Archie Goes Digital With ‘Bronze Age’ DVD-ROM

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall was Online Managing Editor for ComicMix before joining MTV's SplashPage. Previously, he was Online Content Manager for Wizard Entertainment. He has written for several daily newspapers, alternative weekly newspapers, trade magazines and online media, and was named "Writer of the Year" by the New York Press Association in 2005.

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2 Responses

  1. Allen says:

    How can I burn DVD's with scans of my old Comics?

    • Russ Rogers says:

      It's my understanding that you can archive whatever you own. That is perfectly legal. So all you would need is a scanner, a computer with a DVD burner and some DVD-Rs (writable or rewritable DVDs). Oh, and you will need a lot of spare time on your hands. There are legitimate reasons for doing this, including wanting to read are reread collectible comics without risking damaging them. You don't run into copyright problems until you try to sell or distribute your copies. Then, unless you have permissions from the publisher (like GIT Corp has with this Archie collection), you will be breaking the law. Are you looking for a step by step guide on how to do that? Look for forums on the subject, they'll have the informed recommendations you'll need, the best scanners, brands of DVDs, and methods to use.You might also want to look into getting a program to archive and view your files. Something like "ComicRack." [This is not a recommendation. I don't have ComicRack. I just have seen chatter about it and and ads for it.]GIT Corp was the company that was making the popular Marvel DVD compilations, so popular that Marvel decided to try it's own method of digital distribution and pulled the copyrights out from under GIT Corp. It was sad, GIT Corp had copyrights through 2007, they had just released a compilation of all the "Civil War" titles at the beginning of December (and had several other titles in the pipeline) when Marvel announced that they were rescinding copyrights in just a matter of weeks! Pulled the rug right out from under them. Now the bulk of GIT Corp's titles are officially "Out of Stock." Although you can still find some of them through retailers on Amazon.GIT Corp does have an archive of National Lampoon and Mad Magazines available. "Mad" is a Warner publication, so somebody over there must be testing the waters on DVD distribution.For my money (which is none because this is still FREE), the best digitally available comics are here on ComicMix.