Comic Readers in the U.S. have it pretty good. With the major publishers located here, we know we can get our new weekly comics with no delay. There are also readers in other countries that get to read new comics weekly but there are many countries that have to wait months in order to buy these issues. When it comes to major stories and trying to avoid spoilers, it's almost a lost cause.
There is a new solution for readers of Marvel Comics. Marvel Entertainment has announced it will exclusively distribute single issues and collected foreign language comics worldwide with iVerse.
This marks a multi-year agreement to bring Marvel comics to the widest possible global audience. The content will launch late this year with staggered releases worldwide.
Peter Phillips, SVP & General Manager, Marvel Digital Media Group made this statement:
Marvel and iVerse both recognize the opportunity global publishing content expansion brings to Marvel fans worldwide. 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.
What this means is readers around the world will now be able to read comics with their favorite Marvel characters in foreign languages for the first time digitally.
I know members of the Comic Vine community come from all over the world so I'm curious how they feel about this.