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TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
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Apr 26th 2014 at 6:55:51 PM

Sound off about the digital comic store here.

To start a conversation, I think I'm in trouble:

http://www.reddit.com/r/comicbooks/comments/241mx6/comixology_released_new_app_no_longer_offering/

Aparrently, I can't use the money in my iTunes account to get comics.

My response:

Tell me I'm not alone here.

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Ghilz Fight It Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
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Apr 26th 2014 at 7:33:02 PM

The Comixology app has always been terrible. I am amazed they stay in business honestly. I've had comics refuse to download, yet the app won't give an error message. And their tech support was unable to offer the slightest bit of help. This change doesn't surprise me.

Note that this only affects the Apple versions, the Android versions let you use paypal to pay so you can still buy from the app directly. The Apple version doesn't because Apple doesn't allow purchase through other means than Itunes because, well, Apple. And since I use the android version and hate giving money to the Google Play store, Yay!

edited 26th Apr '14 7:35:54 PM by Ghilz

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Apr 26th 2014 at 8:27:22 PM

[up]Seriously?

My comics downloaded just fine for me.

I never had a problem in the slightest.

But hey!

How the heck am I suppose to buy comics now?! I was all prepped to score myself All-New Doop #1 when it goes on discount next month!

But now? What am I gonna do? It's not like I can take a portion of my iTunes account money and move it to my comixology account, can I?

Also, "Yay"? Really? That's just cold. sad Picture yourself in my position, man! How'd you feel if this thing affected only Android devices? The least you could do is show some sympathy, man!

Those A-Holes better have a plan for Apple users. note 

edited 26th Apr '14 8:36:03 PM by TargetmasterJoe

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Ghilz Fight It Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
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Apr 26th 2014 at 9:16:04 PM

Well looking at whats in the reddit thread, this move would give comic creator more money (Since Comixology splits 50-50 with the publisher, and Apple took 30% before that split happens. With Apple cut out, maybe Comixology can use the extra money to make their servers not suck, and comic creators can enjoy more cash.)

you can still buy off their website on your device, just don't use the app to make purchases meanwhile.

It's not like I can take a portion of my iTunes account money and move it to my comixology account, can I?

...Why do you give I Tunes money for goods it has not given you yet? Is this an apple thing? Why would money be stuck in your itunes account? Are those gift cards?

edited 26th Apr '14 9:27:10 PM by Ghilz

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Apr 26th 2014 at 9:50:27 PM

[up] Yes, it's gift cards. In fact, it's always gift cards.

Granted, you do make a valid point about the thing with the 50-50 thing.

But still, how am I even suppose to pay for comics or add money to my comixology account?

Also, that reddit says that the whole "not being able to buy comics using money from your itunes account" hurts a lot. It even uses the phrase "hurts a lot". Word for word.

Aw geez. This is heavy…sad

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3of4 Just a harmless giant from a foreign land. from Five Seconds in the Future. Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
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Apr 27th 2014 at 6:49:17 AM

I use the android app sometimes, but mostly for the free stuff. Its not bad, though For actual reading otherwise supplied comics i do prefer Perfect Viewer.

Though yesterday i got a 5 dollar coupon, so i might take a look around

edited 27th Apr '14 6:55:54 AM by 3of4

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TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
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Apr 27th 2014 at 8:16:37 AM

[up] I got a $5 coupon too, and I used it to score A+X #5, mainly for Doop. I've also been meaning to score All-New Doop #1, but I'm probably going to wait until after the price drop next month. (I'm really starting to grow a fascination for Doop for some reason.)

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3of4 Just a harmless giant from a foreign land. from Five Seconds in the Future. Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
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Apr 28th 2014 at 4:30:38 AM

I'll probably use mine for the first issue of the new Dresden Files comic in june.

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SpookyMask Insert title from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Mar 28th 2019 at 8:29:34 AM

So am I only one confused that there are comixology original comics apparently?

Time to change the style, for now
alliterator professional crastinator from Southern California
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Mar 28th 2019 at 8:36:07 AM

Why would that be confusing? They are ones that Comixology itself publishes.

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Mar 29th 2019 at 11:44:39 PM

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It's not that confusing. Besides, for people who don't us comixology, the web-original series (at least the Marvel and DC ones) eventually get collected in the trades, so both set's of people are happy.

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