hat tip Bleeding Cool (yeah, I said it)
Welp, it’s begun:
The convenience of buying comics directly from your iPad throughcomiXology‘s app is a thing of the past. The company, which is being acquired by Amazon, announced today that users can no longer purchase comics on iOS devices.
In a post on their Tumblr account, comiXology revealed they are “retiring” their current app for iOS systems and have replaced it with a “new reader app.” The new app is, as the name implies, just for reading comics – the storefront is gone. Users will have to purchase comics at comixology.com and then sync their purchases to the new app.
The change apparently only affects the comiXology app — the individual publisher apps for Marvel, DC, Image and others don’t appear to be affected at this time.
The new process is easy as pie:
1. Go to comixology and buy a comic
2. Go to reader app on phone/ipad
As a peace offering, they’re going to give you five bucks. So there’s that.