Comic Fans Can Download Comics for Free Over Weekend - The New Indian Express

Comic Fans Can Download Comics for Free Over Weekend

Published: 02nd May 2014 12:01 PM

Last Updated: 02nd May 2014 12:01 PM

Comic titles like Chacha Chowdhury and Tinkle, among others, will be made available for free download in any part of the country over this weekend.

As part of the second edition of the Free Comic Book Weekend (FCBW), presented by Comic Con India, 15 titles will be available online for free download onto personal computers, mobiles tablets etc.

The first edition witnessed over 15,000 users download titles and organizers say they were aiming to push that number this year.

"This year there is a large variety of titles people can download and read for free. When you log in you can download 10 different versions of Amar Chitra Katha," Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India told PTI.

Main publishers participating this year are ACK, Campfire Graphic Novels, Pop Culture Publishing, Vimanika Comics, Diamond Comics, Chariot Comics, Orange Radius and Astute Media Vision.

Users can download comics series straight on their PC or using Phone and Tablet from The process is scheduled to go live tomorrow and end on May 4.

"This year a lot of focus will be on to get comic book lovers to read more, especially on their mobile and tablet devices. So the central focus this year is mobile and tablet comic reading. We will also be offering a set of titles for free and a larger set at a special weekend discount, says Manish Dhingra, Director and Co-Founder,

The portal would be offering a total of 15 titles from various publishers.

Users will have the option of choosing any 5 for free and the remaining would be available at a very nominal price as a bundle.

"This time the big publishers are coming with their own apps. So people can download their apps also," says Varma.

Publisher Amar Chitra Katha Pvt Ltd has announced the worldwide launch of 'ACK Comics', the company's official digital comic store app.

The app was first launched on Windows 8 and is now being launched on iOS and Android platforms. The free 'ACK Comics' app would give users across the world access to the entire range of ACK titles including latest blockbusters.

The titles include Chanakya, Ashoka, Akbar, Jawaharlal Nehru and Babasaheb Ambedkar, Birbal, JRD Tata, Subbulakshmi, Ganeshaand a special title on DhyanChand.

"Amar Chitra Katha is one of India's most cherished icons that has created and preserved values and belief systems for generations of Indians. Through its digital presence we would be able to cater to the new generation of Indians," says Kishore Biyani, Group CEO, Future Group, which has bought a stake in ACK Pvt. Ltd.

Meanwhile the titles available at the free comic weekend are a mix of iconic and the latest. Some of the most interesting titles that will be available to fans for free include 'Draupadi: The Fire-Born Princess' by Campfire, 'Satya Police' by Pop Culture Publishing, 'Tinkle' by ACK, 'Godslayer' by Chariot Comics and some other titles by Diamond Comics.

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