Marvel Comics has enjoyed a resurgence in the last few years with their official apps for iOS and Android. Both of these platforms are currently being maintained by Comixology and both companies enjoy a great working relationship. Today Marvel has announced a new single issue digital exclusive deal with Comixology that will make their content available via comiXology’s Digital Storefronts for brick-and-mortar retailers.
The Comixology-powered Marvel Comics app launched in 2010 and has remained one of the top grossing apps in the iTunes store and Google Play Market. This year Marvel has been on a mission to offer their digital versions the same day as the print ones come out. They even have offered incentives for people who buy the printed versions to get the digital editions for free.
Marvel fans will enjoy continued access to single-issue digital comics via the Marvel apps available for Apple iOS and Android, as well as the new web-based Marvel Comics Shop , all powered by Comixology. Marvel comics can also be found on the Comixology platform available on Apple iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and their main website.
The main part of this deal is the enhanced distribution method for both Marvel and Comixology. When you download the official Marvel app you have to register for a Comixology account. This will sync all of your purchases across all of the platforms and allow you to access any of your digital comics on the official Comixology apps. If you wanted to buy new Marvel single issues, you don’t even need the dedicated Marvel app anymore, just the Comixology version.
“As the industry leader, Marvel is committed to growing the comics market through digital innovation—and bolstering our existing partnership with comiXology continues that,” explained Peter Phillips, SVP & General Manager, Marvel Digital Media. “This agreement is a huge win for current and future fans of the Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man and Marvel’s entire library of exciting characters.”