Amazon is making 12,000 single-issue Marvel comic books available on the Kindle store after renewing the agreement between Amazon, Marvel Comics and comiXology, the digital comic book platform acquired by Amazon last year.
Under the new agreement, the single-issue comics are for the first time available on the Amazon Kindle platform around the world.
US-based comiXology will continue to distribute Marvel’s English language single issue, trades and graphic novels via the comiXology apps on Fire tablets, iPhone, iPad, Android devices and the web at comixology.com. It will also power the Marvel Comics app, which it created with Marvel after being bought by Amazon.
“Amazon, comiXology and Marvel share a passion for expanding the audience for comic books and graphic novels worldwide,” said David Naggar, v.p. of Amazon Kindle. “With the ever-increasing number of devices in consumers’ hands… we see this as the perfect time to create a whole new generation of comic book readers.”
David Steinberger, c.e.o. of comiXology, added: “Marvel, comiXology and Amazon are committed to bringing Marvel’s amazing stories to current and future Marvel fans across the glob. 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.”
Amazon said it has registered 15m downloads of the Marvel Comics app on iPhone, iPad and Android devices since its launch.