DC makes graphic novels available online

Sept. 29, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. publisher DC Entertainment says it is releasing digital versions of 100 of its graphic novels, including Watchmen, Batman and Superman titles.

The comic-book giant said it has worked with Amazon to bring many of its original graphic novels to the online store's newly announced Kindle Fire, which is described as "a beautiful full-color Kindle for movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, apps, games, Web browsing and more." The wireless device costs $199.

"We're thrilled to work with the leader in digital books to bring many of the world's most beloved and best-selling graphic novels to Kindle readers," Jim Lee, co-publisher of DC Entertainment, said in a statement. "We've learned from the success of DC Comics -- The New 52 that making our graphic novels available whenever and wherever our readers want is critical to the future growth and health of our publishing businesses -- both in print and digital format."

"We're excited that DC Entertainment has made 100 of their graphic novels available for customers to read exclusively on our just-announced Kindle Fire," added Russ Grandinetti, vice president of Kindle Content. "Some of these graphic novels, including 'Watchmen,' the bestselling -- and considered by many to be the greatest -- graphic novel of all time, have never been available before in digital format, and we think customers will love them."

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