Amazon’s Kindle Fire brands its comparative capabilities for the ereader market as recent as a Sept. 28 media event. The unveiling has tech trades awash on confirming surmises, futhers speculations on how it cuts on Barnes & Noble’s Nook and also harbingers a forthcoming beachead on Netflix.
The digital device might possibly scale up Kindle sales and prominence,
Kindle Fire then made secondary shocks on the ereader scape.
DC Comics has struck a deal allowing 100 of its seminal and best selling graphic novels to become available on the new branching Android tablet.
Comics long-term avids and resurgent enthusiasts gain digital access to abstract speculatives such as Planetary and Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman volumes, the latter graphic novel was an edition that Normal Mailer once lauded. A representative from Kindle states from the press release:
“We’re excited that DC Entertainment has made 100 of their graphic novels available for customers to read exclusively on our just-announced Kindle Fire,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Kindle Content. “Some of these graphic novels, including ‘Watchmen,’ the bestselling — and considered by many to be the greatest — graphic novel of all time, have never been available before in digital format, and we think customers will love them.”
Many titles have been industry provocateurs, their landmarks establishing progression and the influences citable by significant directors, producers and video game execs today.
Batman Year One has been one of the signature magnus opus from Frank Miller (Sin City, 300). The intervening origins story on an upstart crime fighter in costume has been seen as a influential source on the current Batman film franchise. A direct to DVD animated movie releases on
All Star Superman is a highly touted superhero take that has been able to earn laud commentary by the literary comics circles. The graphic novel’s writer Grant Morisson had been offered the opportunity to write the relaunched Action Comics ongoing title for The New 52 titular series.
Kindle Fire will also showcase the notable urban fantasy volumes Fables, which premises old world folklores secretly living in plain sight of a modern world. Blackest Night was a 2010 best sellier that not only put the Green Lantern in the domics limelight once again but recouped DC Comics as the most outstanding publisher in sales.
The Co-Publisher of DC Comics says in the press release:
“We’re thrilled to work with the leader in digital books to bring many of the world’s most beloved and best-selling graphic novels to Kindle readers,” stated Jim Lee, co-publisher of DC Entertainment. “We’ve learned from the success of DC Comics – The New 52 that making our graphic novels available whenever and wherever our readers want is critical to the future growth and health of our publishing businesses–both in print and digital format.”
The move by one of comics publishing’s Big Two follows a year’s precedent on the awailability brought by a DC Comics app.
Marvel Comics had struck a major deal with Starbucks introducing a substantial digital selection within the coffee retail chain’s online library.
Publishers in the industry whole have expanded digital comics into a near parallel entity. Kindle Fire would reinforce the breadth of comic book trajectory towards variable readers.
The Source lists the entire 100 graphic novels.