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C2E2 2014 panel with Ryan Penagos talks about digital comics

 Producer Edwin Mejia and Director/Writer Vlad Yudin attend the HEAD SMASH Special Preview at McCormick Place on April 26, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
Photo by Photo by Timothy Hiatt

According to Comic Book Resources on Friday, at the 2014 C2E2 convention is one of many things to do in Chicago in regards to geek festive events. Ryan Penagos, Marvel's Executive Editorial Director of Digital, oversaw a panel at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo in regards to their "toe in the water" when it comes to digital comics.

Infinite Comics is such a venture where fans can take advantage of a digital subscription as well as the additional Marvel Unlimited. Other formats were discussed and writers of comics such as Joshua Hale of "Daredevil", digital comics advocate Mark Waid, and editor Nick Lowe of "Amazing Spider-Man: Who Am I?"

It appears that this seems to be testing the waters and Lowe is one who thinks that getting the ball rolling in this venture is something that could be worth looking into. Though he does enjoy physically showing up at brick-and-mortar comic book stores, he feels that the digital realm of comics is "too tempting of an apple". As such, he seems to be quite fond of such a not-so forbidden fruit.

Panel lead Penagos asked the crowd of fans who had yet to use the digital comic media method of reading the publications, but only two actually raised their hands. They audience participants came forth and read to the audience per the request of Waid. He jokingly retorted, "That'll teach you to raise your hand".

Penagos then went on to introduce yet another format of digital media that goes by the nomenclature of Marvel Unlimited and Unlimited Plus. He didn't want to come off as a shill when promoting such a format, but he said that adding such flare to the story such as adding sound to the story as it is read. He proclaims such a seamless audio would be quite appealing. Also some products and other such bonuses to subscribers would be included.

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