If you haven’t started reading comics digitally, you might be surprised to learn just how many comics are available in the digital format these days. I was updating my checklist page today and I decided to add a list of comics I’ve drawn that are available digitally. It turned out to be a pretty long list, including the complete runs of the original Tom Strong series, as well as Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom, Star Wars: Splinter of the Mind’s Eye and Number of the Beast. And that’s in addition to dozens of single issues (Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1), short stories (Rocketeer Adventures 2 #3) and digital first comics (Legends of the dark Knight #27 – 29).
I’m certainly not advocating abandoning your comics retailer for digital collecting, but I do find myself reading more comics these days precisely because it’s easier to carry around huge numbers of them on my tablet, which I usually have with me everywhere I go, and I can pull them up and read them any time I want to. I’ve also been using my tablet to pull up digital comics for reference purposes while doing sketches at conventions–very handy!