Would You Pay To Read Digital Comics By The Hour?


We mentioned the launch of iVerse Media's new update for their ComicsPLUS app earlier today, with a host of new features designed it seems, to take on ComiXology at it's core.

Incorporating pirated files alongside paid for files, creating your own not-Guided View experiences, and more, another feature is that of being able to digitally "rent" graphic novels.

So, you can use the app to download graphic novels for less than the cost of buying a standard single comic, $1.99 for 24 hours, $2.99 for 48 hours, and $3.99 for 120 hours.

This isn't just streaming, it works offline as well on your device. And the first publishers offering this option are  Archie Comics, IDW Publishing and Valiant Entertainment.

Rent-a-comic. Would you be more likely to read the whole of Locke & Key in the knowledge that you could do if for about ten bucks, leaving you with nothing more than the memory of a good read?

As ever, you the dear reader will decide…

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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