Lots of action in the last week or so in the digital comics space, which we recap for you here.
King Features launched a new version of its comic strip subscription site, changing the name from DailyInk to Comics Kingdom in the process. The new site offers new daily strips free, and ad-free use and more archives for paying subscribers. Judging by the comments on the blog, the transition has been a little rocky for some.
EBay has launched a digital comics marketplace in beta by partnering with comiXology, according to Techcrunch. eBay is obviously a huge player in the collectible comics space, but this is the first time eBay has taken part in the curation and selling of digital content.
NYCC Digital Round-up").
DeNA Co., a maker of social games, has launched a manga app offering free content from Kodansha and Shogakukan, including Sungeki no Kyogin, an Attack on Titan spinoff. The app is available in Japanese and English, and a Chinese version is planned. No visible business model to date, but we expect the opportunity to spend money to manifest itself in the app at some point.
---Disclosure: ICv2 has a business relationship with comiXology as a representative for its Retailer Tools; ICv2 CEO Milton Griepp also serves on the board of comiXology.
Strips, eBay, 'Hellboy,' Manga
Posted by ICv2 on December 11, 2013 @ 1:40 am CT