Top Shelf Comics DRM-free digital versions of hit titles like March, Heck, Crater XV and more now available!

Thanks to Top Shelf Comics DRM-free versions being available via their online store, you can now read some of our favourite digital titles, including March, Heck, Crater XV and The Underwater Welder on the device of your choice. Plus print readers can get digital versions of their existing purchases at a great knock down price.

Top Shelf have already established a fantastic record of releasing great digital products with top-selling titles on ComixologyAmazon KindleApple iBooksKoboBN Nook, and more, while continuing to develop stunning printed titles as well. However going forward they are also launching a new program to gives digital readers even more options.

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Top Shelf Comic’s fantastic selection of titles are now available as DRM-free digital editions which you can read on a variety of devices.


In addition to selling through their digital partners, select titles are now available in DRM-free digital editions directly from our online store at! This DRM-free option allows readers to download their purchase as a simple PDF, ePub, or CBZ file to be used across a selection of mobile devices and not be limited to just one format.

“Ever since we first began selling digital editions of our books in 2011, Top Shelf has embraced digital distribution wholeheartedly.” Publisher Chris Staros tells us. “We’ve presented an unmatched library of award-winning and fan-favorite graphic novels on multiple platforms, working with digital partners to offer readers a remarkable degree of choice, while keeping digital prices substantially lower than print.”

Staros goes on to say “And since our printed books are so handsomely designed, we know that offering you affordable and convenient e-books doesn’t stop you from craving the print edition for your bookshelf — on the contrary, the two formats complement each other.”

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If you purchase fantastic print titles like Zander Cannon’s Heck or Kevin Cannon’s Crater XV you can purchase digital editions at discounted prices.

With readers no longer reading books in format, Top Shelf are also looking into competitive pricing plans including their new ‘add-on pricing option for print readers who might want a digital copy as well.

The example they give us is, Jeff Lemire’s The Underwater Welder which is priced at $19.95 print and $6.99 digital, but now when ordering the print edition, it’s only $2.99 extra to add on the digital edition.  Customers who order select titles from the online store can also purchase both print and digital editions at the same time, for a substantial savings!

Top Shelf’s new DRM-free ebook program launches with the following titles:

March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell($7.99 digital, $1.99 with print purchase)

Heck by Zander Cannon ($9.99 digital, $2.99 with print purchase)

Crater XV by Kevin Cannon ($9.99 digital, $2.99 with print purchase)

The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire ($6.99 digital, $2.99 with print purchase)

God Is Disappointed in You by Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler ($9.99 digital, $1.99 with print purchase)

Chester 5000 by Jess Fink ($5.99 digital, $1.99 with print purchase)

We Can Fix It by Jess Fink ($6.99 digital, $1.99 with print purchase)

The Surrogates (Vol. 1) by Robert Venditti & Brett Weldele ($5.99 digital, $1.99 with print purchase)

The Surrogates (Vol. 2): Flesh and Bone by Robert Venditti & Brett Weldele ($5.99 digital, $1.99 with print purchase)

Swallow Me Whole by Nate Powell ($9.99 digital, $2.99 with print purchase)

Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? by Liz Prince ($3.99 digital, $0.99 with print purchase)

Also, the following digital-exclusive titles are now available DRM-free:

Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer (Vol. 1) by Dusty Higgins & Van Jensen ($4.99 digital)

Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer (vol. 2): The Great Puppet Theater by Dusty Higgins & Van Jensen ($4.99 digital)