The final Boom! Studios digital comics announcements for the day finds the company’s digital comics on their way to the Sony PlayStation Portable via iVerse media. Later this month, select Boom! titles will find their way to the gaming system, and the company has committed to getting their entire catalog on the device in the coming months.
“Making our comics available on the SONY PSP shows our commitment to making sure comic fans everywhere can experience all the great comics we publish here at BOOM! Studios,” said Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “Working with iVerse Media, we are exstatic about reaching new customers on the SONY PSP platform and creating new BOOM! Studios fans and delighting our current fan-base that are already enjoying buying comics on the PSP.”
“BOOM! has a diverse and extremely high quality catalog of titles that we know Sony PSP fans are going to love,” said iVerse Media CEO, Michael Murphey. “It’s pretty easy to see how titles like 28 DAYS LATER, GIANT MONSTER, IRREDEEMABLE and COLD SPACE have an immediate crossover appeal to the hardcore gaming audience that Sony serves so well on the PSP. PSP owners are really going to love these books.”
It’s good to see a company going for diversity in their digital comics line, and save for an Android, Boom! pretty much has the digital comic distribution market covered.
via Boom! Studios
There is other news today, but I have a feeling it will be overlooked.Â Still, the world moves forward, as does Archie Comics with its announcement that it is offering digital versions of its comics on the PlayStation Portable.
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Sony has announced a new feature for PSP owners – comic books!
At gamescom in Cologne, Germany, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced the digital reader for PSPTM (PlayStationÂ®Portable), a new service that will allow PSP owners to access a range of media on their PSP. The digital reader service will be launched with Digital Comics this December, putting PSP owners in control of a huge library of Digital Comics from several provider partners includingâ€”you guessed it,Â Marvel!
The Digital Comics service will allow owners to download select titles, which you can then read page by page or frame by frame.
“PSP’s new digital reader offers an unprecedented consumer experience that will extend the world of Marvel from print pages into the hands of fans around the world. We are excited to be part of this launch,” said Ira Rubenstein, executive vice president, global digital media group, Marvel Entertainment.
It’s interesting that Marvel decided to jump on the PSP bandwagon for the next stage of digital comics.Â On the one hand the screen for the PSP is much larger than what Apple is offering up with its iPhone, but on the other hand, one wonders how many people have a PSP?Â I still have one, but its been ages since it’s been turned on, and I’m not even sure i know where the damn thing is.
What say you Major Spoilerites?Â Is Marvel Digital Comics on PSP a good thing or a bad one?
Every year there is a new release of ComicBase.Â It means I have to spend some money to get the next year’s worth of updates, comic covers, and all the other little goodies the company throw in, but this year, there’s something extra in the update – ComicBase Atlas.
The things I’m most interested in are iPhone access (which I hope includes iPod Touch), and finally cover downloads for those who purchase the Archive Edition.Â Complete press release with all the details after the jump.
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