A Few More Thoughts on Digital Comics

Dave Castelnuovo had a few words about the state of digital comics and the old arguments are coming up again. Pricing, retailing and formatting are still points of contention.

The interesting dynamic here is the extent to which retailers are driving the digital process. Yes, this sounds backwards, but publishers have been bending over backwards trying not to upset the retailers since the dawn of digital. I’m sure there are a lot of retailers who don’t feel that way, but I’ve had multiple publishers tell me they were holding back progress to pacify the retail channel for years.