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DC Makes 100 Titles Available Digitally Exclusively On Amazon Kindle Fire

If you want to read 'Watchmen,' 'Y The Last Man,' and 'Fables' digitally, you'll have to do it through Amazon.

Yesterday Tested's very own Matt Braga had the opportunity to check out the new Amazon Kindle Fire first hand, a product Amazon hopes will be its first real venture into the competitive tablet market. After giving the product a once over, Tested compiled a cool gallery where you can check out the Kindle Fire and evaluate for yourself how it compares to the iPad and other Android tablets. The reader which has a very attractive $199 price tag might not only change the way we read books and subscribe to magazines; but it might also change the way we read our comics.

Kindle Fire
Kindle Fire

Seeing an opportunity, DC Entertainment jumped on board the Kindle Fire boat and announced they will be making 100 of their books available exclusively to Kindle customers. Many of the books being released exclusively on the Kindle Fire platform happen to be some of the most sought after of DC's graphic novels; including but not limited to 'Watchmen,' 15 volumes of 'Fables,' volume's 1 through 10 of 'The Sandman,' and 'Y the Last Man.' Considering these are some of DC's best and most popular books, was DC holding out on Comixology? While the idea of having exclusive DC content on the Kindle Fire might seem cool, will it ultimately take away from the overall profit that DC could garner from making all these books accessible digitally on a variety of platforms? That said, it will be interesting to see how long these books remain exclusive to Kindle Fire. Fingers crossed we'll eventually see them on DC's digital storefront, but for now, we'll have to wait and see. Does the exclusivity of these books make you want to buy the new Kindle Fire? For more information, check out the official DC press release below.

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Press Release



Industry-Leading Graphic Novel and Comic Publisher to offer

100 Digital Books Exclusively to Kindle Customers

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 29, 2011- DC Entertainment, the first publisher to offer more than fifty comic book titles on the same day in digital and print, is now taking the world of digital books by storm. The comic book giant has worked with Amazon to bring 100 of its original graphic novels exclusively to Amazon’s newly announced Kindle Fire, including best-selling graphic novels WATCHMEN, BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY and SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, which are available for the first time digitally.

“We’re thrilled to work with the leader in digital books to bring many of the world’s most beloved and best-selling graphic novels to Kindle readers,” stated Jim Lee, co-publisher of DC Entertainment. “We’ve learned from the success of DC Comics – The New 52 that making our graphic novels available whenever and wherever our readers want is critical to the future growth and health of our publishing businesses--both in print and digital format.”

“We’re excited that DC Entertainment has made 100 of their graphic novels available for customers to read exclusively on our just-announced Kindle Fire,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Kindle Content. “Some of these graphic novels, including ‘Watchmen,’ the bestselling -- and considered by many to be the greatest -- graphic novel of all time, have never been available before in digital format, and we think customers will love them.”

DC Entertainment graphic novels will be available to Kindle Fire customers. WATCHMEN and SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE are available for pre-order now in the Kindle Store ( and readers can soon purchase other DC Entertainment graphic novels.

The following 100 DC Entertainment titles will be available in the Kindle Store, with more titles to be added in the near future.

All Star Superman

All Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder, Vol. 1

American Vampire Vol. 1

Batman and Robin, Vol. 1: Batman Reborn

Batman and Robin, Vol. 2: Batman vs. Robin

Batman and Robin, Vol. 3: Batman Must Die!

Batman and Son

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Hush

Batman: R.I.P.

Batman: The Black Glove

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Batman: The Long Halloween

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne

Batman: Year One

Blackest Night

Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 1

Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 2

Blackest Night: Rise of the Black Lanterns

Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps

Brightest Day, Vol. 1

Brightest Day, Vol. 2

Brightest Day, Vol. 3


Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile

Fables Vol. 2: Animal Farm

Fables Vol. 3: Storybook Love

Fables Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers

Fables Vol. 5: The Mean Seasons

Fables Vol. 6: Homeland

Fables Vol. 7: Arabian Nights (and Days)

Fables Vol. 8: Wolves

Fables Vol. 10: The Good Prince

Fables Vol. 11: War and Pieces

Fables Vol. 12: The Dark Ages

Fables Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover

Fables Vol. 14: Witches

Fables Vol. 15: Rose Red

Green Lantern Vol. 3: Wanted Hal Jordan

Green Lantern: Agent Orange

Green Lantern: Blackest Night

Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns

Green Lantern: Rebirth

Green Lantern: Secret Origin

Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War

How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less

Identity Crisis

Kingdom Come

MAD About Oscars

MAD About Superheroes

MAD About Superheroes

MAD About the 50's

MAD About the 60's


Planetary Vol. 1: All Over the World and Other Stories

Planetary Vol. 2: The Fourth Man

Planetary Vol. 3: Leaving the 20th Century

Planetary Vol. 4: Spacetime Archaeology

Superman for All Seasons

Superman: Earth One

The Dark Knight Strikes Again

The Flash: Rebirth

The Joker

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol. 1)*

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol. 2 )*

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes

The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll's House

The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country

The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists

The Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You

The Sandman Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections

The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives

The Sandman Vol. 8: World's End

The Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones

The Sandman Vol. 10: The Wake

The Sandman: Dream Hunters

The Sandman: Dream Hunters (P. Craig Russell)

The Sandman: Endless Nights

The Unwritten Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity

The Unwritten Vol. 2: Inside Man

V for Vendetta



Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 2: Cycles

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 3: One Small Step

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 4: Safeword

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 5: Ring of Truth

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 6: Girl on Girl

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 7: Paper Dolls

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 8: Kimono Dragons

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 9: Motherland

*Available only in North America