Egmont launches Classic Comics imprint

New venture kicks off with four Roy of the Rovers iBooks.
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Egmont UK has unveiled its new Classic Comics imprint.

The firm has a rich archive of classic comics material, which includes Roy of the Rovers, Battle, Misty, Whizzer and Chips and Tammy.

Egmont will be distributing a broad programme of iBooks and e-comics, starting with four iBook volumes of Roy of the Rovers.

"We are very proud of the iconic comics in our archive and digital publishing allows us to bring them back for fans, old and new, to enjoy," commented David Riley, MD of Egmont Publishing Group. "We are excited about launching with Roy of the Rovers and feel that 2012 is an appropriate year for Roy to make his triumphant return."

Roy of the Rovers, Volumes one to four will be available on the iBooks store for £1.99 each.

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