ComiXology and Archaia announced today a new distribution agreement that includes exclusive "digital first" content and same-day-as-print distribution through comiXology's various digital channels. The deal begins today, as comiXology added two "digital first" titles to their platform, Hopeless, Maine by Nimue Brown and Tom Brown, and The Grand Duke by Yann and Romain Hugault.
“Mouse Guard has always been a favorite of mine and I had personally quested to bring it to comiXology, but I’ve been blown away by the top quality and wide diversity of Archaia’s titles since we launched,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger in a press release. “So, comiXology offering digital firsts from Archaia excites me on a personal level.”
Titles that will debut digitally before they're seen in print include several of the Archaia titles that CBR told us about right before WonderCon, like the upcoming Pantalones, TX by Yehudi Mercado, Strange Attractors by Charles Soule, Mumbai Confidential by Saurav Mohapatra and the Space: 1999 adaptation. They also plan to release Rust, Ben Caldwell's Dare Detectives!, Jeremy Bastion's Cursed Pirate Girl and the various Jim Henson titles they've done--Tale of Sand, The Dark Crystal and The Storyteller--digitally.
“We are dedicated to bringing our library of award-winning content into the digital forefront, and comiXology has proven the demand for digital content in the marketplace, providing readers with a simple and immediate means of accessing the latest graphic novel content. We’re excited to offer readers some of our hottest content weeks, and in some cases months, before it sees print,” said PJ Bickett, CEO of Archaia.