PRESS RELEASE:  

Europe Comics and Cinebook will make their comiXology debut today with a new distribution agreement to sell English translations of noted bandes dessinées (BD) on comiXology. Customers will be able to purchase over 45 titles today available digitally for the first time in English on comiXology. Noted titles include longtime fan favorites like XIII, Largo Winch, Lucky Luke, Thorgal and Valerian.

“French comics have been making major inroads with U.S fans for the last years at a rate never seen before. With both Europe Comics and Cinebooks, it’s wonderful to see the catalog of amazing English language BD grow at such a phenomenal pace,” said comiXology’s Senior Director of Communication, Chip Mosher. “Thanks to this deal, the “French Invasion” of the comics on comiXology continues.”

Selections available today include:

  • 1066 Vol 1 by Patrick Weber
  • Antares Episodes 1–6 by Leo
  • Blake & Mortimer Vol 1–3 by various
  • Blast 1 by Mamu Larcenet
  • Crusade Vol 1–4 by Jean Dufaux and Phillippe Xavier
  • Harmony 1 by Mathieu Reynès
  • The Keeper by Yves Sente and François Boucq
  • Lady S Vol 1–5 by Philippe Aymond and Jean Van Hamme
  • Largo Winch Vol 1–5 by Philippe Francq and Jean Van Hamme
  • Lucky Luke Vol 1–5 by Morris, René Goscinny and various
  • Raptors by Jean Dufaux and Enrico Marini
  • Thorgal Vol 1-3 by Grzegorz Rosinski and Jean Van Hamme
  • Valerian Vol 1–10 by Jean-Claude Mézières and Pierre Christin
  • Water Memory by Mathieu Reynès and Valérie Vernay
  • XIII Vol 1–7 by Youri Jigounov, Yves Sente, Jean Van Hamme, William Vance, Jean Giraud and more
  • The following titles will be coming soon:
  • Aldebaran by Leo
  • Alone by Bruno Gazzotti and Fabien Vehlmann
  • Alpha by Youri Jigounov and Mythic
  • Barracuda by Jérémy and Jean Dufaux
  • Berlin by Marvano and Mark Van Oppen
  • Betelgeuse by Leo
  • Billy & Buddy by Jean Roba
  • The Bluecoats by Raoul Cauvin and Willy Lambil
  • Cedric by Laudec and Raoul Cauvin
  • The Chimpanzee by Richard Marazano and Jean-Michel Ponzio
  • Cinebook Recounts by Chauvin, Uderzo, B. Asso, and Bergese
  • Clifton by Bob De Groot and Michel Rodrigue and Turk
  • Damocles by Alain Henriet and Joël Callède
  • Darwin’s Diaries by Sylvain Runberg and Eduardo Ocaña
  • Ducoboo by Zidrou and Godi
  • The Fascinating by André-Paul Duchâteau and René Follet
  • Insiders by Jean-Claude Bertoll and Renaud Garreta
  • I.R.$. by Stephen Desberg and Bernard Vrancken
  • Iznogoud by René Goscinny and Jean Tabary
  • Kenya by Rodolphe and Leo
  • Lament by Grzegorz Rosinski and Jean Dufaux
  • The Last Templar by Miguel Lalor and Raymond Khoury
  • Long John Silver by Xavier Dorison and Mathieu Lauffray
  • The Marquis of Anaon by Matthieu Bonhomme and Fabien Vehlmann
  • Melusine by François Gilson and Clarke
  • Namibia by Bertrand Marchal and Leo
  • Orbital by Sylvain Runberg and Serge Pellé
  • Papyrus by Lucien De Gieter
  • The Rugger Boys by Poupard and Béka
  • The Scorpion by Stephen Desberg and Enrico Marini
  • Spirou & Fantasio by Franquin, Tome and Janry
  • The Survivors by Leo
  • Wayne Shelton by Christian Denayer and Jean Van Hamme
  • Wisher by Giulio De Vita and Sébastien Latour
  • XIII by Youri Jigounov, Yves Sente, Jean Van Hamme, William Vance, Jean Giraud and more
  • Yakari by Job and Derib

With over 75,000 comics, graphic novels and manga from more than 150 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 Europe Comics

Europe Comics (europecomics.com) is the newly launched pan-European comics and graphic novel initiative uniting 13 European comics industry players and working towards a greater international exposure of European genres, works and creators through, among others, the creation of an English-language digital catalog with some of the finest works of the Old Continent.

About Cinebook

Since its creation in 2005, Cinebook has strived to become the premier publisher of Franco-Belgian comics – bandes dessinees – in English. From the vast collection of existing material we select the very best in various genres, styles and themes in order to have something to offer to readers of all ages and interests. In France, one book in eight sold is a BD, and the series in our catalogue have sold over 300 million volumes combined. Yet in a market dominated by American superhero comics and Japanese manga, these wonderful stories remain all but unknown by the English-speaking world. With over 400 titles translated in 60 series, Cinebook does its part and leads the effort to make this unfairly ignored corner of the comics world available to you in English.

About comiXology

ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is a revolutionary, cloud-based digital comics platform. With content from over 125 publishers as well as thousands of independent creators from around the world, comiXology provides an unrivaled library of comic books, graphic novels, manga and bandes dessinées. The company’s first-in-class innovations include the exclusive Guided View technology which provides an immersive and cinematic reading experience and a new monthly subscription service. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle, Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit comixology.com and follow the company on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

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