I spent some time recently checking out the new IDW app for Xbox One, which is also available on Windows 10 and Windows Mobile through the App store. It’s a simple interface, easy to use and lots of great comics available to purchase and read.
I first tested on my Windows Phone, a Lumia 950xl, and it worked great right out the gate. When viewing comics you can easily zoon in or fit to screen. This is a market that has been missed in the area of digital comics and we hope Comixology takes note.
Likewise, the Xbox one app and Windows 10 app work in the same manor. On my Xbox one it scales beautifully to my 65” 4K TV. I see some real opportunity hear for teachers and parents who would like to read to their kids help encourage them to read.
The app is backed and produced by Madefire, who also have their own app with a larger catalog from other publishers and your login works on both apps. Thank You, IDW and Madefire for bringing us digital comics to the devices we have been waiting to get support.
While at Wonder Con, I did ask Comixology about supporting these platforms and they skirted the question, as skillfully as a politician, citing business decisions and market. Certainly, if IDW and Madefire can do, Comixology can to- but will they?
In the meantime, go forth and read some great comics.
We have seen some pretty amazing comic book crossovers in the past, but I don’t think many of us ever thought we would see this. IDW and DC Comics have partnered to bring us Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum Wars #1 and is listed as the crossover event of 2015. Oh, and where better to launch this series than San Diego Comic Con! Keep reading for my review.
Last issue we see the Autobots attacking a human base in hopes of rescuing Alpha Trion. A constructicon working with Prowl and the Autobots leaks info to the Decepticons. We learned the humans have a deadly weapon against Cybertronians and Prowl is threating Jazz with his blaster just as he finds Alpha Trion. Can it get any crazier?
We have come a long way to this end, this third chapter to the trilogy that started with Autocracy, and then Monstrosity. This is where things should really start getting bad, this is the beginnings of the war. I’m eager to see where this last chapter takes us.
San Diego International Comic Con has just ended and those of us in attendance are in recovery. However, I wouldn’t want you to go without this weeks Transformers comic book review. I was in line for the Marvel Animation panel, the line was extending outdoors and as I heard the San Diego Symphony playing Star Wars in the distance- I read TF: RID 31 on my trusty Windows Phone.
Prepare for a trip to the 1980s. Seriously, that is what this issue feels like and I’m willing to bet the entire series just might be the same. It’s a different take on a mash up of two of the biggest franchises out there. Just how well does IDW pull it off?
Last issue of Windblade things got messy. Windblade and Chromia were captured by Starscream. They barely got out alive and things go from bad to worse as we head into the fourth and final issue. Are you ready for a twist?
Last issue the Lost Light (space ship) with all our fun loving Autobots, Megatron, and Cyclonus still onboard starting disappearing. They boarded their shuttles and evacuated and watched as the Lost Light became no more. Poof! What happens next is a bit odd and the mystery deepens!