Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Dec 11, 2013 7:28:24 GMT -6
King Features launched a new version of its comic strip subscription site, changing the name from DailyInk to Comics Kingdom in the process. The new site offers new daily strips free, and ad-free use and more archives for paying subscribers. Judging by the comments on the blog, the transition has been a little rocky for some.
EBay has launched a digital comics marketplace in beta by partnering with comiXology, according to Techcrunch. eBay is obviously a huge player in the collectible comics space, but this is the first time eBay has taken part in the curation and selling of digital content.
Madefire has added Mike Mignola’s Hellboy to its platform, and will be offering Hellboy in Hell as a Motion Book. This follows its launch of new titles licensed from IDW Publishing (see "NYCC Digital Round-up").
DeNA Co., a maker of social games, has launched a manga app offering free content from Kodansha and Shogakukan, including Sungeki no Kyogin, an Attack on Titan spinoff. The app is available in Japanese and English, and a Chinese version is planned. No visible business model to date, but we expect the opportunity to spend money to manifest itself in the app at some point.