Monday, July 22, 2013

UDON Entertainment Partners With comiXology


Another Comic-Con has come and gone and with it a slew of big announcements. With comiXology rapidly gaining traction in the digital comics realm, it only stands to reason that the company is looking for more and more publishing feathers to add to their cap. Looks like they got a fairly large feather in UDON Entertainment, with the two partnering on a distribution deal.

“We’re very excited to have many of UDON’s original and licensed works available through comiXology,” said UDON Publisher Erik Ko. “We’ve been working hard to secure digital rights for many of our licenses for the past several years, and we’ve prepared a slate of licensed comics and graphic novels from our Street Fighter and Darkstalkers line, as well as selections from our manga, art book, and original graphic novel series’ that fans are really going to love. We’re especially excited to see our works transformed with comiXology’s Guided View reading technology and really see all the action of our comics and graphic novels unfold in a brand new way!”

As of writing, titles such as Street Fighter #0-4, Makeshift Miracle #1 and Super Street Fighter Volume 1: New Generations are now available on the digital platform. What's more is that Street Fighter #0 is free!

“With amazing comics like Street Fighter as well as their original works, UDON Entertainment is a fantastic addition to comiXology’s ever growing library of comics and graphic novels," said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “We are thrilled to extend the reach of UDON’s unique style and high quality comics and graphic novels to comiXology’s worldwide readership!”

Full press release below.

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2013:

UDON Entertainment & ComiXology Announce Digital Distribution Agreement

Fan-favorite Video Game, Anime, & Manga Inspired UDON Catalog Comes To ComiXology

July 19th, 2013 – San Diego, CA. / New York, NY. –  Today during Comic-Con International 2013 UDON Entertainment, publisher of fan-favorite licensed and original comic books, graphic novels & art books, announced a distribution agreement with comiXology, the cloud-based revolutionary digital comics platform with more than 40,000 comics and graphic novels that have seen over 180 million downloads to date.

To commemorate the announcement, today also sees the release of seven full-length comic books and graphic novels available for download from UDON Entertainment’s back catalog across comiXology’s entire platform including iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 & the Web.

UDON Entertainment’s fans across globe can experience UDON’S licensed and original comics, graphic novels, manga, and even art books, through the power of comiXology’s Guided View reading technology! Those reading on iPads with the Retina Display will get to experience these works in stunning high-definition with CMX-HD.

The launch titles are:
  • Street Fighter #0 story by Ken Siu-Chong & art by Arnold Tsang, Alvin Lee, Rob Ross, Andrew Hou - Free title!
  • Street Fighter #1 story by Ken Siu-Chong & art by Arnold Tsang, Alvin Lee, Andrew Hou, Rey, Joe Madureira
  • Street Fighter #2 story by Ken Siu-Chong & art by Alvin Lee, Arnold Tsang, Alan Tam, Rob Ross, Andrew Hou, Rey, Adam Warren
  • Street Fighter #3 story by Ken Siu-Chong & art by Alvin Lee, Alan Tam, Hanna Chen, Joy Ang, Rey, Rob Ross, Kevin Yan, Shane Law, & art by Arnold Tsang, Andrew Hou, Kevin Lau
  • Street Fighter #4 story by Ken Siu-Chong & art by Alvin Lee, Rob Ross, Alan Tam, Hanna Chen, Joy Ang, Andrew Hou, Arnold Tsang, Rey, Kaare Andrews
  • Makeshift Miracle 1 story by Jim Zub & art by Shun Hong Chan
  • Super Street Fighter Volume 1: New Generations story by Ken Siu-Chong, Jim Zub, Chris Sims with art by Jeffrey Chamba Cruz, Sean Galloway, Joe Ng, Gonzalo Ordonez Arias, Long Vo, Omar Dogan, Edwin Huang
“With amazing comics like Street Fighter as well as their original works, UDON Entertainment is a fantastic addition to comiXology’s ever growing library of comics and graphic novels," said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “We are thrilled to extend the reach of UDON’s unique style and high quality comics and graphic novels to comiXology’s worldwide readership!”

“We’re very excited to have many of UDON’s original and licensed works available through comiXology,” said UDON Publisher Erik Ko. “We’ve been working hard to secure digital rights for many of our licenses for the past several years, and we’ve prepared a slate of licensed comics and graphic novels from our Street Fighter and Darkstalkers line, as well as selections from our manga, art book, and original graphic novel series’ that fans are really going to love. We’re especially excited to see our works transformed with comiXology’s Guided View reading technology and really see all the action of our comics and graphic novels unfold in a brand new way!”

This debut of seven initial titles will be quickly followed by more of UDON Entertainment back catalog along with new releases coming out same-day-as-print, including this fall’s epic Street Fighter Origins: Akuma original graphic novel.

With over 40,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of English language digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s availability across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web makes it the best digital platform for newly interested, current and lapsed comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.

About UDON Entertainment
UDON Entertainment is a publisher of original art books, graphic novels, and manga. UDON’s best-known projects are those based on popular video game franchises including Street Fighter®, Okami®, Mega Man®, Darksiders®, Valkyria Chronicles, and more. The publisher’s ever-growing library also includes English editions of several Japanese manga titles, and the anthology art book series Apple. For more information visit www.UDONentertainment.com.

About comiXology
Founded in 2007, comiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes top 10 grossing iPad apps in both 2011 and 2012. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan.  A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City.  For more information visit www.comixology.com.





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