PRESS RELEASE: Marvel Signs EXCLUSIVE Single-Issue Deal with ComiXology!A comics news article
Marvel Entertainment Signs Exclusive Single Issue English Language Digital Comics Agreement With ComiXology
New York, NY—May 8, 2012—Today Marvel Entertainment, one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, announced it will exclusively distribute single issue English-language digital comics worldwide with comiXology, the largest digital comics platform.
This multi-year agreement reinforces Marvel’s commitment to bringing its unparalleled library of popular characters and acclaimed stories to fans with a dedicated commitment to technology partner comiXology.
“As the industry leader, Marvel is committed to growing the comics market through digital innovation—and bolstering our existing partnership with comiXology continues that,” explained Peter Phillips, SVP & General Manager, Marvel Digital Media. “This agreement is a huge win for current and future fans of the Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man and Marvel’s entire library of exciting characters.”
Marvel fans will enjoy continued access to single-issue digital comics via the Marvel apps available for Apple iOS and Android, as well as the new web-based Marvel Comics Shop, all powered by comiXology. Marvel comics can also be found on the comiXology platform available on Apple iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and comixology.com.
In addition, starting today, Marvel’s digital comics will be available through comiXology’s Digital Storefronts for brick-and-mortar retailers.
“We’re extremely proud that Marvel has chosen comiXology as its partner,” said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. “Our expanded relationship will foster increased innovation and accelerate plans for more points of distribution and reading. I’m more than thrilled.”
The comiXology-powered Marvel Comics app launched in 2010 and has remained one of the top grossing apps in the iTunes store. As the first major comics company to offer single issues for digital purchase and featuring the largest library of digital comics, Marvel continues to be the industry leader in digital innovation.
You can download the Marvel Comics app right here and experience the greatest comics books in the world, featuring the Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more!
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology — in just five short years — has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform — available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web — comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Providing digital comics across multiple platforms, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the earth has been turned into a comic book fan.