Disney to enter digital comics market

disneycomicSpeaking of comics, our sister blog Gamertell reports (with several photos) on a “digicomic” reader iPad app Disney is demonstrating at E3. Pricing is given as 99 cents to $1.99, and less for comics contained in bundles. That’s a bit better than Marvel’s $1.99 per issue, anyway. It’s certainly not surprising Disney would develop for the iPad, given Steve Jobs’s stake in both companies.

Gamertell reports that most of the comics on display featured Mickey. But you know, if they can get a significant number of Carl Barks’s Scrooge McDuck comics, the original inspiration for Disney’s DuckTales, in their comic store, I think they might just have something there.

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TeleRead Editor Chris Meadows has been writing for us--except for a brief interruption--since 2006. Son of two librarians, he has worked on a third-party help line for Best Buy and holds degrees in computer science and communications. He clearly personifies TeleRead's motto: "For geeks who love books--and book-lovers who love gadgets." Chris lives in Indianapolis and is active in the gamer community.

1 Comment on Disney to enter digital comics market

  1. paul peabody // June 28, 2010 at 5:32 pm //

    this is a tantalizing app,,however none of the comics are carl barks variety,which if available I think could become best sellers,,.Sadly these Italian fellows have tried hard,but nothing comes close to the barks ones!!! I hope some group gets permission to make these available soon!

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