Digital comics provider Graphic.ly, one of several digital comics companies that sells Marvel titles via an iPad application, announced via press release today that they will now offer single issues of Marvel titles on multiple platforms -- including their desktop application, Android phones and more.
"This means that the vast collection of Marvel Comics, previously only available on the desktop via the Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited Platform on Marvel.com can now be downloaded and enjoyed by you on the Graphic.ly desktop application, also meaning that you no longer need to be connected to the Internet in order to read your Marvel Comics in full resolution on your desktop monitor," noted iFanboy's Ron Richards, the comics podcast/community owned by Graphic.ly. "Additionally, if you're one of the millions who don't actually have an iPad or iPhone (like me), you can now purchase, download and enjoy reading Marvel Comics on your desktop computer."
The full press release can be found after the jump.
Graphic.ly Brings Marvel Comics to Downloadable Desktop Comic ReadersMarvel Comics now available on all Graphic.ly digital platforms including Apple iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7 smart phones, tablets, PC’s and desktop.
BOULDER, Colo. -- Graphic.ly, one of the most innovative companies in digital comic books, announces that the company will begin offering single issue sales of Marvel comic books on its desktop reader; Graphic.ly becomes the first desktop digital comic reader to be able to offer single issue sales of Marvel comic books to its desktop community, including members in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, as well as include Marvel comics on select mobile platforms. Prior to this, Marvel comics have been available on the Graphic.ly iPad application.
As the only digital comic book reader and community, Graphic.ly recreates the comic book store experience and enables readers are able to leave comments within the pages of the digital comics, as well as review each book, and rank the story, art work, cover art and overall experience. Through this social capability, Graphic.ly garners a truly unique reading experience. Additionally, readers are able to purchase books on Graphic.ly and read them on any device.
“Working with Graphic.ly we offer our fans and readers a community and platform where they are able to purchase, read and discuss our books on a variety of mobile and desktop environments,” said Ira Rubenstein, Executive Vice President of Marvel’s Global Digital Media Group. “Marvel Entertainment is always looking for new ways to reach our fans and community, and the social sharing and conversations on the Graphic.ly platform help us extend that connection.”
Graphic.ly will be carrying many of the popular Marvel titles in its store, including: Iron Man; Kick Ass; Amazing Spider Man; Captain America, and Astonishing X-Men to name a few of the titles.
“By offering Marvel comic books on all our platforms, we are bringing the comics our community wants to read, wherever and whenever they want to read them,” said Micah Baldwin, CEO of Graphic.ly. “Beyond just reading, though, Graphic.ly listens to our community and brings the best comics to them on all platforms – from the desktop to the smartphone to the tablet computer – and enables them to have conversations with fans and readers around the world.”
Graphic.ly is available on Windows and Mac desktops, through Windows 7 and Adobe AIR applications, as well as select mobile platforms, such as the iPad. Graphic.ly’s recently released iPad application also boasts the ability to perform a deep-dive zoom, and a pixel-perfect full screen picture to provide the best digital comic reading experience.
Graphic.ly is a cutting-edge digital content delivery system and community platform for the publishing world. Graphic.ly’s focuses on comic publishers, creators and enthusiasts, and provides an immersive social experience and marketplace around digital comics and associated merchandise. By expanding its community platform the company is becoming the de facto solution for artists and creators to interact with their fans and expand the reach and influence of their own content. For more information, please visit http://www.graphic.ly.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.