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PlayStation Comics Store Update

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Dec 22, 2009 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone -

Last week, we launched the PlayStation Network digital comics service for the PSP. While we usually update PlayStation Store on Thursdays, we are having a special update today for the comics store (as well as the games store).

As a reminder, you will need to download the Digital Reader to the PSP, in order to view the comics that you purchase from PlayStation Store. The Digital Reader will allow you to view all the comics that you download (it also has a music player and different viewing options). Simply connect your PSP via wi-fi and go to the Digital Reader icon (located under the Extras icon on the XMB) and follow the on screen instructions. To download the Digital Reader using a PC, you can go to www.playstationcomics.com. The Digital Reader is a free download.

Here’s a list of the new comics published today. Enjoy!

  • 2000AD Prog #1660 ($1.99)
  • Ghost Rider (2005) #1-6 ($1.99 each)
  • G.I. Joe: Cobra #1 ($0.99)
  • G.I. Joe Origins #1-2 ($0.99 each)
  • Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #1 ($0.99)
  • Nanovor #1 ($0.99)
  • The Fantastic Four (1961) #1-15 ($1.99 each)
  • The Mighty Avengers (2007) #1-6 ($1.99 each)
  • Transformers: All Hail Megatron #7 ($1.99)
  • Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse: Birds, Bees, Blood & Beer #1-4 ($0.99 each)

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+ DZORMAGEN on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:12 am said:

Update PSN STORE 1st!!!!


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+ MiChAeL6 on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:12 am said:

Is this available in Canada yet?


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    + Grace Chen on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:26 am said:

    Not yet.


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+ x_NiiGHTMARE_x on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:15 am said:

I knew you were updating today but so soon?! awesome! lol


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+ Korbei83 on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:17 am said:

Thanks for the update. I’ll swing by the comics store on the way home.


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+ Hussein-_-Saddam on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:17 am said:

Now the question is what time for US people.


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+ Mr2Good3 on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:17 am said:

4th..yes sir…I gotto get a psp again


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+ Mr2Good3 on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:19 am said:

I gotta get a psp…


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+ Jeigh on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:20 am said:

Judging from what I’m reading of the comics included, I take it that this is one of those “audience expansion” things, huh?

And “in before the 40 comments about ‘what about the PSN update!? waaaaah!’”


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+ Zarxce on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:25 am said:

Awesome. I’ve been meaning to read more Ghost Rider lately and-……oh wait. I live in Canada.

*sighs and goes back to my dog sledding and chugging maple syrup*


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+ deadpool7 on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:27 am said:

No offense, but that’s it? I downloaded the Road to Civil War arc last week and realized that the actual Civil War arc is not up on the store. I was hoping to read these during the holidays but I guess I won’t be able to :-(


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+ jashwin on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:30 am said:

haha,i thought this was the psn store update and when I looked at it,I was like what the hell?(cause it was so short)


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+ Superstrokey1123 on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:30 am said:

Well thats a great update, hope it comes to Canada soon as i really really want my comics back lol.

2 questions:
WHen for Canada? 2010 or later? (justa rough idea)
Silver surfer coming?


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+ Caudill on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:31 am said:

Where’s the store update??? Can we get it early for once? Please?

Would be a nice way to end the year ;)


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+ NewYork214 on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:33 am said:

never really into comics but this is pretty cool. i wish you guys would sell books. you already have the sony reader


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+ saintaqua on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:39 am said:

Indiana Jones would be a nice addition.
No Disney comics? Those are my favorite so far. :(


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+ saintaqua on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:40 am said:

Books on PSP would be awesome. How hard could it be?


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+ JOANNES_EST_EIUS on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:44 am said:

At what time is the NA ps sore update?


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+ WESFUN on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:46 am said:

im just wondering if the update came to canada yet i want to buy water for little big planet. please tell me when


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+ WESFUN on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:47 am said:

when does it come out in canada


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+ FE_RR on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:48 am said:

want little big planet pirates of the caribbean!!!


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+ cell989 on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:49 am said:

early update, Ill probably get the Ghost Rider series.


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+ KSPRAYDAD on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:53 am said:

As a reminder, you will need to download the Digital Reader to the PSP, in order to view the comics that you purchase from PlayStation Store, unless of course you live in Canada for which SCEA is responsible but we don’t care about treating our customer’s equally or fairly.

Fixed.


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+ Seabasstian on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 am said:

any one knows how to delete comics you’ve read?


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+ Vex_Doppel on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:57 am said:

I wanna download the digital reader to my PS3.


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+ mreiner on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:59 am said:

Any word on when this is gonna be available in Canada?


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+ eckoman1 on December 22nd, 2009 at 11:02 am said:

When does the MAG beta come into the store? Its not here! :(


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+ daniel3334 on December 22nd, 2009 at 11:06 am said:

the comic section is nice. but i would like to see an option of unlimited downloads for $10 a month.just like marvel. i love their unlimited service. very cheap also. i just cant see paying $2 for a digital mag that will be deleted after reading it a couple times. although i did buy the MGS digital graphic novel. that is worth the $10 price tag imo.(over 600meg.)when i did a survey for sony on the digital comics store,it asked about unlimited downloads quite a few times. what happened tothat idea?


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+ Korbei83 on December 22nd, 2009 at 11:08 am said:

It’s time for Sony to stand back and take inventory on the amount of content coming out of Canada and re-evaluate it’s importance to their market.

Your shortsightedness is going to bite you in the ass soon.

Why should Bioware put Mass Effect on PS3 when they can’t even go home at night at download a movie on their own PS3?

Why should EA Vancouver make the PS3 the lead platform for the NHL series when they are slighted as consumers?

Why should Ubisoft Montreal give a crap about Sony when Sony doesn’t give a crap about them?

Why should great indie talent like Jon Mak or Capybara Games support you as a company when you won’t support them as consumers?

I don’t know. I’m bet a lot of them are wondering too.


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+ Pirate43 on December 22nd, 2009 at 11:15 am said:

Grace, when can we get some manga?
i’m sure there is big money in the full metal alchemist and naruto mangas :)


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+ Vex_Doppel on December 22nd, 2009 at 11:15 am said:

Why only LBP Avatars and not that many?
I’d figure you’d have atleast a hudred Avatars. I was guessing some would be free and they you’d have a bunch of premium ones from several games like Critter Crunch, PJ Shooter, Flower, Uncharted 2(being game of the year and all) Ratchet and Clanck, Resistance 2, Killzone 2, Warhawk, Fat Princess, Modnation Racers, Gran Turismo (I’m sure car lovers would love that) and Wipout. WHERE ARE THEY??? Naughty Dog can dish out GOTY faster than you can make a few avatars? Really?


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+ datoupee on December 22nd, 2009 at 11:15 am said:

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REQUESTING BONGO COMICS
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Simpsons and Futurama fans would be most appreciated.


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+ redknight4 on December 22nd, 2009 at 11:17 am said:

what time is the store update with the lbp water pack coming today


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+ gettinmoney662 on December 22nd, 2009 at 11:18 am said:

Every post in this blog is starting to become a Canadian whine fest.


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+ explosive78 on December 22nd, 2009 at 11:30 am said:

Avatars!!! PLEASE!!! AVATARS!!!!!!!! See how nicely i asked :)


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+ Unknown_Hero on December 22nd, 2009 at 11:36 am said:

When are you Canadians going to stop whining? Your already lucky the US hasn’t invaded you..be happy with what you have.


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+ Pukadon on December 22nd, 2009 at 11:37 am said:

I must say I am impressed with the comic reader – it does a nice job. That said, I would also be more likely to pay for a subscription than to download individual comics for a few bucks a pop.


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+ KSPRAYDAD on December 22nd, 2009 at 11:40 am said:

@33…

If SCEA treated Canadians (+10% of their market) who paid the same as their other customers for the hardware fairly…it wouldn’t have to become a whinefest would it.

The PS3 is marketed in Canada with the It Only Does Everything tag line too and SCEA is responsible for BOTH countries. There is ZERO legal reason for the comic book store and video store to not be in Canada. Apple has successfully run a video DL service in Canada for years now and Marvel runs its comic book service into Canada.


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+ Superstrokey1123 on December 22nd, 2009 at 11:43 am said:

@35

You did invade, we whooped your ass lol. That being said we wouldnt stand a chance this time.

And the Canadians have a right to whine. Per capita we have more ps3′s than the us does by a large margin and yet we still get slighted for unexplained reasons. Im not saying its all their fault as thats silly and probably not true. How ever Canadian have just as much right to want the things that you take for granted and to be vocal about it.


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+ Trioptical on December 22nd, 2009 at 11:48 am said:

Any chance we’ll be able to purchase import comics at some time in the future? With everything going digital download, importing should absolutely be a part of the future. Then Canadian’s would be able to share in the wealth as well.


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+ DZORMAGEN on December 22nd, 2009 at 11:52 am said:

With all due respect, right now we don’t want to READ right now, we want to PLAY!! Bring us the US PSN STORE UPDATE!!


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+ bataille on December 22nd, 2009 at 11:56 am said:

Now is the time to release the PS3 comics reader, not a year from now, long after Apple has taken over the e-reader market with their mystery tablet device and after everyone else has forgotten about the PSP comics reader.

Seriously.


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+ DZORMAGEN on December 22nd, 2009 at 11:56 am said:

This BLOG REALLY NEEDS an EDIT post feature!!!


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+ xaos on December 22nd, 2009 at 11:59 am said:

As a long time Marvel fanboy, I’ve been really pleased with the reader. I’m especially pleased to see some seriously vintage Fantastic Four stuff showing up, as opposed to just more recent stuff.

I’d definitely be pleased to see some sort of subscription service for the comics, though :)


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+ Spyroluver88 on December 22nd, 2009 at 12:08 pm said:

Since Marvel is on board I would like to request the comic Anita Blake Vampire Hunter please! This would really make my day. I pay for a subscription to Marvel just for these anyway!
And since we have Archie how about some Richie Rich? I loved those as a kid and wouldn’t mind rereading them.
Also, I would like to add my voice to the request for an ebook reader. Thanks!


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+ Zezzler on December 22nd, 2009 at 12:09 pm said:

@2 Grace Reply
You said ‘not yet’… so when?
That goes for the video store too.


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+ VenomUK on December 22nd, 2009 at 12:20 pm said:

Hi Grace, will other publishers, such as DC and Dark Horse, be joining the party?


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+ AdoAJ on December 22nd, 2009 at 12:22 pm said:

I want Canada and I want Resistance Comics. And I want them now!


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+ AdoAJ on December 22nd, 2009 at 12:28 pm said:

@35
Canadians could own fatty Americans like you.


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+ Fnook on December 22nd, 2009 at 12:33 pm said:

Yes, Comic and video downloads for CANADA please.. Face it.. We’re not going to shut up about it until you give us access to it.


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+ Unknown_Hero on December 22nd, 2009 at 12:41 pm said:

@48
Heh i weigh 110 pounds but ok…


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