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February 8, 2013

Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital


By Tom Spurgeon

* DC Comics is expanding a digital comics program featuring continuity-free stories to their Superman property. That's a pretty good line-up in certain respects -- it's nice to see Jeff Parker get to play with characters my Mom's actually heard of -- and a pretty controversial one in terms of their using the writer Orson Scott Card, who has been repeatedly hammered as a bigot for his views on gay people due to the fact his views on gay people are bigoted.

image* here's a really great example of what writer Mark Waid and his collaborators have been doing at Waid's Thrillbent site in terms of comics that are reader-controlled but that feature progression by layering or adding elements rather than moving to a new frame or new, total picture. You'll get what I mean when you look at it.

* Shaenon Garrity reviews a bunch of webcomics.

* I missed this Todd Allen article about digital comics getting cheaper. I imagine like most things these days that comics content available digitally will be suffered to harsh and increasing pressures to make offerings as cheap as possible, all without really cutting into the profits of those that control the bigger entities involved. Then again, maybe that's just my lack of sleep and the resulting grumpiness talking.

* finally, A Softer World celebrates its tenth anniversary.

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