Official Press Release
Today Marvel Entertainment, one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, announced it will exclusively distribute single issue and collected edition foreign language digital comics worldwide with iVerse, an innovator and unique voice in the mobile publishing field.
This multi-year agreement reinforces both Marvel’s position as one of the leading global entertainment brands and the number one comic book publisher in the world, while also bringing its unparalleled library of popular characters and acclaimed stories to the widest possible global audience. This foreign language content will launch in late 2012 with staggered releases worldwide.
"Marvel and iVerse both recognize the opportunity global publishing content expansion brings to Marvel fans worldwide," explained Peter Phillips, SVP & General Manager, Marvel Digital Media Group. "This partnership with iVerse allows us to introduce Marvel’s rich history of exciting, action packed stories to new audiences who want to know more about the Avengers, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more in their native languages."
Marvel and iVerse first partnered to distribute single–issue, English language digital comics in 2009. The ComicsPlus app, available through the App Store and Google Play, currently offers a robust selection of Marvel Digital Graphic Novels.
"At iVerse we believe that there is an unprecedented opportunity to expand readership by providing content in readers’ native languages,” said Michael Murphey, CEO, iVerse. “We are lifelong fans of Marvel - their characters and their content. It's truly an honor to be able to partner with them to bring this spectacular content to the world on as many platforms as possible."
Soon you can experience the greatest comic books, featuring the Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more worldwide in foreign languages for the first time ever in the digital realm!
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.
iVerse Media (http://www.iversemedia.com) is a leading digital content distributor focused on the world of comics and popular culture. Founded in 2008, the company was one of the first to launch digital comics on mobile devices. With millions of iVerse powered products having been downloaded, the “iVerse Engine” continues to be one of the most popular and widely used platforms for reading digital comics in the world. In 2012, iVerse expanded its digital presence by launching ComicsPlus for iOS, Android and the web at www.comicsplusapp.com. For more information on international opportunities and translations, please contact www.iverseinternational.com