Happy birthday, America! In the spirit of independence, I was pleased to learn that Image Comics unveiled a new, DRM-free comics store at Image Expo. Official, legit CBR/CBZ archives? Sign me up! It’s terrific to see a major distributor following in the footsteps of trailblazers like Thrillbent and Panel Syndicate in ditching draconian crippleware. In case anyone fails to see how momentous this is, Ars Technica does a good job of summing things up. Okay, DC and Marvel, you’re up! Are you ready to treat us all as paying customers rather than potential thieves?