Archie Comics has inked a deal with Hoopla Digital to bring their acclaimed ‘New Riverdale’ reboot as well as their traditional Archie series along with Sonic the Hedgehog, Dark Circle titles, and more to the digital service.
Hoopla Digital is the category-creating mobile and online service for public libraries. They have partnerships with more than 950 public library systems across North America including Toronto Public Library, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Boston Public Library, Los Angeles Public Library, St. Louis Public Library, and others. They will add popular titles from Archie Comics’ three imprints to their digital app and online service. This means you will be able to get Archie and Jughead, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, The Black Hood, and the upcoming Betty and Veronica, and more through Hoopla Digital. The Archie Comics titles are also immediately available for participating library patrons to instantly access on Hooopla Digital’s app and online service via smartphones, tablets, and computers.
“I’ve said from the beginning – our goal is for Archie to be everywhere, accessible to all fans looking to visit Riverdale,” said Archie Comics Publisher & CEO Jon Goldwater. “Teaming with the great group at hoopla digital moves us another step closer to that. Libraries are hugely important to Archie, and I’m excited that library readers will be able to find so many excellent titles via hoopla digital, from our traditional stories to the more recent, acclaimed New Riverdale launches like Archie and Jughead.”
The deal with Archie Comics will increase Hoopla Digital’s collection of more than 500,000 movies, TV shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics. This adds to their ever growing list of publishers which includes DC Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Valiant Comics, and more.
“Archie Comics has a timeless legacy with its fans and now – with their 75th year reboot casting these celebrated characters to modern realities – even more audiences are discovering these iconic titles. We’re excited to bring Archie Comics titles to our library customers and their patrons to enjoy anytime, anywhere on our service,” said Jeff Jankowski, founder and owner of hoopla digital. “hoopla’s Action View experience was built especially for titles like Archie so fans can truly appreciate the artistry of these great comics.”
Not only does Hoopla work with over 950 public library systems they also have an innovative platform, Action View, which creates one-of-a-kind immersive digital reading by allowing for full page and panel-by-panel views of comics and illustrations. There is no waiting to borrow titles on Hoopla Digital since on-demand content can be enjoyed by multiple patrons simultaneously. Patrons who use Hoopla Digital also avoid library late fees as digital content borrowing periods simply expire without charges.
You can begin enjoying Archie Comics on Hoopla Digital by downloading the free Hoopla Digital mobile app on Android or iOS devices or visiting hoopladigital.com. New comic books are added to the service weekly, but it is only available to patrons of participating public libraries.