Continuing to expand its inventory of French-language comics, Comixology, the digital comics platform and marketplace, is releasing 700 French comics in the North American marketplace. The French titles are being released in the U.S. and Canada for the first time and are a by product of the launch of Comixology Europe, the digital vendor’s Paris-based division, earlier this year.
The new titles are from the Delcourt Group, which includes the Ediitonal Delcourt, Soleil Productions and Tonkam imprints, and are available for purchase through the Comixology app and website. All Comixology digital comics are supported across Apple, Android, Windows 8 and Kindle device platforms.
The Delcourt Group’s founder and publisher Guy Delcourt said, “Comixology has helped bring the great Delcourt and Soleil library of Bande Dessinée and comics to digital and now they are helping us debut in the US & Canada, we couldn’t be happier.”
French language comics series now available via Comixology include Noob, Les Legegendaires, Trolls de Troy and Lanfeust. The deal will also make French language editions of acclaimed American comics available in North America, including French versions of Ed Brubaker’s Criminal, John Layman’s Chew, Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlement: Century, and others.
Since the launch of Comixology Europe in Paris in early 2013, Comixology has signed up about 40% of French comics publishers including such houses as Akileos, Panini, Aelement Comics, Glenat and many others.
Comixology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger said, “Just as we were excited to launch these French language titles through Comixology in Europe now we’re just as thrilled to be able to digitally debut these books in the US and Canada.”