Digital Comic Books Are Coming (And Why You're Insanely Lucky)

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Tue, Oct 26th, 2010 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

Erik Henriksen, of The Portland Mercury, interviewed comic shop owners and employees to hear their thoughts on digital comic books. To his surprise, they all kind of like them because they feel digital comics will bring new readers to brick-and-mortar shops.

"Digital comics will be here to stay, but it's not going to be a big deal. Just like VHS/Betamax/DVDs/Netflix didn't kill the movie theater, nor will digital comics kill the comic shops," says Michael Ring of Bridge City Comics. "The people that come in looking for comics want to read comics. They want to hold them in their hands and be able to loan them out and pass them down to their kids. Digital comics are great as a low-cost way to sample new series."

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