I don’t know if any other publisher has been as clear as this. I also don’t know that this is the DC/Marvel/Image/DH plan. I thought some of you might like to know the plans of this publisher anyway. Hope you’re all well. (Taken from CBR interview with senior Valiant editors Heather Antos & Lysa Hawkins.)
CBR: What are your thoughts on digital comics? Does releasing titles strictly in digital form make sense at this time?
Antos: Though I completely understand the appeal of digital comics for ease of accessibility, mobility and quantity, I’ve personally never been drawn to the digital comic format. In a time where folks are stuck inside and can’t venture out to their local comic shop to pick up their pulls, sure, it makes sense to see what’s available digitally – and there is no fault in doing so or for creators and publishers to make digital offerings during this time.
However, we at Valiant have always said that retailers are the backbone of this industry and right now they need publishers’ help more than ever. There is absolutely no substitute for the physical experience of going to a comic shop on Wednesdays to pick up new books. So while we aren’t releasing anything new digitally, we are making several of our #1s available to download for free.