Media Release — This weekend comiXology — the revolutionary digital comics platform with over 75 million comic and graphic novel downloads through iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web — returns to Baltimore for the 13th annual Baltimore Comic-Con! ComiXology will be giving away free digital comic codes for The Walking Dead Vol. 1 at their booth (#1403) during this year’s convention taking place on September 8th & 9th where comiXology will once again be sponsoring the annual Harvey Awards.
Following the wildly popular promotional giveaways at WonderCon ’12, Emerald City Comicon ’12 and C2E2 ’12 earlier this year, comiXology is teaming up once again with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s Skybound, to make this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con unforgettable for comic fans by giving them a free “taste” of the first graphic novel — regularly $8.99 for 140 pages — that the hit The Walking Dead TV show is based on.
This time around the first 500 Baltimore Comic-Con attendees to come by comiXology’s booth (#1403) will receive a limited edition promotional postcard imprinted with a unique download code redeemable for The Walking Dead Vol. 1 exclusively on comiXology.com in exchange for an email sign up.
In addition to the must-have The Walking Dead Vol. 1 giveaway, comiXology will be providing hands on demonstrations of the comiXology digital comics platform at their booth all weekend long. Fans should not miss their chance to get a look at the new 3.1 iOS upgrade that includes the new CMX-HD digital comics format for the new iPad.
All Baltimore Comic-Con attendees are invited to join comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts alongside Power Play artist Reilly Brown and Valentine creator Alex De Campi for the “Creating Comics the ComiXology Way” panel on Saturday, September 8th at 1pm in Room 302-303 to discuss how comiXology is transforming not only how people read comics, but how people create comics.
The annual Harvey Awards will once again take center stage at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con thanks in part to comiXology. This year’s ceremony honors the industry’s top talent as chosen by their peers and comiXology is proud to be once again share the honor of sponsoring such a magnificent event.
What: The 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con & Harvey Awards
When: September 8th & 9th 2012
Where: The Baltimore Convention Center in Downtown Baltimore Maryland.
Booth #: 1403
Giveaway: 500 Unique Download codes for The Walking Dead Vol. 1 on comiXology
Panels: “Creating Comics the ComiXology Way” Saturday, September 8th, 1pm Room: 302-303
Founded in 2007with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology — in just five short years — has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform — available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web— comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Providing digital comics across multiple platforms, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the earth has been turned into a comic book fan.
About The Walking Dead
“The Walking Dead” is a monthly black-and-white comic book series created by Robert Kirkman that follows a group of survivors through a world overrun by The Walking Dead as they struggle to survive an even deadlier threat: Living humans so terrified about their own survival that they are willing to sacrifice everything else. Winner of the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series, the Skybound comic has been translated into more than 30 languages, and is available in over 50 countries worldwide. IGN called it “one of the best monthly comics available” and Complex hails it as “one of the best comic series of all time.” It’s also become the highest-rated drama on basic cable of all time. The AMC television series, with Kirkman serving as a writer and executive producer, had 11 million viewers for the season two premiere and was instantly renewed for a third season. As the first TV drama to be launched around the world simultaneously, it’s in 120 countries, translated into 33 languages and is in 250 million households. The Walking Dead also dominated the New York Times’ bestseller lists for graphic novels and was the top seller for 2011.www.Skybound.com is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles.