Archie Comics renews distribution agreement with comiXology, expands single issues to Amazon

Archie Comics renews distribution agreement with comiXology, expands single issues to Amazon

Amazon’s Kindle Store now has more than 1,700 single issue comics featuring iconic Archie characters, as well as the new Riverdale Reborn series, Afterlife with Archie, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and more

August 2015 — New York, NY—Archie Comics, comiXology and Amazon announced an expanded and renewed distribution agreement to sell Archie’s digital comic books and graphic novels across the comiXology platform and bring Archie single issues to the Amazon Kindle Store. More than 1,700 single issues are now available for sale in the Kindle Store, including the newly re-launched Archie series by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, the upcoming New Riverdale titles as well as Archie Horror and Dark Circle comic series.

“As we look forward to celebrating our 75th anniversary, it’s an ongoing priority for us to engage our fans in new and innovative ways,” said Jon Goldwater, CEO of Archie Comics.  “We are very pleased to continue serving our readers around the globe through the comiXology platform, and extremely excited to reach a brand new reading audience through the Kindle Store.”

“Archie Comics is one of the most recognizable comic book brands in the world,” said David Steinberger, comiXology’s co-founder and CEO. “They’ve done a fantastic job of constantly reinventing themselves to keep their characters fresh and relevant to readers of all ages. We’re happy that comiXology continues to be a key part of their digital distribution and to add them to the Kindle Store as a way to reach even more fans.”

While Archie’s graphic novels have long been available in the Kindle Store, their 1,700 single issues available today include many popular series and characters from the Archie Comics catalog, including Archie, Josie And The Pussycats, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Afterlife with Archie, and a variety of Dark Circle titles.  Kindle readers will also have same day as print access to new releases, including the new Archie series by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples and the upcoming Jughead by Chip Zdarsky,Betty and Veronica by Adam Hughes and Life with Kevin by Dan Parent and J. Bone.

The Kindle Store gives readers access to millions of books on the most popular devices and platforms, including Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, iOS, Android, and more.

With over 75,000 comics, graphic novels and manga from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience make it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.

About Archie Comics
Archie Comics is the leading mass market comic book publisher in the world and the home to a wide array of the most popular humor, action-adventure and superhero characters in entertainment, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Reggie, Kevin Keller, Josie and the Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Afterlife With Archie, the Dark Circle Comics superhero characters (The Black Hood, The Fox, The Shield and more), Li’l Jinx and many more. Archie Comics have sold over 2 billion comics worldwide and are published around the world in a number of languages. In addition to comics, Archie characters have been featured prominently in animation, television, film and music. Follow Archie Comics on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube andthe Archie Comics Store.

About comiXology
 
ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle, Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit www.comixology.com.

About Amazon
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Echo are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

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Jet City Comics now on comiXology

Amazon Publishing’s Jet City Comics Announces Simultaneous Release of Wool: The Graphic Novel on comiXology and Amazon.com

Single issues of the graphic novel adaptation of Hugh Howey’s #1 Kindle best-selling science fiction novel to release on comiXology every two weeks starting today

Seattle—June 3rd, 2014—Amazon Publishing’s graphic novel and comics imprint Jet City Comics and comiXology are excited to announce that the first digital issue of Wool: The Graphic Novel, an adaptation of Hugh Howey’s #1 Kindle best-selling science fiction novel, will go on sale today on comiXology and Amazon.com. Single issues in the six-issue run will release every two weeks and sell for $2.99 on comiXology. The entire comics run will also sell for $4.99 as a Kindle Serial on Amazon.com, with new issues delivering automatically to customers on the same release dates, and as a $4.99 bundle on comiXology once all six issues are released. The print edition of the collected graphic novel will be available on Amazon.com and at other retailers in late August.

“We’re thrilled to debut Hugh Howey’s “Wool #1,” the first Jet City Comics issue on comiXology, and look forward to sharing this outstanding new comic series to fans around the world,” said comiXology’s VP of Communications & Marketing Chip Mosher. “We can’t wait to bring even more Jet City comics to comiXology and showcase them in our cinematic Guided View reading experience.”

Howey’s dark, dystopian novel Wool (the first novel in the Silo Saga trilogy) was a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Kindle best seller and is one of the most-reviewed science fiction novels ever on Amazon, with over 8,000 customer reviews. With an all-star team including comics writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray (All-Star Western), Hugo-nominated illustrator Jimmy Broxton (The Unwritten), and acclaimed cover artist Darwyn Cooke (Parker, DC: The New Frontier, Before Watchmen), Wool: The Graphic Novel brings Howey’s dark, dystopian vision to life like never before.

Wool is one of my all-time favorite science fiction novels, and it’s been so exciting watching this incredibly talented team bring it to life in comics form,” said Alex Carr, Editorial Director of Jet City Comics. “Working with comiXology to offer single issues to their legions of fans was a no-brainer, and we can’t wait to see this relationship develop.”

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TRANSFORMERS Digital Comics Sale

IDW offers over 200 TRANSFORMERS digital comics for just 99¢

Available for the iPad™, iPhone®, Android and Web

 

TRANSFORMERS: Dark of the Moon, IDW Publishing announced today that the company’s catalog of TRANSFORMERS digital comics will be on sale now through July 4th. This an unprecedented sale features over 200 individual comics available at only $0.99 for twelve days. Under license from Hasbro, IDW and its digital partners, including iVerse Media and comiXology, offer a wide variety of ways for TRANSFORMERS fans to enjoy these bargain-priced comics.

“We have a huge audience of dedicated TRANSFORMERS fans that follow our line digitally, so we wanted to do something really special for them in honor of the latest movie,” stated Jeff Webber, IDW’s director of ePublishing. “With this sale, we’re making it very easy and inexpensive to build a TRANSFORMERS digital comics library, no matter what device or platform you prefer. Plus, this is an excellent way for all the movie fans to discover the wide world of TRANSFORMERS comics!”
For iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices, IDW and iVerse have partnered to create several app options. TRANSFORMERS Comics is the flagship iOS app, with the entire TRANSFORMERS collection featured within this dedicated app. The IDW Comics app also offers TRANSFORMERS comics, as well as nearly 700 other titles. And Comics+ by iVerse includes TRANSFORMERS and IDW comics, plus titles from many other publishers.
For the Web, IDW and comiXology have initiated a partnership to offer the full TRANSFORMERS line to anyone with a Web browser. By visiting http://transformers.comixology.com, fans can purchase comics and read them on the web. And the wait is finally over for Android users, who can now enjoy IDW’s entire TRANSFORMERS line through the Comics by ComiXology Android app.
Additionally, TRANSFORMERS digital comics are available at the regular price to fans with PSPs through the Sony Playstation Digital Comics Store, Nokia phones in the Ovi Store, and Amazon Kindle.
The TRANSFORMERS digital comics sale is on now through July 4th at 11:00 pm Eastern time in North America, and through 11:00 pm local time in all other available regions.
get them here
for the Droid
and the kindle