Contact Us

IDW Comics Come to Blackberry Devices

IDW’s got a pretty strong foothold in the mobile comics market having adapted much of its content for digital gadgets like the iPhone, Sony PSP and the iPad over the past few years and today it takes another step in expanding its distribution announcing new comic book applications on Blackberry devices.

“Star Trek: Countdown” is leading IDW’s release schedule with “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” (which we’ve mocked up on BBs above) “Star Trek: Movie Adaptation” and “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” to follow. It’s a pretty movie-centric strategy that may seem familiar to iTunes users, but the real difference is that these BB apps will effectively serve as digital trade paperbacks and sidestep single issue releases.

From IDW’s official press release:

“We’re excited to bring our comics line up to BlackBerry users,” stated Jeff Webber, IDW’s Director of ePublishing. “Each BlackBerry app collects an entire series into an individual graphic novel, and people can sample part of the story before they decide to purchase. With BlackBerry, we’ve expanded the audience for our digital comics to include users of one of the largest mobile platforms in the world.”

It makes plenty of sense for IDW to kick off its BB efforts with movie tie-ins, but hopefully it’s not long before the planned weekly release schedule introduces users to “Locke and Key.”[Via IDW]

Recommended For You

Around the Web

More From ComicsAlliance

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for ComicsAlliance quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!