DIGITAL COMICS: Red 5 and comiXology team for first ever digital convention exclusive

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ComiXology, Red 5 Comics & Emerald City Comicon have teamed up to bring fans the first-ever digital convention exclusive — Atomic Robo: Along Came a Tyrantula. Every ECCC ’13 badge holder will find a redemption code on the back of their convention badge that entitles them to this digital only Atomic Robo comic. Fans at the show will be the first to experience this first of its kind convention exclusive that showcases how comiXology makes exciting new, immersive and innovative storytelling techniques possible by utilizing comiXology’s Guided View technology – that can only be experienced on comiXology!

For those digital comic fans not attending ECCC’ 13, don’t fret! Atomic Robo: Along Came a Tyrantula will be made available for sale worldwide on Wednesday, March 6th across comiXology’s entire cloud-based platform that includes iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web.

“This is not a paper comic adapted to digital. It was a from-scratch ground-up experiment with the boundaries of the comic reading experience. Without the tools that comiXology’s Guided View provides, it would not have been possible,” said Atomic Robo creators Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener. ” We can’t wait to hear the reaction from the Emerald City Comicon debut. Atomic Robo is an action scientist, and it was great to have the chance to more deeply explore his action side for this comic.”

“ComiXology is not only committed to making it easier to discover, buy and read comics and graphic novels, but also to evolve how stories are told,” said comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts. “It’s been gratifying to see creators taking advantage of comiXology’s Guided View reading technology to tell their stories over the last several years – and it’s especially rewarding to work with Brian and Scott of the Atomic Robo team to really push forward what the digital comics experience can be.”

“ComiXology has been amazing in their support of Emerald City Comicon and we’re excited to offer this completely new kind of digital convention exclusive at ECCC ’13 first!” said Emerald City Comicon Convention Director Jim Demonakos. “Each and every attendee will be able to get this free exclusive and we won’t even have to worry about running out!”

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Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener’s Atomic Robo comic series from Red 5 exploded on to the comic scene in October of 2007. Garnering numerous Eisner Award nominations over the years since its debut, the Atomic Robo series follows the adventures of an automated intelligence machine named, what else, Atomic Robo, as he rids the world of evil and has fun while doing it!

ComiXology will be presenting at Emerald City Comicon ’13 at booth #2101 while Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener of the Atomic Robo creative team will be at G-04.

ComiXology was most recently in the news this past January with the formation of “comiXology Europe”, a division of the company to be headquartered in Paris, France that will be spearheading the acquisition of international language content across the European continent. This news was followed shortly by the announcement of a distribution agreement with leading French publisher Delcourt Publishing Group.

Previously in December Apple revealed that comiXology’s iPad app ranked #3 in Apple’s 2012 Top Ten Grossing list, and was the only app to make the Top Ten list for 2 years consecutively. In October of 2012, comiXology crested 100 million comic and graphic novel downloads with more than 50 million of those happening in 2012 alone – continuing a trajectory of record-shattering growth.

With over 30,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 100 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of English language digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s availability across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web makes it the best digital platform for newly interested, current and lapsed comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.

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 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.

About Red 5 Comics
Red 5 Comics creates and produces cinematic-style comic book entertainment, debuting its first titles in October 2007 and earning the year’s Gem Award as Best New Publisher. It was founded by Paul Ens, former Director of Lucasfilm’s Lucas Online, and Scott Chitwood, co-founder of TheForce.net and regular contributor to SuperHeroHype.com. For updated information on Red 5 Comics and their titles, visit www.red5comics.com

About Emerald City Comicon
After more than a decade in existence, Emerald City Comicon has established itself as one of North America’s largest and well-respected shows of its kind and has become the premier event of its type in the Northwest. For more information, visit www.emeraldcitycomicon.com

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