Apple Computers was once on the brink, now they are going like gangbusters even in this economy. And as I reported earlier, the Apple Tablet computer may be something that can help save the comics industry.
Now there are new indications that they may be getting into the comics distribution business. And not a moment too soon. With major shakeups at DC and Marvel, where the new managers may elect to drop the direct market entirely, this opens the door for a new place for comics to go.
There is only one distributor to the direct market anymore, and Diamond is on shaky financial ground from what I hear. Marvel just got bought by Disney, DC just got taken over by Warner Pictures, neither may be interested in staying in the direct market which would kill off Diamond. Leaving nowhere for everyone else to go except trades to book stores. And web comics.
But it looks like a new market may be aborning. And not a moment too soon.