Sony PSP Goes Boom!

Thu, October 7th, 2010 at 1:28pm PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

BOOM! Studios announced today they'll be releasing BOOM! digital comics on the SONY PSP Digital Comics store, courtesy of iVerse Media, beginning later this month. Debuting with select titles like Steve (30 Days of Night) Niles’ GIANT MONSTER, Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, Samuel L. Jackson and Eric Calderon’s COLD SPACE, DIE HARD, and 28 DAYS LATER, BOOM! Studios, in partnership with iVerse Media, has committed to make their entire frontlist and backlist catalog of comics available on the SONY PSP in the coming months.

“Making our comics available on the SONY PSP shows our commitment to making sure comic fans everywhere can experience all the great comics we publish here at BOOM! Studios,” said Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “Working with iVerse Media, we are exstatic about reaching new customers on the SONY PSP platform and creating new BOOM! Studios fans and delighting our current fan-base that are already enjoying buying comics on the PSP.”

“BOOM! has a diverse and extremely high quality catalog of titles that we know Sony PSP fans are going to love,” said iVerse Media CEO, Michael Murphey. “It’s pretty easy to see how titles like 28 DAYS LATER, GIANT MONSTER, IRREDEEMABLE and COLD SPACE have an immediate crossover appeal to the hardcore gaming audience that Sony serves so well on the PSP. PSP owners are really going to love these books.”

All BOOM! Studios single-issue digital comics are priced at $1.99 with the first half of each series’ first issue available to download for free throughout all vendors. Fans of BOOM! Studios should also be aware that the entire BOOM! backlist will be released through SONY’s PSP Digital Comics store in the coming months, so make sure to frequent the store to keep up to date with all the latest BOOM! Digital releases.

BOOM! Studios’ addition of the SONY PSP Digital Comics store as another venue to find BOOM!’s front and backlist comes soon after BOOM!’s summer 2010 release of the BOOM! Studios Comics app on the iPad and iPhone, developed in partnership with comiXology, which came in at #7 in all ebook free app downloads on the day of release, coming right behind Marvel's app. SONY PSP Digital Comics Store joins a growing list of digital distributors such as comiXology, iVerse, Graphic.ly, MyDigitalComics and Panelfly offering BOOM! Studios publications digitally and extending BOOM!’s commitment to reach comic fans everywhere.

Long a leader in the digital comics space, BOOM! Studios shocked the comics industry in early 2008 with the first day-and-date print and digital release of their comic book NORTH WIND, in partnership with MySpace. BOOM! is also noted as one of the first comic book publishers to make their comics available through mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPod Touch and Android mobile devices.

Along with an aggressive digital distribution strategy, BOOM! Studios also has some of the most varied and diverse print distribution of any comic book publishing company. This past spring, BOOM! Studios announced that Haven Distributors would be carrying the full line of BOOM! Studios and BOOM Kids! new releases to the direct market. In the Summer of 2009, BOOM! Studios announced mass market distribution deals with Simon & Schuster and HarperCollinsCanada, with Simon & Schuster distributing BOOM! Studios and BOOM Kids! line of graphic novels in the United States and HarperCollinsCanada distributing in Canada.

In the Spring of 2009, BOOM! announced a newsstand distribution deal for their BOOM Kids! line through Kable Distribution Services, Inc., best known amongst comic book fans for distributing Archie Comics throughout North America in the United States and Canada.

The entire BOOM! Studios and BOOM Kids! line of publications are also offered in the direct market by Diamond Comics Distributors and Haven Distributors.

TAGS:  boom! studios, sony, sony psp, iverse, giant monster, irredeemable, cold space, die hard, 28 days later

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