Some intereting news for Comixology in this interview over at Bleeding Cool!
The Comixology panel was a Q&A with Comixology CEO David Steinberger introduced by a few slides about the current state of Comixology.
The Comixology app is currently available on the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. It now comes preloaded on the Kindle Fire. The app allows readers to buy a digital comic once and read anywhere on any device readers want.
Last month at the launch of the new iPad, Comixology announced that they had 50 million comics downloaded. One month later, they now have over 60 million comics downloads. Comixology launched CMX HD, a free upgrade for new iPad users. This upgrade allows users to take advantage of the higher resolution on the new iPad Retina screen, which effectively doubles the screen resolution from 1,024 x 768 pixels to 2,048 x 1,536 pixels. The higher resolution files mean that there is no fuzziness to the images. The Comixology app knows what device it is on and is able to download the appropriate file for the device; users of an older generation iPad that doesn’t support the HD file will not even see it as an option in the store.
Comixology has announced a number of new comics coming to the app. DC Comics is making Smallville Season 11 now available through Comixology. This is a digital only comic that went on sale Friday, the first day of C2E2 and is priced at $0.99 per issue.
Marvel has announced Avengers Versus X-Men #1: Infinite available on Comixology. It also sells for $0.99 as a standalone product, but is free for readers who bought either the print or digital version of AvX #1. AvX #1: Infinite uses Comixology’s Guided View to transition from panel to panel.
At C2E2, Archaia announced both digital first and same-day-as-print publication of new books through Comixology. They have launched with Hopeless, Maine by Nimue Brown and Tom Brown, and The Grand Duke by Yann and Romain Hugault, for $2.99 each. New weekly comics released ahead of their print publication will include Yehudi Mercado’s Pantalones, TX, Charles Soule’s Strange Attractors, Saurav Mohapatra’s Mumbai Confidential, and Andrew Gaska’s Space: 1999.
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