IDW Publishing Comes to Farrago Comics

farrago comicsThe last we had mentioned Farrago Comics was back during San Diego Comic Con, when the digital platform was just starting to stretch its legs. The platform’s model is similar to Pandora/Spotify, that “uniquely supports and favors creators.” Both systems rely heavily on advertising for revenue, but unlike Pandora and Spotfiy, Farrago’s model just relies on advertising for revenue . It’s a business model that’s relatively new to the industry and the latest example of the various digital models that have launched in the past year.

Since then, there’s been a bit of a soft launch in a beta phase with the platform focused mostly on Golden Age comics and indie creators and a move from the initial iPad app to also being available on the Android system as well (it says for tablets, but it worked on my phone). While focused on classic and indie books, the app also featured some series from Top Cow, and creator Paul Jenkins.

This past week, the highest profile publisher to date was announced. IDW Publishing will see some of its comics come to the app.

Here’s the whole list and what’s out now:

  • 30 Days of Night #1
  • Mystery Society #1
  • Winterworld #1
  • Zombies vs Robots #0

On Farrago: January 21, 2014

  • Groom Lake #1
  • The Last Fall #1
  • V-Wars #1

On Farrago: January 28, 2014

  • Night of 1,000 Wolves #1
  • Pantheon #1
  • Memorial #1

All of that’s a nice start, and many of these comics you’d have to pay for on other apps. It’ll be interesting to see how this partnership expands.