Dynamite Goes Digital with iTunes

Thu, December 17th, 2009 at 5:28am PST

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor
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Official Press Release

Dynamite Entertainment announced today that they will be partnering with comiXology and rolling out two of their titles via the Comics by comiXology iPhone app before the holidays.

Fans can look for Dynamite’s Terminator comics now, Tuesday the 8th, and the Army of Darkness Holiday special beginning on Thursday, December 17th! The free Comics by comiXology app is available, with over 650 comics, on Apple’s iTunes App Store.

"The world is evolving and along with it, the way we purchase and view entertainment, including comics. That’s something that we all are adapting to. But there is a ‘wow’ part, and that is in combining the cool comics Dynamite produces with the work that comiXology is doing and usher it to the brand-new audience waiting to experience our DYNAMITE publications. While we love producing comics as monthly periodicals and collected editions, introducing new fans to comics through the iPhone and other technologies will help to complement and grow the industry. Working with comiXology is a great way to take existing comics and bring them to a new audience, and work to bring that audience back to the comic shops. So, while until now we've been hesitant to do anything that would adversely affect our comics retail partners, the additional features that comiXology adds that allows fans to find out more about the comics stores near them has made this the right time and a win-win for everyone.”

“We’re incredibly excited to expand Comics by comiXology with Dynamite Entertainment,” said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. “The amazing titles and work will really shine on the platform. Terminator and Ash are a great start to a full line of Dynamite titles on the iPhone.”

The Guided View feature of Comics by comiXology keeps the entire page of a comic intact, unlike other solutions where the page is cut into individual pictures the user browses like a photo application. The app's retailer locator will enable customers to contact local retailers from within the app itself to order the print edition of Dynamite Entertainment Comics.

Fans can review the available Dynamite titles on the web beginning on the aforementioned days here: http://www.comixology.com/digital/publisher/5/dynamite

To download Comics by comiXology from iTunes: http://itunes.com/apps/Comics

To get more information about Comics by comiXology: http://comixology.com/iphoneapp

And this is just the beginning as Dynamite closes out the year with these initial offerings and plans to release more in early 2010, stay tuned!

ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT:
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT, the publishing division of DYNAMIC FORCES, INC., was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including Red Sonja, Project Superpowers, The Boys, Army of Darkness, Battlestar Galactica, The Lone Ranger, Zorro and more!

In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Turner, Jim Lee, Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Reed, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent and fan favorite creators!

DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their more recent launches - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's PROJECT SUPERPOWERS - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.

Aside from their monthly periodical comic book series, DYNAMITE also produces new and classic material, including Tim Truman's SCOUT, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso's BORDERLINE and TALES OF TERROR, Jim Starlin's DREADSTAR, as well as well as reprint editions of classic RED SONJA material.

About comiXology:
Since 2007, comiXology has been exposing more people to the world of comics through comiXology.com and related applications. comiXology.com, comic book retailer tools, iPhone and Blackberry apps and digital comics are all connected through the comiXology platform. For more information, visit www.comixology.com. 

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