Want to catch up on your favorite books on your iPhone? Well, you’re in luck — IDW announced yesterday that it would be expanding its digital publishing operations.
The company, which released its first Transformers comics to iTunes in May, said it would be releasing the Transformers: Rise of the Fallen prequel and adaptation graphic novels starting yesterday. In addition, the G.I. JOE: Rise of Cobra prequel comic is also up, as did G.I. JOE: Origins and CSI.
Furthermore, IDW has promised that J. Scott Campbell’s Danger Girl will be the next comic to be hitting the web, as well as — wait for it — the 1980s classic Transformers comics! By supplementing and bypassing the traditional distribution routes by going to a device as ubiquitous as an iPod (the newer versions being able to download anything via WiFi anyway), this is a really smart move for IDW, and will really help get their catalog out to not just people far away from a comic shop, but to iTunes shoppers who might not ordinarily consider looking to buy a comic in the first place.
“The digital medium represents a huge opportunity for the comics industry, and we’re proud to be leading the way,” IDW’s CEO Ted Adams said in a statement. “Through epublishing, we can introduce an entire new audience to comics and the joys of comic books.”