Marvel announced today:
Marvel is proud to announce the debut of the Marvel Comics app (powered by comiXology) on AndroidTM devices, available for download right now at www.marvel.com/marvelcomicsapp. The unparalleled Marvel Digital Comics library, featuring the world’s most popular super heroes, epic stories and day & date releases, is now available anytime, anywhere to users with an Android smartphone or tablet.
“We couldn’t be happier for our fans on Android devices to experience the Marvel Comics app,” said Peter Phillips, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Marvel Digital Media Group. “This is a big step in our plans to both bring Marvel Digital Comics to a larger audience than ever before and create new fans of our great medium, which can only help drive more fans into comic shops nationwide to read about the Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men and all of our great characters.”
“Android fans can rejoice that Marvel’s amazing comics are now on the Marvel Comics app and Comics by comiXology app for Android,” said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. “We’re head over heels to help Marvel bring their fantastic stories to comic consumers everywhere. Now fans can buy where they want and read where they want, and comiXology’s Guided View™ sings with Marvel’s creative talent!”
Fans who login to the Marvel Comics app on either Android or Apple® iOS devices using their Marvel.com username & password will be able sync purchases on either platform.
Experience the best in digital comics by downloading the Marvel Comics app, now on Apple iOS and Android devices!
Skitch Commentary: In my weekly Digital comic release post, I have complained a lot that Marvel books you buy on Comixology’s website you can’t read on the Comixology app for Android. BUT, Marvel has fixed this. So now I can finally read those digital copy of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1 and Mystic #3 on my Toshiba Thrive.
And I tested this, and it works great. All right, Marvel, you kept your end of the bargain, so now I can promise same day purchases of anything Crossgen you put out digitally. I also will probably be checking out Ultimate Comics Spider-Man and X-Men as well. I am still not too thrilled about a lot that’s been going on in their main books, but when it comes to digital “Make Mine Marvel!”
Tags: Comixology, digital comics, Marvel