Webcomic platform Tapas will bring popular Chinese comics to America through a deal with Chinese media company Tencent AC.
THR's Graeme McMillan has the scoop on this story, which notes that comics such as Fox Spirit Matchmaker and Book of Yaoguai will be available for sale on Tapas' web-based platforms, with the first chapters of many series available for free. The platform has previously focused on self-published material.
The move to licensed content is the latest in a series of changes for the webcomic publisher. Back in May, Tapas was the subject of a scandal when it inserted a clause into its terms of service claiming right of first refusal for all comics published on the platform. The change caused a near-revolt amongst the site's own self-publishing community, and the clause was eventually removed.