IDW are pushing more digital sales with the addition of their library to Comixology. This will allow them more access to the web and Android readers, plus the push that Comixology can give them!
New York, NY 10/12/11Â â€“ ComiXology and IDW Publishing today announced a new partnership to bring the complete IDW library to comiXology customers. Through this strategic undertaking, comics fans everywhere will now be able to experience every IDW digital comic across all comiXologyâ€™s platforms â€”Â iOS,Â AndroidÂ andÂ the Web!
â€œItâ€™s personally very exciting to have IDW join the comiXology platform whole-heartedly,â€ said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. â€œAs one of the largest and most esteemed comic publishers in the industry, IDW has an incredible range of content. From G.I. JOE to TRANSFORMERS to THE HUNTER and LOCKE & KEY, their content looks great on comiXology.â€
Starting today, the entire TRANSFORMERS comic line will be available immediately on all comiXology platforms and will range in price from $.99 to $1.99. All TRANSFORMERS comics previously sold only through comiXologyâ€™s Android or online store will sync across all devices and platforms supported by comiXology. Additionally, several new titles will also be available starting today, including the first issue from IDWâ€™s new STAR TREK ongoing series, and issues from the companyâ€™s G.I. JOE, LOCKE & KEY and TRUE BLOOD series.
â€œComiXology customers have asked for IDW to be part of the Comics by comiXology lineup for some time, and weâ€™re thrilled to bring our catalog to those readers,â€ stated Jeff Webber, IDWâ€™s Director of ePublishing. â€œWeâ€™ve always been impressed with comiXologyâ€™s strength in offering comics across multiple platforms, including Apple iOS, Android and the Web. David and his team have put together an awesome offering. ComiXology has established a huge audience â€” I know weâ€™re going to make a lot of IDW fans happy this week.â€
All comiXology platforms feature the companyâ€™s Guided Viewâ„¢ Technology, enabling the reader to transition smoothly between different comic panels, mimicking the reading experience of a traditional print comic book. All purchases of IDW comics through the Comics by comiXology App whether onÂ AppleÂ® iOS devicesÂ orÂ AndroidÂ sync to all devices and the web atÂ comics.comixology.com.
The complete list of comics coming to the Comics by comiXology app are below:
- TRANSFORMERS â€“ over 200 issues
- STAR TREK Ongoing 1
- G.I. JOE Ongoing 1-6
- ROCKETEER Adventures 1-2
- LOCKE & KEY Clockworks 1-2
- PARKER: The Hunter
- PARKER: The Outfit
- TRUE BLOOD Vol 1 1-6
- JERICHO Season 3 4-6
Since 2007 comiXology has been developing the technological infrastructure to bring comics into the digital mainstream and expose new audiences to the rich history and culture of the industry. Through partnerships with top comic book publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, IDW Publishing, Archaia Entertainment, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment and Image Comics as well as their own mobile and web apps which hosts over 14,000 digital titles, comiXology has become a leader in digital comic book proliferation. Also focused on creating strong ties with retail stores through its technology solutions, comiXology continues to transform the previously fragmented comic ecosystem into a vibrant and cohesive marketplace.
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: Hasbroâ€™sÂ The TRANSFORMERSÂ andÂ G.I. JOE,Â Paramountâ€™sÂ Star Trek;Â HBOâ€™sÂ True Blood; the BBCâ€™sÂ DOCTOR WHO; Tohoâ€™sÂ Godzilla; 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! Studio.
IDWâ€™s original horror series,Â 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 atÂ IDWPublishing.com.