- Posted by Johanna on November 28, 2007 at 9:36 pm
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
Noted artist Colleen Doran tries out Marvel’s digital comics [link no longer available]. She has very bad luck with them. Her motives are great:
All I know is the prospect of getting to have access to lots of comics I could use for reference for only about $5 a month without having to run a 3 hour round trip into the city to get a comic every time I had to look up some joker’s costume was too much to resist. I paid about $40 tracking down reference on the last Marvel job, and for a few bucks more, I could reference EVERY job
but the experience is lacking:
I have been unable to verify my email address at Marvel DCU (teehee) despite multiple attempts, because I get an error message every time I click on the link. Then I get an error message when I click on the link that is supposed to take me to a help page where I can complain about the error message. This is the revenge of the ghost of Jack Kirby. I am being punished for wanting to look at those ancient copies of The Eternals Marvel has uploaded, for which the Kirby estate will not be paid a royalty…
So after fiddling with my account for way too long, I never got my account email problem settled, but decided to see if I could look at some comics anyhow. Well yes. And no. I was able to get to the section to look at the comics pages. My fangirl sense tingling in anticipation, I hit the button. And waited. And waited. And waited. After waiting about 10 minutes, nothing more than the cover uploaded.
Much more at the link, including discussion of the lack of royalty payments.