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Vaughan and Martin’s ‘The Private Eye’ #2 now on sale

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About a month and a half after the debut of The Private Eye, the name-your-own-price digital comic from Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin, the duo is back with the second issue of the futuristic detective story.

In case you’re a little late to the game, The Private Eye is set in 2076, “when everyone in the United States has a secret identity. Our protagonist is a member of the paparazzi, outlaw private investigators who dig up the kind of personal dirt no longer readily available through search engines. It’s a mystery with lots of masks, but no superpowers.”

The 32-page second issue is now available on the Panel Syndicate website. As “name-your-own-price” suggests, you can pay whatever you choose, although the Vaughan and Marcos think 99 cents is fair (the writer says $3 seemed to be the most common payment for the first issue).

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Can’t wait to get home and download this.

I download it onto my home computer and then I can sync it to my iPad and add it to the Kindle app. Not sure if there is a way to do this all directly on the iPad.

“Not sure if there is a way to do this all directly on the iPad.”

If there is, I’d love to hear about it.

I hope Panel Syndicate launches an app similar to Comixology at some point.

Can they not just submit it to digital retailers like comixology, amazon, google chrome, etc. so that it’s also available in other places for more exposure (even if those other places take like 50%) or is that not allowed? Like is it illegal to also sell your own product on your own site while its being sold from outside retailers at the same time? Or like if they also had this designed as an app for androids and iPad/iphone, can they also not directly sell that downloadable app on their syndicate site or can app downloads only be available through apple, google, etc?

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