Exclusive Digital Partnership Announced
(October 8, 2012 – New York, NY) – Comics publisher Ape Entertainment and digital comics innovator iVerse Media jointly announced today that content produced and marketed under the Ape Entertainment and KiZoic imprints will now be available digitally on the Comics Plus platform as part of an exclusive partnership.
“We’re excited that our Comics Plus platform will become the exclusive digital venue for great Ape Entertainment Comics like Pocket God, Richie Rich, Strawberry Shortcake, the Dreamworks titles and more,” said Michael Murphey, iVerse CEO. “We’ve long shared Ape’s commitment to entertainment for all ages and we’re pleased to provide our readers with such an outstanding range of choices.”
Though iVerse and Ape Entertainment have collaborated for years, this marks the first time that Ape has entered into an exclusive arrangement for digital distribution.
“We’re thrilled to be working with iVerse on this new initiative,” Brent Erwin, Ape Entertainment COO. “Michael pioneered the digital comics medium and we could not be happier to have him and his company as our exclusive digital partner. We’re particularly delighted to debut our upcoming comics on ComicsPlus, especially titles like Fruit Ninja, Temple Run and Squids.”
Current plans call for Temple Run to make its Comic Plus debut first, followed by Squids and then Fruit Ninja. Future titles and release plans will be announced soon.
An Ape Entertainment/iVerse collaboration that’s already borne fruit is the Dreamworks Comics app, currently available from the App Store. It features all of the Ape Dreamworks comics, including Shrek, The Penguins of Madagascar, Madagascar 3, Kung Fu Panda and Puss in Boots. Future plans call for a comic prequel to “Rise of the Guardians”, scheduled for release on October 17, 2012.