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Re: Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited

Post by Lonewolf36 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:55 am

Not a 100 percent sure on the Daredevil Saga the other 2 were digital first.

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Re: Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited

Post by Somebody » Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:22 pm

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Somebody wrote:The interface is ab-so-lutely HORRENDOUS. I've seen programs coded by half-drunk amateurs that are more usable. Seriously, I've read scans of comics before and had no problem doing so. I couldn't stomach trying to read using Marvel's ridiculous viewer.
I'm fairly new to reading comics online, so maybe I'm easier to please, but yes, I've found some comics on their website are better to navigate through than others...sometimes the "smart panels" don't get close enough to make it easy to read, (in which case, I have to switch over to "single-page" format). It's not perfect, but hey, it's allowing me to continue reading Marvel comics. :)
Take a look at http://goldenagecomics.co.uk/ - where there's a bunch of public domain comics for download in CBR format - and then download CDisplay from http://cdisplay.techknight.com/ to view an example on.
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Somebody wrote:I also don't like the inability to download and read offline. That's just asking to break the (ha-ha) "fair use" policy of various ISPs.
I mentioned this to a friend on another message board where we were discussing this, and I think I'll just quote it here:

"I'd prefer it not to be downloadable...my hard drive is crammed full as it is! Really, I think there's a distinction here that needs to be addressed: If I want to pay for "ownership" of the material, I'm going to buy the comic, not a download that'll take up my hard drive!"
Well:
1) So long as it's only available online, you're at the mercy of Marvel continuing to provide the service in that exact form - c.f. the long-lost CyberComics [this also applies to DRM-ed downloads, of course]
2) So long as it's only available online, you need an active internet connection - no reading comics on your laptop on a train, for instance (mobile [cellphone] "fair use" limits are so low that that's not an option). And if you don't have a laptop, or don't have a wireless connection to use the laptop elsewhere in your house, no reading in bed either.
3) People DO buy downloads these days. My sisters have a huge collection of stuff bought from the iTunes store (I can't stand iTunes, myself). I presume that any music your pal buys is on CD? External hard drives aren't particularly dear either - a 99p download of a £3 ($4) comic would save me £2. At that rate, I'd only need to buy 25 comics digitally to pay for a decent-sized external drive that would be good for a LOT more than 25 comics.
jephyork wrote:Somebody, why put "Sagas" in quotes? That's a little mean-spiritedly disrespectful. (Then again, I wrote one of them... :evil: )
Sure, that's why I was trying to wind you up :-P

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Re: Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited

Post by Kevin W. » Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:16 pm

I'm not sure how I want to keep track of the weekly updates to the Marvel DCU website, other than I know I do want to track the "online-exclusive" comics, and the new content, (perhaps a weekly post on the "newswire" forum, like Col. Fury's?). Anyway, here's what was uploaded last week:

Monday, August 17
MADROX #4
PUNISHER #25
DR. STRANGE: THE OATH #4
SPIDER-MAN/DOCTOR OCTOPUS: OUT OF REACH #2
VENOM: LETHAL PROTECTOR #2

Tuesday, August 18
AVENGERS #44
IRON MAN: DIRECTOR OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #15
IMMORTAL IRON FIST #6
MS. MARVEL ANNUAL #1
NEW AVENGERS #51

Wednesday, August 19
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #550
NEW EXILES #11
X-MEN: LEGACY #216
X-MEN: SEARCH FOR CYCLOPS #2
WOLVERINE: SAUDADE #1

Thursday, August 20
SQUADRON SUPREME #6
SQUADRON SUPREME #7
GHOST RIDER: TRAIL OF TEARS #5
NOVA #17
TRUE BELIEVERS #3

Friday, August 21
FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #14
ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #31
MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #40
ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR/ULTIMATE X-MEN ANNUAL #1
WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #31

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE:
THE BLACK KNIGHT #2


And now, here's what's coming out this week:

Monday, August 24
MADROX #5
DR. STRANGE: THE OATH #5
VENOM: LETHAL PROTECTOR #3
X-FACTOR #39
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #126

Tuesday, August 25
AVENGERS #45
AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #20
MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #3
SECRET INVASION: FRONT LINE #3
THUNDERBOLTS #124

Wednesday, August 26
WOLVERINE: ROAR #2
X-FACTOR #35
X-MEN ORIGINS: BEAST #1
ULTIMATE X-MEN #43
UNCANNY X-MEN #508

Thursday, August 27
SQUADRON SUPREME #7
NYX: NO WAY HOME #2
PATSY WALKER: HELLCAT #3
SQUADRON SUPREME #3
IMMORTAL IRON FIST #21

Friday, August 28
ANNIHILATION #5
ANNIHILATION: NOVA #4
INCREDIBLE HULK #105
SHE-HULK #33
NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION #1

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES:
DARK REIGN: MADE MEN #5
SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL #5
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Re: Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited

Post by Nathan P. Mahney » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:54 am

So, with the older issues, are extras like the letter pages and Bullpen Bulletins included?
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Re: Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited

Post by Kevin W. » Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:25 pm

Nathan P. Mahney wrote:So, with the older issues, are extras like the letter pages and Bullpen Bulletins included?
No, it's just the actual story pages. These are story collections, (online reprints) not vintage reproductions of the entire comics.
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Re: Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited

Post by Nathan P. Mahney » Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:40 pm

Ah. I shall keep my money, then. (And no doubt spend it later on print comics.)
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