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IDW Delivers Over One Million iPad and iPhone Comic Apps

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IDW Publishing Delivers Over One Million iPad and iPhone Comic Apps

Total Digital Comics Distribution On All Platforms Crosses Three Million Mark

IDW Publishing Delivers 1M Apps.San Diego, CA (April 8, 2011)—IDW Publishing today confirmed its leadership position in the digital comics world with the announcement of another major milestone – distribution of over one million apps on the Apple App StoreSM. Demonstrating the breadth of IDW’s overall digital strategy, more than three million IDW digital comics have been distributed across all platforms worldwide.

IDW Publishing was one of the first major comics publishers to step into digital distribution. IDW digital comics are presently available for more mobile devices and platforms than any other major publishers, including the Apple App StoreSM, Sony Digital Comics for the PSP, the Nokia Ovi Store, Amazon’s Kindle Store, the AT&T AppCenter® and BlackBerry’s App WorldTM, with more to be announced throughout 2011. The IDW digital comics catalog includes single issues and graphic novels, all formatted for tablets, phones and game devices, with titles ranging from top licensed brands to fan-favorite creators. IDW also offers comics through several partners, including iVerse, Graphic.ly, and For-Side.

“We have over 800 comics in our digital line,” said Jeff Webber, Director of ePublishing for IDW. “That amounts to more than 3,500 individual apps and comics offered through various distribution partners. We’re especially excited that digital distribution is increasing awareness of IDW’s offering overall, bringing in new readers with over 40% of our downloads occurring outside of the US. And while Apple products generate the most downloads, we’re very pleased to see our other distribution channels growing rapidly.”

As the first comics publisher to launch its own “in app purchase” storefronts for the Apple iPadTM, iPhone® and iPod touch®, IDW has introduced several unique apps catering to fans of particular titles. The IDW Comics app offers the complete digital catalog, while the TRANSFORMERS Comics, G.I. JOE Comics, Star Trek Comics and True Blood Comics app feature titles from each respective brand. The latest edition of IDW’s storefront apps is Doctor Who Comics, which shot to the top of the App StoreSM book lists worldwide and offers IDW’s complete Doctor Who catalog to fans around the world.

IDW Publishing has also created apps for special series and events, such as INFESTATION, which includes issues from the popular cross-over series featuring TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, Star Trek and Ghostbusters. In yet another innovation, IDW released the first creator-based app, Templesmith Comics, featuring the art and stories of Ben Templesmith.

IDW comics are available on the following platforms and through many eReaders:
Apple App StoreSM
Sony PSP
Nokia Ovi Store
Amazon Kindle Store
AT&T AppCenter
BlackBerry App World

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

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: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s Doctor Who; Toho’s 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! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics.

IDW’s original horror series, 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 at IDWPublishing.com.

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Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers


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Get your first look at episode two of Marvel Knights Animation’s Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers, on sale this Wednesday, April 6th! Adapted from the acclaimed story by superstar creators Robert Rodi and Esad Ribic, the Prince of Lies has seized the throne of Asgard and marked the Mighty Thor for execution. Now, Loki finally has a chance to tell tale of his brother’s crimes…and inflict the punishment he has craved for eons. Don’t miss the dramatic second episode of this incredible animated mini-series  as Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers hits iTunes, Xbox LIVE, and PlayStation®Network this Wednesday, April 6th!

Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers – Download The Trailer and Pre-Purchase The Season Pass!

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THOR & LOKI: BLOOD BROTHERS – Download The Trailer and Pre-Purchase The Season Pass!

Now available on iTunes and XBox Live, download and watch the debut trailer of the hotly anticipated Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers! Inspired by the acclaimed graphic novel from Robert Rodi and Esad Ribic, no Thor fan can miss this four-episode series spotlighting the troubled and often volatile relationship between Thor & Loki. While you’re watching the trailer, don’t forget to pre-purchase the Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers season pass only on iTunes by clicking here!

“The response to the Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers trailer has been tremendous! The best is yet to come as the first episode releases on March 28th,” says Ruwan Jayatilleke, lead producer.  “A huge thank you to our fans, fanatics, our distribution partners, and friends in the media for believing in this content. Marvel Knights Animation is taking it to the next level because of you!”

Don’t miss any of the pulse pounding action when the series kicks into high gear, March 28th!

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Marvel Announces Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers Animated Series!

Marvel Announces THOR & LOKI: BLOOD BROTHERS Animated Series!

Marvel Knights Animation Adapts Critically-Acclaimed Thor Storyline

New York, NY – March 11, 2011— Marvel Knights Animation is proud to announce Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers, an all-new four-episode series debuting on iTunes, Xbox LIVE, and PlayStation®Network on Monday, March 28th. Further episodes debut weekly on Wednesdays beginning April 6th, with each high-definition episode priced at $2.99 (standard definition is also available at $1.99/episode).

Inspired by the acclaimed graphic novel from Robert Rodi and Esad Ribic, Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers takes a powerful look inside the minds of Thor & Loki, brothers in the mythical land of Asgard and seemingly forever enemies. But just why does Loki hate his brother Thor? And could it be that this master of mischief isn’t really the villain he’s been branded? Loki’s insatiable lust for power and his feud with Thor take on new meaning in this resonant epic.

“It’s been an incredible experience developing and producing Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers,” says Ruwan Jayatilleke, producer of Thor & Loki. “The source material by Robert and Esad is absolutely brilliant and works on so many different levels as a story for multiple mediums. To be honest it’s been an honor–and a blast — to work with the talented creatives of Magnetic Dreams, Edge Studio, Underground Music, and NYAV! What we’ve put together as a team will further define and push the boundaries of what Marvel Knights Animation can be as well as entertain comic book enthusiasts and mainstream fans with a very compelling piece of content.”

He’s the Super Hero everyone’s talking about and before Marvel Studios’ Thor feature film debuts, experience one of Thor’s most popular stories in comic history through cutting edge animation. It’s Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers—and you’ll never see the world of Thor the same way ever again!

Learn more about Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers right now at www.marvel.com/thorandloki!

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Joe Quesada Celebrates 10 Years As Editor-In-Chief Of Marvel!

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Joe Quesada Celebrates 10 Years As Editor-In-Chief Of Marvel!

This is it True Believers, the Mighty Marvel Podcast you’ve been waiting for – EPISODE 100 with Editor-in-Chief and Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada! That’s right folks, Joe stops by to talk with fan-favorite host and Marvel Senior Art Director Jeff Suter about his 10 years as EiC and bestows some helpful tips on how to break into the industry. Listen in as Joe reflects on his time in Marvel Knights, bringing this century’s hottest new talent to Marvel and his role in the creation of the Ultimate Universe! You’ve heard about the top-secret creative retreats and in this episode of the MMP, find out where they began! This is one episode no Marvel fan can miss!

So what are you waiting for? Go download the latest chapter now here: http://marvel.com/rss/podcasts/100th_MMP_Joe_Q_Podcast.mp3

The Mighty Marvel Podcast, your one stop shop for news about comics with the people who’re making them, features some of the hottest writers to hit the scene like – Brian Michael Bendis, Jeph Loeb, Matt Fraction and more! Make sure you keep checking back to Marvel.com at Marvel Podcast Central or subscribe to the Mighty Marvel Podcast on iTunes (that way you never miss any of the action-packed installments)!

Joe Quesada

Archaia Goes Exclusive With Graphic.ly


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Graphic.ly is one of the many digital comic apps on the market and recently they announced that Archaia would be featured exclusively on their system.

They’re currently working to get all of Archaia’s books onto their system and available soon.  Here’s a listing of what’s available now:

The Killer #1-4
Days Missing #1-4
Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 #1-6
Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 #1-6

From the email sent out:

One of the potentials of digital comics is the promise of more than just a digital version of the print. We are excited to be the first to bring Bonus Materials to our digital books. When we brought iFanboy onto the team, this is just the type of stuff we had envisioned providing the community. We started with two books: Irredeemable and Milo Ventimiglia Presents Berserker. Josh Flanagan of iFanboy hosts an audio commentary with Mark Waid and Peter Krause all about Irredeemable and the genesis of the story. Ron Richards of iFanboy does the same in Berserker with Milo Ventimiglia, Rick Loverd and Russ Cundiff. In addition, there are panels in Irredeemable that you can rub away the color and the original script Mark wrote. (There are a couple of interesting “story extenders” for Berserker that arent there…yet..but depending on when you read this, might very well be there. Dont want to spoil the surprise, but Rick did some awesome stuff.)

We have about a dozen other books that have Bonus Materials in the works. We hope that one day, all digital books found on Graphic.ly have some Bonus Materials attached. (And that the Bonus Materials themselves get cooler and cooler – like Video, Games, and other things we haven’t even thought of yet!)

Graphic.ly has also recently launched a version of their program for the iPad.

New Releases On The Marvel Comics App For 7/28/10

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New Releases On The Marvel Comics App For 7/28/10

Hey there True Believers, here’s your official list of comic books, hitting the Marvel Comics app on July 28, 2010. Now fans can experience their favorite Marvel heroes bursting into action on your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch! With a wide array of titles already available there is something for everyone! Stay tuned each week for a brand new list of Marvel releases so that you’ll never miss your favorite heroes in action!

To download the Marvel Comics app, visit: http://www.marvel.com/marvelcomicsapp

Digital Comics On-Sale Today:

ATLAS #1 (on-going series available in comic shops now!)

BLACK WIDOW #1 (on-going series available in comic shops now!)

IRON MAN LEGACY #1 (on-going series available in comic shops now!)

MARVEL ZOMBIES 2

(MARVEL ZOMBIES 2 #1-5)

MIGHTY AVENGERS: VENOM BOMB

(MIGHTY AVENGERS #7-11)

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: LEARNING CURVE

(ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #8-13)

WOLVERINE: EVOLUTION

(WOLVERINE #50-55)

FREE This Week On The App:

ASTONSHING SPIDER-MAN & WOLVERINE #1

If you enjoyed this issue, pick up issue #2 in comic shops now!

To find a comic shop near you, call 1-888-comicbook or visit www.comicshoplocator.com

HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #1

If you enjoyed this issue, pick up issue #2 in comic shops now!

To find a comic shop near you, call 1-888-comicbook or visit www.comicshoplocator.com

MARVEL ZOMBIES 2 #1

MIGHTY AVENGERS #7

WOLVERINE #50

Best Selling Authors On The App:

ASTONISHING X-MEN by Joss Whedon

ETERNALS by Neil Gaiman

HULK by Jeph Loeb

NEW AVENGERS by Brian Michael Bendis

NEW X-MEN by Grant Morrison

ULTIMATE IRON MAN by Orson Scott Card

Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine #1Black Widow #1Hawkeye And Mockingbird #1Iron Man Legacy #1

New Releases On The Marvel Comics App For 7/21/10

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New Releases On The Marvel Comics App For 7/21/10

Hey there True Believers, here’s your official list of comic books, hitting the Marvel Comics app on July 21, 2010. Now fans can experience their favorite Marvel heroes bursting into action on your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch! With a wide array of titles already available there is something for everyone! Stay tuned each week for a brand new list of Marvel releases so that you’ll never miss your favorite heroes in action!

To download the Marvel Comics app, visit: http://www.marvel.com/marvelcomicsapp

Digital Comics On-Sale Today:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY – VOLUME 3

(Amazing Spider-Man #558-564)

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA – THE MAN WHO BOUGHT AMERICA

(Captain America #37 – 42)

CIVIL WAR: WOLVERINE

(Wolverine #42-48)

NEW X-MEN BY GRANT MORRISON – VOLUME 1

(New X-Men #114-116)

ULTIMATE IRON MAN II

(Ultimate Iron Man #1-5)

X-MEN/BLACK PANTHER

(X-Men #175-176 and Black Panther #7-9)

FREE This Week On The App:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN # 558

CAPTAIN AMERICA #37

INVADERS #1

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #1

ULTIMATE IRON MAN II #1

Also Being Read On The App:

CIVIL WAR

(Civil War #1-7)

INVADERS MASTERWORKS

(Invaders #1-8)

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN ANNUAL

(Invincible Iron Man Annual #1.1 – 1.3)

THE DEATH OF DRACULA #1

(Dramatic Change For The Marvel Universe!)

YOUNG ALLIES #1

AND MANY MORE!

Spider-Man Brand New Day Volume 3Ultimate Iron Man IINew X-Men Volume 1

Hack iTunes, Buy Comics


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On Sunday reports started rolling in that a lot of strange apps began to rise in the rankings on the iTunes app store and at the same time reports of accounts being hacked also came in (not to us, but other sites).  42 out of 50 of the top books by revenue belonged to Thuat Nguyen, whose company website (“mycompany”) leads to parked site http://www.home.com.

But what does this have to do with comic books!?  Well, Nguyen sure likes to violate copyright (we’re not going to speculate if he’s the one behind the credit card fraud) since a lot of the cover art for his “books” are from Dragon Ball.

If you receive a receipt from iTunes from Sunday, make sure to double check your purchases.

(via Engadget)

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