'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' comics app launchesAlso, from the Gadget Helpline blog:
IDW Publishing teams up with Nickelodeon to bring the series to Apple devices.
A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book app has been released for iOS devices.
IDW Publishing teamed up with Nickelodeon to launch the application, which is powered by comiXology's technology.
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The app includes the complete Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic collection, including the ongoing series, "micro-series", one-shots, and original black and white classics.
"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."
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IDW also confirmed that its Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles digital comics have been released via comiXology's dedicated apps for Android, Kindle Fire and other devices.
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Nickelodeon & IDW Publishing Announce Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comic App for iPhone & iPad!Also, below is the Nickelodeon Press Release announcing the Nickelodeon/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles news from Comic Book Resources:
As you might have noticed, we’re well into comics here at the Gadget Helpline and would take any opportunity to share our obsession with our blog readers. So we were delighted to hear that one of our favourite franchises Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has arrived on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch as a dedicated spin-off to the popular ComiXology app – it’s exciting enough to make you shout out “COWABUNGA!”
Nickelodeon, which will soon be screening a reimagined version of T.N.M.T as an animated series, and IDW, the publisher behind the recently re-launched comic book series have announced that through their partnership they have launched the new Ninja Turtles app which will allow readers to keep up with the “heroes in a half-shell” and their on-going adventures, as well as all the character one-shots and mini-stories, as well as offering a chance for new fans to explore the history of the comics with the a complete collection including the earliest black and white editions from Eastman and Laird back in the mid-1980s now presented in full-colour in modern digital format.
The T.N.M.T Comics app is available in the U.S-only for the time being, but the worldwide undefeatable appeal of the heroes four will likely see the app launched here in the U.K soon and through a press release the comics’ current publisher shares the sentiment of many a fan who grew up with the Turtles. IDW states “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.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics can be read through the new dedicated T.M.N.T Comics app on Apple iOS devices (in the U.S) or through the ComiXology app available for Android. Kindle Fire readers and web-users can also get involved in all the awesome action at read.idwpublishing.com!
IDW, NICKELODEON SHELL SHOCK IOS WITH "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" COMICS APP
Official Press Release
“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 nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).
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