Europe Comics and Cinebook come to ComiXology

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If you’ve been craving more amazing Euro-comix in your life. Comixology just made that dream come true. Europe Comics, the collective of French language publishers, and the much-under appreciated Cinebooks, are debuting today on the Comixology platform. You can see the lineup below and there’s some gold in there, both classic and contemporary, from Spirou to The Survivors to XIII.

PR below:

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.

Comments

  1. says

    “Largo Winch” is a favorite of mine, combining boardroom business politics with thriller/action moments so well. “XIII” is a classic, of course, and that first volume has appeared in English a couple of times but never managed to take off past that. Cinebook finally published all of them, so that’s good news.

    “Lucky Luke” is co-created by the co-creator of “Asterix”, so there’s good stuff in there. I haven’t read the first five volumes, so I can’t vouch for them, but the series is usually pretty good when Goscinny is involved. And that goes double for Morris — the best volumes are always the ones he drew.

    When “Melusine” hits, it’s a good all ages humor story about a witch that’s also cutely cartooned.

    Lots of these were already available through the European digital distributor, Izneo, but you have to pay in Euro, so it’s good to make it easier to buy them through Comixology now..

  2. Jerome says

    Thank you kindly for the “much-under appreciated ” part – it’s nice to feel loved every once in a while! ^_^

    Jerome, translator at Cinebook (no ‘s’ at the end, btw!)

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