Not only was I stuck at work for far too long, but in the middle of uploading some files to a server, I pulled out my Kindle Fire to catch up on some reading, and discovered something that is potentially sinister and evil to the highest degree.
Seriously, the shadowy organizations Skull and Bones, Club of Rome, George Soros, and George W. Bush combined could not come up with something as devious and base as what awaited me on opening my e-reader of choice.
Apparently, at the time of writing this sentence, I am unable to download any and all DC comics through Comixology to my Kindle Fire.
Now, one must understand (though with some mild trepidation), that recently I have quietly tiptoed into the digital world of comics. In fact, if one will recall, it was roughly 6 or 7 months ago that I actually began spending money on digital comic books, and did so when DC was launching the New 52 with a big push for day and date digital through partnership with Comixology. I was already familiar with Comixology because of their initiative to sign customers up for electronic pull lists that were tied to a local shop. Since then, they have of course expanded to become the largest purveyor of digital comics in America (just ask Graphic.ly, their closest competition, who only recently bowed out of the fight to focus on publishing digital independent books). I sensed Comixology's dominance fairly early on, and took a chance on buying books from them, because I figured this company seemed to have a good chance of being around in the future.
But excuse my digression, I was thinking that somehow Amazon was blocking the sale of all DC comics on the Comixology app, because I couldn't download any DC comic I tried. I was able to download several recent issues of The Walking Dead I had just bought, so that got me to thinking that a nefarious plan by Amazon was being rolled out to force people to only buy DC comics on the Fire from the Amazon store (if anyone remembers, it was big news last year that Amazon and DC made a deal to sell digital DC graphic novels exclusively on Amazon's site).
However, it is still interesting to note that on the Comixology Kindle Fire app, the DC section is still removed, and it seems to have been done so because of the reasons mentioned above.
At least there is a workaround for this though.
It won't satisfy some people, but for me, the fire has been (at least temporarily) abated.