Amazon has announced plans to buy digital comic retailer comiXology.
Founded in 2007, the site offers a broad library of digital comic book content from over 75 of the top publishers as well as top independent creators.
Purchased titles are available to read on Apple’s iPad and iPhone, Android powered tablets and smartphones, Windows 8 devices and Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet.
“ComiXology’s mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms,” said David Steinberger, co-founder and CEO of comiXology.
“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.”
“Amazon and comiXology share a passion for reinventing reading in a digital world,” said David Naggar, Amazon Vice President, Content Acquisition and Independent Publishing.
“We’ve long admired the passion comiXology brings to changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels. We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers.”