WOO-HOO! FANS WILL BE ABLE TO READ SIMPSONS COMICS UNDER THE COVERS WITHOUT A FLASHLIGHT!
July 11th, 2012 — Los Angeles, CA/ New York, NY – Matt Groening, creator of “The Simpsons” and Publisher of Bongo Comics announces a brand new way for fans to get caught reading Simpsons comic books! Radioactive Man, Bart Simpson, Simpsons Comics,and many other Simpsons-related comic book titles will be available in digital form for iPads and iPhones with a Simpsons Comics iOS app developed by Bongo and comiXology.
The long-awaited Simpsons Comics app will go live during the Bongo Comics panel at Comic-Con International on Thursday July 12th.
For the Simpsons Comics iOS app debut, a selection of twenty hand-picked issues from Bongo’s nearly twenty-year history can be bought and downloaded. To celebrate the debut of the app, a free copy of Simpsons Comics #100 will also be available for a short time at comiXology.com. The comics available at launch are:
- Bart Simpson #1, 72
- Bartman # 1, 2
- Lisa Comics #1
- Radioactive Man #8, 100
- Simpsons Comics #1, 40, 87, 109, 131, 149, 175, 191
- Simpsons One-Shot Wonders: Bart Simpson’s Pal Milhouse #1
- Simpsons One-Shot Wonders: Ralph Wiggum Comics #1
- Simpsons Summer Shindig #1
- Simpsons Super Spectacular #1, 15
Digital versions of all new Simpsons comic book titles will be available on the app within a month after their direct market print release, accompanied by selected classic issues from the Bongo archive. After the launch the Simpsons Comics app will offer at least two digital releases each week, featuring both new and classic issues.
“Our plan is to help Simpsons comics fans to experience the fun of collecting our comics in the digital world the same way they would collect printed comics,” remarked Bill Morrison, Bongo’s head of digital development. “They’ll be able to get current issues, and also discover and collect back issues a few at a time until they build a complete collection.”
“It’s hard to contain my joy that comiXology is powering the Simpson Comics app and working with Matt Groening,” said comiXology CEO and Co-Founder David Steinberger. “We are huge Simpsons fans over here at comiXology and being able to deliver The Simpsons Comics app as well as featuring The Simpsons comics on the comiXology platform for iOS,Web, Android and Kindle Fire is sweet, indeed.”
The Simpsons Comics iOS app sports all the features comiXology 3.1 version powered apps are known for; notably the company’s Guided ViewTM Technology that mimics the reading experience of a traditional print comic book, enabling Simpsons comics readers to transition smoothly between different comic panels, and CMX-HD, the high definition comic format for users of the new iPad.
The Simpsons Comics iOS app is available for download through iTunes for the iPhone and iPad beginning July 12th.
About Bongo Comics Group
Bongo Comics Group, owned and operated by Matt Groening, has been publishing comics and trade books for 19 years. Comics titles include: Simpsons Comics, Bart Simpson, Simpsons Illustrated, The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror, Simpsons Super Spectacular, The Simpsons Summer Shindig, The Simpsons Winter Wingding, Simpsons one-shot Wonders,and Futurama Comics. Bongo has won five Eisner Awards, the comic industry’s equivalent to the Oscar®, for Best Short Story, Best Title for a Younger Audience, and Best Humor Publication, and has been nominated for an additional 15 Eisner Awards.
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology – in just five short years – has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform – available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web– comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon’s Kindle Fire.