NYCC News: Comixology Pre-Order / by Beth Scorzato


Fresh off the press (releases), Comixology announces pre-order features for some of their titles:

ComiXology Adds Pre-Order Feature!

Innovation debuts hand-in-hand with Marvel's Uncanny Avengers Launch! Never Miss a Comic Book or Graphic Novel Again with the New Pre-Order Function Available only on comiXology’s Website

 October 12th, 2012 - New York, NY - ComiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform - available across iPhone,iPadAndroidKindle FireWindows 8 and the Web - is offering their customers the ability to pre-order their favorite comic books and graphic novels. This innovative pre-order feature, developed jointly with Marvel Comics, is now available through the Marvel webstore and the comiXology website. Pre-ordering kicked off earlier this week with Marvel's launch of Marvel NOW! and the release of Uncanny Avengers #1, to give Marvel fans the ability to make sure they didn't miss the first issue. Since Marvel's Uncanny Avengers #1 debut, comiXology has rolled out the ability to pre-order to a wider slate of titles and is eyeing offering all new comic books and graphic novels for pre-order in the future.

Other comic titles currently available for pre-order:

  • Uncanny Avengers #1
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #3
  • The Walking Dead #103
  • Transformers: Robots in Disguise #10
  • Prophecy #4
  • Godstorm #1

The pre-order feature solves the problem of comic fans missing their favorite new comic books or graphic novels. Once customers make a pre-order, they will be notified by email at the time of release and the comic or graphic novel will appear for download in the Purchases section. It is at that time that customers will be charged.

With the quickly approaching milestone of 100 million comic and graphic downloads, and with a selection of nearly 30,000 comics and graphic novels to choose from - and over 900 of those available for free - comiXology securely stands as the market leader in the digital comics and graphic novel space and the go-to platform for newly interested and lapsed comic and graphic novel fans.

Considering you can do this in pretty much every other segment of publishing, it's definitely a step in the right direction for comics publishing. Like having a pre-paid pull-list.