Less than a month after finally coming to Barnes & Noble e-books, DC Comics has just placed its first graphic novel with Apple’s iBooks store. The recent graphic novel Batman: Earth One, a revised retelling of Batman’s origin story, will cost $24.95 in print but $12.99 agency pricing on the iBooks store.
This will be the first DC book to show up on iBooks, but probably won’t be the last. DC already sells multiple books through Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and it would likely not be too hard to bring them to Apple as well.
Certainly, tablets have a lot of promise for reading comics. But I would be hesitant to buy any of them from iBooks, whose lack of readers for non-Apple platforms severely limits what can be done with the books it sells.