Until consumers get an e-Ink color display that is larger than 5-inches, the iPhone and iPod Touch appear to be the preferred method for delivering electronic comics.Â Red 5’s Atomic Robo has done very well in the iTunes store, and with Dark Horse getting on board with the Terminator stuff, it comes as no surprise to see Archie Comics getting in on the action to lure the younger, tech savvy consumers by announcing it is changing its method of distribution.
â€œArchie is one of the characters that define comics. When people think of comic books they typically think of superheroes and Archie. Weâ€™re very excited to bring such a great, family friendly, line of comics to the iPhone.â€ said iVerse Media CEO, Michael Murphey. â€œWhat has impressed us the most is how forward thinking the team at Archie Comics have been. The Digital Age of Comics is here, and Archie is leading the way.â€
To entice readers, the company is giving away the first issue of Archie Freshman Year through the iTunes App Store.
“This is a great opportunity for getting our comics out to the millions of Archie fans worldwide. Michael Murphey and his team at iVerse are doing a tremendous job. iVerse is the perfect partner to bring Archie into the digital age.” Jon Goldwater, CEO of Archie Comics, went on to say, “We feel that with iVerse, Archie will attract new readers like never before, while offering a new and exciting way for our long-time fans to enjoy our comics. So whether you roll up your Archie comic in your back pocket or take it with you on your iPod, everything’s Archie!”
The company also plans on releasing Little Archie, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Young Salem, and Katy Keene through the iTunes store in the near future.