Date: Friday, July 24th, 2009, 03:00
Category: iPhone, Software
Over at San Diego Comic-Con, Iconology Inc. announced the launch of its Comics by comiXology App on the App Store. The Comics by comiXology App is a digital comic library and reader for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch handsets that is launching with over 100 titles available from twenty popular comic publishers and many independent comic writers.
Comic book enthusiasts can now read their comics in a format designed to preserve the comic book experience on an iPhone or iPod touch, but also locate and connect with local retailers to purchase the printed version of the titles.
The application offers a “guided view” that keeps the entire page of a comic intact, unlike other solutions where the page is cut into individual pictures the user browses like a photo application.
Among the twenty publishers that have already signed up to deliver their titles through Comics by comiXology are many well-known industry icons including:
- AdHouse Books
- Arcana Comics
- Asylum Press
- Bluewater Comics
- Creative Impulse Entertainment
- Digital Webbing
- Evil Twin Comics
- First Salvo
- Image Comics (Active Images, Allred, Kirkman, Wagner, Brunswick, Revel and more)
- Red 5
- Slave Labor Graphics
- Th3rd World Studios
Additionally, popular comics writer Robert Kirkman has agreed to deliver his titles exclusively through Comics by comiXology making it the only place to get “Walking Dead” and “Invincible” for iPhone and iPod touch.
The Comics by comiXology App is now available, including over 30 free comics, for US$0.99 from the App Store.