Earlier today Comixology announced they would be expanding their relationship with Marvel comics by revealing the all new Marvel Comics Android app developed by Comixology. The new Android app will allow those who wish to purchase Marvel digital comics to login with their Marvel.com username and password and purchase, sync, and read their comics on either an Android or iOS platform. The new app will allow fans of Marvel comics to read any Marvel comics anywhere. Marvel's Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Marvel Digital Group Peter Phillips cited his excitement about the new app and what it means in terms of the Marvel digital reading experience.
“This is a big step in our plans to both bring Marvel Digital Comics to a larger audience than ever before and create new fans of our great medium, which can only help drive more fans into comic shops nationwide to read about the Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men and all of our great characters.”
This step will make reading Marvel comics a little bit more accessible to fans, allowing them to download an read on their iOS, Android (phone and tablet), computer, PSP and PSP Go.
According to ComiXology's CEO David Steinberger, ComiXology currently has 13,648 comics on their platform.== TEASER ==
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This isn't the only big news to come out of ComiXology recently. Just last week ComiXology, a leading developer of the digital comics market announced they would be providing the majority of IMAGE Comics' titles digitally on the same-day-as-print with the exception of the McFarlane and Hickman titles. ComiXology offers thousands of comics books available for download, many on the day of release and they presently have 3,515 Image Comics titles available.
The new Marvel Android app and the announcement of the same day-and-date digital releases of most Image titles is big news for the digital comics distributor, what do you think? Will you be purchasing Marvel comics digitally through the Android app?