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Image Comics will no longer directly sell DRM-free digital comics


In July 2013, Image Comics made a major industry shift by declaring that it would sell its digital comics DRM-free, allowing people to download them to a variety of devices and read them without having to use an app. owner. A year later, ComiXology began allowing publishers to sell DRM-free comics through their digital service, including Image Comics.

Five years later, if you want to download these comics, you better do it carefully, because Image Comics announces that it will stop directly selling or supporting DRM-free comics.

In a letter to clients they say;

Very dear customer,

This is an email alert to notify you that is discontinuing the sale of DRM-free titles through our site.

Starting November 5, 2018, DRM-free versions of our books will no longer be available for purchase and all sales of DRM-free versions through will be discontinued.

What does this mean to you :

  • From November 5, 2018 to February 3, 2019, you can still access your previous purchases via We recommend that you download and save your purchases as soon as possible before February 3, 2019.
  • Future titles will be available for purchase through our other digital vendor partners, and DRM-free versions through other services that offer it, such as comiXology.
  • You will still be able to purchase physical copies of our books and subscribe to series via Image Direct ( as well as your local comic book store. Image Direct will NOT be affected by this change.

I’m off to check everything I’ve bought this way – time to start backing up I guess. scattered lands will be my first…

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