Amazon Buys Comixology, The World’s Biggest Digital Comics Store

Amazon Buys Comixology, The World’s Biggest Digital Comics Store

Amazon just snagged the biggest comics resource on the web. Today the online retailer announced that it’s purchased Comixology, the digital storefront for all things comic and graphic novel. No terms were disclosed, but now they’re totally superfriends.

“Comixology’s mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms,” Comixology boss David Steinberger said in a press release. “There is no better home for Comixology than Amazon to see this vision through. Working together, we look to accelerate a new age for comic books and graphic novels.”

Though it’s not quite clear what this will mean for the future of the digital comic store, Steinberger added on the Comixology website that they plan to “retain [their] identity as an Amazon subsidiary.”

“We have long had the goal of making every person on the planet a comics fan. With Amazon’s help, this crazy goal is more possible than ever before,” he wrote. “We are confident that — with Amazon by our side, who shares our desire for innovation and a relentless focus on customers — we’ve only just begun,”

No other specifics are available just yet. The deal will close in the second quarter of 2014.


    • I’m with you, I dont care who gets my money. I just don’t want them to change things too much cause at the minute comixology works well and we all know there is an army of executives looking to fix things that work.

  • Good move. At least a company that has solid knowledge on eBook and the like purchased it and will market it correctly.

  • Sounds about right. Guess the next Amazon Kindle Fire will have that app ready and loaded. I have a bunch of comics with them already, so being able to use my amazon credit and login will certainly help.

  • I’m one of the few who are worried by this move. Digitally, Amazon is very restrictive with the content they offer. Some music and video content is Geoblocked to non-Americans. I’m worried that this will happen with Comixology or they will force people to have a Kindle or something.

    When a big company gets involved with a great independent idea, it’s rarely good for the end user.

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