Sad news for comic fans hoping to enjoy the DC Comics Day-and-Date release of Flashpoint on their iPad or portable device – It ain’t gonna happen. According to The Source, DC’s official blog and company news feed, Flashpoint, and all the related tie-in issues, including issues of Booster Gold that tie to the series, will be released four weeks after the print issues arrive in stores.
So, for example, the print edition of FLASHPOINT #1 comes out in print on May 11, and will be released digitally on June 10.
Generation Lost is the current series DC releases in digital format the same day it arrives in print, and it makes getting my new comic book fix easy on days when my regular comic shipment doesn’t arrive in my mailbox.
In a recent Major Spoilers Poll of the Week, we asked when Spoilerites bought their new comics, and the current trend shows most people wait a couple of weeks (roughly a month) to pick up the most recent releases. I guess DC is listening and applying this to their digital initiative, because instant access is so much more difficult and a hassle, compared to driving 30 minutes to a comic book shop in hopes your issues haven’t sold out.
It’s a brilliant move – simply brilliant, as it ensures digital comic readers, who don’t have access to comic book shops, or mail order distributor, will still be interested a month later when reviews and commentary about the series are already floating around the Intardwebz.