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December 3, 2015

Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital

By Tom Spurgeon

* friend of CR Rob Salkowitz asks after the future of streaming by looking at its present, as comics' digital journey continues. I think it's pretty clear from how effectively TV and film rights holders have used streaming to manage content that someone will make a similar attempt to use comics that way. Whether or not there's a significant audience for comics served up like this, and how much comics' own history of similar services will play into it, we'll probably just have to find out. But yeah, Netflix-style curated content that goes month to month supplementing perpetual availability, limited-time offerings and dumps? I bet that's in place 18 months from now.

* veteran comics magazine Tripwire, now primarily an on-line operation, has a new site design.

* Gary Tyrrell caught that Iron Circus Comics will take over some of the delayed fulfillment and administrative tasks regarding Dean Trippe's Something Terrible.

* finally, Cerebus: High Society for free. I was frustrated with the way the digital offering was presented to me in 2014, but I certainly enjoyed those comics when I first read them and upon subsequent re-readings in non-digital form.
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