It was the biggest launch in DC Comics’ history. Justice League #1 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, with midnight parties across the country and acres of publicity.
But two hours before the midnight launch on the East Coast, copies could be downloaded across the internet, held by file transfer services Wupload and Filesonic, and then torrented through sites such as Demonoid. One file is credited to scanner Archoboros of the CPS scanning group.
Over 200,000 physical copies of JL1, along with tens of thousands of digital copies, are expected to be sold worldwide. I understand that Justice League #1 has a particular connection to DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson’s exec team, as its writer is DCE’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and its artist is DCE’s Co-Publisher Jim Lee, two of the biggest creators in the industry. The pair will be signing at Midtown Comics in NYC’s Times Square tonight. Insiders are calling it “the beginning of the biggest comic industry publishing event in nearly a decade”. I’m told that “DC Comics – The New 52” will continue launching throughout September, with new #1 titles for Action Comics, Batman, Detective, Flash, Green Lantern, Superman, and Wonder Woman releasing in-store and online every Wednesday.
Wednesday at 12:01 am the new era begins. Not the era of the New 52 — despite any declarations to the contrary, that’s really business as usual, just jump started in the manner of a car battery. No, it’s the era of digital comics. While everyone has been transfixed over whether GREEN LANTERN by Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy will be better than GREEN LANTERN by Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy; or how Tony Daniels’ DETECTIVE COMICS is going to vastly improve on his Batman comics, the real revolution has quietly been dawning on retailers and readers: DC’s decision to go with simultaneous digital and print release of their comics.
On Tuesday, we made the announcement in USA Today that DC was undertaking a historic renumbering of 52 superhero titles across the line, starting with JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 by our superstar creators Geoff Johns and Jim Lee. The cover to issue #1 is by Jim Lee and Scott Williams. We’re announcing today that several of DC’s most iconic heroes will receive historic new first issues spinning out of the pages of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s JUSTICE LEAGUE…
So far, it runs just fine on both Vista and 7. The main page was pretty useless.
This program will open/play cbr/cbz digital comics. Yay! They read smoothly, as did their (demo) digital comics. However…
The best word to summarize this program: it’s clunky. Great intentions, but it’s way to early to get hooked unless you love similar software builds. I personally am not in love wit the digital comics format, but I am open to it if it tickles my fancy, and this peeked my interest enough to create an account and download the program. I’ll come back to it… when it runs on less than 200mb on my pc.