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Jul 06

Digital Comics Store Update

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Digital Comics 6-15-11

Here are the the latest new comics for the PSP. This week will be the final update for digital comics on the PSP. The Digital Comics Team will continue to work on bringing the comic service to other Sony devices. We’ll make sure to keep you updated with any future developments right here on the PlayStation.Blog. In the meantime, you can continue to download any of the over 4,000 existing comics from the comic store as usual. Thanks for your support and we hope you continue to enjoy comics on PSP!

Here is this week’s update:

  • 1001 Arabian Nights, Zenescope
  • 2000AD Prog #1729 – 1731, 2000AD
  • Archie #197, 575, 577, 579, DC Comics
  • Batman Beyond Vol. 2 #16, DC Comics
  • Batman: Arkham City (Digital Chapter) #1, DC Comics
  • Beyond Wonderland #0 – 1, Zenescope
  • Charmed #5, Zenescope
  • Doctor Who: A Fairytale Life #2, IDW Publishing
  • Doctor Who: Volume 2 #2, IDW Publishing
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun #5, IDW Publishing
  • Earthbuilders #2, DC Comics
  • Ender’s Game (2008): Mazer in Prison, Marvel
  • Ender’s Game (2008): Recruiting Valentine, Marvel
  • Ender’s Game (2008): The League War, Marvel
  • Ender’s Game (2008): War of Gifts, Marvel
  • Freeman of the Armed Services #1 – 5, Markosia
  • Grimm Fairy Tales #12 – 13, Zenescope
  • Inferno #1 – 2, Zenescope
  • Johnny Hart’s Growing Old with B.C. : 1950s, Devil’s Due Digital
  • Johnny Hart’s Growing Old with B.C. : 1960s, Devil’s Due Digital
  • Johnny Hart’s Growing Old with B.C. : 1970s, Devil’s Due Digital
  • Johnny Hart’s Growing Old with B.C. : 1980s, Devil’s Due Digital
  • Johnny Hart’s Growing Old with B.C. : 1990s, Devil’s Due Digital
  • Johnny Hart’s Growing Old with B.C. : 2000s, Devil’s Due Digital
  • Judgment Day: Free Preview, Devil’s Due Digital
  • The Legend of ISIS #1 – 9, Devil’s Due Digital
  • Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom #6, IDW Publishing
  • Lovebunny and Mr Hell: Free Preview, Devil’s Due Digital
  • Neverland #5, Zenescope
  • NinjaTown #0, Devil’s Due Digital
  • Quarantined #1 – 6, Markosia
  • Return to Labyrinth #19 – 28, TOKYOPOP
  • Return to Wonderland #6, Zenescope
  • The Rocketeer, IDW Publishing
  • The Rocketeer Adventures #1, IDW Publishing
  • Spooks: Free Preview, Devil’s Due Digital
  • Star Trek: Volume 1 #0: Free Preview, Devil’s Due Digital
  • Stingers #1, Zenescope
  • Suicide Girls #2, IDW Publishing
  • Supreme: Free Preview, Devil’s Due Digital
  • Tales From Wonderland #3, Zenescope
  • Tapping the Vein: Free Preview, Devil’s Due Digital
  • The Nye Incidents: Free Preview, Devil’s Due Digital
  • The Pound #1 – 2, IDW Publishing
  • Transformers #19, IDW Publishing
  • True Blood: Preview, IDW Publishing
  • The X-Files: Free Preview, Devil’s Due Digital
  • Xombie: Reanimated: Free Preview, Devil’s Due Digital

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Kchow23 said:

July 6th, 2:03 pm

how about bringing the service to Canada? :P

XMbeaner said:

July 6th, 2:08 pm

So are you confirming that PSP comics will not be on the PS Vita?

ItsNymo said:

July 6th, 2:16 pm

Bit bummed to see the PSP comics coming to a close, but I look forward to seeing comics on those “other Sony devices”! ;)

TorgoTime said:

July 6th, 2:17 pm

I hope you guys plan to pick the updates back up when the Vita releases. I would buy a lot of these comics but I’m worried if I can’t use them after the Vita launches.

Stoffinator said:

July 6th, 2:22 pm

Will this finally bring the service to Canada and the PS3? Not that I expect anyone from Sony to answer.

joseph2411 said:

July 6th, 2:23 pm

:( well hoping that those other Sony devices they are bringing the service to are Vita and PS3

TorgoTime said:

July 6th, 2:25 pm

I’m going out drinking today. Maybe the alcohol will make the pain go away. RIP PSP Comics, pour one out for a fallen homie

Locke_VI said:

July 6th, 2:31 pm

@ Grace Chen:
Its bad enough that you don’t reply to comments, and it’s just ridiculous that this is the first comics update that you’ve bothered to post since June 15th. I wish you would let someone else handle all store related blog posts instead of just attaching your name to something that you obviously don’t give a damn about.

XMbeaner said:

July 6th, 2:33 pm

Well sounds like the PS Vita is doomed. First it’s other OS, then its PSP comics. What’s next Sony? What’s next?

TorgoTime said:

July 6th, 2:36 pm

You can take away our psp comics. But you can’t take away our FREEDOM!!!!!!

XMbeaner said:

July 6th, 2:37 pm

I would rather die with my PSP comics than live a life without them.

The_Leducs said:

July 6th, 2:38 pm

What a bunch of whiners here. Cough, ESE-VAMPS, XMbeaner, Locke_VI.

XMbeaner said:

July 6th, 2:40 pm

@The_Leducs How would you like it if your lover ripped your heart out and then tried to eat it. It wouldn’t feel good would it. That’s all were expressing here. We love and we love to show our love, and when our love isn’t returned we hurt like no other hurt hurts.

burningwind said:

July 6th, 2:40 pm

It really should be revamped. Hopefully they are working on making it more functional to be included on the PS3 and PSV. Would be cool indeed.

Aaron_Rodgers said:

July 6th, 2:43 pm


JKar275 said:

July 6th, 2:46 pm

I’m REALLY UPSET that the PSP won’t be getting any new digital comics after today!!!

If Sony would have offered better prices + a larger selection of bundles + the ability to read them on the PS3 – then maybe this service would have been more popular.

MadMeat001 said:

July 6th, 3:02 pm

Will there also be other kind of books?

MadMeat001 said:

July 6th, 3:03 pm

please bring the service to Canada -.-

paly123 said:

July 6th, 3:03 pm

im not paying for multiplayer online for yore games i might swich to xbox 360

Black_acid24 said:

July 6th, 3:04 pm

Yes! batman update! anyways i heard about that psn pass? My friends and I enjoy burrowing games and now we cant because we have to pay an extra $10 to play online, what gives Sony?

Predator5218 said:

July 6th, 3:20 pm

I wanted more Deadpool comics and they didnt add anymore.

ldkash said:

July 6th, 3:44 pm

This is so sad :'(
Why? WHY??? Take ME instead!!! : ‘ (
Oh well.. Thank you for all the wonderful comics you’ve brought to the store. Thank you Grace and the entire PlayStation Store team : ) I appreciate all that you’ve done and I’m truly grateful.

TwinDad said:

July 6th, 3:54 pm

After the Europe announcement I thought this was coming to the US.

I thought they were a bit pricy for what they offered.

EJayDub said:

July 6th, 4:08 pm

I have to pay 10 dollars a game to play online now?? What the heck is going on??????

TheUndertaker85 said:

July 6th, 4:15 pm

I really don’t think people understand what they read around here…

1) Comics on PSP that you already have aren’t being removed. This is just the last update for comics on PSP. They’re looking to extend the comics service onto other Sony/Playstation branded devices, IE PS3, Vita, Vaio, and so on. They didn’t even say that once that starts to happen that the PSP won’t be able to get or read the new comics.

2) The PSN Pass thing is ONLY ON USED GAMES! Sort of an EA style of online pass. If you purchase a new copy of any title that has the PSN Pass, the Pass is already included. However if you purchase used or borrow from a friend who has already used the Pass code, you’ll have to purchase online access. I don’t see how that’s even a bad thing. When you buy used or borrow Sony’s not making a dime off of you however when you use their online services they have to pay for upkeep of the servers and services. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT PSN WILL BECOME A PAY ONLY ONLINE SERVICE!!!

TheUndertaker85 said:

July 6th, 4:19 pm

On another note that actually has to do with this post fully, please find a way to integrate the comic reader into the PS3. Many people have been asking for this to happen and really, being able to check out comics on a 42″ screen does sound more appealing than on a 3.8″ screen. Also, please look to add the comics store for Canadians and add present content to it. I’m not Canadian myself, but giving Canadians a little love never hurts. I’ve always thought too that services offered in one part of a region should be made available to all parts of that region.

jeffsmither said:

July 6th, 4:21 pm

Will it be coming to PS3 then? Will any of these comics be on clearance?

WCKidRock said:

July 6th, 4:42 pm

Extremely bummed as it looks like Canada is going to lose out once again. I mean there are so many countries with the comics….yet no Canada?? wish someone would grab a pair and actually answer us on the Canada getting screwed….think of the profits you could have made from comic loving Canadians. At least tell us that it is because of the CRTC or something…anything!

Munzapoppa said:

July 6th, 5:51 pm

Bring all the comics to the PS3 and bring down the price on all of them to a dollar or less, then I’ll buy a ton of them. I’m sure others would too.

fathead170 said:

July 6th, 6:23 pm

good stick a fork in it. knew it was gonna be unsuccessful and not profitable. please allocate these resources towards something a majority of us actually care about like improving the network with a overhaul of the interface includeing store. then patching in use ful features like cross chat. which vita can do but ps3 cant? auto trophy synch. check trophies during video chat

WilliamFuchs420 said:

July 6th, 6:34 pm

So your basicly completely abandoning the psp then no games for months now no comics great so sonys new business model is for me not to spend any money on the store? Seriously with dcs digital focus in the coming reboot I was hoping I would be able to get them on my psp yeah I could get them on my phone or computer but the lack of a credit card made buyin a network card for psn the easiest way to get my comics fix. This is starting to seriously make me question my vita preorder if this is how your gona treat your supporters. Oh making this ap usable for the ps3 without havin to rebuy all the 200 plus comics I have bought would go along way toward makin it up to me

bakerarmy said:

July 6th, 6:49 pm

You Don’t support any psp games but give us comics. What a waste, need PS3 support.

angelspawn77 said:

July 6th, 6:56 pm

10 bucks says the 3 idiots posting stupid comments are the same person.

Heavenly_king said:

July 6th, 6:57 pm

“This week will be the final update for digital comics on the PSP. The Digital Comics Team will continue to work on bringing the comic service to other Sony devices”

So in other words, the PSP wont have more comics; and that the service will come to PSVITA having more updates :D

saintaqua said:

July 6th, 7:02 pm

Can someone please suspend ESE-VAMPS or ban him/her?
They’re butchering English, abusing caps and using foul language towards other users.

But other than that, I’m not too surprised it has ended.
It was a great service, but I was locked out of my Japanese PSP.
I do hope it comes back on Vita though.
I would love to have all my comics back on the new handheld. Maybe the PS3 as well.

saintaqua said:

July 6th, 7:05 pm

Are there seriously that many people on here today who can’t spell, complain and type in all caps?
I hate when people abuse the fact we can have multiple accounts.
I wish they would go to the other consoles so we wouldn’t have to hear from them again.

lanis01 said:

July 6th, 7:23 pm

Wow so much for customer loyalty. Thanks for nothing Chen. At least wait to confirm that the Vita is going to get comics before you completely do away with the e-comic market. I’m sure all those publishers that have deals with Sony will like this screw job.

frankma1962 said:

July 6th, 8:23 pm

I was collecting the DCUO Legend comics and does this mean that you’ll not be posting that anymore? So I should be heading to the comic store to look for the last issues of the series? Great, I loved reading them on my PSP and looked forward to Wednesdays to d/l some issues I never read before.

KainDrake said:

July 7th, 1:09 am

Wait, what? No. :( I really liked the comic reader. Why are you guys closing it? Will it be coming to Vita? And will I at least still be able to buy comics? More specifically, will that part of the store be removed or will it remain there? I need to finish some collections and buy some I’ve had my eye on.

KainDrake said:

July 7th, 1:14 am

@ Aaron_Rodgers Excuse me? Nintendo of America doesn’t give a [DELETED] about their costumers at all. They acknowledged that we were asking and demanding certain games. They’ve even commented on it. And you know what they said? They pretty much said, “thank you for being out loyal fans, but we’re not giving you those games.”

Kryten591 said:

July 7th, 4:54 am

I’ve bought nearly 1400 comics since they started this service. Unfortunately, a number of them are in the middle of stories or I was just waiting for more. No more Fables or Doctor Who ( which was being touted just a few weeks ago) or Y the Last Man. Hopefully, the Vita will supported them and we will still be able to read what we’ve already bought. I’ve liked the fact that I could read my comics outside or on a trip and not have to worry about the books being hurt in some way. And they could (mostly) fit on one memory stick. Oh, well, we’ll see what happens.

korgon117 said:

July 7th, 7:09 am

Aww, I was hoping the final 2 issues of the Infamous mini series would come out :( Aw well guess that’s how it goes.

korgon117 said:

July 7th, 7:14 am

And this blog post is about the comic store for PSP, if you wanna complain about PS Pass, please do so elsewhere. Thank you :)

Venom1976 said:

July 7th, 9:46 am

I’m guessing that comics on the PSP didn’t kick off as Sony planned? or it isn’t worth converting to that format.

AJBS0NIC said:

July 7th, 9:58 am

I can’t say I was an active purchaser of PSP comics, but it’s sad to see this feature die. It made many people happy and added some uniqueness to the PSP name. This, along with the horrible PSN updates, are making the PSP die a slow, horrible death. ='(

ssjmichael said:

July 7th, 10:21 am

Poor Sales Sony? Maybe you should have put them on the PS3 too.

Pukadon said:

July 7th, 10:59 am

Sorry to hear it didn’t work out – personally I kept my comic subscriptions at my local store. Digital may be the future, and god knows I don’t need to store boxes of comics, but I feel a sense of loyalty to my neighborhood store, and there’s just something nice about going in there once a week.

MrPink78 said:

July 7th, 11:25 am

Sucks to see this come to an end. I was planning on buying some of these digital comics but I guess I’ll just save my money.

Spyroluver88 said:

July 7th, 11:26 am

I wish the post above wouldn’t have been so cryptic. What “other Sony” devices are you talking about? If it’s the PS Vita then why don’t you say so. If that is the case and the service is continuing anyway, why not for the PSP owners? It doesn’t make much sense to me…

cardinalsfan1122 said:

July 7th, 7:18 pm

Hmmm I wonder what those “other Sony devices” are… Vita hopefully I would be surprised if it’s not, PS3 is a possibility, maybe even on the Sony E-readers? Who knows.

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