Thursday, January 29, 2009

Digital Comics: Eagle One Media

At first glance, I thought this site had to be hosted somewhere outside of the States and only pretending to be legit. But after seeing that the About Us page claims they are based in Michigan, I'd have to guess that it is either legit or run by some not-so-bright people.

Looking at the site, I believe there are more than a few not-so-bright people involved, regardless. The site design is low budget and unattractive. It surprises me that this is a partner that IDW, for instance, would choose to work with to offer their product online.

They aren't alone, of course. Chimaera Comics, Lone Star Press, Heroic Publishing, Antartic Press and others are, also, offered on the site. They're selling the product as protected PDFs, but those PDFs can be used on multiple computers (which seems to mean they're just as ripe for torrenting as an unprotected version). So, for serving up the product in a format inferior to .cbr files, they're getting...absolutely no benefit.

I encourage you all to visit the link at the beginning of the blog and share your opinion in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. Never heard of them before today. Macomb is in Macomb County, the county just north of Detroit. I attend all of the Detroit area conventions, but I've never heard of them.

    As to the comment about not-too-bright, that is the case with many of my fellow Michigan residents. Else why would they continue to root for the Detroit Lions, the only NFL team to ever go 0-16?


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