Amazon Buys Comixology, The World's Biggest Digital Comics Store

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Amazon just snagged the biggest comics resource on the web. Today the online retailer announced that it's purchased Comixology, the digital storefront for all things comic and graphic novel. No terms were disclosed, but now they're totally superfriends.

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"Comixology's mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms," Comixology boss David Steinberger said in a press release. "There is no better home for Comixology than Amazon to see this vision through. Working together, we look to accelerate a new age for comic books and graphic novels."

Though it's not quite clear what this will mean for the future of the digital comic store, Steinberger added on the Comixology website that they plan to "retain [their] identity as an Amazon subsidiary."

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"We have long had the goal of making every person on the planet a comics fan. With Amazon's help, this crazy goal is more possible than ever before," he wrote. "We are confident that – with Amazon by our side, who shares our desire for innovation and a relentless focus on customers – we've only just begun,"

No other specifics are available just yet. The deal will close in the second quarter of 2014.

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Andy Kohnen

I'm hoping that this will result in a (relatively) cheap "Komic Kindle." I love digital comics, but would love to be able to read them on a tablet instead of a phone. Problem is, that would be the only reason I would want a tablet and don't want to spend at least $200 on a comic reader.