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Just when you thought the comic medium was dead
digital, Bleeding Cool reports
that Texas-based entertainment and media chain Hastings
will be stocking comic books in almost 130 stores across 20 states nationwide, effectively "[increasing] the number of direct market comic book sales outlets by a very significant margin...and [making] Hastings one of the major players in the comic book industry." We at Geekosystem seriously worry for local comic shops, but in a world where paper is becoming irrelevant
, perhaps any exposure is good exposure.
Plus, we're not talking your mini-shelf of graphic novels at Barnes & Noble
here, but stands full
of comics, which will reportedly include brand new comics distributed by Diamond
, the world's largest distributor of English-language comics and related merchandise. More details below.
More than one million people are expected to download the pilot episode of Pioneer One
, the new indie sci-fi series by filmmakers Josh Bernhard
and Bracey Smith
which debuted on Bittorent
-powered distribution platform VODO
last Wednesday, with P2P file-sharing giants such as uTorrent
and The Pirate Bay
also pledging their support. As of this post's publication, there are over 19,000 seeders for one torrent
of the episode.
It's an exciting vision of how entertainment content will be presented in the future: After all, why spend buckets of money trying to get your show on television when you can circulate it directly among the viewers? Who watches actual
television nowadays, anyway?