Comics by comiXology Soars Over Angry Birds as 2nd Top Grossing iPad App

Official Press Release

Updated with new features combined with DC Comics’ new same-day digital initiative creates massive sales boost for digital comics market leader.

Comixology is proud to announce today that the latest update of their digital comics App — Comics by comiXology — charted last night as the 2nd top grossing iPad App on the iTunes App Store.

Solidifying comiXology as the market leader in digital comics, the Comics App quickly charted as consumers embraced the enhancements that came with the 3.0 version launch last week. But this new version wasn’t the only factor that lead the Comics App to burn up the charts – the new update of Comics by comiXology hit virtually simultaneously with DC Comics debut of their comiXology exclusive same-day print and digital release of 52 brand new ongoing comic book series, dubbed DC Comics – The New 52. Both the new version of the App and DC Comics – The New 52 ensured the Comics by comiXology’s chart dominance.

Beating out popular apps like Zinio, Smurf’s Village, The Daily and even the global hit Angry Birds, this new sales record proves that people around the world want their comics on demand and at their own convenience through the Comics by comiXology App.

“I’m happy to say that we made Angry Birds a little angrier last night with us trouncing them in sales,” said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. “But in all seriousness, when you look at our success as one of the top grossing iPad Apps and then take in the news about DC Comics going back to print on almost all of The New 52 comics, you can see that digital distribution is growing both the print and digital comic book market. DC’s daring move going digital the same day as print with all their print publications this month in combination with the great buying and reading experience our App provides is a tide that lifts all boats.”

Built from the ground up, the recent Comics 3.0 iOS update of Comics by comiXology has a sleek new user interface, new store, bolstered comic discoverability paths, and dramatically increased speed. These new features combine to create an unforgettable user experience from the opening of the app to discovering a great selection of comics that fans are sure to love —and all with industry record load times.

To experience the latest version of Comics by comiXology and purchase copies of DC’s “New 52” please click this link:

About comiXology

Since 2007 comiXology has been developing the technological infrastructure to bring comics into the digital mainstream and expose new audiences to the rich history and culture of the industry. Through partnerships with top comic book publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, IDW Publishing, Archaia Entertainment, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment and Image Comics as well as their own mobile and web apps which hosts over 12,000 digital titles, comiXology has become a leader in digital comic book proliferation. Also focused on creating strong ties with retail stores through its technology solutions, comiXology continues to transform the previously fragmented comic ecosystem into a vibrant and cohesive marketplace.