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Continuing to lead the charge of digital comics, IDW Publishing, a leader in digital comics, proudly debuted today the first large collection of comic and graphic novel titles ever available within Apple’s iBooks store. As the first major comics publisher to offer significant content, IDW’s initial iBooks entrée features nearly twenty complete graphic novels, including award-winning books and works by best selling prose authors.

This one-of-a-kind launch kicks off with CODE WORD: GERONIMO, which is launched simultaneously in iBooks and in print. An original graphic novel detailing the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound by SEAL Team 6, CODE WORD: GERONIMO is expertly written by military insider Captain Dale Dye (USMC, Ret.) and Dr. Julia Dye, Ph.D., and offers the amazing, moment-by-moment inside story of the clandestine raid that rid the world of this terrorist mastermind.

“IDW’s graphic novel line is a perfect fit for iBooks,” stated Jeff Webber, IDW’s director of ePublishing. “While our various comic storefront apps, such as IDW Comics, TRANSFORMERS Comics or Doctor Who Comics, are extremely popular with experienced comics readers and fans of those brands, having this significant presence in iBooks will help readers discover creators and titles, much the same as browsing in major book retail chains.”

via IDW Publishing


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  1. LEADING the charge of digital comics? I love IDW, but they were more than hyperbolic, there. I just went to Comixology yesterday to look for Locke & Key issues, and found only Head Games 1-6. Of course, I don’t know how much they have on iBooks, since I don’t have an iPad. :)

  2. I just downloaded the sample for Welcome to Lovecraft, and (just as I expected) it’s completely crap!

    There’s a reason why they’re the first, iBooks can’t handle graphic content well! The page is one big graphic stuck on a standard text page. It starts off with a double page view which is too small to make out. You can double tap on a page to zoom in more, but it’s still not full screen. The animation between pages is slow and wonky. Also two page spreads have a 10 pixel gap between them!

    I’m sticking with Comixology and Comics+ thanks.

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