For the record, I'm working on putting my 'comic' out there in the next year. The digital press company I wish to use accept RGB files to print from. There's no requirement for Photoshop, Illustrator or Indesign or Quark. The 'old gods' have had their fun at Apple's expense since Windows 95.
Just because Apple are shunning Flash in their mobile environment and because the Flash plugin may be buggy on certain Mac OS X set-ups, it doesn't mean the whole Adobe Creative Suite is going to crumble. And just because your comic doesn't require the apps above, it doesn't mean that the creative world is going to ditch industry-standard software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects. You have to remember that if it wasn't for companies like Adobe and technologies including PostScript and the desktop publishing revolution, there would be no Apple.
Don't get me wrong, I love Apple products, but they've got it wrong this time. With members on the board of WHATWG, Apple have a vested interest in HTML5, so they'll make you think it's a simple case of HTML vs Flash. IT'S NOT THAT SIMPLE. The 'standards' in the canvas tag are a long way from the semantics of XHTML, which are used both on Apple's website and in the eBook format. There are many great HTML5 features, but canvas is still a bit of a mess.
And although royalty fees are not being charged until at least 2015 (companies still pay other licensing fees), h.264 is still propriety software. It is a great technology and companies like Apple (and now Microsoft and Google) have backed this format in their browsers, but Firefox has not. So the argument of using video tags in HTML5 is not that clear-cut. There is also no standard API or tags to control interface or things like buffering in HTML5 video. Clearly Quicktime and Safari have these in place, but then that is just proprietary software that doesn't run consistently on all platforms
EDIT: My mistake, there are tags for controls and preloading that can be implemented in HTML5 (although I'm not sure how this works with progressive download. It seems to download the whole thing only, unless you're streaming, which requires good old-fashioned proprietary software).