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Video Daily: Marvel launches iPad graphic novel reader app

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Apr 2010 17:47 User comments (8)

Video Daily: Marvel launches iPad graphic novel reader app Marvel Entertainment has launched the impressive Marvel Comics App for the Apple iPad, giving fans a chance to read over 500 graphic novels at launch including Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Hulk and Thor.
"We're excited to introduce an unparalleled digital comic experience to our fans with the Marvel Comics App for iPad," adds Dan Buckley, publisher & CEO, Marvel Publishing. "The iPad is the first device that offers us a chance to present digital comics that are even close to replicating the experience of reading a print comic. This new world of digital comics distribution provides us great opportunities to reach new readers, allow consumers to sample our diverse stories and characters, and we believe it will drive these new fans into the App Store and local comic shops each week to find even more."

Continues Ira Rubenstein, the Executive Vice President, Marvel Global Digital Media Group: "As Marvel's digital comics program has developed over the last few years, we've focused on delivering the best possible consumer experience across different services and devices. We're confident that the iPad is one of the best ways to read Marvel digital comics from anywhere, at any time. Since the iPad was announced, we have heard from our Marvel fans that this is the device they really wanted to see our comics on. This is just another step in the evolution of Marvel Digital Comics. We hope you love it as much as we do and we will continue to make the consumer experience even better."

The app costs $1.99 from the App Store.

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8 user comments

13.4.2010 4:51

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23.4.2010 4:51

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33.4.2010 5:54

This is just brilliant. Yes please let us pay for a comic book that is digital and holds no real world value. A hundred years from now our great grandchildren will say "I got a copy of the ORIGINAL digital copy of X-men 2350 from my great grandpa." /sarcasm. I gladly pay each week/month for my comic books because I appreciate them for what they are. I will never buy my books or comic books in a digital form.(or even music for that matter. I still buy CDs.) All I can say is thank god I'm a DC.

43.4.2010 11:01

Interesting indeed.

53.4.2010 18:01

Originally posted by flyingpen:
This is just brilliant. Yes please let us pay for a comic book that is digital and holds no real world value. A hundred years from now our great grandchildren will say "I got a copy of the ORIGINAL digital copy of X-men 2350 from my great grandpa." /sarcasm. I gladly pay each week/month for my comic books because I appreciate them for what they are. I will never buy my books or comic books in a digital form.(or even music for that matter. I still buy CDs.) All I can say is thank god I'm a DC.
I agree a 100% with you......but no-one can stop the Future !
We just became more and more like wherever we just to be think before about our Old Family Members.

Welcome to my Old Fart Club !
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64.4.2010 15:37

They tried this before in a horrible reader format that you had to use their application to read.....

make a PDF lock it and sale them for roughly 10 cents a comic or every 20ish pages(double it for things that are less than 5 years old) and get the fck over yourselves already......

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76.4.2010 19:21

why is it that some thigns are allowed to be digital, and not others?

86.4.2010 19:45

Originally posted by shaffaaf:
why is it that some thigns are allowed to be digital, and not others?
Licensing and who gets paid.....

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