Marvel Comics has signed an exclusive deal with Amazon to stock over 12,000 individual comics, including Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, to the Kindle Store.
Amazon grabbed the exclusive rights to Marvel’s back catalogue last year when it bought download platform Comixology.
This latest deal, however, will allow millions of Kindle owners to download single issues of Marvel comics to their Kindles from the online store. They will still be distributed from the Comixology app, but 12,000 issues are currently on sale directly on Kindle.
“Amazon, Comixology and Marvel share a passion for expanding the audience of comic books and graphic novels worldwide,” said David Naggar, vie president of Amazon Kindle.
“With the ever-increasing number of devices in consumers’ hands and the growing popularity of Marvel’s extensive catalogue of familiar Super Heroes we see this as the perfect time to create a whole new generation of comic-book readers.”
Marvel film universe
Thanks to blockbuster films like Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy, the Marvel franchise has been hugely popular in recent times. There’s even an Iron Man-themed Samsung Galaxy S6 edge that costs more than a Jaguar sports car.