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Published on March 20th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

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Comic Strips on iPad & PSP!

Great news for iPad and PlayStation Portable owners (who might be less than pleased given their device is about to become archaic…) is that IDW Publishing and BBC Worldwide America have announced the global digital launch of IDW’s critically acclaimed DOCTOR WHO comic book series!

Largely written by Tony Lee, the Doctor’s comic book adventures can now be enjoyed on Apple iPads and iPhones, and Sony PSPs, IDW’s DOCTOR WHO brings readers all-new adventures of the Eleventh Doctor.

Sadly there is no word if the provision of a Sony PSP version will cross into the future shared gaming platform with Android phones, so the best news is, again, for Apple users at present.

“We’re excited to bring out DOCTOR WHO comics on the PSP, as it’s a perfect comic for the game audience,” stated Jeff Webber, IDW’s director of ePublishing. “For Apple devices, while all of the issues are also available in our IDW Comics app for our regular readers, there are many ravenous DOCTOR WHO fans that may not be familiar with the comics. So we created a stand-alone DOCTOR WHO Comics app that lets us feature the Doctor at the top level of the app store, offering users worldwide a completely focused experience.”

Prior to this announcement, IDW’s comics were only available in print in North America, and the series currently stands at over forty issues, each of which are available for iPads and iPhones as a custom branded app, and as individual issues on the PSP.

Added Webber, “Plus, it’s just awesomely fun to build an app that keeps the look and feel of something that could be a part of the TARDIS itself. It’s just possible that the app might start pulling in comics from the future that haven’t even been created yet!”

DOCTOR WHO Comics are available via these links:

Apple apps:

Sony PSP:
http://playstationcomics.com

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




2 Responses to Comic Strips on iPad & PSP!

  1. avatar Carn says:

    archaic? hardly.


  2. @Carn – the existence of the NPG will instantly make PSP archaic. If not, Sony wouldn’t bother with it or making Android phones capable of playing PSP titles.

    THe point is, they’re targeting a platform that is about to be superceded, which makes no sense at all.

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