Comic books have long been popular with the "geek" crowd, and were around long before the personal computer. One of the oldest is the Archie series, founded in 1939, which I read avidly as a kid. Yes, I was a fan of the funny comics like Archie and Beetle Bailey more than the, perhaps more traditional, super hero comics.
Well, despite my growing up and moving on from the genre, Archie did not go away. And now he has moved into the Google Play store. The comic is no stranger to technology. In fact, Archie was the first publication to release digital and print versions of an issue at the same time.
"The official launch date for Archie Comics on Google Play is Thursday, April 18th, with over 500 periodical titles available. Archie, Betty and Veronica, Life with Archie, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, New Crusaders, plus an array of Digital Exclusives."
Archie Comics is one of the largest comic book publishers in the world and, as you can see in the statement above, it publishes many different franchises. Now it has partnered with Google Play to bring all of its titles to the store. In addition, customers get a special treat in celebration of the launch -- from launch until April 30th users can purchase select back issues of every Archie title on the app for only $0.99.
"Archie will continue to earn its status as a digital leader with Google Play, again being the first comic book publisher on the app to go day-and-date".
Customers can now head over to Google Play and grab issues at the discounted rate. The company has not stated what the price will go to after this special offer expires at the end of the month. If you care to take a stroll down memory lane then this is yet another outlet provided by Google's mobile platform. Add it to the collections of classic Atari and Activision games already in the store.
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