DC Announces Partnership with WEBTOON.
DC is making its way to Webtoon. The webcomic platform announced today a partnership with DC Comics that will allow them to collaborate on upcoming original webcomic series. The projects headed to Webtoon will be designed in a standalone format that they hope will appeal to fans that are both DC veterans and those with no knowledge of the DC Universe or its history.
Webtoon promises more details, including information about language translation, in the coming weeks. “I’m so happy WEBTOON is able to work with DC on bringing unique stories to our platform,” said WEBTOON CEO, Ken Kim in a press release. “WEBTOON is a great bridge to a huge worldwide audience of young comic fans, and DC is home to some of the greatest Super Hero stories on the planet. The potential to express famous IP through our platform, which is mobile native and focused on ease of access – is super exciting,” he added.
“DC is excited to introduce our iconic characters to a new generation of fans worldwide,” said DC General Manager, Daniel Cherry III. “We’ve been working closely with the WEBTOON writers and artists to adapt our characters and stories to WEBTOON’s mobile format. Our shared goal is to create fun and compelling DC stories that all readers will enjoy. This partnership is yet another example of DC’s ambition to “meet fans where ever they are” and continue sharing DC fandom. “
“This collaboration is a landmark for us as we work toward a new age of digital comics in the US,” said David Lee, head of content at WEBTOON Entertainment. We’re so happy to introduce long-beloved DC characters to our service – and we’re looking forward to sharing more details soon.”
Webtoon is a webcomics platform with, according to the company, 72+ million monthly active users. The platform includes content from around the world, including the popular mythological romance series Lore Olympus.