Thursday, March 4, 2010

COMIC NEWS: Dynamite comics soon to be available digitally via iVerse

Dynamite Entertainment and iVerse Media announced today their agreement to digitally distribute select Dynamite comics. The comics will be available on Apple's iPhone, iPod touch, and upcoming iPad, as well as Google's Android Mobile Devices through iVerse Media's digital distribution technology.

The first Dynamite title to be released will be Sherlock Holmes 1-5. Issue 1 will be released on February 24th, 2010 and will be free. Issues 2-5 will be released on a weekly basis thereafter, 1 issue per week, and will be 99 cents each.

Written by Leah Moore and John Reppion with reverence and a modern edge, Dynamite's Sherlock Holmes also features interior artist Aaron Campbell, and striking John Cassaday covers to complete the Victorian mood. Issue #1 begins the "Trial of Sherlock Holmes" which presents the great detective with an all-too personal quandary and explores the nature of the man and his world with a mix of refined ambiance, carefully crafted mystery and chilling suspense!

Subsequent Dynamite titles to be released via iVerse later this year include:

* Super Zombies 1-5
* The Complete Dracula 1-5
* Terminator: Infinity 1-5
* Raise the Dead 1-4
* The Complete Alice in Wonderland 1-4

iPhone and iPod Touch owners can find Dynamite titles inside the iVerse Comics Application, or as a stand alone digital comic. Simply search for the "Dynamite Sherlock Holmes" in the App Store located directly on their phone, in iTunes on their PC or Mac, or directly inside the iVerse Comics Application. With a few touches the digital comic will be downloaded onto their device. Google Android users will be able follow similar steps using an all-new iVerse Android Application later this year.

"Dynamite Entertainment has a very high quality and diverse catalog of titles in their library, and we couldn't be more pleased to offer some of that material digitally," said iVerse Media CEO, Michael Murphey. "Apple's devices are just the beginning - it's going to be a very interesting year."

About iVerse Media
iVerse Media, LLC ( is a digital distributor of comic books for mobile platforms. Established in 2008, iVerse has quickly emerged as an innovator and leader in the mobile publishing field. With over 1.6 Million digital downloads to date on Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch alone, the future looks bright as iVerse begins to expand to a variety of other platforms for publishers in 2010.

About Dynamite Entertainment
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT, the publishing division of DYNAMIC FORCES, INC., was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including Red Sonja, Project Superpowers, The Boys, Army of Darkness, Battlestar Galactica, The Lone Ranger, Zorro and more!

In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Turner, Jim Lee, Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Reed, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent and fan favorite creators.

DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their more recent launches - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's PROJECT SUPERPOWERS - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a "GEM" award for Best New Publisher and another "GEM" in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious "Eisner" Award.

Aside from their monthly periodical comic book series, DYNAMITE also produces new and classic material, including Tim Truman's SCOUT, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso's BORDERLINE and TALES OF TERROR, Jim Starlin's DREADSTAR, as well as well as reprint editions of classic RED SONJA material.

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