Digital Comics FAQ

All about IDW online Digital Comics

Now you can buy your favorite digital comics directly from IDW!

When are digital comics available for sale?

Most comics are here the same day as print. Collected editions and and graphic novels are usually available about four weeks after they come out in print.

Most comics are discounted to 1/2 price after four weeks.

What formats are available?

File formats available are PDF and EPUB. These are all DRM free, so you can download them to your own storage and then read them directly to your favorite device.

A title isn’t available to download from the IDW site yet on apps?

A few of our titles are not available as DRM-free downloads. The main titles not available are Teenage Nutant Ninja Turtles, Godzilla and Cartoon Network comics. However, these are all available in our apps and all your favorite ebookstores.

Can I sync my website purchases to the IDW app?

Our online comics are not synced to purchases in our apps, Madefire, comiXology or any other distributors at this point. Purchases between our apps and the online digital comics will all sync up before long, we’re working on that now!

Where are my purchases from before June 2015?

As of June 4, 2015 IDW purchases are no longer tied directly to comiXology or in-app purchases. New purchases in the online store will not be tied to comiXology.

Never fear though, we’ve made sure your existing comic collection is safe and sound!
• If you have an IDW iOS app account, all your purchases will be available in the new apps. Read more here: App FAQ.
• You can continue to read all your previous IDW comiXology-powered purchases on and on their Kindle Fire, Android, iOS, and Windows 8 apps.
IDW Apps
You can learn more about our comic apps here.

I have more questions or need help with my purchase. Who do I contact?

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