Once upon a time people used to try and sell comic book digital codes on eBay. And eBay didn't like it, removing listings, banning accounts and the like.
Now it's all change. EBay is getting into bed with our old friends and digital comic book publishers Madefire, to expand eBay's comic listings to include digital and motion comics.
This new partnership gives eBay shoppers access to digital comic books, as well as millions of print comic book listings – from rare high-graded books to new releases. And today only, these comic bundles will be offered at up to 86% off face value.
Titles from a wide range of publishers are currently offered – including DC Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics and Archie Comics. Not Marvel though. As of now, there's only a very small selection. And the comics will have to be read through the Madefire App. But it's a start…
"From exclusive variant covers to rare key issues, we're passionate about giving our 171 million active buyers an amazing selection of comics and graphic novels in all forms," said Sam Bright, Senior Director of Art & Collectibles at eBay. "Together with Madefire, we're able to offer fans a new age of comics by broadening our offering to digital comics, while still maintaining eBay's strong commitment to comic shops, dealers, and traditional comic collectors who call eBay home."
"We're extremely proud to partner with eBay and debut Madefire's digital goods to the marketplace's millions of buyers for the first-time. eBay is already the home for comics and collectibles, so it's only natural to bring digital comics alongside the amazing selection of printed comics and all kinds of entertainment goods," said Ben Wolstenholme, CEO and co-founder Madefire. "We want people to be able to enjoy even more of their favorite characters and stories – anytime and anywhere in a uniquely digital way with our digital comics and immersive Motion Books."
The limited-time digital comic bundles offered today:
- IDW Publishing – Transformers: Punishment Series Daily Deals Price: $0.99
- IDW Publishing – My Little Pony: Friendship is Magical Daily Deals Price: $9.99
- IDW Publishing – Star Trek: City on the Edge of Forever Daily Deals Price: $0.99
- Image Comics – Spawn Origins: Resurrection and Satan Saga Wars Daily Deals Price: $9.99
- Image Comics – Saga Digital Comics Bundle Daily Deals Price: $9.99
- Dark Horse Comics – American Gods Shadows Daily Deals Price: $9.99
- Dark Horse Comics – Black Hammer Issues #1-12 Daily Deals Price: $9.99
- Archie Comics – Greatest Hits Daily Deals Price: $9.99