Ben Templesmith now has his own app thanks to IDW Pubishing! Dubbed Templesmith Comics, the company announced today they would be selling the writer/artist’s collection in his very own digital comics storefront.
Available exclusively for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Templesmith Comics is the fifth store IDW has opened. G.I. Joe Comics, Transformers Comics, Star Trek, and IDW Comics were opened previously.
“Ben’s work deserves to be featured on it’s own,” said Jeff Webber, Director of ePublishing for IDW. “The custom designed app includes several of Ben’s biggest series – Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Singularity 7, Groom Lake, Shadowplay, Welcome to Hoxford, and even a special G.I. Joe story featuring the Baroness. These books have been top sellers on other platforms such as Sony PSP, so we wanted to bring them to his iPad and iPhone fans as one complete library.”
Downloadable for free through iTunes, Templesmith Comics comes with three free books and the option to purchase over 30 for either $.99 or $1.99. IDW currently has over 650 individual issues available through the App Store, with more becoming available every week.
Via Twitter, Templesmith had this to say, “Yes, I have my own app now. Any creator with name recognition & a back catalog should have one I think.” He also replied to a fan asking about possible Android versions of the application, “I have no idea on an android version of the app, sorry. I’m Mac user so such things are foreign to me.”
As you may already know, ComiXology sells digital comics through the Android market and since the IDW apps are powered by iVerse, which is compatible with Android phones, it’s probably only a matter of time and reader demand before the IDW storefronts become available there.