ComiXology Brings the Largest Comic Book Store to Apple's iPad

Sat, April 3rd, 2010 at 4:34pm PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

comiXology, the leading retail services and digital comic distributor, today launched its Comics by comiXology app for Apple's iPad. Coinciding with the highly anticipated arrival of the iPad, comiXology's Comics app is the largest and most comprehensive digital comic book reader, store and retail locater to launch on the device.

Based on comiXology's industry-leading comic book apps, Comics by comiXology for the iPad enables fans to browse, purchase and read their favorite comics directly through the tablet. The Comics by comiXology app comes with over 150 free comics and provides users the opportunity to explore and discover new comics across ComiXology's library of more than 1,300 comic books from over 30 publishers. Users can search and browse through comics based on titles, creators, publishers, genre and ratings.

"Today represents a milestone achievement in bringing comics to the mainstream on the most highly coveted and anticipated device ever," said David Steinberger, CEO of ComiXology. "The iPad opens up a new world of viewing opportunities for new and existing comic book fans while capturing the very essence of what makes comics so special to readers. We take great pride in being the largest comic book store on the iPad while remaining fully committed to the print and retail community."

The comiXology app for Apple's iPad features an easy-to-use interface that provides users with unprecedented control of their digital viewing experience. By giving readers the ability to pan and zoom and take advantage of comiXology's patent pending Guided ViewTM, users can completely manipulate how they want to see and navigate through each page of their comic. Additionally, users can choose from wide variety of viewing options and preferences, enabling them to set transition speeds and much more.

Print comic book enthusiasts can also take advantage of the Comics by comiXology app by using the built-in retailer finder or using the "comiXology" app. Using the app's Pull List feature, comiXology subscribers can search and pre-order comic book selections from their local comic retailers. Integrating with comiXology's iPhone apps and website, users can also access most of their personal library on any of the app compatible devices.

About comiXology

Since 2007, comiXology has been exposing a wide-range of readers to the world of comics through quintessential comic resource comiXology.com and related applications. With more than 1,300 comics available, from over 30 publishers, the Comics by comiXology iPhone and iPad app provides a seamless comic book experience for fans. Through comiXology's Retailer Services and the comiXology app, readers can connect directly to local retailers to pre-order their favorite publications. Comixology is digitally transforming the relationship between comic book readers, retailers and publishers while staying true to the industry's rich history. For more information, please visit www.comixology.com.

TAGS:  comixology, ipad, digital comics

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