DSTLRY has launched its beta v0.1 desktop reader at dstlry.co with the digital release of The Devil’s Cut. The digital debut of The Devil’s Cut is the first step towards a full mobile experience and marketplace, scheduled to debut in 2024.
The digital price of The Devil’s Cut will be $6.66. DSTLRY is recommending customers use the desktop reading experience; mobile reading is available but not fully stable in this beta v0.1 release.
For a rundown on beta v0.1 and current & upcoming features, check out the intro video from DSTLRY co-founder and CEO David Steinberger.
DSTLRY’s digital store and reader beta fuses the excitement of New Comic Book Day with digital reading, while establishing a new revenue stream for creators. Mirroring the limited-run nature of print comics, DSTLRY’s digital releases will be available directly from the publisher on dstlry.co for one week—Wednesday through Tuesday—upon release. Mass market digital releases will follow when collections arrive in print.
DSTLRY’s first digital release is The Devil’s Cut, the company’s premier issue. Featuring 11 knockout short-stories from the publisher’s all-star lineup of Founding Creators and friends, the digital version of the 88-page mature-readers collection will be available for purchase directly from DSTLRY through December 12th. Gone #1 by Jock will debut digitally on December 13th alongside the first ownership benefit, and Somna #1 by Tula Lotay and Becky Cloonan will debut digitally alongside more digital benefits on December 20th.
The v0.1 beta of DSTLRY’s digital reader will allow fans to enjoy their comics library in full page view, fit to width, with basic +/- zooming controls on their desktops. While also available via mobile web browsers, the best experience for v0.1 is on desktop.