Talking comic book cover


19 Responses to “Talking comic book cover”

  1. robdobbs says:

    I’ve heard of packaging CDs with with magazines but an iPhone? Expensive.

  2. binarymutant says:

    zOMG so cool. Much better than the ‘digital comics’ the industry is trying to push

  3. I would love to see this technique applied to some of the panels on the inner comic pages – Such as adding the QR code to the lower right of a panel which depicts an explosion or some other visual that would be idea for animation. Would be a good way to promote a connection between a published comic and a companies app (of course, considering other markets I could see Playboy doing this with large images so that they can ‘talk dirty’ to you while you ‘read the articles’)

  4. dioptase says:

    Really cool.  Up until the text flashed on the screen.  The comic book is right there!  We don’t need the text.

    • matthewfabb says:

      That’s because it was used for posters to advertise the comic. However, they should have just added a flag to let the app know if it’s the poster or the comic.

  5. malindrome says:

    “The seeds of their invasion have taken root in every kingdom.”

    Bad metaphor, dude.  Invasions don’t grow like weeds, they move in quickly, like storm fronts.  Oh well, he’s a visigoth, he never passed Rhetoric.

    •  I passed Rhetoric once. On my way to Funkytown.

    • Alex Kim says:

      Apparently his enemies are plant-based aliens. But what on earth did he mean by calling himself the last of the Visigoths? Wikipedia’s synopsis doesn’t mention his people being wiped out in the story.

      Also, “But I [...] will be conquered no more” sounds awkward. It’s easy to interpret “conqured” as a past participle so that the sentence is future passive: as of now, he has been repeatedly conquered in the past, but he will not be conquered again. I know they meant “conquered” as a (predicative) adjective, but still, it could have been a lot better-worded.

  6. avoision says:

    One of the cooler implementations of QR codes out there, where the payoff is worth the effort. I believe the original version of this started with Victor Petit, and his talking resume:

  7. demodos says:

    The way his lips hardly ever meet really freaks me out. It’s like something Rob Liefeld would come up with.

  8. “…and the weapon with which I will do it will be their phone.”

  9. phlavor says:

    Doesn’t make it not boring

  10. . says:

    And his pals, Spinner and Paddlefoot!

  11. txhoudini says:

    Valiant is coming back? Man I loved their stuff when I was in high school. 

  12. Mister44 says:

    Didn’t realize Valiant was still around. Wonder what Jim Shooter thinks of this. I haven’t been over to his blog as much as I should be.

  13. Dan says:

    Hmm, seems like this would be a more appropriate application for NFC.  Simply placing it in the necessary spot would trigger, instead of having to take a picture of a different spot of the magazine first.
    Although, much more expensive.

  14. Nadreck says:

    I prefer to think of it as “Space Angel” technology.

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