IDW Publishing is another in the line of comic book publishers that have decided to take their wares to the web, by announcing a deal with Eagle One Media.Â Instead of a proprietary format, Eagle One Media and IDW are releasing titles in PDF format for a mimimum of $1.99.
Eagle One Mediaâ€™s President, Eric Reichert, is excited about this new relationship. “Being able to work in partnership with IDW to make a significant number of their comics available for download to fans worldwide is a great opportunity for us. We’ve simplified the process so that comic fans can easily and quickly download complete PDF-style issues to their computer. They can also print the issues and save them to more than one computer if needed.
â€œPlus, with a sales price below the printed books, we give fans the opportunity to discover and try out comics which they may not have had access to in the past, in an innovative format. IDW joins our growing list of publishers who have made their comics and graphic novels available in our retail download store at: www.eagleonemedia.com.â€
Taking a look at the current offering from IDW Publishing shows that Doctor Who, 30 Days of Knight, Transformers, Lokce and Key, and G.I. Joe are currently not in the Eagle One Media library.
Currently available for download are Blood-Stained Sword, Cobb, CVO, Dâ€™Airain Aventure, Doomed, Everybodyâ€™s Dead, Grumpy Old Monsters, Igor, Lore, Lost & Found, Pirat Tales, Presidential Material, ShadowPlay, Singularity 7, Snaked, and Zombies!: Feast.
Having a well known property on the list would probably be the carrot on the stick to encourage readers to check out the service.Â More than likely the hold up is with those creators and copyright owners who are waiting to sign off on the deal.