Three is a trend, right? First, there was yesterday’s story about Dark Horse going to iTunes.
Then, this morning, there was ICv2′s directory of comics published for mobile devices:
One of the fastest growing revenue-producing distribution channels for comics is mobile devices. Sold primarily as iPhone and iPod Touch apps, a wide range of comic issues are now available. This page is an attempt at a comprehensive list of comics available to mobile devices (not including free Webcomics readable on mobile browsers). Most of the titles listed below have multiple issues available; we’ve made no attempt to list individual issues.
And now we’ve joined the fray with this story for PWCW about IDW hiring Jeff Webber as director of e-publishing, and the success they’ve had selling a Star Trek tie-in comic on iTunes:
“We will sell as many iTunes apps [of Countdown] as we will of as the print version,” says Adams. “That’s a lot of apps.” The book—each issue is sold as an individual app—is regularly listed among the top 100 apps on iTunes and the first print issue of Star Trek: Countdown sold about 15,000 copies upon initial release, according to figures at the comics business site ICv2.com.
So…is this the day that “someday” for comics for mobile platforms turns into “today”?
We shall see.