DC Comics Announces Digital Publishing Ventures
"Grounded is a major turning point in the history of Superman," said Dan DiDio, Co-Publisher of DC Comics. "This storyline has the potential to generate national headlines and bring new readers the series."
About the comiXology program
The comiXology program will launch with over 100 issues, from DC Comics, Vertigo and WildStorm, including the first issue of All Star Superman. Beginning with launch, one issue of Neil Gaiman's critically acclaimed Sandman will be available digitally exclusively through comiXology each week and over 100 additional issues from the company's diverse imprints will be made available through the comiXology program each month. The digital comics, priced from $.99 to $2.99 per issue, will be available through:
- DC Comics app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch;
- DC Comics-branded storefront, located in the Comics by comiXology app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch;
- DC Comics-branded storefront on the web at Comics.comiXology.com.;
- www.dccomics.com, later this year.
"Once readers download an issue, they will be able to read it on all DC Comics-branded Comics by comiXology-supported platforms," said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. "DC's taking a bold approach to platform convergence,and we're thrilled to be their solutionof choice."
Staying true to comiXology's support of comic retailers, DC's partnership with comiXology also includes a first-of-its-kind Retailer Affiliate Program, which will collect a portion of digital revenues to be invested back to and on behalf of comic book retailers in a variety of initiatives.
"The ComicsPRO Board of Directors is looking forward to continuing our dialog with DC Comics to figure out how their digital strategy can lead to new customers for storefront retailers," said Joe Field, owner/operator of Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff, an Eisner-Award winning comic book shop in Concord, California. "We're pleased to be part of this important conversation about the future of the comics business."