Marvel Renews & Expands to Amazon


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Marvel, comiXology and Amazon announced today
an expanded and renewed exclusive relationship to distribute and sell
Marvel’s digital comic books across the comiXology, Amazon and Marvel
Comics platforms. This newly expanded relationship will continue Marvel’s
single issue digital comic books exclusive on comiXology’s worldwide
platform and also expand the exclusive deal to the vast universe of the
Amazon Kindle readers for the first time in history.

“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.”

Under the new agreement, comiXology will continue to distribute Marvel’s
English language single issue, trades and graphic novels via the
comiXology apps on Fire
iPhone<>, iPad<>,
Android<> devices and the web at<>.  ComiXology will also continue to
power the Marvel Comics app for
iPad<> and
devices as well as the Marvel Digital Comic
Shop<>. What’s new for fans and readers is
that over 12,000 single issue digital comic books will become available
for sale on the Amazon Kindle Store<> on June 18, 2015
and will be available on the Amazon Kindle<>
platform around the world.
“Amazon, comiXology and Marvel share a passion for expanding the audience
for comic books and graphic novels worldwide,” said David Naggar, Vice
President, Amazon Kindle. “With the ever-increasing number of devices in
consumers’ hands and the growing popularity of Marvel’s extensive
catalogue of familiar Super Heroes we see this as the perfect time to
create a whole new generation of comic book readers.”
Since Marvel and comiXology first worked together to create the Marvel
Comics app for iPhone<>,
iPad<>, and
devices, the Marvel apps for these platforms have had a combined 15
million downloads. The Marvel Comics app has been the #1 grossing book app
for iOS in 2015 and the #1 grossing app in the Comics Category in the
Google Play app store for 2015. New fans, across all demographics,
attracted to Marvel’s amazing characters through top-grossing movies,
critically-acclaimed TV series, and ground breaking new publishing series
have driven titles like Daredevil, Spider-Gwen, and Rocket Raccoon to
record sales, alongside perennial favorites like Ultimate Spider-Man and