PRESS RELEASE: hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com), the category-creating mobile and online service for public libraries, today announced a new content agreement with Archie Comics, the leading mass market comic book publisher in the world and home to the largest independent library of superhero characters.
PRESS RELEASE: Fresh off the heels of the DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH event held at WonderCon in Los Angeles in March, DC Entertainment announced today that it has reached an agreement with Joshua Williamson to create comic book content solely for the company’s DC Comics and Vertigo imprints. In addition to launching THE FLASH in June, Williamson will also make his Vertigo debut in September with FROSTBITE, a new six-issue miniseries joining the title lineup. Jason Shawn Alexander (Batman: Arkham City, The Empty Zone) will accompany Williamson on the book, handling art duties.
PRESS RELEASE: Eric Powell’s new publishing venture, Albatross Funnybooks, comiXology and Amazon announced today that the new line of self-published comics and graphic novels will be available in the next year on comiXology and the Amazon Kindle Store.
Yesterday, word spread around the Internet that John Macaluso resigned as CEO of Wizard World, Inc. Though the company filing said the departure had nothing to do with any disagreement with the company or any matter relating to the company’s operation, policies, or practices, today Wizard World announced John Maatta as the new CEO with a two-year contract.
PRESS RELEASE: IDW Publishing is pleased to announce that Laurie Windrow has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, a new role within the organization. In this position, Laurie will develop and manage a strategic roadmap for our sales and marketing efforts across all divisions — including publishing, games and entertainment.
PRESS RELEASE: Seven Seas, comiXology and Amazon announced today an expanded and renewed distribution agreement to sell Seven Seas’ digital manga across the comiXology platform and extend the distribution of Seven Seas’ library to the Amazon Kindle Store.
PRESS RELEASE: Dark Horse is pleased to announce the promotion of Kari Yadro to the role of director of custom programs. Effective immediately, Yadro will serve as the head of the Dark Horse Comics custom publishing and products program.
PRESS RELEASE: On Wednesday, April 6, at Image Expo, David Brothers, Nick Dragotta, Rick Remender, Jonathan Hickman, Joe Keatinge, and Leila Del Duca took the stage to announce a newly formed 501(c)(3) non-profit organization called CREATORS FOR CREATORS, aimed at fostering—both financially and through mentorship—new creative voices in the comics industry and bringing new works by those voices into being for the first time.
PRESS RELEASE: BOOM! Studios, comiXology and Amazon announced today an expanded and renewed distribution agreement to sell BOOM! Studios’ digital comics and collections on the comiXology platform and expand the distribution of BOOM! Studios’ library to Amazon’s Kindle Store. BOOM! Studios publishes such fan-favorite titles as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Lumberjanes, Adventure Time, and more.
PRESS RELEASE: IDW Publishing announced that it will be managing the Oni Press foreign rights catalogue for non-English language markets. IDW’s newest division, IDW International, oversees all international licensing of the diverse IDW catalogue and its partners.
PRESS RELEASE: American Mythology, comiXology and Amazon announced today a distribution agreement to sell American Mythology’s library of original and licensed titles across the comiXology platform as well as Amazon’s Kindle Store.
PRESS RELEASE: Image Comics is pleased to announce that the print subscription service Image Direct, which first launched in early 2015, will now be fulfilled by Discount Comic Book Service (DCBS) and will expand the program’s offerings to include merchandise.
PRESS RELEASE: Moonstone, one of the longest lasting alternative publishers on the comics and new pulp scene, has been producing quality books meant to be read, for almost 20 years. What started out as an avenue for some projects to get published that had a home with a publisher that never got off the ground, the once reluctant little company that could, continues to find new ways to get underserved characters and readers back into the fold.
PRESS RELEASE: Hashtag Comics’ CEO Drew Crowder announced today his partnership with Abu Dhabi’s Maloof Lirpa Investment Authority, on a capital raise of 55 million dollars to be put toward a slate of feature films based on the company’s existing library of graphic novels.