DIGITAL COMICS: Mark Waid’s Thrillbent debuts on comiXology
Thrillbent, Mark Waid’s publishing imprint for new creator-owned digital comics, announced today a digital distribution agreement with comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web, recently announced as iTunes #3 top-grossing iPad app for all of 2012.
To celebrate this new partnership, Thrillbent is digitally debuting Eisner Award-winning Mark Waid and Eisner-nominated Peter Krause’s exciting ongoing super-hero saga Insufferable platform wide, collecting the online comic in editions featuring new covers and brand-new bonus material. Also, comiXology fans reading on iPads with the Retina Display will get to experience these comics in stunning high-definition with CMX-HD. Insufferable follows an estranged father and son superhero team (Nocturnus and Galahad) forced grudgingly to reunite to tackle a dangerous new case.
“Mark Waid is one of the premier comic creators of our time and it’s an honor to feature Thrillbent across the entire comiXology platform,” says comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger, “Waid made waves when he announced his digital-only line of comics and it’s only natural for us to give the Thrillbent line the comiXology Guided View experience and global reach.”
“When we launched Thrillbent.com, our goal was to get expertly crafted creator-owned comics in the hands of readers worldwide, and we see comiXology as the perfect avenue to help reach that goal,” said Thrillbent co-founder Mark Waid. “Thrillbent’s unique style of comics storytelling is a great fit to comiXology’s Guided View, and I know fans everywhere will be astonished by the digital comics evolution both companies are spearheading. You’ve never seen anything like what we can do together.”
Recently announced as iTunes’ #3 top grossing iPad app of 2012, comiXology has over 30,000 comics and graphic novels from more than over 75 of today’s hottest publishers, giving comiXology the widest selection of digital comics anywhere. ComiXology’s availability across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web makes it the best digital comics platform for current, newly interested and lapsed comic, current and graphic novel fans.
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. With the development of the comiXology digital comics platform – with buy-once, read-anywhere availability across across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web— comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics anywhere they happen to be! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, comiXology is one of the leading drivers of the iPad economy. Providing the most digital comics on the most devices, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has been turned into a comic book fan.