Youngblood fans who happen to own an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch are in luck this morning as comiXology has announced fans of the series can buy the digital comic through Comics by comiXology application.
The first Image Comics publication, Youngblood chronicles a high-profile superhero team sanctioned to do the bidding of the US government. comiXology will debut Liefeld’s re-mastered edition of Youngblood, featuring re-scripting by popular comics writer and Ben 10 co-creator Joe Casey. The exclusive relationship with Liefeld is indicative of comiXology’s commitment to preserving top print comics and maintaining strong ties to independent comic book creators.
â€œWe are thrilled to have Youngblood in our catalog and strongly believe Rob’s decision to work with us exclusively is a validation of our leadership in the digital market,” said David Steinberger, president of ComiXology in a prepared statement. â€œThe Image founders have each had a profound effect on the comic industry and the way it views and treats creators, and Rob is no exception. It speaks volumes that Rob has put his confidence in us to bring Youngblood into the digital age. We look forward to working with him and welcoming a new legion of Youngblood fans.â€
â€œComiXology is at the forefront of the digital comic book age and presented the best opportunity for me to bring the original Youngblood series to new audiences,â€œ said series creator Rob Liefeld. â€œComiXologyâ€™s impressive track record in distributing classic print comics digitally gave me all the assurance I needed to know that Youngblood would be in good hands.â€
Following the global success of the Wallace & Gromit iPhone comic app, Titan Publishing is proud to announce the arrival of its first TRANSFORMERS iPhone comic.
Launched on February 26, 2010, and based on Hasbroâ€™s TRANSFORMERS brand, each TRANSFORMERS comic download includes an awesome action packed story and is bursting with fun facts and trivia about the characters, movies and comics!
The digital comic is free and can be downloaded for iPhone by visiting www.titanpublishing.com/digital or the app store (comics are available in the UK and EIRE only.)
Weâ€™re roughly thirty days away from the launch of Appleâ€™s much-talked-about iPad.Â While the device looks like a flattened iPod, its potential to revolutionize the way we consume media is staggering.Â One of the more interesting aspects of the iPad is the ability to read comic books at nearly the same size as the printed version.Â While other e-books only have black-and-white displays, the iPadâ€™s color screen could radically change the way we read and access comics.
Iâ€™ve talked before about digital comics and how an effective electronic color reader could change the way we access and enjoy comic books.Â But is the iPad that device?
Kirk Manly sent us a series of images from the March issue of Fast Company Magazine that features a story on Disney buying Marvel.Â In light of the iPad arriving in the next 40 days or so, I thought this image of Steve Jobs as Captain America Iron Man was really telling.Â As Fortune Magazine has speculated in a recent post, Steve Jobs may be involved in getting Marvel comics on the iPad come release day.Â Remember, Steve Jobs is the head honcho at Apple, and the man behind PIXAR.Â Disney owns PIXAR with Steve on the board of directors.Â Disney owns Marvel, thus making the circle complete.Â The only thing standing in the way is Marvel’s reliance on Flash as a distribution medium for its Marvel DCU service.
Back to our entry for the day, take the jump for Manly’s take on other Disney executives as Marvel heroes.
I know some of you are saying the Mac is already a perfectly designed product and needs not adornments to make it better, but you have to admit this Iron Man decal for the MacBook Pro looks pretty awesome.Â And at $14.99 I’ve found a new way to spruce up my computer.
For those who think I’m a Mac only person, my HP laptop has Batman on it.
Now that the iPad has been officially announced, it’s time for the digital comics distributors to get cracking and fill us in on how we will use the god device to read our comics.Â Comixology shows off their concept that hopefully we’ll see in 59 days.
Steve Jobs’ god device has arrived.Â It’s called the iPad and looks to be everything we hope it would be. What does this mean for digital comics?Â The device was released on New Comic Book Day… more as it develops.
3G 250MB of data transfer $14.99/month
Unlimited plan $29.99
AT&T only, which sucks for those of us with Verizon plans.Â Although there is no activation or long term contracts you have to sign up for.
Price for this wonder will be $499.Â What a deal! Forget buying another iPod Touch ever again.Â Of course I’ll be dropping $699 for the 64GB WiFi version.Â Some of you might want to drop $828 for the 64GB 3G Version with activation and monthly fees from AT&T.
Apple says they’ll have the WiFi models available in 60 days.
Archie is proud to introduce the all-new holiday special Betty & Veronica Christmas Spectacular as its first exclusively digital comic book.
This new special holiday issue is Archieâ€™s next step into the future of comic books. Archie Comics is embracing the digital medium in 2009, partnering with iVerse Media to open its online comic store archiedigital.com and also to release previously printed comics in digital versions for iTunes. The first of these releases, Archie Freshman Year #1, established Archie Comics as a grassroots digital comics leader when it quickly became the most downloaded comic book on iTunes.
IDW Publishing today announced the launch of its new digital storefronts, available exclusively through the Apple App Store. This free application hosts every IDW comic currently available on the iPhone and iPod Touch, all in one convenient app. IDW Comics offers viewers a great way to enjoy their comics, with new full page and panel-by-panel options, plus familiar display and download functions. The IDW Comics app features ten free comics, currently boasts over 200 comics, and will be updated regularly with new releases.
With the rumors of a Mac Tablet growing more and more fervent as the speculated date arrives, it’s interesting to see more comic book publishers jumping on board the iTunes distributed bandwagon.Â There’s been no formal announcement (as of this writing) from Marvel, but quietly, Marvel titles have shown up from digital comic distributors PanelFly, comiXology, and iVerse.