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2000AD leads the way in Digital comic enjoyment
« on: 26 March, 2008, 12:00:14 pm »
2000AD, the UK Premier Sci-Fi comic is pioneering 21st century comic book distribution with the launch of its full digital online service on Wednesday 19th March.

The site, the first to enable customers to download full copies of the comic, forms part of Tharg's Newsround


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Re: 2000AD leads the way in Digita...
« Reply #1 on: 26 March, 2008, 12:51:47 pm »
Congratulations to all involved and I'm sure we all wish this to be a staggeringly successful venture.

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Re: 2000AD leads the way in Digita...
« Reply #2 on: 26 March, 2008, 08:00:36 pm »
You know what? I'm going to switch from my paper subscription to an online one.

I don't have the room in my London flat for a collection and this will make it easier to go back and read.

What can read CBR files and is it worth the extra effort of downloading such a programme?

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« Reply #3 on: 26 March, 2008, 08:05:04 pm »
This is what I tend to use. It's free, only about a 1MB download and does the job, although there's *bound* to be more polished ones about that you have to pay for.

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Re: 2000AD leads the way in Digita...
« Reply #4 on: 26 March, 2008, 08:07:20 pm »
Yay :)
Only thing missing from that release is the cost of subscribing online.

I'll have to see how being out of the UK makes me hunger for 2000ad to see if I'll buy any more online. Great to have it as a choice though.

I think if theres any particular artwork that jumps out at me I'll buy the digital version. Especially if I can then get it printed out as a poster!

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Re: 2000AD leads the way in Digita...
« Reply #5 on: 26 March, 2008, 10:13:31 pm »
Cheers Wils, but is it worth the extra effort? What does it add that a pdf won't bring to the party?

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Re: 2000AD leads the way in Digita...
« Reply #6 on: 26 March, 2008, 11:38:05 pm »
Hmmm. I prefer paper comics. I'm uneasy about this sort of malarkey.

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Re: 2000AD leads the way in Digita...
« Reply #7 on: 27 March, 2008, 08:16:43 am »
I hope it's a success..and it's probably the way forward

but I just don't like reading comics off a screen

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Re: 2000AD leads the way in Digita...
« Reply #8 on: 27 March, 2008, 11:31:49 am »

This is a good idea if i like the art in a particular issue and want a digital scan of it.I dont want to subscribe to a digital comic but will buy individually as and when the need arises.

I am particularly interested in a complete digital archive or more specifically a full digital archive of progs 1 to 250 ,then perhaps 250 -500.I hope it happens.
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Re: 2000AD leads the way in Digita...
« Reply #9 on: 27 March, 2008, 11:39:19 am »
I'm tempted - if only so that I can search back issues for reference. But I would miss my paper copies.

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Re: 2000AD leads the way in Digita...
« Reply #10 on: 27 March, 2008, 12:13:14 pm »
Great news for those who don't have access to conventional Progs, but as I do, I'll stick to the paper versions-still anything that spreads the word is a good thing.

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Re: 2000AD leads the way in Digita...
« Reply #11 on: 27 March, 2008, 04:26:44 pm »
Hmmm. I prefer paper comics. I'm uneasy about this sort of malarkey.


I'm with Trout.
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Re: 2000AD leads the way in Digita...
« Reply #12 on: 27 March, 2008, 04:31:05 pm »
I know its the future and everything but I do prefer the paper option, easier to read and take to the bog!

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Re: 2000AD leads the way in Digita...
« Reply #13 on: 27 March, 2008, 10:44:22 pm »
I prefer the paper version too but there is something appealing in having an entire 2000AD collection on one hard drive rather than in tons of boxes in the attic.  Any chance of a cut price digital sub for people who want to add it to thier existing subs for hard copies?

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Re: 2000AD leads the way in Digita...
« Reply #14 on: 28 March, 2008, 12:34:11 pm »
2000AD on Click Wheel has been a godsend since its launch in January. Already I've dropped buying paper 2000AD in favor of it, because its such a convenence. I'm sure I'll be doing the samething witht he Meg once it goes live.


I will still be buying (most? ALL?!) Trade collections in the future. For posterity.

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