ComiXology Announces Second Wave of DRM-Free Comics

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In July, ComiXology announced that certain publishers would provide DRM-free backups of the digital comics you rented through their service, moving them closer to being purchases.

Now, ComiXology has announced a second wave of publishers included in the program. Joining the previous list of Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment, MonkeyBrain Comics, Thrillbent, and Top Shelf Productions are

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  • IDW Publishing
  • Valiant Entertainment
  • Oni Press
  • Fantagraphics Books
  • Aspen Comics
  • Action Lab Entertainment
  • and a bunch of smaller publishers: Th3rd World Studios, A Wave Blue World, Blind Ferret Entertainment, Caliber Comics, Creative Impulse Entertainment, Devils Due Entertainment, GT Labs Comics, and Kingstone Media

So my question is, who’s left? DC and Marvel, obviously — they likely hate the idea of non-restricted releases. But comparing ComiXology’s list of Featured Publishers to these two press releases, Boom! Studios also isn’t included, which surprises me, nor is Archie or Avatar.

Also, an IDW representative clarified that their “TMNT, Godzilla, and Cartoon Network titles… are restricted per licensor request” but all their other books are available as DRM-free.

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