Amazon’s Kindle just got a whole lot cooler — more than 12,000 issues of Marvel comics are now available on the device.
Amazon loaded up its Kindle store with the Marvel comics and announced the deal today, according to Fast Company. It’s the logical follow-up to Amazon’s acquisition of digital comics distributor comiXology last year.
“Amazon and comiXology share a passion for reinventing reading in a digital world,” said David Naggar, Amazon Vice President, Content Acquisition and Independent Publishing, in a 2014 statement announcing the deal. “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.”
The Kindle store appears to be loaded with all the greats, including Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil and Star Wars, with prices starting at $1.99 and up.
“We’ve been working with comiXology for a number of years, and when the acquisition happened, we were looking for other ways to expand digital readership,” Daniele Campbell, Marvel’s VP of digital business development & CRM, told Fast Company. “The Amazon platform seemed like a great way to bring in new readers to the stories.”