from the folks at Ave!Comis got me to thinking about the iPad.

The comic industsy has been trying to decide whether the iPad is a good or a bad thing for the industry.

At the moment I can’t afford an iPad. My hope is one day (probably by the time they reach the 5th generation of the model) I’ll be able to either buy one or swap one of my kidneys for one. Who knows by then there may be another device available that blows the ipad out of the water and is even better for digital comics.

I still love buying and reading comics in the usual way but I think this is a great way of bringing new readers into the fold and  giving us existing readers, like me, another method to get hold of comics.

I’ve  been enjoying reading comics on my iTouch for nearly two months and to be honest it works a lot better than I thought it would. I know a lot of the comics I’m reading on the iTouch I would never have bothered to pick up in the normal way so it’s definitely exposing me to new titles that would have otherwise passed me by.

One of the ideas I love is several comic companies allowing readers to check out the first issue of a comic for free. It’s a great way of giving me a taster for a story (many of which I’ve gone on to buy the rest of the issues).

Sure it’s not going to be for everyone and that’s no bad thing variety is the spice of life and all that. I still think there’s a long way to go with digital comics and I would love to see more update titles available (DC and Marvel I’m looking at you).

I would never want to see this tech overrun the normal way of putting comics out there (nor do I think it will) but do think that there is a market out there for this kind of tech and the comic industry should embrace it.

GS Reporter: Nuge

Source: Ave!Comics

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