MadeFire is a digital pioneer in motion book comics and their big selling point is immersion. The vast majority of their library has animations and full fledged soundtracks. They are now appearing on the radar of big publishers because they have a bigger reach than Comixology. MadeFire not only appears on Android, iOS and Windows, but Apple TV, Xbox and even VR via Oculus. Last year they got a number of backlist DC comics and they have now secured their largest publisher ever, Marvel.
Immortalized across the world of entertainment, Marvel’s roster of iconic super heroes and villains, featured in collections like Amazing Spider-Man: Worldwide Volume 1, Avengers Vs. X-Men, Iron Man: Armor Wars, Civil War, Hulk: Planet Hulk, and Black Widow: S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Most Wanted arrive today on Madefire.
In a statement, Marvel president Dan Buckley said that the company was “truly excited to bring our fans closer to the Marvel brand by adding our feature collections and graphic novels to Madefire,” adding that Madefire’s platform “is the perfect addition to our digital portfolio. Their award-winning technology is an excellent complement to that portfolio allowing us to reach more fans and broaden our digital comics offering.”
“It’s a major compliment that Marvel is doing with us,” Madefire co-founder Ben Wolstenholme says. In a conversation with Heat Vision, Wolstenholm, who founded the company with Sharp and Eugene Walden, also discusses Madefire’s aims and what separates it from other digital comic platforms.
Marvel Comics appearing on the Madefire platform adds to the already impressive 30,000 comics, graphic novels and Motion Books available today, published by the best creators and publishers in the industry. Further incredible content is also available from DC Comics, IDW, TNT, 20th Century FOX, Archie, BOOM, Blizzard, Valiant, Dynamite, Titan, and more.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.