Millions of stinky cheese eating, mime loving Frenchies celebrated yesterday as comiXology announced that they would be bringing over 700 French langauge comics to the North American Market as part of new additions to their catalog from the Delcourt Group, including Lanfeust, Trolls de Troy, Les Légendaires, La Rose Écarlate, Noob, Prométhée, Le Chant des Stryges, and hundreds of other books with titles that must be pronounced while pinching your nose shut. In addition to the original French content, the digital comics purveyor also announced French Language versions of popular American titles like Chew, Criminal, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century, much to the delight of beret wearing frogs, who raised their fists in the air with joy, exposing the unshaven armpits of their women and releasing a wafting stench of BO into the atmosphere.
"Just as we were excited to launch zeese French language titles zrough comiXology in L'Europe now we’re just as zhrilled to be able to digitally debut zeese books in zee US and Canada," boasted comiXology Europe president Pepe Le Pew as a crowd of four foot tall croissant eaters who think Jerry Lewis is hilarious chanted oui! "And to read zeese wonderful French Bande Dessinée and comics with comiXology’s cinematic Guided View reading technologee is zee great experience for any comics fan."
Le Pew then hastily exited the stage, having noticed a cute black cat which had earlier rubbed her back up against some wet paint, leaving a white stripe up her back that caused her to resemble a skunk, after which the crowd promptly surrendered to a local girl scout troop.
Here's the press release:
Over 700 French Language Titles From
Delcourt Group (Editions Delcourt, Soleil Productions & Tonkam)
Now Available to ComiXology Fans in The US & Canada
December 18th, 2013 – New York, NY – Over 700 French language titles from Delcourt Group (Editions Delcourt, Soleil Productions & Tonkam) are now available in the U.S. and Canada through comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, and www.comixology.com. This release of French language comics, and Bande Dessinée for the US and Canada is something no comics fan will want to to miss.
Whether you speak French yourself, have been looking for a fun way to learn, or are just curious, visit comixology.com today to see all of our latest French language content!
“Just as we were excited to launch these French language titles through comiXology in Europe now we’re just as thrilled to be able to digitally debut these books in the US and Canada,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “And to read these wonderful French Bande Dessinée and comics with comiXology’s cinematic Guided View reading technology is a great experience for any comics fan.”
“ComiXology has helped bring the great Delcourt and Soleil library of Bande Dessinée and comics to digital and now they are helping us debut in the US & Canada, we couldn’t be happier,” said Delcourt Group’s founder and publisher Guy Delcourt. “They are unmatched in the digital comics space and we could think of no better way to present our BD and comics than through comiXology’s simply amazing platform.”
Delcourt Group, the 2nd largest publisher in France, now features on comiXology a library of over 700 titles including popular French Language series such as Lanfeust, Trolls de Troy, Les Légendaires, La Rose Écarlate, Noob, Prométhée, Le Chant des Stryges and many more.
The expansion into France started this past January, when comiXology announced the formation of comiXology Europe, a division headquartered in Paris, France. Since then comiXology has signed more than 40% of French comic publisher in France, including Aelement Comics, Akileos, Ankama, Éditions Ça et Là, Glénat, I Can Fly, Indeez Urban Éditions, Panini & more.
With over 40,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and unique Guided View reading experience is available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web—making it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.