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BOOM! Studios Comic App Now Available In iTunes
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Today BOOM! Studios made their BOOM! Studios Comics app for the iPad and iPhone available in the iTunes App Store.

Built on comiXology‘s popular digital comic platform, the BOOM! Studios Comics app comes out the gate strong with a number of top pop culture-inspired titles including comics based on 28 Days Later, Die Hard, and a word-for-word comic translation of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, as well as BOOM! Studios’s top-selling original series Irredeemable, Incorruptible, and The Unknown.

BOOM! Studios launches its mobile app with nearly 50 comic book titles optimized specifically for mobile devices.

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Comixology Releases Beta App For Desktop Computers
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Comixology CEO David Steinberger released a video on the company’s Vimeo site debuting their beta app for desktop computers and talking a little bit about the plan for the full release. The interesting thing is that Comixology is letting anyone with a Comixology account or anyone who wants to register an account use the beta. That is right, if you click the link above, you can go check out all the free comics on your desktop right now!

Steinberger was definitely open with all of the details and plans that Comixology has for this app. The good points are a bigger screen to read all the comics on, you can switch between two page and the special panel by panel view and even enter a full screen mode, as well as whatever you buy on one platform (iPad, iPhone, or Desktop) you will own on every platform. So if you are reading on the go and get home and want to switch to a bigger screen you can just go over to your desktop and continue reading.

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WonderCon 2010: Jim Lee Talks Future of Digital Comics at DC
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Tom Cheredar   |  
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Geeks of Doom Invades WonderCon 2010

dc comicsNew DC Comics Publisher Jim Lee discussed the future of the company’s efforts to bring comics to digital platforms in a panel at this year’s WonderCon event.

On behalf of the company, Lee said they viewed digital comics as a completely different product than the printed versions and as such, they want to play to each product’s strengths. He also offered explanation for why we haven’t seen more crossover to mobile devices in lieu of this week’s release of the iPad.

“I think at the end of the day, I have not seen anything on the digital side that is more compelling to me than a printed comic,” said Lee in response to a fan question at the panel. “I’ll use Blackest Night as an example. You open that up and — I don’t want to spoil anything — but there’s a spread inside that’s just amazing. You cannot replicate it on a device with a smaller screen.”

Ultimately, he said it’s why DC hasn’t jumped head first onto the digital bandwagon the way other companies have, such as competitor Marvel Entertainment, which released their own iPhone/iPad application to coincide with Saturday’s debut of Apple’s iPad tablet device.

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