We predicted this for months, people, and now it has come true – and we fear for the future of those nice enthusiastic young people who love to work in that last refuge of friendly geekery, the comic shop – Marvel (owned by Steve Jobs’ Disney since last year) has introduced an iPad application for comic reading. Continue reading
We’re curious to see just what platforms the all-new Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions game will be featured on when it is revealed during next week’s comics conference at Apple’s favourite San Fran location, the Moscone Center.
Movements continue across multiple industries in readiness for actual introduction of Apple’s potentially magical iPad continues, as parties on all sides attempt to put themselves into the right strategic positions for the anticipated industry disruption.
Some are just sitting it out, at least for a while. The world’s largest publisher, Random House, seems likely to keep its titles outside of Apple’s iBookstore when iPad launches next month.
The publisher’s big five rivals – Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Harper-Collins and Penguin – are understood to have signed up. Random House is concerned Apple’s pricing regime could erode established industry practice. Continue reading