Update: Hi there, your Site Editor Lucas Siegel here. This was actually a correction of a mistake. you see, the DC Comics App is a 12+ App. That means it can’t have anything rated as “Mature Content” available for in-App purchase. However, if you purchase a Vertigo book on the Comics by ComiXology App or on the website, Comics.ComiXology.Com, it will sync into your DC App via your account. No mystery, no conspiracy, just the way the apps were designed so that they could offer/market the DC App as an “All-Ages” application, and still have the mature imprint comics available digitally.
Hope that clears up any confusion.
Original Story: Hrm, it’s quite the vanishing act that even Harry Kellar would be mystified by.
Over at the comics for ipad blog , came an interesting observation that was brought to my attention about DC’s app, and the Vertigo comics are gone. “Nope, no Fables or The Unwritten or DMZ anywhere.” Though, the most recent digital releases of those titles are still available on the comiXology app, as well as the PSP.
So the question is , did DC pull the Vertigo books because of the mature content? I mean, yeah, Unwritten isn’t exactly kid-friendly. So did they feel it would get more exposure and would sell better exclusively on comiXology as well as to the PSP crowd? Is there workings of a deal in motion for them to be distributed elsewhere? Is it a temporary move? Will Vertigo have their own app?
The last scenario is the most unlikely, but it’s a shot.