Legible Partners with King Features Syndicate to Provide Iconic Comic Books
Legible Inc. (CSE: READ) (FSE: D0T) (OTC: LEBGF) ("Legible" or the "Company") is delighted to announce that it has partnered with King Features Syndicate ("King Features"), a Division of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, to become their first online distributor of content to readers in Canada.
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King Features is a premier producer and distributor of the world's most iconic intellectual properties, with a portfolio that is one of the longest-running consumer products programs in the industry, including world-renowned pop culture brands such as Popeye®, Cuphead, Flash Gordon™, The Phantom™, Hägar the Horrible, Moomin, Prince Valiant® and Mandrake the Magician. King Features also distributes beloved comics including Blondie, Beetle Bailey, Mutts, and dozens of others as well as columns, editorial cartoons and puzzles across multiple platforms and content providers around the globe.
Legible will offer classic and new King Features comics to readers across Canada via the Company's browser-based, mobile first online bookstore and reading platform. Legible will also explore collaboration with King Features to develop unique animated digital comics and interactive puzzles and games through Legible Publishing's Living Books vertical.
"Legible is honoured to work with King Features to bring a whole new category of entertanment to our Canadian readership," stated Legible's CEO, Kaleeg Hainsworth. "Working with King Features augments our impressive offering of about two million eBooks spanning fiction and non-fiction bestsellers from major publishers, distributors and independent authors. We are thrilled that Legible can support these legendary pop culture brands and all the great products offered by King Features."
During the 1890s, the Sunday comics section of Hearst's newspapers became a must-read in every home. Hearst's famous motto was as ostentatious as the section itself: "Eight Pages of Iridescent Polychromous Effulgence That Makes the Rainbow Look Like a Lead Pipe." Hearst's comic features were among the first to be reprinted in book form - the precursor of the modern-day comic book. In 1912, Hearst's International Film Service was among the pioneer animation studios, making movie stars out of the characters from the Hearst newspaper strips, including Bringing Up Father, Happy Hooligan, Maud the Mule, Krazy Kat and a raft of others.
This energetic drive to provide unique entertainment opportunities continues to characterize King Features' approach to development, including recent productions such as The Cuphead Show!, developed for Netflix, and this new partnership with Legible.
About Legible Inc.
Legible Inc. is a book entertainment and media company with a mission: millions of books for billions of readers, globally. Legible provides innovative eReading experiences to anyone anywhere with an internet-enabled device. Legible has developed two high-value verticals: a browser-based, mobile-first B2C eBook entertainment platform delivering a global online bookstore and reading system for the emerging web with high-growth potential called Legible.com; and a global B2B eBook conversion and production service with high revenue potential called Legible Publishing. Founded and led by a team of technologists, authors, eBook publishers, designers, and publishing industry insiders, Legible is transforming the digital publishing industry and gaining market share through innovative, 21st century publishing and global reading experiences. Legible embraces core values of sustainability, accessibility, and global literacy.
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