Marvel Trial Simultaneous Print And Digital Release For Iron Man Annual

Marvel Trial Simultaneous Print And Digital Release For Iron Man AnnualMarvel are releasing the Invincible Iron Man Annual #1 by Matt Fraction and Carmine Di Giandomenico on June the 30th, both in print and through the Comics App on the iPhone and iPad.

This is a first for a major publisher, and it makes IDW's courageous moves moving to a four week window between print and digital timid in comparison.

The likelihood is that more and more Marvel books will follow suit in the months to come.

Of course that also means that the comic will be available digitally the day before it is published in print in the UK.

The print price of $4.99 may contrast with the digital cost, split as it is into three chapters and sold at $1.99 each digitally, a total of $5.97

Of course, while that should provide a financial reason to stay with the print version in the US, in the UK because of shipping costs and a very ungenerous distributor exchange rate, the digital version on the iPad will work out at £3.57 while the print version will be £3.70.

Of course, to buy something to read the comic on involves spending a few hundred more…

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