ComiXology Go DRM-Free on Selected Books

The long nightmare of DRM comics appears to be reaching an end, with an announcement today from ComiXology that several books offered through the digital service will now be available DRM-free.

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What does that mean? Well basically it means that ComiXology turns from a rental store into an actual store. DRM means that you don’t keep a copy of the comics you download – they are instead stored on ComiXology, and you have to log in and access them via the site whenever you want to read them. That means if you don’t have an internet signal, you don’t have your comics. If ComiXology crashes, you don’t have your comics.

Going DRM-Free means that you can read your comics whenever you want, and you physically own them from now on. Many publishers already offer this – 2000AD have always been DRM free on their own store, whilst Image recently made the same move. And, true to form, the companies offering DRM-free comics immediately include Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment, MonkeyBrain Comics, Thrillbent, and Top Shelf Productions. All the people you’d expect, basically.

Find out more at the press release on the ComiXology website.

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