Friday, December 11, 2009

Comic News: WOWIO and Top Cow Benefit Hero Initiative

Top Cow launches on WOWIO

Witchblade #1 and Darkness #1 will be given away to the benefit of Hero Initiative

WOWIO, an eBook/multi-media company is proud to announce the addition of Top Cow Comics to its growing list of publishers looking to take advantage of the digital distribution of published books. Top Cow brings such heralded and well-known titles as Witchblade, Darkness, and Wanted to the well-established and growing list of popular comic’s titles. The companies are launching a weekly roll-out of titles that launches today with a fundraising partnership with The Hero Initiative through WOWIO’s “Gifting for a Cause” program.

WOWIO is a digital resource that provides eBooks for people to either read online for free, or to purchase and download to read on a computer, mobile device or eReader. They also have the option to send eBooks to friends and family as a gift for a small fee. Through “Gifting for a Cause,” when someone sends an eBook as a gift, they can make an additional donation to one of WOWIO’s nonprofit partners, including the Hero Initiative. For a limited time, WOWIO will contribute 100% of the download cost of Witchblade #1 and The Darkness #1 titles to the Hero Initiative.

At, WOWIO offers a variety of eBooks to fit anyone’s interests, with costs from $0.99 and up, fitting anyone’s budget. Readers can choose from a library of thousands of titles including magazines and journals, fiction, children’s books, travel guides and more. WOWIO is considered an industry leader in the comic book and graphic novel space with thousands of titles available.

The addition of Top Cow titles only increases the quality of comic book offerings on WOWIO. Top Cow will release the following titles for the month of December for free: Witchblade #1, Wanted #1, The Darkness/Pitt #1, Witchblade #80, Tracker First Look, The Darkness Volume 3 #1, Berserker #0, Impaler Volume 2 #1, Hunter-Killer #1 and The Darkness Volume 1 #1. Each week will see new issues available for fans to download.

“With such a large, vibrant selection of comic books and graphic novels on, the addition of Top Cow adds an unprecedented depth to our offerings,” said Brian Altounian, CEO of WOWIO. “In addition, I have been such a big fan and supporter of the Hero Initiative’s agenda that they were the first non-profit we approached for our program, which has now swelled to 15 local charities.”

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