SEOUL, Apr. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Lezhin Entertainment Inc., which operates a major online comic platform, said Monday its service topped the list of best grossing applications on the U.S. Google Play market.
Seoul-based Lezhin said the performance is significant as it outpaced traditional comic giants, such as Marvel Comics and DC Comics.
Lezhin Comics, which first tapped the U.S. market in 2016, said it raked in 6.6 billion won (US$6.18 million) from the market last year.
Its combined sales came to 51.3 billion won, although it posted an annual operating loss of 12.5 billion won due to a rise in marketing costs.
The company currently provides some 160 South Korean comics in English.
Lezhin said it will continue to tap deeper into overseas markets to provide more opportunities to the South Korean webtoon industry.