While all this was going on, a friend of ours happened to IM us with a link to ComicBookLover , which is apparently state of the art for reading those downloaded comics:
Boxes of comics in the garage? Or are you a more serious collector? Even if insured for the risk of theft or flood, nothing can compensate for the time spent building a collection. A digital collection won’t be the same as curling up on the sofa with a paper comic, but it will provide some comfort if you can’t afford to lose your comics.
There’s something about that picture that amuses us — whether it’s the rounded corners or orange lighting or the blinds and cables, it gives us this FORBIDDEN PLANET/Univac vibe. In other words, that photo makes it look like something powered by Gilligan on his coconut bike.
(Has anyone come up with a name for “early computing” era nostalgia? Punchcardpunk?)
We haven’t tried out this “Comic Book Lover” software yet. As we’ve mentioned many many times, we just don’t like reading full size comics pages on screen. (We had to proof an entire 88-page graphic novel on screen the other day and it was sheer hell, but that’s the way it’s done now.) Webcomics are fine, because they are sized for monitors. Sure, someday everyone is going to have 30-inch cinema display, but that day is not quite yet.