IDW Publishing and Nickelodeon Launch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics App Exclusively on iOS
Tuesday, Jun 5th, 2012
TMNT Comic Books to be Featured in IDW Comics and comiXology Mobile Apps for Android, Kindle Fire and more
San Diego, CA (June 5, 2012) – Nickelodeon and IDW Publishing proudly announced the launch of an all-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book app exclusively for iTouch, iPad and iPhone. The app includes the complete Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic collection, including the ongoing series, “micro-series,” one-shots, and many original black and white classics on digital platforms. Additionally, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book series is now available through IDW Comics and comiXology mobile apps for Android, Kindle Fire, and more.
“We’re thrilled to be continuing our partnership with IDW; their expertise in comic book development is unsurpassed,” said Paula Allen, SVP Global Publishing, Nickelodeon Consumer Products. “We’re very excited to have our comics available to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans digitally via this new app.”
“From day one, TMNT's comic book re-launch has been met with outstanding support and excitement from fans of all ages and we at IDW couldn't be happier,” said series writer Tom Waltz. “This is definitely a much-beloved property that has evolved in so many fun and interesting ways over the years, in so many different media markets, and the leap to digital just seems another fitting step in that ongoing evolution.”
“IDW is very excited to launch this series,” said IDW CEO and Publisher Ted Adams. “Fans have been demanding to read IDW’s TMNT collection digitally since IDW published the first issue. This is an excellent way for people to catch up on the entire series.”
Since the 2011 launch of Nickelodeon and IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book partnership, comic enthusiasts and fans alike have enjoyed the vivid new stories and high quality print editions of the beloved classics featuring the work of talented new creators like Dan Duncan and co-creator of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Kevin Eastman.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics can be found in the stand-alone TMNT Comics app, IDW’s Apple iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch®, app – IDW Comics, and on the Web at read.idwpublishing.com. The series is also featured in the Comics by comiXology platform for iOS, Android, Web and Kindle Fire. TMNT digital comics are only available at this time for US readers.
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro's The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount's Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC's Doctor Who; Toho’s Godzilla and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.
As a recognized leader in digital comics, IDW’s digital partners include: comiXology, iVerse Media, Cryptozoic Comics, Panelfly, Digital Manga, Diamond Digital, NEC, Zero Sum and Smart Ebooks. The IDW digital line is available worldwide on top platforms and devices including: Apple iOS apps and iBooks, Android, Barnes & Noble Nook, Amazon Kindle, Kobo Vox, Sony PSP, Nokia and RIM BlackBerry.
More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology — in just five short years — has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform — available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web — comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Providing digital comics across multiple platforms, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the earth has been turned into a comic book fan.
Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 17 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).