Starbucks, Marvel Sign Deal For Free Comics
Want a Mutant Venti? Soon, you’ll be able to get your caffeine and your comics fix in one handy location, thanks to a deal signed by Starbucks and Marvel Digital Comics. Marvel currently offers more than 9,000 comics online, all of which will be available for free on the Starbucks Digital Network, a portal available at 6,800 U.S. Starbucks locations. Comics at Starbucks will be available to view, not download.
Starbucks announced the agreement on Wednesday at its annual shareholders meeting. Starbucks will also be adding finance news from The Economist, sports news from ESPN Inside Rumor Central, and help finding media jobs from Mediabistro.
“Today we’re broadening the offering and will continue to develop the network’s channels with a spectrum of new content,” said Stephen Gillett, Starbucks chief information officer and executive vice president of Digital Ventures, in a statement.
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