DC Shuts Down ZudaComics.com
DC Comics has closed the digital doors of their online comics initiative Zuda Comics. The move coincides with last week’s announcement of mainline DC’s digital delivery plans.
Zuda Comics, which accepted submissions from a broader range of independent creators and voices than DC’s print publishing lines, will be absorbed by DC’s larger digital group. DC’s Ron Perazza explains, “…Zuda Comics will be folded into DC Comics’… Digital Publishing initiative.”
Though some of the Zuda titles will be available through DC’s iPad app and and via Sony’s Playstation network, the site – which was the home of the Harvey-Award-winning High Noon and other series – is no more.
Perazza puts a hopeful spin on the announcement, “We try stuff, hopefully we learn stuff, we change stuff and still the experiment continues. Zudacomics.com may have come to an end today but the award-winning series will live on and without a doubt, the discussion and lessons learned these past two and a half years will continue to inform, shape and fuel the development of DC’s future digital plans and initiatives.”
Here’s the full announcement from DC:
DC Entertainment announced today that select ZUDA titles will be available through comiXology and the PlayStation®Network. Each ZUDA issue will feature approximately twenty pages of content; the first issue will be available for free and each subsequent issue will be priced at $.99. Effective today, www.zudacomics.com will be shut down. The Collective, the Official ZUDA Blog, will continue to be updated at http://zuda.blog.dccomics.com/ with information about upcoming releases and behind-the-scenes information.
The first issue of Jeremy Love’s Eisner nominated Bayou was available at launch for free. Issue 2 is now available through ComiXology and the PlayStation®Network. The first issue of David Gallaher and Steve Ellis acclaimed’ High Moon is now available, with the second issue available next week.
Upcoming Zuda titles for the PSP and ComiXology app include John Zito and Tony Trov’s Black Cherry Bombshells, Dan Govar’s Azure, Andy Belanger’s Bottle of Awesome, Sheldon Vella’s Supertron, and Adam Atherton’s Lily of the Valley.
Zuda Available Through Comixology and PlayStation®Network Digital Comics