DIGITAL COMICS: ComiXology App lands on Windows 8

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Just in time for the holidays, comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform that recently crested over 100 million downloads of comics and graphic novels – proudly announced today the eagerly-awaited full release of the comiXology app for Windows 8. This brand new full release gives comiXology fans the ability to make in-app purchases of all their favorite comics and experience the innovative features of the comiXology platform.

This full release of the comiXology app offers Windows 8 users the ability to read their comics using comiXology’s cinematic Guided View reading experience as well as full access to comiXology’s store of over 30,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 of today’s hottest publishers, all ready to buy in-app and download with a single tap. Windows 8 users also have the ability to use Semantic Zoom to easily organize the comics you see in the store for purchase.

“When the comiXology reader for Windows 8 launched we knew there was more we could do with this operating system and now we’re excited to show off what we’ve accomplished,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “By making our amazing in-app buying, browsing and reading experience interoperable with Windows 8, fans worldwide will have yet another avenue to buy and read digital comics!”

“ComiXology was one of the companies that committed to the Windows 8 platform early on,” said John Richards, senior director Windows App Marketing for Microsoft Corp. “It has been great to see their app using Windows 8 features in this updated release, especially in-app purchasing.”

A full listing of features and benefits of Comics by comiXology for Windows 8 include:

- In-app purchasing and on-demand store will quickly have items from your cart to your device.
- Includes a redesigned interface.
- New Featured pages for genres, creators, series, story arcs and more!
- Easy-to-browse branded publisher screens.
- Pause and re-prioritize downloads.
- New My Comics area with “In Cloud” access to all your previous purchases.
- Supports the Search and Share charms.
- Semantic Zoom lets you easily change views to organize comics in the store.

ComiXology has seen a banner year as they’ve grown their already expansive library of comics and graphic novels to include Dilbert, Doonesbury and Big Nate from Andrews McMeel, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series published by Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS, Terry Moore’s Strangers In Paradise, as well as publishers Ishimori Productions, GT Labs, ABRAMS ComicArts, Simpsons Comics, Fantagraphics Books, and Thrillbent.

About comiXology
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.

via comiXology