Marvel Comics has been a top brand for readers of the comics medium, even with the company’s big blockbusters in recent times wowing audiences in real time. But for those who like to use their imagination a bit more, Amazon’s Kindle will the place where fans can get their hands on 12,000 back-issue comic books from Marvel.
Marvel announced the new deal yesterday via its website, which revealed details of the deal between the comic giant, digital comics platform comiXology, and Amazon. Although comiXology runs comic book brands from around the world, the Marvel Comics deal is an exclusive one and Kindle users will have that same singular access.
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“After Amazon’s acquisition of comiXology in April of 2014, we collectively saw a great opportunity to expand our relationship and create more ways for fans to access Marvel’s vast library of characters as well as leverage comiXology’s technology, together with Amazon’s incredible consumer focus and reach,” said Peter Phillips, EVP of Interactive and Digital Distribution at Marvel Entertainment.
“Marvel, comiXology and Amazon are committed to bringing Marvel’s amazing stories to current and future Marvel fans across the globe,” said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. “And this historic extension of our relationship with the expansion of Marvel’s single issues to Amazon’s Kindle platform is an enormous opportunity to reach more fans.”
The agreement is laid out so that comiXology will distribute Marvel Comics’ English language single issues, trades and graphic novels via its app, which appears on the Kindle Fire tablet, iPhone, iPad, Android and via the Web. The company will also help run the Marvel Comics app for Apple and Android along with the Marvel Digital Comic Shop.
The 12,000 single issue digital comics are available for sale at the Amazon Kindle store right now.