So…how about that comic news regarding DC Universe?! It’s a one-two punch of a slobber knocker, followed by an aerial roundhouse or ten of excitement!!! Is it April yet?
To my point…has anyone felt that the news of the entire digital DC library now being a fixture of DC Universe will forever change in some manner and to some degree how you consume comics?
As the library here grows, that older ongoing series that you’ve wanted in digital but haven’t had the scratch for…now you can get it here! That acclaimed storyline written by You Know Who with glorious artwork by Her and masterful inks by That Girl and Her Boy Thursday…it’s here, right now! Just click on it and read away! Forget saving your pennies for the future, that future is NOW (and it’s so bright that you gotta wear shades).
I can see how the entire library being here will already change my comic consumption. The last vestiges of my print single issue collection fill up ten long boxes. Only about 5-10% of those books (if that) remain print only releases and I would keep those issues on that basis. The rest of my books…as their digital equivalents arrive here, I see the print editions going out the door to be sold and a good chunk of space opening up in my closet. I love having those books in print but having so much available digitally in the palm of your hand, at the click of a mouse or push of a remote button just (to me at least) renders the print material irrelevant and redundant up to a certain point.
I see the addition of the digital library as a tremendous moneysaver for many of us too. For me, I can concentrate exclusively on buying new releases and new back issues (yes, they too will be here eventually but no, I’m not waiting a year for them as I love buying new books each week) and no longer have to “worry” about getting caught up on older material because I know it will be here whenever I’m ready to read it.
Anyone else feel that “The News of Yesterday” (its so seismic, it deserves a title it does) will forever change your comic collecting/consumption habits?
Also, is it April yet?