Press Release

Scribd announced that it is expanding its leading global subscription reading service to include unlimited access to more than 10,000 comic books from some of the world’s top comic publishers. This offering represents the first time such a rich and varied selection of comics from some of the industry’s top publishers – including Marvel, Archie, Boom! Studios, Dynamite, IDW/Top Shelf, and Valiant – have been made available in one unlimited digital subscription service. The selection includes fan favorites from Spider-Man to My Little Pony to X-O Manowar, and from Transformers to Archie, along with hit YA series such as Locke & Key and acclaimed graphic novels by creators Alan Moore, Matt Fraction, Gail Simone, George R.R. Martin and more.


Comics and graphic novels represent an $870 million market in the US, with a rapidly expanding and diversifying readership. Scribd is at the forefront of efforts to develop and shape the industry for the digital age by making it possible for readers worldwide to enjoy unlimited access to the comics they want across all mobile devices, as well as the web.
Scribd’s comics library will feature:
● Classic Comics – Classic runs of the Avengers, the X-Men, Daredevil, Archie, Judge Dredd, the
Rocketeer and more
● Top Characters – Spider-Man, the Avengers, Betty and Veronica, Kevin Keller, Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony, G.I. Joe, Bloodshot, Adventure Time
● Major Creators – Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Fiona Staples, Darwyn Cooke, Mark Waid, Ed
Brubaker, Renee French, Jeffrey Brown, Joe Hill, and many more
● Acclaimed Graphic Novels – March, From Hell, Swallow Me Whole, Underwater Welder, Spiral-
Bound, The Ticking, Too Cool to Be Forgotten
● Award Winners – League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Alec, Will
You Still Love Me if I Wet the Bed?
● Hit YA Titles – Ultimate Spider-Man, Runaways, Afterlife With Archie, Harbinger, Lumberjanes
● Manga – Partnership with MediaDo brings titles from Cork and Harlequin Manga, including work
by acclaimed artist Moyoco Anno

“We are very excited to take this step in expanding our subscription service beyond books,” said Trip
Adler, co-founder and CEO of Scribd. “This addition gives comics readers the freedom of unlimited
reading, while also giving our ebook and audiobook lovers the opportunity to discover comics and
graphic novels.”
● Leading Publishers – Marvel, Arcana, Archie, Boom! Studios, Dynamite, IDW/Top Shelf, Kingstone, Space Goat, Top Cow, Valiant, Zenescope
Readers will have the ability to browse comics in a variety of ways, allowing long-time fans to dive deep and find what they love and new readers to explore comics:
● By Character – Character pages allow readers to follow their favorite characters through their series and guest appearances.
● By Series – Readers can browse by title and read series entire series from start to finish.
● By Curated Collection – Readers can browse over 100 expert-curated collections of comics, such
as Incredible Team-Ups, Classic Marvel Moments, Zombie Horror, Welcome to Riverdale, Funny Women, Supernatural Romance, and more.

This addition of comics, along with recent eBooks and audiobook deals, increases Scribd’s library to more than one million titles, representing the largest unlimited-access offering of eBooks, audiobooks, and comics globally.

About Scribd
Scribd is the premier subscription book service with more than 1 million e-books, audiobooks, comics, and more, including New York Times bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize winners and reader favorites across every genre. Launched in 2007 by founders Trip Adler and Jared Friedman and backed by Y Combinator, Charles River Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and Khosla Ventures, Scribd is one of the most influential websites in the world. It is available in nearly every country, featuring 62MM documents in +80 languages, making it the world’s largest subscription reading service. For more information, please visit www.scribd.com.

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  1. February 12, 2015 at 9:25 am — Reply

    I’ve been playing with this app for a couple of weeks. The books they have work really well. The comics I’ve read so far have some glitches and issues. There are some crashes that I’ve dealt with. but that’s normal. There are a couple of other small hiccups, like random blank pages, that pop up from time to time. The big issue I’m having is not being able to really sort through the whole catalog. There’s a lot to go through, and too many things to choose from. All of Lock and Key seems to be on there, but none of them are numbered to tell you what order to read them in. there are tons of trade paper back for X-Men, but no way to just look at those. It’s great content, but the delivery method needs some work. I’m sure it will improve over time, and right now the bugs aren’t enough to keep me from reading some great stuff.

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