If you love getting your comics digitally instead of heading on over to the comic book store or the book shop, then perhaps comiXology is an app that you’ve heard of and probably used before. For those wondering, comiXology is basically your one-stop-shop when it comes to digital comics. The app has titles from publishers such as Marvel and DC, just to name a few, and also has a ton of smaller and indie comic books as well.
Now according to a recent announcement made by comiXology, it seems that they will be acquired by Amazon going forward. According to the CEO of comiXology, David Steinberger, “ComiXology’s mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms. There is no better home for comiXology than Amazon to see this vision through. Working together, we look to accelerate a new age for comic books and graphic novels.”
At this point in time it is unclear what Amazon’s plans for comiXology are and if they might integrate it into their own ecosystem in the future, but this definitely could prove to be an advantage Amazon could lord over its competitors when it comes to providing even more digital content.
It also seems that it is business as usual for comiXology for now, according to Steinberger who wrote on comiXology’s website, “ComiXology will retain its identity as an Amazon subsidiary and we’re not anywhere near done “taking comics further.” We are confident that – with Amazon by our side, who shares our desire for innovation and a relentless focus on customers – we’ve only just begun.“