Official Press Release: Marvel Comics App Debuts on iPad!

Access to Over 500 of Marvel’s Greatest Titles Including Iron Man, Captain America , Thor, Spider-Man and Hulk!

New York ,
N.Y. – April 2, 2010
– Marvel Entertainment
is proud to announce the launch of the Marvel
Comics App for iPad on the App Store. This landmark app launches with
over 500
of Marvel’s greatest comic books, from classic stories to modern tales,
featuring Iron Man, Captain
America ,
Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor and more of the world’s most popular Super Heroes.
The Marvel Comics App brings the world of Marvel to iPad owners with
each comic
presented at incredibly high resolution possible on iPad’s full color
screen, a user-friendly search engine, innovative viewing options and


“We’re excited to introduce an unparalleled
digital comic
experience to our fans with the Marvel Comics App for iPad,” said Dan
Buckley, publisher & CEO, Marvel Publishing. “The iPad is the
device that offers us a chance to present digital comics that are even close to
replicating the experience of reading a print comic. This new world of digital
comics distribution provides us great opportunities to reach new
readers, allow
consumers to sample our diverse stories and characters, and we believe
it will
drive these new fans into the App Store and local comic shops each week
to find
even more.” 


Fans will be granted unrivaled access to
Marvel’s rich library of
comics, with launch titles ranging from the first appearances of
such as Spider-Man and the X-Men to modern classics like the debut of
Red Hulk,
Jonathan Hickman’s acclaimed Fantastic Four run, Joss Whedon & John
Cassaday’s Astonishing
X-Men and lots more. Every comic available through
the Marvel Comics App is optimized for the iPad through painstaking
and re-digitizing of select content.


Marvel worked with ComiXology to create the
perfect app for new
readers, offering the option to preview three pages from each available
before purchasing and a cutting edge recommendation engine for every fan
find a comic they’re sure to love. The app also arms fans with a handy
comic shop locator, allowing them to find their local retailer’s address
and phone number and then journey even further into the Marvel Universe. To
enhance the mobile reading experience on the iPad, the Marvel Comics App
features multiple viewing modes, taking readers panel-by-panel through
comic book in a smooth, action-packed progression using just the swipe
of a


The Marvel Comics App for iPad is available for
free from the App Store
on iPad or at
Individual comics are priced at just $1.99 each with new content
arriving every


To commemorate this historic event, Marvel is
offering select titles
free for a limited time, such as New Avengers #1, which launched a new
era for
super hero comics;
Captain America #1, Invincible Iron Man #1 & Thor #1,
the perfect place for new readers to discover the titular heroes; and Super
Hero Squad #1, suited for fans of all ages, especially our
youngest ones.


The Marvel Comics App is also available for
iPhone and iPod touch.
all the details on Marvel’s historic announcement and a closer look at
the Marvel Comics App, please visit


Marvel Comics App on iPad


Marvel Comics App on iPad


Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment,
LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the
world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on
proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media
seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing,
entertainment (via Marvel
Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via
Marvel Comics). 
Marvel’s strategy is to leverage its franchises in a
growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films,
consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD
online. For more information visit

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Posted originally: 2010-04-02 10:57:28

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