If you had your iPad open over the weekend and were checking out the just released apps, chances are you saw and downloaded the BOOM! Studios App for the device.  The BOOM! Studios Comics app for both the iPad and iPhone (and iPod Touch) is created by the people behind the ComiXology and Marvel Apps.  It’s very well done, and the company is celebrating the release of the FREE app with several launch titles, including 28 Days Later, Die Hard and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

“While comic-based movies are thriving on the big screen, the reality is most fans have never been exposed to comics books as a medium unto themselves,” said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. “Digital comics give us the opportunity to reach a broader audience and inspire them to connect with the comics community through titles they’re already passionate about.”

While there’s no definite word on day and date releases, BOOM! did state that they would be releasing their entire back catalog of comics in the coming months.  While I don’t know for certain, my guess is this release does not include the Disney comics, only those owned and created by BOOM! directly.

“Comics have long since been the landscape for pop culture. So many comics have inspired movies, television and video games, but so few people have encountered the actual comic books that form the basis for that inspiration,” said BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. According to Mosher, “comiXology has proven, time and again, that digital comics are the key factor in uniting these worlds and exposing the pop culture audience to comic culture. Now they’re helping BOOM! Studios do the same.”

As with other companies selling comics via an iPad app, BOOM! Studios issues are currently selling for $1.99.

via BOOM! Studios

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2 Comments

  1. J Michael T
    June 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm — Reply

    Love the news. I don’t buy a lot of floppies, but BOOM! is the one company I spend the bulk of my comic book money on. What’s interesting is that I usually wait for the TPBs for the series I follow, but now I am considering buying the digital copy of the singles monthly and then the hard copy TPB. So in effect I will spend more now that I own an iPad. Yep, I drank the Kool-Aid and asked for a refill..,

  2. Inkhorn
    June 16, 2010 at 11:09 pm — Reply

    This could be good. I just found out that Comixology is free for the iphone and gave it a try.

    I think it actually adds to the experience. Every panel has the mystery of a page turn.

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