Amazon Buys Comics Company

Amazon has acquired the digital comics company comiXology, whose platform lets users discover, buy and read comic books and graphic novels online.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the acquisition is expected to close in Q2.

Founded in 2007, comiXology offers a library of digital comic book content from more than 75 publishers, as well as top independent creators.

“Amazon and comiXology share a passion for reinventing reading in a digital world,” says David Naggar, vice president, content acquisition and independent publishing, Amazon. “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.”