§ Via the Scienteers: Zuda — ouchie.

Instead of forcing us to choke down the overly complex controls and key-strokes in order to get the comic to even be readable in the first place, why not do a fixed size version with the typical page-by-page navigation 99.9% of other webcomic sites offer? Once again, arrogance comes into play. Why would DC need to change their ways for webcomic readers who were around before they decided to toss their corporate-hat in? DC is sadly viewing webcomics as a new market, and a new market alone. While business is typically about innovation, Webcomics are not. Why do you think we have so many similar comics out there? Webcomics don’t reward innovation just yet, and are a poor thing to try and apply a business model to (this will be another rant for another time, I’m sure). DC’s attempt at doing so clashes so damn hard with the current environment, it’s putting people off. Not only from it being a disruptive and out of the norm technique, but from how cumbersome this new method is.

§ Dick Hyacinth discovers the secret message of Secret Invasion.

§ Blake Petit remembers Valiant.

§ This fake Stan Lee blog is quite the meta:

That’s quite a complicated question, Danster, but I won’t let that stop me from takin’ an ever lovin’ swing at it. It’s hard to talk about Vince “Crow Quill” Colletta without stirring up some kind of fuss, flak or fracas. Comic collectors, co-workers and even cannoli-consumers have always been clearly cleft on what to make of the Sicilian Scribbler. They either loved him or they hated him.


  1. Short and Sweet: I stopped reading books on Zuda because of the horrible player. Until it changes I won’t be visiting the site.

  2. Short and sweet: I stopped reading books on Zuda because of the horrible player. Until it changes I won’t be visiting the site.

  3. Go to http://www.issuu.com and try that player.

    You can click fullscreen and then just flip pages…just like a print comic. Or if you’re intrigued by a panel, you can zoom and move the book around.

    I think that’s what many of these webcomics players are missing – a digital recreation of the actual reading experience that people are already familiar with and can intuit from there. You DON’T want to have to teach your customers how to read your comics – you want them in and experiencing the story right away…