Amazon acquiring popular digital comics platform comiXology

Amazon has announced its acquisition of digital comics and graphics novel platform, comiXology, for an undisclosed sum.

The platform, which supports Android, iOS, Kindle Fire and Windows tablets, sells digital content from 75 publishers, including Marvel and DC Comics, and has proven to be very popular with comics veterans and novices alike.

It’s unclear whether Amazon will change the company’s business model in any way — it currently sells titles a la carte and by subscription — or how it will integrate comiXology into the company’s own Kindle publishing business, but co-founder and CEO, David Steinberger, said, “Working together, we look to accelerate a new age for comic books and graphic novels.”