Some exciting news from Graphic.ly broke today as they announced that Marvel Comics will now be available on the Graphic.ly Desktop application, prior to this Marvel Comics were only available on the Graphic.ly iPhone and iPad applications.
(Disclosure: Graphic.ly owns iFanboy.com)
This means that titles on the Graphic.ly iPhone and iPad applications that come from the the vast collection of Marvel Comics available for digital download, can now be downloaded and enjoyed by you on the Graphic.ly desktop application, also meaning that you no longer need to be connected to the Internet in order to read your Marvel Comics in full resolution on your desktop monitor. Additionally, if you're one of the millions who don't actually have an iPad or iPhone (like me), you can now purchase, download and enjoy reading Marvel Comics on your desktop computer.
Ira Rubenstein, Executive Vice President of Marvel’s Global Digital Media Group commented that. “Working with Graphic.ly we offer our fans and readers a community and platform where they are able to purchase, read and discuss our books on a variety of mobile and desktop environments. Marvel Entertainment is always looking for new ways to reach our fans and community, and the social sharing and conversations on the Graphic.ly platform help us extend that connection.”
A ton of titles are available on the Graphic.ly platform including Astonishing X-Men, Kick-Ass, Captain America, Powers, Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man, Criminal and many more. Plans to add even more titles and issues are in the works, making your Graphic.ly library as big as you want it to be! All the Marvel Comics issues will also support the unique community features available to all comics in Graphic.ly, allowing users to rate and comment on comics and share that with their friends.
“By offering Marvel comic books on all our platforms, we are bringing the comics our community wants to read, wherever and whenever they want to read them,” said Micah Baldwin, CEO of Graphic.ly. “Beyond just reading, though, Graphic.ly listens to our community and brings the best comics to them on all platforms – from the desktop to the smartphone to the tablet computer – and enables them to have conversations with fans and readers around the world.”
Pretty cool, huh? Have you signed up on Graphic.ly yet? If not, get to it. You can find links to download the desktop application (which works on Mac and Windows) at Graphic.ly. You can also find the iPhone and iPad apps in the iTunes App Store. So go download some Marvel Comics and tell everyone what you think!
UPDATE: A representative of Marvel reached out to clarify that the Marvel Comics on Graphic.ly service won’t all the Marvel Digital Comics Universe titles, rather it will be a selection of digital comics, as with all their partners (PSP, Comixology, Panelfly, etc).