Marvel to go same-day digital by end of March 2012

iPad and newspaper

Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #10 coverOn the heels of DC offering all of its DCU titles for same-day digital distribution as part of its big “DCNU” reboot in September, comes news that Marvel now plans on doing the same thing. Comics Alliance reports that Marvel plans to offer digital versions of almost all of its titles by the end of March 2012. Exempt from these offerings are licensed titles and the “mature readers” MAX line of books.

While legal digital comics still have big DRM related problems (as I’ve noted in the past), this is still a welcome move by Marvel, putting them on par with their Distinguished Competition (and Archie). Hopefully, this is the first step toward all the companies offering true digital downloads not tied to a specific app or proprietary viewer, much like iTunes or Amazon.com music store purchases. Also hopefully, the Marvel Adventures line is included with the digital store sales…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *