ComiXology and DRM-free backups

Welcomed news out of San Diego from ComiXology — the company’s first bit of good news since being purchased by Amazon. The top comics-purchasing platform will now allow DRM-free backups of some of the comics you purchase.

This is great on many levels. I very much enjoy buying digital comics. I get to read and contribute to my favorite creators without having to build up a huge stash of comics that I may never open again. My only problem thus far has been that I never actually owned those files, as with any other DRM setup. That, of course, makes no sense.

Thankfully, ComiXology is giving that options to publishers. So far, these are on board:

  • Top Shelf
  • Image Comics
  • Dynamite
  • Monkeybrain
  • Zenescope
  • Thrillbent

We’re waiting on you, Marvel and DC.