Star Trek Comic Prequel Headed to iPhone and Google Android

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Star Trek: Countdown, the official prequel to the new Star Trek movie being released by Paramount Pictures on May 8, 2009, is going to mobile devices!  The four-issue mini-series is now available on Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch, and Google’s Android Mobile Devices through iVerse Media’s digital distribution technology.  Visit IDWPublishing.com for more information about Star Trek: Countdown.

From director/producer J.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III, Lost and Alias), producer Damon Lindelof  (Lost) and screenwriters and executive producers Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (Transformers, MI: III) comes a new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time, Star Trek, featuring a young, new crew boldly going where no one has gone before.  The film stars Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Zoë Saldana, John Cho, and Eric Bana.


The first three issues of the Star Trek: Countdown mini-series, including the completely sold out Star Trek: Countdown #1, are available now.  Issue #4 will be available digitally April 1, 2009 – the same day the print version goes on sale.

“Star Trek: Countdown has been one of IDW’s most anticipated titles this year and I’m happy to make it available to as broad of an audience as we can,” said IDW Publishing’s CEO, Ted Adams.

Star Trek: Countdown is a must read for Star Trek fans of any kind, offering important details relating to the upcoming feature film. The story is presented by J.J. Abrams and plotted by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. It is written by Mike Johnson (Superman/Batman) and Tim Jones, and features stunning art by David Messina (Star Trek: Mirror Images). Messina also provides covers for the series.

“As a die-hard ‘Trekkie’ myself, I can’t tell you how excited we are to bring this series to Apple and Google’s mobile platforms,” said iVerse founder Michael Murphey.  “The scripts by Tim Jones and Mike Johnson are fast paced and compelling, and the artwork by David Messina looks amazing on these devices.”

Star Trek: Countdown is published by IDW Publishing in conjunction with Paramount Pictures, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, Kurtzman/Orci Productions and CBS Consumer Products.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: television’s #1 prime time series CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Paramount’s Star Trek; Fox’s Angel; Hasbro’s The Transformers, and the BBC’s Doctor Who. 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.  In April 2008, IDW released Michael Recycle, the first title from its new children’s book imprint, Worthwhile Books. More information about the company can be found at http://www.idwpublishing.com.

About iVerse Media
iVerse Media (http://www.iversecomics.com) is a leading digital distributor of comics books on mobile platforms including Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch, Google’s Android OS, and (coming soon) Mac and PC. iVerse provides unique distribution solutions for comic book publishers and creators, and is the only company currently offering a multi-platform “Total Digital Distribution” solution for digital comics.

About CBS Consumer Products
CBS Consumer Products, a unit of CBS Entertainment, manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Paramount Network Television and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company’s extensive library of titles.  Additionally, the group oversees the CBS Retail Store and online sales of programming merchandise.  For more information, visit www.CBS.com

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The company’s labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies.  PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group, and Worldwide Television Distribution.