by Neil Cole
A library card is now the superhero cape equivalent for comic book fans who want to revel in the sagas of their favorite characters. hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com), the category-creating mobile and online service for public libraries, today announced the expansion of the DC Universe Rebirth comic offerings with the arrival of DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH Vol. 2s. Starting today, library patrons can access and enjoy full digital volumes of DC Rebirth Vol. 2 collected editions, which will debut in pairs on hoopla digital the same day as print versions release everywhere.
DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH books launched on hoopla digital in January and were quickly among the most borrowed titles among the 600,000 eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music albums, movies and TV shows on the service. Patrons of participating libraries can use hoopla digital's mobile app or website to instantly access, stream or download this entire range of dynamic library content.
GREEN ARROW VOL. 2: ISLAND OF SCARS, SUPERMAN VOL. 2: TRIALS OF THE SUPER SON and AQUAMAN VOL. 2: BLACK MANTA RISING are among the first DC Rebirth collected editions now available on hoopla digital for patrons of participating libraries to access instantly via their smartphones, tablets, and computers. Additional DC Rebirth Volume Two titles will be added through June to hoopla's catalog.
"DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH was our most popular Comics launch to date and we expect the borrows and the excitement to surge with the arrival of Vol. 2," said Jeff Jankowski, owner and founder of hoopla digital. "Through this partnership with DC, hoopla digital is giving library patrons a new superpower – immediate digital access to REBIRTH Vol. 2 titles the same day that print versions debut everywhere."
Comics fans have celebrated the reading experience on hoopla digital, noting the service's innovative Action View feature which creates one-of-a-kind, immersive digital reading by allowing for full-page and panel-by-panel views of comics and illustrations.
"Our innovative partnership with hoopla digital brought the DC REBIRTH phenomenon to library patrons everywhere," said DC Entertainment Senior Vice President, Sales & Trade Marketing, John Cunningham. "With the arrival of Volume 2s, now it's time for fans to become fully immersed in the DC Universe."
hoopla digital has partnerships with more than 1,400 public library systems across North America and Canada including Los Angeles Public Library, Cuyahoga County Public Library, San Francisco Public Library, Edmonton Public Library, Toronto Public Library, and others.
To begin enjoying comics on hoopla digital, library cardholders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com. New titles are regularly added to the service. hoopla digital is available only to patrons of participating public libraries.