Day and date is one of the big hurdles to have overcome.
What has to happen next is in terms of price point and delivery. comiXology is almost the equivalent of iTunes for comics apart from one thing. You need to use the app to view the content. What needs to happen is for one of the big players to go all out with a recognisable format be it pdf/cbr and go that way. So you actually do OWN the comic you have bought.
The next is price point. The value for money ratio is still skewed in terms of what you get from most publishers, not all though. None of the comics should be more than 0.99 cents/ 0.99 pence for 20-22 page issues. And certainly not extant back catalogue material. This work has already been paid for so aside from the costs associated with listing them there is nothing to be made back.
I do think these both will happen over the next couple of years though.
Passed on my paper copies of Chew issues to a work mate and replaced them with digital versions (the trades are very cheap on Comixology). I can see myself doing that more over the next few months to free up some space.
I'm really getting back into buying comics weekly again. Wednesday is now the day I have a look on the app and see what is new. While I think work still needs to be done on price-points, it's still much cheaper than comic shops and I don't clutter the place with piles of comics.
"I used to think it was a terrible thing that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'what if life were fair, and all of the terrible things that happen to us came because we really deserved them?' Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe." — Marcus Cole, Babylon 5 — A Late Delivery from Avalon
The app charging system is super shit. Where is the cart to tell me how much I am spending? Why am I sometimes not charged until 2-3 weeks after the fact? It was making it hard to budget for comics so I just started buying less comics.
Fast falling out of love with the current digital comics environment.
The app charging system is super shit. Where is the cart to tell me how much I am spending?
Unfortunately that is what they don't really want you to be able to do. The idea behind the functionality seems to be aimed at making everything an impulse purchase - see it, want it, tap it - rather than a considered one.
Not the way that I would have structured things personally mind you.
That seems to be the way small transactions work on Apple's store. You can easily loose track of how much you're spending, but I've had the same thing happen with games and other apps so it doesn't seem to be limited to just comics.
Big pile of trades (much of it material I like) going out the door this weekend. Much as the current digital format that Comixology uses irks me (I would like downloadable PDF's so I actually own copies of the books), they take up no room whereas trades take up far too much room, alas.
TMNT comics are now on Comixology (as well as the IDW and all new standalone TMNT app). I noticed a few recent issues were available last week but there's a lot more now.
Mirage-verse has #1-7, 9-11 and the four micro series as "Black & White Classics". No #8 isn't there, presumably due to featuring Cerebus. The Fugitoid oneshot isn't available either which isn't too surprising as IDW also skipped it in their Ultimate Collection HC. The same issues (judging from the covers/previews) are also available across 4 volumes. I didn't bother as I have the issues anyway and PDF'd versions from the JPG's when Mirage had the issues on the old website - although admittedly they are low-res. #1-3 and the Raphael micro are also available as "Color Classics".
TMNT Adventures is represented by the "100-Page Spectacular" (the original mini-series) that was released a bit back. I picked up a print copy, intending to get the forthcoming trades but as they will apparently feature just 4 issues I'll be keeping an eye out for digital versions.
The new IDW version is something I've been waiting for so I purchased the first collection and then realised it would have been cheaper to get the individual issues as #1 is available as a freebie. Initial impressions are that it's not very good.
Much better was the "Animated 2003" comic aka the Dreamwave (puttup!) comic. A decent tie-in title, I've ended up grabbing all 7 issues.