Marvel Digital Comics Expands Availability to comiXology Web Store

After DC revealed their big Digital push a few weeks back Marvel have hit back. First with news that several more of their titles will be going Day and Date Digital and now they have made 3,500 back issues available for purchase. on average the price per issue is $1.99 and cover price for newer titles.

However there is a catch? You can buy the issues and view them on the PC and they will sync with your iPhone or iPad but if like me you are a Android user then you are out of luck! Marvel are still absent from the Google Platform.

The top-selling comics publisher expands digital offerings

New York, NY / August 10th 2011 –comiXology announced today that they will now be selling over 3,500 of Marvel digital comics through their Web Viewer at comics.comixology.com as they continue to expand their digital presence. Comic fans can now enjoy one of the largest Marvel digital comics’ libraries online whenever they want.

comiXology’s Web Viewer empowers comic readers with the same Guided ViewTM reading experience as in their iOS apps but with the added ability of being able to add comics they want to purchase into their personal shopping cart. Advantages to the web store include a feature for those readers who want to purchase comics series all at once along with “Send as a Gift,” to share a passion for comics with friends and family.

“As a lifelong comic collector and reader, partnering with Marvel to distribute their amazing comics is a dream come true,” said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. “Bringing Marvel Comics digitally to our Web Viewer builds on the success of our relationship with Marvel.”

All purchases will sync automatically with the Comics by comiXology App for iOS so that any purchases are available on the go.

“We’re excited to expand our Marvel Digital Comics offerings through comiXology,” said Peter Phillips, SVP & General Manager, Marvel Digital Media Group. “The Web Viewer offers a great reading experience and some cool features that further enhance our existing digital media offerings.”

Enjoy comiXology’s library of Marvel Digital Comics online at comics.comixology.com/marvel

About comiXology

Since 2007 comiXology has been developing the technological infrastructure to bring comics into the digital mainstream and expose new audiences to the rich history and culture of the industry. Through partnerships with top comic book publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Archaia Entertainment, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment and Image Comics as well as their own mobile and web apps which hosts over 10,000 digital titles, comiXology has become a leader in digital comic book proliferation. Also focused on creating strong ties with retail stores through its technology solutions, comiXology continues to transform the previously fragmented comic ecosystem into a vibrant and cohesive marketplace.

About Marvel:

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

Source: Comixology

GS Reporter: Matt

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