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ComiXology Expands Android & Kindle Fire apps with French Language Content

ComiXology has taken another step in its global expansion today with the debut of their latest Android and Kindle Fire app upgrades, enabling fans across the globe to navigate the comiXology mobile platform in French. French language navigation is now present on comiXology’s Android, Kindle Fire and iOS apps, with all these mobile apps now supporting Euro currency purchasing.

ComiXology has over 500 French language titles available in comiXology’s cinematic panel-by-panel Guided View digital reading technology. The debut of these titles marks the first time French bandes dessinée (BD) content has been available in comiXology’s immersive Guided View reading technology, offering fans a unique reading experience that redefines how comics are read on digital devices. Guided View reading technology is only available on comiXology’s cloud-based platform.

According to Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, the global market research company that tracks sales of handsets in key markets in rolling 12 week cycles, on average Android accounted for 64% of handset sales in France for the first quarter of 2013. And Android currently has 51% of the current smartphone base in France.

To download comiXology’s apps for Android, Kindle Fire and iOS:
For Android
For Kindle Fire
For iOS

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Asylum Press Free Digital Comic Sampler On iPad, iPhone, Android, PC/Mac & Kindle Fire May 5th – Free Comic Book Day

ASYLUM PRESS ANNOUNCES A FREE DIGITAL COMIC SAMPLER ON IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID, PC/MAC & KINDLE FIRE FOR MAY 5TH (FREE COMIC BOOK DAY)

May 1, 2012 (Los Angeles) Frank Forte announces that Asylum Press will release a 32 page sampler comic on Free Comic Book Day 2012.

Titled ASYLUM PRESS SAMPLER FREE COMIC BOOK 2012 #1, this book will feature 8 pages from four upcoming titles; Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns, Black Powder, Farmhouse and Chopper.

ASYLUM PRESS SAMPLER FREE COMIC BOOK 2012 #1 will be available on Comixology, Comics+ (Iverse), Graphicly, MyDigitalComics.com as well as stand alone apps and epubs on KindleFire, Nook, Kobo, ibookstore, and Googlebooks.

“We’re excited about the possibility of reaching new fans on Free Comic Book Day,“ explains publisher Frank Forte, “People will be going to comics stores in droves, but they’ll also be on their tablets and ipads. Mobile device and smart phone ownership keeps growing at an amazing rate and we want to provide great comics to these readers. Digital comics are the return of the newsstand. Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns will appeal to people who like crime comics splattered with demons. Black Powder is an exciting tale of pioneers and river pirates in the mid 1800’s. Farmhouse will appeal to Vertigo fans. And Chopper is a straight up horror/thriller.”

A great way to introduce Asylum Press to retailers and fans this book features a sampling of new and upcoming comics. Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns, written by Chuck Brown and illustrated by Philipp Nuendorf; When the demonic mob murders the friend of a mysterious hit man named, Trypp; he begins to leave a path of death, destruction and blood to avenge her. But he also begins to embrace the darkness within his soul. Black Powder #2, a bloody frontier adventure, by Dwayne Harris, can be described as a “Buckskin Apocalypse Now”. Robert Young and his crew set out on the Mississippi River in search of Molly Livingston, who has been captured by the ruthless river pirate Samuel Mason.  As they make their way north, against the current, they approach hostile indian territory as well as the first in series of terrible earthquakes.  Farmhouse is a tale of a drifter who falls in love with an artist undergoing an experimental art therapy regimen, by Elizabeth J. Musgrave and Szymon Kudranski. Chopper #2 Preview: (written by Martin Shapiro, Illustrated by Juan Ferreyra) Christina and her rowdy girlfriends go to the Daytona Bike Week motorcycle rally and sneak into a nightclub to see a heavy metal band. After taking a hit of the supernatural drug known as Stairway to Heaven, Christina and Trish encounter the ghostly Reaper, a headless Hell’s Angel on a chopper who collects the souls of sinners in the afterlife.

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ABOUT ASYLUM PRESS:

Founded in 1999 by Frank Forte, Asylum Press is a unique publishing house specializing in high profile projects from some of the industry’s biggest rising stars. Steve Mannion’s Fearless Dawn is the company’s newest title and has been a great fan favorite. Publishing action/adventure comics with Black Powder: A Bloody Frontier Adventure, Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns, Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis. And continuing their tradition of horror with Undead Evil, Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell, Asylum of Horrors, Zombie Terrors, EEEK! Asylum Press continues to be on the cutting edge of comic and graphic novel publishing. Asylum Press is distributed by Diamond Comics Distributors, Liber Distributors and Tony Shenton and to the Booktrade by SCB Distributors, Ingram and Baker and Taylor. Distributed in the U.K. by Turnaround Distribution.

Asylum Press Announces Zombie Terrors As A Digital Comic Series On iPad, iPhone, Android, PC/Mac & Kindle Fire

ASYLUM PRESS ANNOUNCES ZOMBIE TERRORS AS A DIGITAL COMIC SERIES ON IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID, PC/MAC & KINDLE FIRE

April 24, 2012 (Los Angeles) Frank Forte announces that Asylum Press will release a Zombie Terrors as an ongoing digital series.Cvr

Zombie Terrors (ongoing series) is an anthology of the undead. It gathers together artists and writers from all over the world to have their hand at everyone’s favorite brain eaters. Issues 1-5 will feature content form the Zombie terrors TPB released in 2010, and issues 6 and on will feature all new content.

Zombie Terrors will also be available on Comixology. Comics+ (Iverse), Graphicly, Diamond Digital as well as stand alone apps and epubs on KindleFire, Nook, Kobo, ibookstore, and Googlebooks.

“We’re very excited about the possibility of reaching so many people all over the world, “ explains publisher Frank Forte, “tablets and smart phone ownership is exploding and we want to provide great comics content. The one obstacle we face is coordinating releases an all platforms and devices. We’ll be updating which comics are available on which platforms on our website.”

Zombie Terrors #1 is a morbid flesh rotting collection of zombie tales. Featuring an international cast of artistic talent. Frank Forte delivers Beheaded, a tale of a crazed hillbilly who takes trophies off of his zombie victims. “The Feast” tells the tale of a gourmet chef taken hostage by a greedy mob boss, By Royal McGraw and Aduato Silva. In “Hate”, by Doug Williams, a recently turned undead still has some semblance of his humanity–and he hates it. Pin-ups by David Hartman. Many flesh-eating tales to shock and horrify! !

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ABOUT ASYLUM PRESS:

Founded in 1999 by Frank Forte, Asylum Press is a unique publishing house specializing in high profile projects from some of the industry’s biggest rising stars. Steve Mannion’s Fearless Dawn is the company’s newest title and has been a great fan favorite. Publishing action/adventure comics with Black Powder: A Bloody Frontier Adventure, Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns, Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis. And continuing their tradition of horror with Undead Evil, Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell, Asylum of Horrors, Zombie Terrors, EEEK! Asylum Press continues to be on the cutting edge of comic and graphic novel publishing. Asylum Press is distributed by Diamond Comics Distributors, Liber Distributors and Tony Shenton and to the Booktrade by SCB Distributors, Ingram and Baker and Taylor. Distributed in the U.K. by Turnaround Distribution.

Comics By Comixology Ships On Amazon’s Kindle Fire

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COMICS BY COMIXOLOGY SHIPS ON AMAZON’S KINDLE FIRE

  Giving Amazon’s Users Access to Largest Digital Catalog of Comic Books 

“Comics have arrived!” – David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology

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November 8th, 2011 – New York, NY — ComiXology, the leading distributor of digital comics, is proud to announce the launch of their Comics by comiXology App for Kindle Fire and the Amazon Appstore for Android. Debuting as one of the free apps on Amazon’s Kindle Fire, comiXology’s Comics App will deliver to Amazon’s Kindle Fire users the best-of-class digital comic book reader, store and retail locator. ComiXology has thousands of comic books from the top-selling publishers, offering a wide array of comic books for readers of all types.

“Comics have arrived!” said David Steinberger, CEO and co-founder of comiXology. “Today’s news opens up a whole new audience to the world of comic books. We’ve worked long and hard to become the leader in the field of digital comics and this opportunity enables us to turn a whole new generation of people into comic book fans…and we can’t wait to do just that!”

“Launching with a $199 price point makes Amazon’s Kindle Fire a great device for making comics accessible to the masses and the vibrant 7” screen is perfect for our Guided View™ reading system,” said CTO and co-Founder John Roberts.

The landmark debut of the Comics by comiXology App on Amazon’s Kindle Fire joins comiXology’s family of apps and solidifies comiXology’s dominance in the digital comic book arena. Once logged into their comiXology account, users can read purchases they have made on the Comics by comiXology platform. The Comics App on Amazon’s Kindle Fire syncs with all other iterations of the Comics App on all the different platforms; delivering to comiXology users a true “buy once, read anywhere” end-user experience.

Comixology’s most recent milestone was being able to offer almost 50% of all new comics released the same-day-as-print, signaling a sea change in the comic book publishing landscape and making Comics by comiXology the destination app for all consumers wanted to reader the latest and greatest comic book in digital format.

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 host over 14,000 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.