Digital Comics Store Update (24th November 2010)

Digital Comics 24th Nov.

Hello everyone! As Pete mentioned last week we’re preparing something special for our first anniversary, stay tuned… In the meantime, here are more details on this week’s update.

New publisher alert! We’re delighted to bring you comics by BOOM! Studios as of today. BOOM! Studios is one of the most innovative comic books publishers today, specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of genres. This week they bring us 28 Days Later – a comic series connecting he film to its sequel 28 Weeks later. The film that changed horror forever continues here! Selena and her new comrades struggle against the infected, the American presence in the UK… and themselves.

Fan of Ghostbusters? We have something to tie you over until you hear more about Ghostbusters III: Ghostbusters: What in Samhain Just Happened?. A media mogul asks the team to fix his haunted mansion, and their refusal prompts Janine to take matters in her own hands… Not a great idea.

Another highlight is Marvel’s mini-series Ultimate Iron Man (2005) #1-5, revealing Tony Stark’s early life and origins…. Written by international bestseller, four-time Hugo award, two-time Nebula award and World Fantasy Award winner Orson Scott Card, and illustrated by industry legend Andy Kubert (Ultimate X-Men,1602, Origin)!

We also have more Superman/Batman, Wonder Woman Vol.3 and Y: The Last Man for you… and more.

Here is the full list:

  • 28 Days Later #1-#3 –BOOM! Studios
  • 2000AD Prog #1707 –2000AD
  • Ex Machina #19 –DC Comics
  • Fables #34 –DC Comics
  • Ghostbusters: What in Samhain Just Happened?! –IDW
  • Green Lantern #16 –DC Comics
  • Green Lantern Corps: Recharge #3 –DC Comics
  • JLA #20 –DC Comics
  • Justice League: Generation Lost #14 –DC Comics
  • The Murder of King Tut #5 –IDW
  • New X-Men (2001) #118-#121 –Marvel
  • Planetary #18 –DC Comics
  • Sandman #11 –DC Comics
  • Smoke & Mirror #5 –Markosia
  • Superman/Batman #38 –DC Comics
  • Transformers: Drift #4 –IDW
  • Turkey Grove Farms #2 –Markosia
  • Ultimate Iron Man (2005) #1-#5 –Marvel
  • Veronica #202 –Archie Comics
  • Wonder Woman Vol.3 #10 –DC Comics
  • Y: The Last Man #17 –DC Comics
9 Author replies

Sitting inside, watching the snow outside the window. Its so calming.
Strange to think that something like a little snow, can create trubble somewhere, and elsewhere not.

The good old questions:
Release in Scandinavia/rest of EU?
Comics reader for PS3
And Crossregion gifting?

Pauline Martyn 24 November, 2010 @ 15:30

No news sorry!
Enjoy the snow – all we get her is sleet…

Carnivius_Prime 24 November, 2010 @ 15:08

More companies joining is always a good thing. Would Boom! be kind enough to put their rather excellent Darkwing Duck comic on the store or do they need Disney’s permission?

Pauline Martyn 24 November, 2010 @ 15:30

oooh Darkwing Duck! I will most definitely ask, I love this character.

No snow over here but I will join the question que of post 1.

Reality_Deviant 24 November, 2010 @ 15:28

Would love to have this service available on Portugal! Damn. :(


and I’ll be joining the question queue of post 1 too.

Pauline Martyn 24 November, 2010 @ 15:31

No news on the new stores front I’m afraid – sorry everyone!


Are you still in talks with SCEE and/or publishers or are you having a tea party?

Pauline Martyn 24 November, 2010 @ 16:03

Er – we *are* SCEE?


Here are two Videoes I took at same spot, One at fall, and one early winter,

(one or both links will probably break, by getting a space in it, just copy the whole part and remove the space)

Nice to see how nature changes.
No complaining on video quality, its a PSP camera. ;)


Do we have any manga on here yet? You should contact all the manga publishers theres a ton to be had.

Pauline Martyn 24 November, 2010 @ 16:03

Yep – there’s Vampire Hunter by IDW, and much more manga coming soon. :-)


So even though it’s a month late, Boom! are finally on the store, but I have to say, three issues of 28 Days Later is a shockingly poor way for a new publisher the size Boom! to launch! I’m not at all surprised though given the fact that it’s iVerse that are handling the Boom! releases :(

The press release from Boom that was released on the 7th October not only said they would be releasing before the end of October, but “in partnership with iVerse Media, has committed to make their entire frontlist and backlist catalog of comics available on the SONY PSP in the coming months.”

It’s going to take a hell of alot longer than a few months to do that if this launch is anything to go by.

has it really been almost a year since the comic store launched?
it’s been a wild ride.
here’s to many more years as good as this one, throughout the rest of europe and on ps3 too. ;)

Pauline Martyn 24 November, 2010 @ 16:05

I know – we need a comic-shaped cake with one candle soon. :D
Thank you, here’s to that!

I have to ask again, just where exactly are all these comics? I’ve searched the playstation store and pretty much every menu and option but can’t find a single mention of comics or a comic store? Where are we supposed to find and download these things?

Pauline Martyn 24 November, 2010 @ 16:08

The Comic store can be found on PSN, available on PSP and MediaGo – if you own a PSP you can download our viewer for free and see our store next to the Game/Video stores.
We are not on PS3 at the minute I’m afraid.

oh yeah, almost forgot, well, i did forget, but i remembered now. :)

do you know if the dc universe comic will be on the store?

oh and it’d be cool if marvel release the tron comic on the store as well, any news on that front?

Pauline Martyn 24 November, 2010 @ 16:09

I don’t know about the DC Universe comic, sorry – awaiting news there.
Tron… hopefully coming very soon. ;-)

Can we run the EU comic reader on a Japanese PSP yet?

No, thought not. >:-(

Hi Pauline,
Thanks for getting 28 Days Later, that is one of the comics I asked about!

Since you are getting Ultimate Iron Man – will you eventually be getting other Ultimate lines – Spiderman, Fantastic Four, The Ultimates, etc?

Pauline Martyn 25 November, 2010 @ 11:26

Hey timbolton, my pleasure! :-)
Yes there will be many more Ultimate titles!

Hi Pauline,

I asked over a month ago about the possibility of there being anymore Sonic the Hedgehog comics past the first 4. Has Archie made any comments on whether they’re adding anymore. Seems a shame to just add four and be done with it. :(

Thanks!! :)

Pauline Martyn 25 November, 2010 @ 11:27

Hi WP-start – yep I remember, I haven’t heard anything yet I’m afraid. I will ask again, I’d like to add more too…
Stay tuned. ;-)


If you are SCEE who or what’s delaying the release in other EU countries?

@ StefNighthawk

Another interesting question that I myself would like to know as well…??

Pauline Martyn 25 November, 2010 @ 11:31

We need new stores to be built for us in order to sell comics there, which we (the comics team) can’t do by ourselves – I hope this happens soon too!

Well maybe you want to ask the guys over @ SCEE to make proper psn subscriptions.I bet there will be enough people willing to pay for services and extra stores.. If that is the problem..

Cause getting a online store up and running what are the things you got to keep in mind..

Server Space
Download/upload speed
Server Maintenance

If just for once someone came up here and explained to us what is taking so long maybe we would understand.

“I know – we need a comic-shaped cake with one candle soon. :D
Thank you, here’s to that!”

Before I forget it ain’t no celebration without the rest of Europe!!

From the Q&A no date yet but at least a bit more about what is happening… Apperently it is pretty difficult to launch new stores no matter what the stores will contain/sell..

4.When will the service be released to the rest of EU and North America?

We have a date but it’s still not 100% confirmed so I don’t want to promise anything. As you know we were originally expecting these new stores at the beginning of the year. However it seems that switching on a store is more complicated than it seems! We do have some very exciting local publishers lined up for the EU and our plan is to also release our English catalogue where the licence allows.

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