Official Press Release
IDW Publishing proudly announces the launch of their complete Angel and Spike series, including all one-shots and miniseries, on digital platforms. Over 150 comics and graphic novels will be available for digital readers worldwide. The first stories, including the 17-issue Angel: After the Fall co-plotted by Joss Whedon, and Spike: After the Fall, arrive today. New issues will roll out weekly over the next two months.
IDW’s first Angel series launched in 2005 with Angel: The Curse. From 2005 through 2011, there were numerous miniseries, one-shots, and 42 issues of an ongoing Angel series. The first 17 issues in that series comprised Angel: After the Fall, a storyline that spun out of the TV series’ final season. Co-plotted by Joss Whedon and masterfully handled by fan-favorite Brian Lynch and Franco Urru, this series is considered the high-water mark in IDW’s run. Along the way, Lynch and Urru also created several Spike miniseries and a final 8-issue Spike series that led directly into the Buffy Season 8 comic series.
“I’m incredibly proud of the work we did on the Angel and Spike comics,” said IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall. “Working with Whedon, Lynch, and Urru to extend the Angel TV series in After the Fall was a particular thrill, and I’m happy fans will be able to see everything we’ve done on their digital devices now, as well as print.”
Many esteemed creators worked on IDW’s Angel and Spike series, all of which will now be made available digitally as well. Fans will be able to revisit beloved stories by John Byrne, Jeff Mariotte,David Messina, Peter David, Scott Tipton, Elena Casagrande, David Tischman & Mariah Huehner, and many others.
“IDW is very excited to launch this series,” said IDW CEO and Publisher Ted Adams. “Fans have been demanding to read IDW’s Angel collection digitally for several years. This is an excellent way for people to catch up the entire series.”
Angel can be found in IDW’s Apple iPadâ„¢, iPhoneÂ® and iPod touchÂ®, 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, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, and the Amazon Kindle, and Comics + by iVerse.
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’sÂ The TRANSFORMERS andÂ G.I. JOE,Â Paramount’sÂ Star Trek;Â HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’sÂ DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay’sPlatinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.
As a recognized leader in digital comics, IDW’s digital partners include: comiXology,Â iVerse Media,Â Graphicly,Â Cryptozoic Comics,Â Panelfly,Â Digital Manga,Â Diamond Digital,Â NEC,Â Zero Sum and Smart Ebooks.Â The IDW digital line is available worldwide on top platforms including: Apple iOS apps and iBooks, Android apps,Â Barnes & Noble Nook,Â Amazon Kindle,Â Kobo Vox,Â Sony PSP, Nokia and RIM BlackBerry.
More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.