NYCC News: Boom! on MyDigitalComics.com

BOOM! Studios sent out the first of several press releases that are expected today on their digital initiatives, as they announced BOOM! titles will now be available on MyDigitalComics.com.

Titles will be priced at $1.99 and will be available in MyDigitalComics.com’s “new page flipper format that fans everywhere can read on a either Mac or PC” — basically allowing you to open a comic in a web browser and flip through the pages. They’ve got some sample BOOM! books up there now on their free products page if you want to see for yourself. The site currently offers comics from a handful of publishers, including Top Cow and Dynamite, in the PDF and CBZ formats as well, but it looks like BOOM!’s titles will be limited to that one format.

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And from Boom! themselves:

Thursday, October 7th, 10am PST – Los Angeles, CA, / NYC, NY / Fort Wayne, IN – BOOM! Studios proudly adds MyDigitalComics (www.mydigitalcomics.com) as another venue to bring you some of the finest, award-winning BOOM! Studios comics digitally this fall. Take your digital comics anywhere as MyDigitalComics offers BOOM! Studios’ comics online through MyDigitalComics new page flipper format that fans everywhere can read on a either Mac or PC! MyDigitalComics now makes it easier than ever to read your favorite BOOM! Studios titles!

MyDigitalComics launches its partnership with BOOM! today with some of BOOM!’s most recent top-selling comics, such as 28 DAYS LATER, DIE HARD, the Eisner Award-nominated graphic translation of Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, as well as BOOM!’s bestselling original Mark Waid penned Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated IRREDEEMABLE, companion series INCORRUPTIBLE, and supernatural thriller THE UNKNOWN among a host of others.

All BOOM! Studios single issue digital comics are priced at $1.99 with the first half of each series’ first issue available to download for free.

“BOOM! Studios is always looking to further our commitment to getting our comics and graphic novels into the hands of fans everywhere ,” said BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “This new agreement with MyDigitalComics only shows how strong the commitment to our fans is. BOOM! Studios publishes some of the most diverse comics out there, and the addition of MyDigitalComics shows that we have the most diverse options for new and old fans alike to experience our comics digitally.”

Fans of BOOM! Studios should also be aware that the entire BOOM! Studios backlist will be released through MyDigitalComics in the coming months, so make sure to frequent www.mydigitalcomics.com to keep up to date with all the latest BOOM! Studios digital releases.

MyDigitalComics’ groundbreaking association with online print retailers Discount Comic Book Service (DCBS) and InStockTrades also allows fans an immediate opportunity to buy print versions of their favorite BOOM! titles at a price point sure to excite readers!

BOOM! Studios’ addition of MyDigitalComics (www.mydigitalcomics.com) as a digital distributor of a BOOM! Studios front and backlist comes soon after BOOM!’s summer 2010 release of the BOOM! Studios Comics App on the iPad and iPhone, developed in partnership with comiXology, which came in at #7 in all ebook free app downloads on the day of release, coming right behind Marvel’s app. MyDigitalComics joins a growing list of digital distributors such as comiXology, iVerse, Graphic.ly, and Panelfly, offering BOOM! Studios publications digitally and extending BOOM!’s commitment to reach comic fans everywhere.

Long a leader in the digital comics space, BOOM! Studios shocked the comics industry in early 2008 with the first day-and-date print and digital release of their comic book NORTH WIND, in partnership with MySpace.  BOOM! is also noted as one of the first comic book publishers to make their comics available through mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPod Touch and Android mobile devices.

Along with an aggressive digital distribution strategy, BOOM! Studios also has some of the most varied and diverse print distribution of any comic book publishing company. This past spring, BOOM! Studios announced that Haven Distributors would be carrying the full line of BOOM! Studios and BOOM Kids! new releases to the direct market. In the Summer of 2009, BOOM! Studios announced mass market distribution deals with Simon & Schuster and HarperCollinsCanada, with Simon & Schuster distributing BOOM! Studios and BOOM Kids! lines of graphic novels in the United States and HarperCollinsCanada distributing in Canada.

In the Spring of 2009, BOOM! announced a newsstand distribution deal for their BOOM Kids! line through Kable Distribution Services, Inc., best known amongst comic book fans for distributing Archie Comics throughout North America in the United States and Canada.

The entire BOOM! Studios and BOOM Kids! line of publications are also offered in the direct market by Diamond Comics Distributors and Haven Distributors.


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