Image Comics iOS App Powered by ComiXology Upgrades from 2.0 to 3.1
May 29, 2012

Featuring CMX-HD Capabilities and Better Discoverability

May 29th, 2012 – New York, NY — Image Comics, one of the largest comics publishers in the United States, and comiXology, the world’s largest digital comics platform, announced today the newly upgraded Image Comics iOS App, bringing the critically acclaimed 3.1 version of their app to fans of Image Comics everywhere. This new release includes a major set of feature upgrades — sleek new design, bolstered discoverability, dramatically increased speeds, and an expansive library of over 200 CMX-HD ready digital comics to take advantage of the new iPad’s enhanced display.

“Bringing the 3.1 interface to the Image Comics app is a huge win for Image Comics fans,” says comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “The Image Comics library is already a major cornerstone of the modern day comic industry and with 3.1 that library is now more accessible than ever.”

“We couldn’t be happier with the updated Image Comics iOS app and we can’t wait for fans to see books like The Walking Dead, Saga, Fatale and The Manhattan Projects displayed in CMX-HD,” says Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson. “Bringing the best digital reading experience to the best creator-owned comics just makes sense.”

The Image Comics 3.1 iOS app sports a sleek new design and interface that enhances overall stability and usability. The advanced UI enables a near instantaneous launch dramatically cutting down the app’s load times, allowing fans of Image’s comics and graphic novels to easily find new content and start reading faster than ever before.

In addition to the overall re-design, the app now has new discoverability options, enhanced feature spotlights, more categories for new content, series and storyline listings, and CMX-HD resolution books for users of the new iPad.

To help better organize downloaded comics and graphic novels, “Purchases” now has its own tab so users can always find their comics for quick and easy download without cluttering their “My Comics” area.

Fans will be happy to know that while vast improvements have been made, the Image Comics 3.1 iOS app continues to deliver the quality comic reading experience customers have come to expect from comiXology powered apps through the use of it’s patent-pending Guided View™ Technology; that includes a wide variety of reading options and settings, enabling users to set the speed of transitions in addition to page orientations and much more.

Features and benefits of The Image Comics 3.1 iOS app include:

      • Completely redesigned application
      • CMX-HD compatibility
      • Discover comics at much faster speeds
      • Near instant launching
      • Background downloading
      • Improved “Instant Search”
      • Separate “Purchases” area that displays all owned comics
      • New series groupings in store and “My Comics”
      • Buy or continue reading the next issue at the end of a comic
      • Easily read comics from anywhere in the store.

Image Comics fans can also read and buy their favorite Image Comics at comics.imagecomics.com which will sync to the Image Comics iOS app.

About Image Comics
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

About comiXology
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology — in just five short years — has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform — available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web — comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Providing digital comics across multiple platforms, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the earth has been turned into a comic book fan.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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