Media Release — KaBOOM! Studios is proud to announce the launch of the iTunes app PEANUTS COMICS by KaBOOM! The new PEANUTS app allows for fans to have fun, interact with other fans, get the most up to date information, and purchase PEANUTS comics.
PEANUTS COMICS by KaBOOM! is free to download through Apple’s iTunes app marketplace. Digital comics and graphic novels can be purchased directly through the app using the user’s iTunes account. BOOM! Studios has a long history of groundbreaking initiatives in the digital comic space including being the first independent comic publisher to launch its own branded digital comic app. The Peanuts Comics by KaBOOM! App was developed by Snapplify (https://www.snapplify.com/), a mobile solutions provider that enables publishers, authors and content providers to package their books, magazines and brochures into digital publications for company branded Mobile Apps.
Issue #0 of PEANUTS is free to download in its entirety through the PEANUTS COMICS by KaBOOM! app and all other singles are at their usual pricing of $3.99. Four weeks after a PEANUTS comic is released, the price of the issue purchased through the app will drop $1.99. Also available through the app is KaBOOM!’s first PEANUTS original graphic novel — HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET — for $8.99.
Along with purchasing comics through the app, the app includes a live feed from the official Peanuts Facebook page as well as a link to the KaBOOM! website. Both features will be accessible directly in the app. Additional features will be added to the app in the future.
About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010’s “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of bestselling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s HYPERNATURALS, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, and Sam Humphreys’ HIGHER EARTH. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME, and 20th Century Fox’ ICE AGE. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, and just released SPACE DUCKS, the first comic book from indie musician legend Daniel Johnston.
About Peanuts Worldwide and Iconix Brand Group
The PEANUTS characters and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide LLC, a joint venture owned 80% by Iconix Brand Group, Inc. and 20% by members of the Charles M. Schulz family. Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICON) owns, licenses and markets a growing portfolio of consumer brands including CANDIE’S (R), BONGO (R), BADGLEY MISCHKA (R),JOE BOXER (R), RAMPAGE (R), MUDD (R), LONDON FOG (R), MOSSIMO (R), OCEAN PACIFIC(R), DANSKIN (R), ROCA WEAR(R), ZOO YORK (R), CANNON (R), ROYAL VELVET (R), FIELDCREST (R), CHARISMA (R), STARTER (R) WAVERLY (R), and SHARPER IMAGE (R). In addition, Iconix owns an interest in the ARTFUL DODGER (R), ED HARDY (R), ECKO (R), MARC ECKO (R), MATERIAL GIRL(TM), and PEANUTS brands. The Company licenses its brands to a network of leading retailers and manufacturers that touch every major segment of retail distribution from the luxury market to the mass market in both the U.S. and worldwide. Through its in-house business development, merchandising, advertising and public relations departments Iconix manages its brands to drive greater consumer awareness and equity.