WEBTOON Entertainment Inc, a webcomic platform, announced it has entered into a creative partnership with DC. The agreement will see DC and WEBTOON collaborate on several upcoming webcomic series’ set in the DC Universe.
These standalone series will appeal to all fans, without the need to know or read any previous stories. Additional details – including information about local language translations — will be supplied 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. “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.”