Madefire just added another key piece in their quest to challenge Comixology’s grip on digital comics: Image Comics now has their lineup on Madefire. And it never hurts to have The Walking Dead in your stable.
Looking at the app, I’m seeing Archie, BOOM!, DC, Dynamite, IDW, Kodansha, Oni, Scholastic, Titan, Valiant and Marvel digital tpbs. That would narrow the major gaps down to Dark Horse and the Marvel single issues (which are still exclusive to Amazon/Comixology).
Official PR follows:
Madefire, the award-winning standard in digital comics and innovator of the proprietary Motion Book™ format teams up with Image Comics, the publisher of some of the top selling, award-winning comics in the industry, to make available a trove of back catalog titles to the Madefire platform.
Image Comics is the creator-owned publisher known for a myriad of popular titles, including: Robert Kirkman’s THE WALKING DEAD, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ SAGA, Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan’s BIRTHRIGHT, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine DeLandro’s BITCH PLANET, Jonathan Layman and Rob Guillory’s CHEW, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ CRIMINAL, Rick Remender and Wes Craig’s DEADLY CLASS, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s DESCENDER, Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta’s EAST OF WEST, Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s MONSTRESS, Eric Stephenson, Nate Bellegarde, Jordie Bellaire, and Fonografik’s NOWHERE MEN, Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s PAPER GIRLS, Kurtis Wiebe and Roc Upchurch’s RAT QUEENS, Erik Larsen’s SAVAGE DRAGON, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s SEX CRIMINALS, Jason Aaron and Jason Latour’s SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, Marc Silvestri, Brian Haberlin, Michael Turner, and David Wohl’s WITCHBLADE, and more.
Featuring a broad selection of new and established classics, Motion Books, video shorts, graphic novels, collected editions, and archived favorites, Madefire’s unique platform gives fans of Image Comics a new place to discover content on all their devices.
“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.”
The addition of Image Comics’ iconic catalog is the latest in a spate of content acquisitions for Madefire, including recently inked deals with Marvel Comics®, DC Comics®, and brings together a vast library of digital works that include over 30,000 comics, graphic novels and Motion Books, produced by the best creators and publishers in the industry, including IDW®, TNT®, 20th Century FOX®, Archie®, BOOM!®, Blizzard®, Valiant®, Dynamite®, Titan®, and more.
Madefire’s partners and clients include:
DC Comics, Blizzard Entertainment, Marvel Comics, FOX, Apple, BOOM!, DeviantART, Microsoft, TNT, IDW, Archie, Valiant, Kodansha, Oculus, Framestore and Technicolor.
Madefire, the Madefire “open-book” logo, and Motion Books are all registered trademarks of Madefire, Inc.
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Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.