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Comixology

  1. Comixology Announces DRM Free Digital Comics Downloads: You Can Really Own Your Comics Now

    Time to buy a new external hard drive.

    I love digital comics for what they do for my ability to read back issues, try out new series, and get caught up on old. But there's always that little consumer worry in the back of my head: what I'm trading for this convenience is that technically I'm renting those comics, not buying them. No more, says Comixology. Kinda.

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  2. Happy Batman Day, and Happy 75th Anniversary to the Caped Crusader!

    Long may he whispergrowl in our hearts!

    The Dark Knight turns seventy-five this year (just about how old he is in Batman Beyond), and DC's planned a lovely celebration, including the most important part of any birthday party: goodie bags for everyone!

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  3. Newly Amazon-Acquired Comixology Eliminates Store from iOS Apps, Surprising No One

    Insidery

    When it was announced that Amazon had acquired digital comics retailer Comixology, we knew there would probably be some changes coming down the pipe, and the first have arrived. They finally updated the front page of PullList.Comixology.com! Just kidding, I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who's excited about that. What really happened was that they released a new version of their iOS app that removes the ability to make in-app purchases of comics.

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  4. Young Women Are The Fastest Growing Demographic According To New Comics Retailer Survey

    Meanwhile...

    "While many stores report that their children’s comics sections continue to grow, the demographic that seems to be growing the fastest is young women, aged 17–33. Image titles like The Walking Dead, Saga, and Pretty Deadly have gotten their attention, but Wayne Wise reports that at Phantom of the Attic there are "a lot of young women who are really invested in Marvel and DC titles, as well as the Indies. New titles aimed at this group are an important part of this. Books like Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Young Avengers have been particularly successful.' Data from a reader survey by digital comics vendor Comixology supports what retailers are seeing. Chip Mosher, Comixology’s v-p, communications and marketing, confirmed that 20% of its new customers in the third quarter of 2013 were females ages 17–26." - Shannon O’Leary writing for Publishers Weekly on findings in a recent comics retailer survey. Previously in Women and Comics

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Marion Cotillard & Michael Fassbender In Macbeth

    Things We Saw Today

    Our first look at a new version of Macbeth we previously told you about, starring Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender as "The Macbeths!" (via ComingSoon.net)

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  6. BREAKING: Amazon Acquires Digital Comics Retailer, Comixology

    Comixology co-founder and CEO, David Steinberger has just posted a message on the site revealing their acquisition of the digital comic site by Amazon.com. He wrote, "We have long had the goal of making every person on the planet a comics fan. With Amazon’s help, this crazy goal is more possible than ever before. With the Kindle, Amazon has shown a passion for reinventing the reading experience, just like comiXology has shown for comics and graphic novels."

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  7. Things We Saw Today: Star Wars Triptych Poster Set

    Things We Saw Today

    These fantastic Star Wars posters are for sale ONLY this weekend - sale ends at midnight tomorrow.  Buy, buy like the wind! (via Collider)

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  8. Things We Saw Today: A Wine-o-Saur

    Things We Saw Today

    Alternatively, a dino wino. (For sale at Uncommon Goods, via That's Nerdalicious)

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  9. Comixology’s Rapidly Growing Female Demographic Sounds Familiar

    Supergirly

    She’s 17-26 years old, college-educated, lives in the suburbs, and is new to comics. She prefers Tumblr to Reddit. She may have never even picked up a print comic. - Techhive, on the female demographic average of Comixology, the largest digital comics retailer. I'm guessing that Comixology's female userbase (which has more than quadrupled since the site's launch) shares a lot of demographic similarities to a majority of our readers as well. Then again, we haven't done a reader survey since 2011... gotta get on that. And, it goes without saying, if you're new to comics and reading this, ask for recommendations in the comments! If you aren't new to comics, post your faves.

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  10. NYCC’s Gonna Track Us All With New RFID Equipped Badges

    Pros and Cons

    Okay, so it may not be the big deal that San Diego Comic Con is, but The Mary Sue's biggest hometown con, New York Comic Con, has a special place in our hearts. It's also approaching with a speed that has caused only a few moments of panic so far (stay tuned in the next few weeks for info on our meetup and our panel), and with an approaching con comes the shipping of badges. NYCC has a new trick up its sleeve to combat both overcrowding and counterfeit or scalped badges (notorious problems for the event): RFID tags. They're also planning on using the badges to monitor traffic flow. In other words, if having your location within the Javits Center tracked creeps you out, you might want to read the instructions that come with your badge very carefully.

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