IDW Comics Debut on the iPad

Premier publisher at the forefront of digital distribution. Store front apps available today for IDW Comics, TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and Star Trek!

San Diego, CA (April 3, 2010) – IDW Publishing is proud to announce that the hugely anticipated Apple
iPad will feature four IDW comics applications today at launch. Taking
full advantage of the iPad’s full –screen, full-color capabilities,
each IDW store front will offer the next level of reading experience to
fans. The free IDW iPad comic shop apps each include a selection of
comics with the initial download, and offer more comics as in-app
purchases. Fans can choose apps for their favorite brands, like Star
Trek, G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS, or download the IDW Comics app for
access to all the company’s iPad releases.

Each store front
app will offer readers the highest quality viewing experience, with a
full-page display that showcases the eye-catching art and vivid
stories. IDW has developed several new features to enhance the comics
and take full advantage of the iPad’s capabilities.

“The iPad
is a wonderful format for comics, as the screen size is close enough to
the print size that readers can view the full page,” said IDW Director
of ePublishing, Jeff Webber. “Our iPad apps are also compatible with
our iPhone and iPod touch
apps. So you can purchase a comic shop apps on one device, and read it
on another. The apps will automatically identify which one you are
using, and adjust to offer the best reading experience.”

was the first comics publisher to launch its own "in app purchase"
storefronts for the iPhone and iPod touch with not one, but four new
comic shop applications. For fans of G.I. JOE, TRANSFORMERS and Star
Trek, IDW has introduced new comic applications that offer full
collections all in one app. The company also introduced the IDW Comics
app, which collects the entire digital catalog. All IDW store front
apps are powered by iVerse (

currently has over 400 individual issues available through the App
Store, with more available every week. IDW comics are currently
available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch through the App Store.

IDW iPad App: Digital Comics from IDW on the iPad

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About IDW Publishing 

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California.
Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles,
IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the
industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I.
JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; Fox’s Angel; the BBC’s Doctor Who;
and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide
bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of
American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe!
Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for
EA Comics and ComicMix.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007
by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More
information about the company can be found at
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Posted originally: 2010-04-04 11:02:27

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