Monthly Issues of DC Comics Make Their Way to Apple's iBookstore
DC Entertainment recently announced that its entire lineup of new titles will be available day-and-date for download via Apple’s iBookstore for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. The lineup includes characters and series such as Batman, Green Lantern, Justice League, Superman, and Wonder Woman. This move makes DC the only major comic publisher to offer its entire periodical lineup across all major e-bookstore platforms. Since the launch of its “Ne2 52” lineup, DC’s comics have been available digitally on the iPad day-and-date through its own application run by ComiXology. This new announcement marks the first time the series have been available on Apple’s iBookstore.
According to DC Entertainment co-publisher, Jim Lee, “As e-readers and tablets continue to explode in popularity, it's important for us to offer consumers convenience and choice in how they download digital comics and graphic novels, and these new distribution deals with the top three e-bookstores do just that. We're very excited to work with Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble to bring bestselling DC Comics and Vertigo periodicals to their e-bookstores."
With additional DC titles expanding the offerings on the iBookstore well beyond its initial start of mostly e-books. Since then, Apple placed considerable focus on offering digital textbooks through the iBookstore to push the use of the iPad in classrooms. Some Although some titles will be available going forward on the iBookstore, some book titles are not yet available on Apple’s digital storefront. DC Entertainment Senior Vice President of Digital, Hank Kanalz, told CNET
that their current absence is a “bandwidth issue” and that older titles should be available on the iBookstore in due time. A total of 70 DC titles are available through the iBookstore including this weeks’ New 52 superhero books. A handful of “digital-first” titles that are available online before print are also available along with some back issues.
How many of you plan to check out the DC comics on your iOS device?