PlayStation Network Digital Comics
Hi everyone. My name is Pete and I’m the designer on the Digital Comics team. I thought I’d give you the low down on what we are doing.
We’ve partnered with some of the biggest names in comics, and some very creative independents, to bring you comics straight to your PSP. You’re maybe thinking “How’s that going to work on the PSP’s beautiful, yet compact, screen?” Well we think we’ve solved that with AutoFlow! With AutoFlow all you have to do is hit one button and the camera will float over the page to the next panel, panning and zooming automatically. We also let you move around manually if you want to get up close and personal with your comic. To really appreciate how this works you need to see it in action – more on this below.
So which publishers should you expect to see on the service? Here’s an A-Z rundown of the ones we can talk about so far and some of their highlights:
- 2000AD – Featuring Judge Dredd, Durham Red…
- Disney – Follow the adventures of Mickey Mouse, Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck….
- IDW – Astro Boy, Transformers, Star Trek, Wormwood…
- Insomnia – Burke & Hare, Cages, Cancer Town… Insomnia and Geek Syndicate are also running a competition
- iVerse – Who bring us content from Ape Entertainment, Archie Comics, Dabel Brothers, Image & Red 5.
- Marvel – Astonishing X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, The Amazing Spider-Man
- Titan – Wallace & Gromit
We’ll announce some more great publishers soon.
You can be prepared for the Comic Store launch in mid December by updating your PSP with the latest firmware and downloading the free Digital Comics reader via the link on the XMB or via the website if you don’t have WiFi.
Star Trek: Enterprise Experiment #1 (ages 9+)
Astro Boy Movie Adaptation #1 (ages 3+)
- UK: MH75 – L3BF – HA95 & FG9D – NFBB – GQ33
- Ireland: CET2 – GQBA – LGDB & 2EAJ – PTBH – TLE5
- Australia: BC8L – E9B8 – G975 & H3BL – JPB8 – 6T8Q
- New Zealand: EK6C – KHBQ – RAKT & JQR4 – 97B7 – BHFG
- South Africa: F9GA – MFB9 – 9L57 & JLQ5 – C4BT – GFCF
All codes are valid until 16th December and the usual T&Cs apply
It’s been reported that some people are having trouble with codes, if you get an 8010A12E error then we apologise and point you to this fix
I hope that whets your comic appetite! We should have more than 500 comics on the store when we launch in mid December in UK, Ireland, US, South Africa, New Zealand & Australia. After that we will be updating the store on a weekly basis. If you want to keep up to date visit our website at www.playstationcomics.com where, come mid December, you will be able to browse the entire catalogue and become a part of the PlayStation Digital Comics community. We will even have a blog that’s dedicated to all things comics, plus you can also follow us on Twitter @psncomics
Last, but not least, how much will these comics cost. Well it depends on the publisher as they get to choose how much each comic costs. But we think you’ll be pleased. We’ll also have a few more free ones for you to try.
Let me know in the comments who else you’d like to see on the service and how you’ve found the reader so far.