After an enthusiastic response to their inaugural launch of digital comics, industry leader Marvel Comics is proud to announce the debut of several new releases on Marvel.com.
The books that can now be viewed digitally on the companyâ€™s website are WOLVERINE #20, RUNAWAYS v2 #7, NEW THUNDERBOLTS #1, DEFENDERS #1 (modern series), BLACK PANTHER #1 (1977), NEW X-MEN #20, ULTIMATE VISION (part 1), ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE (first issue), CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #1 (1982), ETERNALS #1 (1976), MARVEL TEAM-UP #15, SAVAGE SHE-HULK #1 (1980), SHE-HULK vol. 2 #1, and UNCANNY X-MEN #466.
The initial test launch of digital comics in late 2005 scored hits far beyond expectations. Now, Marvel is meeting the reader demand for more digital comics with these additions to Marvel.com.
â€œWe are extremely excited about the fan response to our new digital comicsâ€, says John Dokes, Marvel VP of Marketing and Business Development. â€œOur digital comics are not only great for our traditional comic fans but they are a great way to convert the swell of readers coming to our site for movie and game information into comic fans.â€
David Gabriel, VP of Sales went on to say â€œI was certainly pleased to see the research show that 82% of digital comic readers are more likely to purchase our books from the comic stores.â€ He continued, â€œWeâ€™re making it easier for them by showing the related trade and the comic store locator information on the opening pageâ€ (see below)
â€œThis is a symbiotic relationship, between the online landscape and the brick-and-mortar retail worldâ€, adds Dokes. â€œBottom line is more fans in comic shops, more sales of trades, healthier industry overall.â€
Readers are invited to log onto Marvel.com, click on â€œDigital Comicsâ€, and see the beauty of the system for themselves. There are currently over two dozen books from a wide variety of titles to choose from.