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ComiXology and Avatar Press announced they’ve struck an exclusive digital distribution agreement covering “English language single issues.” And like clockwork, this morning comiXology went live with about 50 Avatar titles, including Extinction Parade, Uber, Black Summer and God is Dead.
Avatar joins, well, nearly every other comic publisher out there, from DC Comics to Image to Udon to Scholastic’s Graphix line, on the digital distributor’s platform. The press release notes that at least 20 of Avatar’s titles are “too extreme for mobile” and will only be available via the comiXology website. Earlier this year comiXology made headlines when it removed many comics from its app to “comply with the Apple App Store guidelines regarding adult or inappropriate content.” So comics liked the always-controversial Crossed and Neonomicon can only be bought on comiXology.com.
Check out the full release, which has a full list of Avatar titles that are now available, below.
NEW YORK COMIC CON 2013: Avatar Press And ComiXology Announce Exclusive Digital Distribution Agreement
Multi-Year Exclusive Agreement Covers English Language Single Issues
Launch Begins With 50 Issues Available Today With 20 “Too Extreme For Mobile” Available Web Only at comiXology.com
October 9th, 2013 – New York, NY. – Amidst the opening of New York Comic-Con 2013, news arrived that Avatar Press, publisher of Garth Ennis’ groundbreaking horror series Crossed, announced an exclusive digital distribution agreement with comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform with more than 40,000 comics and graphic novels that have seen over 200 million downloads to date. The multi-year exclusive agreement covers Avatar Press’ English Language single-issue catalog.
To celebrate, Avatar Press and comiXology have made over 50 issues available today, thirty of which can be found platform-wide and twenty “too extreme for mobile” issues only available on the web at comiXology.com. All titles purchased from the web automatically sync to comiXology customers mobile devices whether iOS, Android, Kindle or Windows 8 platforms.
The Avatar Press titles available today across comiXology’s entire platform include Max Brooks’ Extinction Parade, Jonathan Hickman’s God Is Dead, Kieron Gillen’s Uber, and multiple titles from Warren Ellis including Black Summer, No Hero and Supergod.
At the same time, Avatar Press and comiXology are please to announce over 20 titles available web only that are just “too extreme for mobile” including Garth Ennis’ notorious Crossed and Crossed: Badlands, Alan Moore’s recently banned Neonomicon, and David Lapham’s Ferals.
“It’s well known that publisher William Christensen – with his singular vision – developed Avatar Press as a place for great creators to tell no-holds-barred stories to a devoted base of fans,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “We’re excited to bring William’s unique publishing vision to the world through comiXology’s entire platform, and deliver Avatar’s more challenging content to a global audience of fans through comiXology.com.”
“It’s great to join forces with comiXology to bring Avatar’s editorial to an entirely new customer base – whether it’s those fans that haven’t been able to find our titles in print or those who simply haven’t been exposed to Avatar’s uncensored catalog,” said Avatar Press Publisher William Christensen. “We look forward to developing a relationship with the digital consumer who will now be able to discover, read, and enjoy Avatar Press titles in comiXology’s ground breaking Guided View.”
Avatar Press fans across the globe can experience these titles through the power of comiXology’s Guided View and in CMX-HD on compatible iOS and Android devices.
The complete launch list is:
Warren Ellis’ Black Summer 0 – 7
Garth Ennis’ Crossed 0 – 9
Garth Ennis’ Crossed: Badlands 1- 9
Max Brooks’ Extinction Parade 1-2
David Lapham’s Ferals 1-6
Jonathon Hickman’s God Is Dead 1
Alan Moore’s Neonomicon 1-4
Warren Ellis’ No Hero 0-7
Warren Ellis’ Supergod 1-5
Kieron Gillen’s Uber 0 – 5
With over 40,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of English language digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and unique Guided View reading experience is available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web—making it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.