Newspaper Comics Go Online With King Features Comics Kingdom

12/19/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Joe Strupp Editor & Publisher

NEW YORK King Features Syndicate is launching a new service that allows Web sites to link to some 60 daily comic strips online and split ad revenue from the venture.

Comics Kingdom, described as "a first-of-its-kind digital platform" allows newspapers online access to 60 of the syndicate's strips, including "Zits," "Mutts," "Blondie," "Beetle Bailey" and "Hagar the Horrible."

Newspapers will share revenue with King Features and have 30-day access to each strip's archive. The new service also allows users to share comics, comment, and employ other interactive tools.

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