Marvel Unlimited Launches Eternals Comic Digitally With Webtoon
Marvel and Webtoon have announced Eternals: The 500 Years War, a series of seven issues to launch the Unlimited Marvel today January 12 to coincide with the eternal release of the film today on Disney +, followed by a launch on Webtoon, the world’s largest digital comic platform, on January 20,
The Infinity Comic series shines a light on the Eternals in their past encounters during the 500-year war against deviants around the world. While fighting the Deviants, fans will see the Eternals interacting with different cultures of the human race through time through the cultural artifacts given to them. Each issue will have an international creative team of writers and artists from the respective country in which the story is told. Rotating creative programming includes writers Dan Abnett, Aki Yanagi, Jongmin Shin, Ju-Yeon Park, David Macho, Rafael Scavone, Yifan Jiang; artists Geoffo, Rickie Yagawa, Do Gyun Kim, Magda Price, Marcio Fiorito; and Gunji. The art will be colorful by Matt Milla, Carlos Macias, Fernando Sifuentes, Pete Pantazis, and Felipe Sobreiro.
“Bringing Eternals: The 500 Years War at Marvel Unlimited will open doors for our global creative teams to tell much more personal stories by placing them in their home countries, ”said CB Cebulski, Editor-in-chief of Marvel. “These stories also break boundaries and provide excitement beyond anything fans can imagine with these diverse and multicultural characters.”
“Marvel’s Eternals is the perfect fit for Webtoon readers around the world: a global narrative that transcends borders and boundaries, and a diverse new cast of heroes, all available in an innovative mobile format,” said David Lee, Content Manager at Webtoon US “This series is perfect for anyone who wants to see more of the amazing Eternals in action, expand their world with new stories and a new format on Webtoon. We’re excited to be working with Marvel on Eternals: The 500 Years War and I can’t wait to collaborate on more amazing stories together. “
Marvel recently created their own Marverticals digital comics for the Marvel Unlimited app, featuring a bunch of original and regular content, with X-Men Infinity as the most popular title, and fitting in and contributing to the regular continuity of Marvel Comics. . But they’ve now signed a distribution deal for the vertical Marvel Comics titles originally created for Webtoon, the world’s leading Korean-based comic book publisher.
Webtoon is a webtoon editor launched by Naver Corporation in South Korea in 2004. The platform was first launched in Korea as Naver Webtoon and then globally as LINE Webtoon in July 2014. In 2019 LINE Webtoon became Webtoon in English, Spanish and French versions. have been launched. In 2020, Webtoon was transferred and maintained by Naver Webtoon Corp. In November 2020, Webtoon established a new subsidiary called Webtoon Studios, which licenses their English properties. The platform partners with creators to publish original content under the Webtoon Originals banner and hosts a number of other series on its self-publishing site Canvas.
Last year, DC Comics also made an agreement with Webtoon to collaborate on standalone webcomics that “will appeal to any fan, without needing to know or read previous stories.”
Two years ago, Webtoon was the world’s most popular comic book publisher, and its size and reach have grown significantly since then, averaging 72 million monthly active users, of which around ten million are in the States. United, and its serialized, vertically scrolling webcomics are available in the free Webtoon app for download for Android and iOS, or through the company’s website. Webtoon has also launched in the United States and has offices in Los Angeles, currently recruiting talented editors and pilots. Usually the first few chapters are free, with paid episodes beyond. While many creators have come to fruition only on Webtoon, others recognized in other markets include Linda sejic and Justin Jordan.