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?