This is one of those great press releases that actually made me say cool! Right out loud! Right here, in my kitchen…
If you grew up on comics like I did you probably had a few of these, I remember Treasure Island and the Three Musketeers verily fondly. My father made me read a lot of “classic” literature as a pre-teen, most of which I really enjoyed, and when I found them in comic book form? Man I was over the moon!
Well ComiXology is bringing them back, and I hope everyone checks them out. These are some of (in my humble opinion) the greatest novels ever written. And they’re available today! Scroll down for links to the first 15 releases!
Here’s the press release from ComiXology
Trajectory & ComiXology Announce Digital Distribution Agreement for
Classics Illustrated Line
November 13th, 2013 – New York, NY. – Today Trajectory, Inc., the global eBook production and distribution platform, entered into a digital distribution agreement with comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform with more than 40,000 comics and graphic novels that have seen over 200 million downloads to date, to make available Trajectory’s Classic Illustrated line of comics and graphic novels to comiXology fans around the globe.
One of the well-known brands in the comic book publishing arena, The Classics Illustrated line consists of illustrated adaptations of traditional literature, non-fiction and biographies featuring the world’s greatest stories by the worlds greatest authors including: Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Victor Hugo, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, The Last of the Mohicans, War of the Worlds, The Pearl Princess, Treasure Island, The Count of Monte Cristo, Robin Hood, Snow White, Jane Eyre, The Three Musketeers and over one hundred more.
To celebrate the announcement, Trajectory and comiXology have made over 15 issues available today.
“You’ll be hard-pressed to find a greater collection of graphic adaptations of classic literature than with the Classics Illustrated line,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “Now an entirely new generation of readers the world over can experience these timeless tales like never before on comiXology.”
“Everyone here at Trajectory is excited about getting the Classic Illustrated line in front of an entirely new audience with comiXology,” said Trajectory, Inc. CEO Jim Bryant. “We can’t wait to hear from new and old fans alike when they are wowed when they experience these titles in comiXology’s ground breaking Guided View reading technology.”
Within several months, the entire 120 issues run of the Classics Illustrated will be available to experience in comiXology’s Guided View and in CMX-HD on compatible iOS and Android devices.
The complete launch list is:
Classics Illustrated #1: The Three Musketeer
Classics Illustrated #4: The Last of the Mohicans
Classics Illustrated #13: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Classics Illustrated #26: Frankenstein
Classics Illustrated #47: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Classics Illustrated #54: The Man in the Iron Mask
Classics Illustrated #64: Treasure Island
Classics Illustrated #124: The War of the Worlds
Classics Illustrated #128: Macbeth
Classics Illustrated #134: Romeo and Juliette
Classics Illustrated #153: The Invisible Man
Classics Illustrated Junior #501: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Classics Illustrated Junior #506: The Three Little Pigs
Classics Illustrated Junior #515: Johnny Appleseed
Classics Illustrated Junior #519: Paul Bunyan
With over 40,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and unique Guided View reading experience is available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, and the Web – making it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.
About Trajectory, Inc.
Trajectory simplifies the production and distribution of eBooks, globally. We are a technology and marketing oriented multi-channel international distribution company that collaborate with leading authors, illustrators, and traditional publishers. Trajectory’s end-to-end service leverages its Digital Asset Management program that includes the ingestion, production, distribution, and consolidated sales reporting of eBook assets. Through a single service, books and illustrated content reaches worldwide eBook, library, school, APP and mobile carrier channels. Trajectory supports the production of a wide variety of popular publishing formats including (KF8, BN Read to Me, ePub2.1, ePub 3.0, Mobi, Flowable, Fixed-Layout, APP, etc.). The system efficiently handles customized channel metadata conversion, ONIX, BISAC, and additional formatting for all global eBook sales channels. Learn more about Trajectory at http://trajectory.com.
ComiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes top 10 grossing iPad apps in both 2011 and 2012. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City. For more information visit www.comixology.com.