I have a little guilt over it but I’m doing most of my comics reading on an iPad nowadays. While the convenience is great and the work can look better on the screen than in print, it’s a little weird that comics are still so static on smart devices. Comics legend Jim Lee thinks so too and, as co-publisher of DC Comics, he’s doing something to change that.
Yesterday, the House Superman Built announced two new technology tweaks that they’ll be rolling out for select comics in the future. DC2 will bring limited animation and moving camera angles to the superhero adventures and DC2 Multiverse fuses that motion approach with the branching paths of a choose-your-own-adventure. Lee cited those sequences where Batman would say a line like “There’s 15 ways to take him out”, saying that Multiverse is a platform where creators could show each one of those takedowns.