You wanted 99 cent comics? You got ’em. Digital comics, that is. In what’s a first for the Transformer series, IDW is making one of its premiere licensed comics available first as a digital-only 12-part series selling for 99¢ for an eight-page chapter. The chapters will be released every two weeks, starting today.
Just so comics shops don’t feel left out, a page (screen?) will promote the Comic Shop Locator and IDW’s sizable print Transformers library .
Written by Blizzard’s Chris Metzen and long-time Transformers savant Flint Dille, the story itself is a tie-in to the print ROBOTS IN DISGUISE and MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE Transformers series also coming out this week. Art is by Livio Ramondelli (TRANSFORMERS: CHAOS)
“IDW is very excited to launch this digital-exclusive series,” said IDW CEO and Publisher Ted Adams in a statement. “The TRANSFORMERS brand has a broad international fan-base, this series will continue to increase the comics audience.”
At the low 99¢ price point, this seems to be a bit of a loss leader for promoting IDW’s overall Transformers series. There are many, many tools and formats in the publishers’ arsenal these days.