November 07, 2012 9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
DC Comics Now Available on Kindle, iTunes, Nook
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the DC Comics library are coming to the small small screen.
Starting Wednesday, titles from the comic book publisher including Justice League, Bat Girl, Green Lantern, Fables and American Vampire, among scores of others, are now available on all major e-bookstore platforms including Kindle Store, Apple's iBookstore and the Nook Book Store, DC announced.
"As e-readers and tablets continue to explode in popularity it's important for us to offer consumers convenience and choice in how they download digital comics and graphic novels and these new distribution deals with the top three e-bookstores do just that,” DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee said. “We’re very excited to work with Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble to bring best-selling DC Comics and Vertigo periodicals to their e-bookstores.”
With the move, DC Entertainment becomes the lone comic book publisher to offer its periodical lineup across all major e-bookstore platforms and comes a year after DC Comics launched The New 52 when the company released the issues day and date in print and online, offering multiple download options.
The news comes as digital comic sales are up 197 percent year-over-year from January-September 2011, with print sales up 12 percent. Thanks in great part to the New 52, DC Entertainment has beaten Marvel in total publishing market share in nine of the past 12 months.
In addition to Kindle, iTunes and Nook, DC will continue to make its monthly titles and graphic novels available for download through www.readdcentertainment.com, DC Comics and Vertigo applications and all comiXology platforms.