i dont like e books with the lights, i until i die of 100 years old or more will enjoy the 22 to 42 pages of a regular comic book(not what people call floppies or whatever)wondering if you guys will talk about it jose and elliot?
I don’t see this as having much of an effect. Granted, I know next to nothing about it, and it seems too soon to tell, anyway. Maybe if they can get these into enough people’s hands, and offer comics on them for a (very) reasonable price, they might pick up some new readers, but I don’t think you’re really going to see much crossover from your typical weekly comic buyer. I think part of the love of comics is the tangible object, and the collector mentality just doesn’t function the same in this format. Ooh, I got the variant file!
$499 up is just terrible. I’d personally cut down a million trees to make paper comics before I buy one of those… Well maybe not, I actually like the idea of digital – non motion – comics.
PS I just got an 8GB iPod Touch from my mum (she just got an iPhone instead) which I’m really happy about!
I agree with Chris, at around $500 bucks a pop I don’t see it affecting the sales of paper comics anytime soon. At least I don’t see people going out to buy one just to read comics on it. Although I did watched a guy walk out of my LCS today with a stack of about 25 comics, so I could be wrong =)
I meant to say hello as I passed you by Musky, but my hands were full. 😉
Now the I-Pad or any tech that comes down the pike comics may be able to utilize, I’m curious about. I really think it’s pretty much the future of comics.
I base this on every kid I see, my own nephews. A laptop or Iphone is too them as a book or notepad. It’s inevitable
I guess I am becoming an old fart. Someday I will be sitting in my rocking chair, yelling at my grand-kids.. “In my days, we use to walk five miles in the rain to get our comics books.. you kids these days just don’t know how good you have it!”
I want the iPad to be able to backup the content to my pc or mac so that I OWN the content not like the Kindle where after a certain period of time poof it is gone. A $1.50 an issue every week on Wednesday & like a checklist click this, this & that after a few minutes it downloads & I am able to read it w/ no problem. I realize the comic book single issue monthly issue is going the way of endangered species w/ the cost of paper, big name contracts,delays on big events, etc… I just want a comic at an affordable cost as we enter the new decade of technology & entertainment merger closer as one.
I can see the potential of the I-Pad
I prefer good ol’paper comics, but I must admit reading comics off a screen doesn’t bother me. If anything it will be the way those comics interface with the human using it.
i like it because it saves paper and it exposes what we love to more people, so i think in a way it saves comics.
The effect will be minimal, at best, I think.
You can store and read comics on it? There have been similar devices on the market for years, which can be used to meet similar ends.
Besides, quite frankly, it’s the movie licenses that are really keeping the industry afloat. In the field of actual books, it’s the collectors that bear most of the weight. I can’t see many collectors clamouring to get in on digital data, rather than physical.
I could only see this appealing to the more casual reader and as such a person doesn’t buy many books, I don’t see them having much sway on sales, one way or the other.
Nut hey, I suppose if this opens up the door for a mass influx of casual readers, it may add up and prove me wrong. I mean, thousands of people, buying one or two books here and there couldn’t hurt.
its the same waste electric waste power on powe off, music good(mp3), reading comic books bad, generaldark your wrong it wont save paper because a lot of artist use paper to make comic books, oh man you might hear this on the next podcast? get a $2.99 comic book not a dumb ipad for $1000 to get steve jobs rich, hes laughing at you, me i wait 10 years when tech tools prices lower im a pen and paper person, there are a lot of people who dont have internet like(haiti)
wait how would it not save paper? true artists will need to use some to make them available on the ipad but that one paper would be copied into a app and not printed into hundreds of peices of paper. i preer reading comics the old fashion way my self.
true artist? what about the starting artist or the starving artist who doesnt have $3000 #$^^&((*(*( dollars to spend on fancy machines, i love to have recycled paper to draw on, artest rip paper when they get dissapointed on the art they dont like, for that one good there could be 50 bad, i say f app for now because who likes apps? not me i got other things to do like sharing that issue of scoobt doo with kids, you cant do that with apps or with 9inch screen with kids it will ruin thier little eyes, go have fun with $1000 and the ipad and steve jobs, besides psp is oready doing it and it ok
part of reading comics is the trip to the store, browsing the racks at your own pace perhaps a chat with other shoppers about some books and ofc the bundle of comics you leve with =]
i love my weekly trip to the comic store, and the racks of comics and merch. its all part of what i love about comics
this has none of that and will not catch on imo, i know i wont have one
All I want to know is if the iPad can display Pornography for me.
I can’t see this being the end of physical paper comics. Too many people still have the collector/spectator mindset. Nor can I see this revolutionize or “save” comics. There are always going to be purists who believe that comics were always meant to be a print medium and wont accept anything else. If anything it might help bring in new readers who will start with the apps then find their way to floppies or trades… well maybe not if they have to invest hundreds of dollars into this thing. I don’t know, I think overall it will be pretty inconsequential to the future of comics. What I do know is, you wont catch me ditching the shop to pick this thing up any time soon. I like the idea that comics are tangible keepsakes to be passed along from generation to generation, that’s how I got into them at such a young age. I would like to carry on that tradition.
It’s hard to predict which new technology will catch on and which ideas will be left in the dust. This could be bad or good for the industry, but the more immediate problem is that comic books continue to become more of a niche entertainment. Right now, I think old farts like me are keeping the industry alive, and the teen market seems to be shrinking; with all the competition between movies, internet, video games, etc. This is obviously trying to appeal to the itouch generation, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
You’d need to be mad to pay $500 for something to read comics on.
The ipad is a fat iphone with no phone and a crippled laptop that can’t do basic things a laptop can.
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