Ame-Comi Wonder Woman #3
I’m really beginning to be bothered by the title of the comic. At first it didn’t bother me much, but the more I say it in my head and type it I realize that the “Ame-Comi” is rather clumsy. Why not just anime or something else?
Anyway I just downloaded it from the DC Comics app and plan to read it on my way home tonight from work. I also downloaded Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine #2. The first issue was free and was actually interesting enough to warrant reading the rest of the series.
I really wish I could afford a tablet to read these on.
Ame-Comi Wonder Woman #2
Waiting for the download to complete. I love that 99 cent price tag. Affordable comics are always welcome right? Anyone else reading this comic?
Ame-Comi Wonder Woman #1
This is a digital comic that cost 0.99 cents and it was the creative team is the fantastic Amanda Conner, Justin Gray, and Jimmy Palmiotti team. Given that price for 22 pages and the talent I had to give it a shot. I suppose this story/version of Wonder Woman is sort of a stand alone off in her own universe deal because she is based on the anime Wonder Woman. You may have seen a number of DC ladies get the anime treatment with an anime statue.
A pretty drastic change from the usual Wonder Woman outfit. The Diana in the comic seems to be a bit younger than New 52 Diana. She’s still on Themyscria under Hippolyta’s watchful eye. Other than those two aspects not much else has changed. This Diana is still quite the fighter and impatient when it comes to fighting. Basically the character many are familiar with is still here.
While not exactly a drastically new story, the Amazons are defending themselves from invaders, it was a solid read. It’s only a three part story so I really am not expecting anything epic. A fun and engaging story will do just fine for that asking price. Given the work Conner, Gray, and Palmiotti did with Power Girl I think they’ll deliver.
Also it seems this will be the first in a series of Ame-Comi digital titles. Batgirl, Duela Dent, Power Girl, Supergirl, and an Ongoing are listed in the Wonder Woman issue. Could be a fun set of books.
I must admit my tumblr blog has taken a bit of backseat lately. Between the job and general laziness/sleepiness I haven’t posted much lately. It’s been a crazy few weeks. I’ve covered a ton of stories that have kept me busy. That’s the good thing about journalism though, there’s always something new. I’d like to review more comics that I read, but I mostly do short and sweet posts.
I’m still delving into the digital comics. Mostly the free and cheap ones. You can’t beat a 99 cent comic! I definitely see the appeal and potential with them. Comics any where and every where you go is incredibly handy. I can see myself opening one up to inform a friend about a character or story. I’m currently reading them mainly on my Samsung Galaxy S phone and it looks nice. If I could afford a tablet I’d definitely switch over to that. Still going to stick with the floppies though.
Speaking of which I’m going to need a 5th long box. My DC box is about ready to burst. I’m thinking of making the 5th box for Bat-family books only. I have a ton of them and I guess it makes sense. I did the same for my X-Men comics and it gave me more room in my Marvel box. What would really be nice is some custom filing cabinets.
Also excited for summer. Summer in DC means more tourists to wade through, but I’m looking forward to getting some blue crabs! Summer is not complete unless you have some crabs and fingers covered in Old Bay Seasoning. If you don’t know about Old Bay you need to buy some. Steamed shrimp and steamed crabs are incomplete without it.
Hellz yeah! Never gonna be bored again with mobile comics!!! :D
I’m still sticking with the floppies, but the Marvel app has a great interface and it’s always great to have some comics on hand.
Marvel Comics App
I went ahead and downloaded a digital copy of AvX #1 on my galaxy s and I have to say it looks pretty cool. The movement between panels is nice. Panels also expand or shrink depending what the scene. It’s all quite flawless. I still enjoy the physical copies over digital, but its nice to have comics on the go like this. I hope Marvel keeps the digital copy with hard copy deal going. DC should follow suit as well.
My 2 cents on digital comics
Digital comics are becoming increasingly popular lately and I recognize it will probably be even more popular in a few years. With that said I consider myself a stalwart and not really interested in reading my comics on a screen. I think there’s a certain magic to holding a physical comic book and turning the page to see a surprising reveal or a beautifully drawn action scene. You can’t get that experience holding an tablet pc or laptop. I also enjoy sitting down in a relaxing spot away from technology and reading my weekly stack. Maybe it’s my age, because I could see younger generations who have had ipods, cell phones, and laptops their entire lives getting into digital comics.
Despite my disinterest I can see the benefits of digital comics. Probably the most important is that it saves paper and lots of it. They can reach people who may not have immediate access to a comic book shop. A wider audience brings more money into the companies. I think it also opens the door for smaller independent or amateur comic writers and artists. They don’t have to worry about getting their book published and on a shelf. New talent and books should always be welcome in the industry. There’s probably a lot of unknown gems out there just waiting for exposure. It’s a big space saver. Long boxes take up a lot less space than a hard drive.
It more than likely is the future, although I think brick and mortar comic shops will remain in some capacity. I actually enjoy the atmosphere of my comic shop and would miss the interactions one can have there. I’ve built a good relationship with my shop owner. I’ve come to appreciate the relationship you get when you frequent a store a lot and become close with the owner. People with regular barbers or hair stylists probably can relate to that statement.
I think the comic industry has been doing some evolving over the past few years. It will probably look drastically different in maybe 5 or 10 years. If I’m forced to read digital because it’s the main format I’ll do it because I love comic books. The future is digital. Nearly every thing can be done by or through a computers. Comics are no different. It’s only a matter of time. For now though I’m sticking with the floppies for as long as possible.