New IDW Comics Apps Coming May 28 For Mobile Devices

New IDW Comics Apps Coming May 28 For Mobile Devices

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 11:29pm CDT

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New apps are coming for those who read their Transformers (and other IDW series) comics on mobile devices. According to ComiXology new apps will be available May 28 to read IDW comics which will no longer be powered by ComiXology. Information to sync IDW comics to ComiXology accounts can be found here.

ComiXology wrote:As of May 28th 2015, IDW will be introducing an entirely new set of comic apps. At that time, the IDW Comics, Transformers Comics, Star Trek Comics, and TMNT Comics apps will no longer be powered by comiXology.

We’re making sure that your comic collection will sync and remain complete in the new IDW apps as well as all comiXology apps and websites. It’s the best of both worlds!

Here’s the important part – to maintain the ability to read your comics on the comiXology platform, you need to register and login to a comiXology account and tap Restore. If you do not complete this step before upgrading, you will only see the comics you purchased with in-app purchases on the new IDW app after updating and you will not be able to read the comics you purchased in this app on the comiXology apps or website.

So to make sure your favorite IDW comics are available here and connected to your comiXology account, just head over to the Settings tab of your app. If you have a comiXology account, just sign in. If you don't have one, you can click on the Create Account button and make one right inside the app.

Signing into a comiXology account will sync all your books to that email account for use on the comiXology website and in any of the comiXology apps for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows 8.

Additionally, after installing the comiXology app for iOS, you can then use your comiXology email account to sign-in to the comiXology In Cloud tab. All your comics will be there, ready for download. As ever, you will be able to purchase and continue to purchase more great IDW comics from comiXology, by just heading on over to the comiXology website.

1. Create an email account NOW!
2. Have an account already? Log in and click here to see what email you have connected to your comiXology account.
3. Upgrade to the new apps on May 28th.
4. Create a new app account with the same email address.
5. Enjoy all your favorite IDW comics EVERYWHERE!


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Re: New IDW Comics Apps Coming May 28 For Mobile Devices (1685423)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on May 14th, 2015 @ 7:56am CDT
But I like Comixology... :-(
Re: New IDW Comics Apps Coming May 28 For Mobile Devices (1685665)
Posted by prjkt on May 14th, 2015 @ 4:22pm CDT
you can keep using the main comixology app (I think) - IDW are just replacing the branded apps.

I wonder what happens to comics bought AFTER the switch - will they still be linked to comixology or not?
Re: New IDW Comics Apps Coming May 28 For Mobile Devices (1694465)
Posted by Va'al on June 4th, 2015 @ 1:13pm CDT
The previously reported rebranding and launch of the IDW comics app has happened, and to celebrate its release, IDW Publishing are offering 15 collected editions of their comics, including Trasformers, to any users who install the new app with a new account, until July 12th. Find out more in the press release below!

IDW Launches All-New Comic Apps
Newly Redesigned and Updated Apps arrive on Apple iOS for IDW, TRANSFORMERS, STAR TREK, and TMNT

San Diego, CA (June 4, 2015) – IDW Publishing, a pioneer in digital comics, launched its next-generation of comic apps for Apple iOS today, June 4th. These new apps were produced in partnership with the premier iOS app developer, Madefire. The new apps feature the entire IDW line of over 3,500 comics and graphic novels with a bold new storefront that makes it easier to find your favorite comics, in-app purchases so you never have to leave the app to get your books, and stunning motion books featuring Transformers, My Little Pony, and Star Trek.

The complete line of IDW apps includes the premier IDW Comics app, which features the full IDW digital library, as well as the individual apps for some of IDW’s premier brands – TRANSFORMERS Comics, Star Trek Comics, and TMNT Comics.

To celebrate this launch, IDW is offering users that create a NEW app account 15 FREE premium collected editions, which totals over 80 issues, plus dozens of motion books. But hurry, this offer is good through July 12th!

“The new partnership with Madefire allows us to expand to more and more devices,” said Jeff Webber, IDW’s VP of Digital Publishing & Business Development. “We are excited to be launching these apps now for Apple iOS, with Android and Windows 8 apps following very soon. And we aren’t stopping there! Later this year, IDW comics will be coming to TV screens and console game devices too!”

“We're very proud to partner with IDW,” said Ben Wolstenholme, Madefire’s CEO & Co-founder. “Their world-class content is now matched with a world-class digital experience for readers. Using our Motion Book Publisher platform, IDW has control of their apps, storefront, and digital comic formats from PDF to fully immersive Motion Books. IDW is taking digital comics to the next level, and this is just the start!”

Existing users will get the new apps as automatic updates. IDW has taken care to make sure customers keep control of their comic libraries. Users that have purchased comics in any of the previous IDW apps, as well as Madefire and comiXology, can sync their comic collections in the NEW apps with just a few quick steps. For more information on how to sync your previous purchases, click here:

The new IDW iOS apps are available now:

If you have any questions about the new apps, you can contact IDW at:
Re: New IDW Comics Apps Coming May 28 For Mobile Devices (1694470)
Posted by Deadput on June 4th, 2015 @ 1:21pm CDT
For free or whats happening?
Re: New IDW Comics Apps Coming May 28 For Mobile Devices (1694481)
Posted by Va'al on June 4th, 2015 @ 1:43pm CDT
The release in the post explains it. The FAQ, linked in the release, does too.
Re: New IDW Comics Apps Coming May 28 For Mobile Devices (1694524)
Posted by Flashwave on June 4th, 2015 @ 2:59pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:For free or whats happening?

Teh App is, I believe, the comics, no. Essentially, they are both cutting out the middleman (ComiXology)to sell directly, and opening themselves up for more and better partnerships with Madefire.

I'm glad they are honoring ComiXology purches. I suspect I am not alone in saying that I would not be leaving CX if I ha to rebuy the comics I wanted.
Re: New IDW Comics Apps Coming May 28 For Mobile Devices (1694900)
Posted by Kyleor on June 5th, 2015 @ 8:28am CDT
Reading comics on a TV might be interesting, if they still look good blown up.

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