Over the past few months, I've been discussing my transition from print comics to digital. By the end of 2012, I expect to be buying almost all of my monthly comics digitally, and only purchasing a few longtime favorites (and back issues to fill holes in my collection) in print. You can read my first three posts about this transition here, here and here.
So I reached a milestone in my transition to digital comics--I made my first big digital purchase the other day. ComiXology had a sale on Antony Johnston’s fantastic Wasteland series. All 35 issues of the series so far were $0.99 each. I’m missing about twelve issues total from my print collection, so I planned on grabbing those when I opened up the app on my iPad.
And then I saw it--a digital omnibus collection of the entire 35-issue run to date of Wasteland for $19.99. 994 pages of post-apocalyptic awesomeness for a mere twenty bucks. Just for the sake of comparison, purchasing all 35 issues at the regular cover price of $3.99 would have totaled about $140.
So, I made my biggest single digital comic purchase to date and grabbed the whole series. Even though I have a bunch of the issues in print, it will be nice to have the whole collection at my fingertips. And, I’ll be getting the rest of the series digitally from here on out.
This was the first time I’ve seen an exclusive digital collection at such a big discount, but I’d like to see a lot more of it. I would be grabbing up series left and right. Hopefully this collection proves successful so that other series will follow suit.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have A THOUSAND PAGES of Wasteland to go read. Good day.