Digital service for public libraries expands fast-growing comics catalog with day-and-date titles from DC’s critically acclaimed ‘Rebirth’ line including ‘Batman,’ ‘Superman,’ ‘Wonder Woman,’ and More!
Comic book fans can now enjoy the rebirth of some of their favorite superheroes using just a library card. hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com), the category-creating mobile and online service for public libraries, today announced it has expanded its comic-offerings with titles from DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH. This renowned line of DC comic books restores the essence of the DC Universe, an essence that has made its stories and characters fan-favorites for the last 80 years. Starting today, library patrons will be able to enjoy full digital volumes of DC Rebirth collected editions, which will debut in pairs, on hoopla digital as print versions are made available everywhere books are sold.
DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION, GREEN ARROW VOL. 1: THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OLIVER QUEEN, and SUPERMAN VOL. 1: SON OF SUPERMAN are among the first DC Rebirth collected editions now available on hoopla digital for patrons of participating libraries to access instantly via their smartphones, tablets, and computers. Additional DC Rebirth titles will be added to hoopla’s dynamic catalog of more than 600,000 videos, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics as they are released.
“We are thrilled to offer DC Rebirth titles to our library customers and their patrons as these comics release in bookstores. DC has an arsenal of iconic characters with a loyal fan base, and now, even more audiences can discover and enjoy favorite DC Super Heroes,” said Jeff Jankowski, owner and founder of hoopla digital.
“We know the value comics fans place on the experience, and, since adding comics to our catalog in 2015, we have worked tirelessly to create a premium digital service for them, second to none,” Jankowski continued. “The result has been expanded reach for publishers and increased access to celebrated titles for libraries and cardholders, a win-win for everyone!”
hoopla digital’s comic offerings feature the service’s innovative Action View technology. Action View creates one-of-a-kind, immersive digital reading by allowing for full-page and panel-by-panel views of comics and illustrations, making reading comics digitally more accessible.
“By teaming up with hoopla digital, we’re able to reach a broader fan base and introduce new readers to the DC Universe. Libraries and their patrons are an important audience, and it’s exciting to bring JUSTICE LEAGUE, SUICIDE SQUAD, and many more titles to hoopla digital,” said DC Entertainment Senior Vice President, Sales & Trade Marketing, John Cunningham.
hoopla digital has partnerships with more than 1,300 public library systems across North America including Toronto Public Library, Los Angeles Public Library, Boston Public Library, St. Louis Public Library, Cuyahoga Public Library, and others.
To begin enjoying comics on hoopla digital, library cardholders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com. New comic books will be added to the service weekly. The service is available only to patrons of participating public libraries.