Sony announced a Digital Comic Service for the PSP earlier today at their GamesCom Press Conference. The new service will allow PSP owners to access a range of media on their PSP. The digital reader service will be launched with Digital Comics this December in select countries, the U.S, and regions in Europe. The service will include content from leading comic publishers, Marvel Entertainment, as well as other partners.
Digital Comics will be launching on the UK, US, Irish, Australian, New Zealand and South African PlayStation Stores this December. The service will be expanded to other PAL territories in 2010.
Other partners include IDW Publishing and iVerse Media. The new Digital Comics service will let you download hundreds of classic and new comics from PlayStation Store to your PSP, to read page by page or frame by frame wherever you are. The service lets you take a huge collection of comics out and about with you, allows you to pick up the latest edition from any Wi-Fi hotspot, and gives you a brand-new way to use your PSP for entertainment on the go.
The digital reader for PSP will offer the biggest names in comics, including content from Marvel Entertainment‘s Spider-Man, X-Men and the Fantastic Four, from IDW: TRANSFORMERS and Star Trek and in partnership with iVerse Media, brands like Archie Comics, and Image Comic’s Proof, whilst other content will include graphic novels, comics from a variety of local publishers and the latest underground sensations.