Interesting to see what is ‘web only’ and what isn’t – I’m glad to see Avatar coming digitally! – Black Summer, No Hero, Crossed and Supergod are favourites of mine!
Avatar Press, publisher of Garth Ennis’ groundbreaking horror series, Crossed, announced an exclusive digital distribution agreement with comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform with more than 40,000 comics and graphic novels that have seen over 200 million downloads to date. The multi-year exclusive agreement covers Avatar Press’ English Language single-issue catalog.
To mark the release, they have made over have 50 issues available today, thirty of which can be found platform-wide and twenty “too extreme for mobile” issues only available on the web at comiXology.com. All titles purchased from the web automatically sync to comiXology customers mobile devices whether iOS, Android, Kindle or Windows 8 platforms. Avatar Press fans across the globe can experience these titles through the power of comiXology’s Guided View and in CMX-HD on compatible iOS and Android devices.
The complete launch list is:
Warren Ellis’ Black Summer #0 – 7
Garth Ennis’ Crossed #0 – 9 (web only)
Garth Ennis’ Crossed: Badlands #1- 9 (web only)
Max Brooks’ Extinction Parade #1-2
David Lapham’s Ferals #1-6 (web only)
Jonathon Hickman’s God Is Dead #1
Alan Moore’s Neonomicon #1-4 (web only)
Warren Ellis’ No Hero #0-7
Warrn Ellis’ Supergod #1-5
Kieron Gillen’s Uber #0 – 5
“It’s well known that publisher William Christensen – with his singular vision – developed Avatar Press as a place for great creators to tell no-holds-barred stories to a devoted base of fans,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “We’re excited to bring William’s unique publishing vision to the world through comiXology’s entire platform, and deliver Avatar’s more challenging content to a global audience of fans through comiXology.com.”
“It’s great to join forces with comiXology to bring Avatar’s editorial to an entirely new customer base – whether it’s those fans that haven’t been able to find our titles in print or those who simply haven’t been exposed to Avatar’s uncensored catalog,” said Avatar Press Publisher William Christensen. “We look forward to developing a relationship with the digital consumer who will now be able to discover, read, and enjoy Avatar Press titles in comiXology’s ground breaking Guided View.”
Look for Avatar Press titles on comiXology starting today.