For those that are interested, there is a really good article on the state of comicbook piracy.
I do have a quick counter-point:
Comic companies need to see piracy as a competing business model. Piracy comes with its own costs (viruses, difficulty finding things, jail/prosecution). If the comic industry made their product digitally available and at a reasonable price (considering the lower cost of distribution), many pirates today would choose to pay money for an “easy” solution. The 10 years it took the music industry to see the light hurt it, and the TV & Movie industry are having the same struggles.
With technological innovation, companies need to adapt their business model. Trying to have a death grip on declining business models is why the industry will collapse.
Marvel and DC need to make their comics digitally available at a reasonable price without the “delay” window.