Amazon.com announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire comiXology, the provider of Guided View technology -- a digital comics reading experience -- and makes discovering, buying, and reading comic books and graphic novels easier. Founded in 2007, comiXology offers a broad library of digital comic book content from over 75 of the top publishers as well as independent creators.
Following the acquisition, comiXology's headquarters will remain in New York. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Still subject to various closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.