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Direct Market

June 2, 2011

Along with yesterday’s announcement about the reboot of the DC Universe was the announcement that DC will also, at that time, begin releasing all of their titles directly to electronic media (like the Ipad).  While I certainly encourage this, I disagree with those that say this will bring about the end of the direct market (paper copies sold in stores).  As great as it is to have an entire comics library at your fingertips, reading a digital comic (even at full size) is less satisfying than holding it in your (the same argument people have against the Kindle, but different in my opinion).  And you know what is going to keep the direct market alive? Collectors.  And people like me who like to display their graphic novels on their bookshelf.