Some of IDWâ€™s releases, like theRocketeerÂ series, were originally released as single-issue comics; for the iBooks release, the issues have been bundled together for a more cohesive story. The company is also releasing a brand-new graphic novel based on the Bin Laden raid,Â Code Word: Geronimo, which is being published the same day as the print version.
These titles are some of the first comics to use the fixed-layout ePub format Appleâ€™s made available in the iBookstore. â€œThe ePub format is very different than what weâ€™re able to put together [in an app],â€ said Webber. An app can provide more control, offering features like panel-to-panel zoom and auto-play. With the fixed-layout format, however, IDW has been able to work with the iBooks team to release the comics in a way that makes sense as an ebook.
Jeff Webber – Â IDW’s Director of ePublishing had this to say:
We really feel this is a great format for bringing in new readers — similar to graphic novels and trades in mass-market book retailers. Adds a whole new level to digital retailing.
Here’s what’s inside this weeks 2000 AD – Prog 2153 UK and DIGITAL: 16th October 2019 £2.99 NORTH AMERICA: 16th November 2019 $25.19 (per pack) DIAMOND: AUG192162 COVER: DYLAN TEAGUE In this issue:JUDGE DREDD: GUATEMALA by John Wagner (w) Colin MacNeil […]
The collected edition of Harry’s final adventure is out this week! CREATIVE TEAM: Gordon Rennie (w) Tiernen Trevallion(a) Simon Bowland (l) RELEASE DATE: 17th October 2019 PAPERBACK, 96 pages PRICE: £12.99 (UK) $16.99 (US) ISBN: 9781781086889 […]
MIDNIGHT MASSACRE: Visit the greatest horror-themed amusement park in the world this Halloween! Pre-order now on ComiXology! Pre-Order on comiXology! MIDNIGHT MASSACREWriter(s): John Matsuya and Ben MatsuyaArtist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Pencils), Ben Matsuya (Colors)Cover Artist(s): […]