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alright i dropped some change on this thing. what reader should i use on my iPad.

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Do you have to have a handheld device to view these or could you do it straight on a PC? Are they just PDF files of the comics? What kind of total file size are we talking about for everything?

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Phoenix8008 wrote:Do you have to have a handheld device to view these or could you do it straight on a PC? Are they just PDF files of the comics? What kind of total file size are we talking about for everything?

Thanks for any answers!
You can view on a computer. Pdf or cbz (which is just a special zip file with jpegs of the pages. Probably around 60MB or so for each issue.
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drmirage wrote:I know what you mean. I tried to read it with an Android Device. Apple seems way much easier IMO. :D
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Is this seriously what it takes to read a comic on an Apple device? Geez. I can just download directly from a site and open the file. To add metadata and cool sorting stuff it's a little more complex, but all this just to read it?

I will never understand why people use Apple.

Sorry for the derail. And the beating of a dead horse.

You really can't do it through WiFi?
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I'm having a blast watching the counter move up... its jumped 30 clicks in the past hour or so!
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Keith wrote:I'm having a blast watching the counter move up... its jumped 30 clicks in the past hour or so!

I agree. As we head into only day 3 of this 13 day promotion, the latest count is 6,291. VEI has to be pleased with this response to this offer :clap:

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I literally I had to call my law firm's IT guy down to my office to help me get the comics saved on my iPad.

While embarrassing, the good news is that we got to talking about comics. He said he stopped reading comics about a year ago. At the time, he was only reading Marvel. So I told him about Humble Bundle and Valiant (he remembered some old Valiant stuff back in the day, but didn't know they rebooted in 2012). He was very excited about the news, so I bought the Humble Bundle for him.

This morning, he told me he tore through the first 4 issues of X-O Manowar last night and loved it...I think we may have a new Valiant reader on our hands!!

Also, I am glad to have the comics on my iPad, but the experience of trying to get the comics onto my iPad has convinced me that print comics will be here for a long time still...

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wwise03 wrote:I literally I had to call my law firm's IT guy down to my office to help me get the comics saved on my iPad.

While embarrassing, the good news is that we got to talking about comics. He said he stopped reading comics about a year ago. At the time, he was only reading Marvel. So I told him about Humble Bundle and Valiant (he remembered some old Valiant stuff back in the day, but didn't know they rebooted in 2012). He was very excited about the news, so I bought the Humble Bundle for him.

This morning, he told me he tore through the first 4 issues of X-O Manowar last night and loved it...I think we may have a new Valiant reader on our hands!!

Also, I am glad to have the comics on my iPad, but the experience of trying to get the comics onto my iPad has convinced me that print comics will be here for a long time still...
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This is an AMAZING deal!

Im 99.9% digital right now and Im loving it. I buy almost all of my books on Comixology (generally wait til the books are discounted :oops: )

I read my books on my Samsung Galaxy Tab. They look great!

I bought the Transformers bundle from HB a while ago and Im enjoying them on my tablet.

For those interested: HB sends you a download link. I downloaded mine to my computer and then sent them to my DropBox. Now I can access them where ever I want :)

Anyone know of a better 'cloud' app? I need more storage :clap:

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I agree that this is an amazing deal, I am buying for sure too.

Nice way to support VEI, charity, Humble Bundle and get these all to read anywhere. :D




re: cloud storage, There are some free ones I haven't used that offer more than dropbox...

https://www.surdoc.com/get-it-free/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - 100GB

http://www.symform.com/plans-pricing/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - 10GB free

Also dropbox has reduced their pricing recently and its $11 CAD /month for 1 TB (1000 GB). A pretty good value I think although I don't need anymore than the free for my purposes at the moment.

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nscc wrote:I agree that this is an amazing deal, I am buying for sure too.

Nice way to support VEI, charity, Humble Bundle and get these all to read anywhere. :D




re: cloud storage, There are some free ones I haven't used that offer more than dropbox...

https://www.surdoc.com/get-it-free/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - 100GB

http://www.symform.com/plans-pricing/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - 10GB free

Also dropbox has reduced their pricing recently and its $11 CAD /month for 1 TB (1000 GB). A pretty good value I think although I don't need anymore than the free for my purposes at the moment.

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ilzuccone wrote:
lorddunlow wrote:
I will never understand why people use Apple.
My bro has a masters in computer science. he's a our go to guy for computers. when i switched to apple (for school) i was really worried about losing that safety net (he doesn't touch macs). How would i be able to fix ALL the problems that come with a computer… i learned quickly that those were only PC problems. 6 yrs of having a mac work flawlessly and effortlessly is why i use apple products.

also … it's like having a condom for the internet.
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In checking the progress of this on day 3, there are now 6.799 purchases :clap: More people coming over to enjoy all the Valiant goodness we already know about :D

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I got this today! I came over here to let everyone on the boards know about it, but I should have figured someone else would have beat me to it! What a great deal!

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Top Contributors

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3. Matt L $75.00
4. Mark Graziano $65.00
5. Sean Neprud $60.00
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UPDATE: During the night, the number of purchases went over 7.000 :o :clap: :thumb:

That means there will soon be more dedicated Valiant fans out there spreading the word :high-five: It's ALL good!

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UPDATE:

Headed into day 5 of this promo, there are now over 7,600 purchases :o Looks like some new people are checking it out which is the first step to getting more fans :thumb:

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UPDATE:

Going into day 6 of this, there have been over 8,500 purchases of this offer :clap: Plus, in just a few days, they add even MORE books to the bundle :o

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Ive been telling everyone i can

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This is pretty exciting.. Can it top the actual numbers for a valiant title monthly in print and digital?? I think there's a chance and then that could certainly lead to slightly better numbers in print going forward, nit to mention increased profit for vei through digital sales!

Not holding my breath.. But keeping my fingers crossed! :hope:
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As of this morning, there have been over 9,600 bundles purchased :o And tomorrow, there are even MORE books being added to the bundle :clap:

If you haven't taken advantage of this offer yet, why haven't you :!:

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brucehartshorn wrote:As of this morning, there have been over 9,600 bundles purchased :o And tomorrow, there are even MORE books being added to the bundle :clap:

If you haven't taken advantage of this offer yet, why haven't you :!:
Ummm... because payday is this Friday??? :hope:
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I am going to have to give more money this is such a good deal...

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read through the first issue and a half of shadow man on my iPad last night. the book started off so good!

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ilzuccone wrote:read through the first issue and a half of shadow man on my iPad last night. the book started off so good!

I really enjoyed its first 10 issues. I was a fan of the Jordan era Shadowman. It definitely wasn't perfect, but it was really fun.
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