While comiXology may be the 800-pound gorilla when it comes t digital comics, there are many other digital platforms for comic distribution. Madefire has been around since 2011, and has been signing deals with comic book publishers ever since. The latest to join the Madefire digital comic and Motion Book lineup is Image Comics.
“We’re thrilled to provide our fans with the opportunity to enjoy a broad range of Image’s graphic novels and collections from our amazing creators across a wide range of digital devices thanks to the Madefire platform,” said Chris Ross, Director of Digital Sales at Image Comics. “Madefire complements our established digital collections and there’s no doubt that readers will relish the opportunity to find their new favorites in this revolutionary format.”
“The addition of Image Comics is an ideal fit for our platform and we feel both companies share similar values when it comes to supporting artists and storytellers. Madefire is committed to supporting indie creators, uniquely allowing self-publishing on the platform and giving aspiring creators the forum to bring their work to the masses. Image Comics are renowned for their creator-owned philosophy, protecting the vision of the talent who bring their stories to life. For this reason alone, we couldn’t be happier to welcome Image Comics to the Madefire family.” said Madefire CEO and Motion Book creator, Ben Wolstenholme. “Madefire was designed as a digital platform for storytelling and Image Comics has published some of the most visually stunning, and memorable stories ever created. Today’s announcement continues to demonstrate our commitment to be the ultimate destination for comic and Motion Book content, as well as embracing new, independent IP.”
Madefire has previously signed deals with DC Comics and Marvel, and now Madefire has a catalog of 30,000 comics, graphic novels, and Motion Books for subscribers.