Graphic.ly (http://www.graphic.ly), the new digital media platform for comic books and communities of fans, has announced at Comic-Con that it now offers the first comic app available on smartphones, tablets, computers and desktop, another signal event in the transformation of comics to a digital medium that is more accessible by a wider audience and promises to bring new talent and content to the medium as well.
Graphic.ly is also offering exclusive bonus content in its store from notable creators including Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia and BOOM! Studios’ Mark Waid. By providing additional content, Graphic.ly has extended the digital comic experience similarly to how DVD Extras extend movie watching, according to CEO Micah Baldwin.
In addition, Graphic.ly’s exclusive relationship with Archaia will bring all of Archaia’s titles, such as Mouse Guard and Fraggle Rock, to its digital platform. Graphic.ly is also partnering with fashion and beauty site Modelinia to offer a title featuring supermodels transformed into superheroes.Graphic.ly will soon release an iPad app, offering comic fans the ability to view content in full screen and leverage iPad zoom features.
The Graphic.ly app is now available for the iPhone, iPod touch, Macs and Windows systems.The company plans to extend the footprint of compatible devices and operating systems throughout the rest of the year.