Amazon to acquire digital comics platform comiXology

Amazon just announced that it’s acquiring the digital comics platform comiXology.

“ComiXology’s mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms,” said David Steinberger, co-founder and CEO of comiXology. “There is no better home for comiXology than Amazon to see this vision through. Working together, we look to accelerate a new age for comic books and graphic novels.”

“Amazon and comiXology share a passion for reinventing reading in a digital world,” said David Naggar, Amazon Vice President, Content Acquisition and Independent Publishing. “We’ve long admired the passion comiXology brings to changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels. We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers.”

I think having a huge company like Amazon in this space is great news for the future of digital comics. What do you guys think? Do you like digital comics or do you prefer to read hard copies? Let me know in the comments below.

SOURCE: Amazon