Black Mask Studios, comiXology and Amazon announced today a distribution agreement to release Black Mask’s digital comic books and graphic novels across the comiXology platform and Amazon’s Kindle Store. Today’s announcement sees the digital debut of Black Mask’s breakout hits including We Can Never Go Home, Godkiller, Space Riders, Ballistic, The Disciples as well as the much anticipated Young Terrorists and Sinatoro by Grant Morrison and Vanesa del Rey.
“Black Mask’s reason for existing is to connect visionary, fearless creators with smart, discerning, curious readers, and no one is building opportunities for those connections on the scale that comiXology and Kindle are,” said Matt Pizzolo, co-founder of Black Mask Studios. “Comics have the power to touch the hearts and minds of millions of readers… by building bridges to new audiences, the teams at comiXology and Kindle are bringing these stories to new and diverse readers who might otherwise have missed them.”
“We’re thrilled to be able share Black Mask’s bold brand of comics by cutting edge creators to our worldwide audience,” said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s VP of Communications & Marketing. “Existing fans and newcomers to the Black Mask library will now be able to buy and read all these exciting titles at both comiXology and the Kindle Store!”
Today’s launch of Black Mask sees hits like Matt Pizzolo and Amancay Nahuelpan’s Young Terrorists, We Can Never Go Home, Darick Robertson and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Ballistic, Pirouette, and Space Riders now available on comiXology and the Kindle Store. Moving forward Black Mask releases will also be available same day as print for upcoming titles. New releases will also include Grant Morrison and Vanesa del Rey’s Sinatoro, Steve Niles and Chris Mitten’s The Disciples, Holly Interlandi and Zoe Chevat’s Last Song, Matthew Rosenberg, Vita Ayala, and Yasmin Liang’s Our Work Fills The Pews, and Tony Patrick and Ayhan Hayrula’s X’ed.
The Kindle Store gives readers access to millions of books on the most popular devices and platforms, including Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, iOS, Android, and more.
With over 75,000 comics, graphic novels and manga from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience make it the best digital platform for comic fans worldwide.
About Black Mask Studios
Black Mask Studios (www.blackmaskstudios.com) is a publishing/production company devoted to supporting bold new voices and provocative stories. Launched in 2013 by Matt Pizzolo (Godkiller, Occupy Comics), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion, Epitaph Records, ANTI- Records), and Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), the eclectic slate features tyro creators on breakout books such as We Can Never Go Home and Space Riders as well as new books by living legends such as Ghostface Killah, Darick Robertson, and Grant Morrison.
ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle, Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit www.comixology.com.
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Echo are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.