A Kindle Fire with a page from the graphic novel 'Superman: Earth One'

Yesterday, Amazon announced a new Kindle, the Fire. The Kindle Fire is possibly the first Android tablet to be a serious threat to Apple’s iPad. With a dual-core processor, Wi-Fi, a web browser that supports Adobe Flash, free cloud storage and a 7” color touchscreen, users can do a lot more than read books. With a Kindle Fire people will be able to listen to music, watch movies and TV shows, play games like Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies and read magazines and comics. On the heels of yesterday’s announcement comes another benefit of owning a Kindle Fire; today DC announced that 100 graphic novels will be made exclusive to Kindle Fire customers.

Last June, DC started its digital program. Because the DC app was available to all devices, DC has seen great success in digital sales, even offering many online only sales on various titles. With the company’s launch of the New 52, DC went “same-day digital,” meaning comics were offered online the same day as print. This new method of business has been successful for DC and has helped many of the New 52 break sales records.

By making this deal with Amazon, DC shows its commitment to digital media. DC Entertainment’s co-publisher Jim Lee stated on the company’s website, “We’ve learned from the success of DC Comics – The New 52 that making our graphic novels available whenever and wherever our readers want is critical to the future growth and health of our publishing businesses–both in print and digital format.” The deal is beneficial for both companies. DC gets access to millions of customers, and Amazon generates buzz for the Kindle Fire.

What’s impressive is the list of titles. Two graphic novels are available for pre-order now, ‘Watchmen’ and ‘Superman: Earth One’. The list of 100 graphic novels includes many popular titles as you’ll see in the list below. DC has stated that more graphic novels will be offered in the future. By offering quality titles, DC hopes that the lure will work; many customers may just go to the Amazon app store, download the free DC app, and begin buying individual titles. With free cloud storage, the Kindle Fire may entice many former comic book readers, like me, to start reading monthly titles again. After all, the storage problem is solved.

The Kindle Fire can be pre-ordered now for $199 and has a release date of November 15, 2011.

Here’s a list of the first 100 graphic novels that will be available:

All Star Superman
All Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder, Vol. 1
American Vampire Vol. 1
Batman and Robin, Vol. 1: Batman Reborn
Batman and Robin, Vol. 2: Batman vs. Robin
Batman and Robin, Vol. 3: Batman Must Die!
Batman and Son
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Hush
Batman: R.I.P.
Batman: The Black Glove
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Batman: The Long Halloween
Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne
Batman: Year One
Blackest Night
Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 1
Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 2
Blackest Night: Rise of the Black Lanterns
Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps
Brightest Day, Vol. 1
Brightest Day, Vol. 2
Brightest Day, Vol. 3
Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
Fables Vol. 2: Animal Farm
Fables Vol. 3: Storybook Love
Fables Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers
Fables Vol. 5: The Mean Seasons
Fables Vol. 6: Homeland
Fables Vol. 7: Arabian Nights (and Days)
Fables Vol. 8: Wolves
Fables Vol. 10: The Good Prince
Fables Vol. 11: War and Pieces
Fables Vol. 12: The Dark Ages
Fables Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover
Fables Vol. 14: Witches
Fables Vol. 15: Rose Red
Green Lantern Vol. 3: Wanted Hal Jordan
Green Lantern: Agent Orange
Green Lantern: Blackest Night
Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns
Green Lantern: Rebirth
Green Lantern: Secret Origin
Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War
How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less
Identity Crisis
Kingdom Come
MAD About Oscars
MAD About Superheroes
MAD About Superheroes
MAD About the 50′s
MAD About the 60′s
Planetary Vol. 1: All Over the World and Other Stories
Planetary Vol. 2: The Fourth Man
Planetary Vol. 3: Leaving the 20th Century
Planetary Vol. 4: Spacetime Archaeology
Superman for All Seasons
Superman: Earth One
The Dark Knight Strikes Again
The Flash: Rebirth
The Joker
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol. 1)*
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol. 2 )*
The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes
The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll’s House
The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country
The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists
The Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You
The Sandman Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections
The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives
The Sandman Vol. 8: World’s End
The Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones
The Sandman Vol. 10: The Wake
The Sandman: Dream Hunters
The Sandman: Dream Hunters (P. Craig Russell)
The Sandman: Endless Nights
The Unwritten Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity
The Unwritten Vol. 2: Inside Man
V for Vendetta
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 2: Cycles
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 3: One Small Step
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 4: Safeword
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 5: Ring of Truth
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 6: Girl on Girl
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 7: Paper Dolls
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 8: Kimono Dragons
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 9: Motherland