Now that DC is digital, will they come to Graphic.ly?

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Now that DC is doing the digital thang via comiXology and PSP's Digital Comics, does this improve the chances of seeing DC in Graphic.ly soon? Graphic.ly has the best presentation of the three services and (when the apps are out) the best platform coverage, but without Marvel and DC I'm hesitant to invest in it.
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Gregory

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I agree, I want to settle on this service, but I need to know that I can get Marvel and DC comics for sure on this service before I invest.

The second they are available I will give them all sorts of money.
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I'm in the line too ;-)

Glad to see some IDW, but have Marvel and DC in graphic.ly will be the top: I'm pretty sure I'll stop buying regular series in paper, in that case (will go to the comics store just for TPBs!).
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We're currently in talks with all of the major publishers, which includes DC, but we don't have anything to report at this time. I'll make sure to come back here and update you guys once I know more,

We do currently offer Marvel in iPhone app in the US.
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Why only in the app? And why only US, Marvel's already available in the UK via other apps.
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jmstump

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Marvel currently only allows us to sell on the iPhone and in the US.
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Stephen R Gibson

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A confusing decision, but fair enough.
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Mark Walker

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Not if you live in Denmark ;( I'd like to be exclusive to Graphic.ly it's my fave by a long shot, but things like this make it difficult. Also, it would have been nice to know before buying. Also, after - as is now I just get an error message with no explanation when I try to download my purchased comic.
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A shy decision, if you ask me :/

Are they afraid of piracy or do they fear to spoil the traditional market?
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They just cant get it. One can get comics from internet faster than shipment from Amazon. And with Graphic.ly it's just one paypal-password away. It's instant money for them. Closing digital channel is just retarding their income. But they will grow up eventually.
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They didn't simple retard their incoming; they lose part of it: I think that who loves comics in paper will never give up it, so Marvel and DC doesn't understand that the costumer who buy e-comics is different from the one they are used to. Who buy e-comics is not the collector nor the purist, is simply someone who want to read a good story on the go and will eventually buy it in paper, if the he like it so much (at least: this is the way I do). If you look at what marvel is doing with digital comics, they put new comics every week, but randomly. There aren't new issues released weekly of the series you love like in a comics store, except for the series they release exclusive for their digital market: they use digital just as a commercial to make you buy comics in paper (and you pay a monthly/annual fee for that!). Unbelivable. I really hope that graphic.ly success will soon make change their minds.