Today IDW, along with iVerse Media, announced the availability of Star Trek Comic Archives for the iPhone and iTouch. Available today is issue 1 from "The Best of Peter David", with additional reprints from Star Trek comic history planned over the coming months. TrekMovie has a quick review and more Trek on iTunes and iPhone info below.
Starting today iVerse will begin issuing ‘greatest hits’ comics, with each issue costing 99 cents. They will start with comics from IDW’s ‘Best of Peter David’ Trade Paperback. The first (of five) issue reprints is Star Trek #13 (originally published by DC Comics) – "The Return of the Worthy: Part One" by Bill Mummy, Peter David, and Gordon Purcell. The story stars the Original Series cast, and is set between the 5th and 6th Star Trek feature film.
The second issue from ‘The Best of Peter David’ should be out in a couple of weeks, and they hope to keep to that frequency moving forward. After doing five issues from ‘The Best of Peter David’, they will movie on to ‘Best of the Borg’, ‘The Gary Seven Collection’ and ‘The Best of Deep Space Nine’, with around five issues from each volume.
Read classic Trek comics on your iPhone
You launch the Comics Archive from your desktop like any other application. Following the cover page is an instructions page on how to view, which is pretty simple. Most pages are in landscape format and you move from panel to panel by sliding across the screen (you can go forward or back). There is an ‘info’ button at the bottom right that allows you to choose how you like your transitions and lets you skip right to a page. The app is also clever enough to remember where you were if you close it down and open it up again later.
The panel scans are very clear and easy to read. The navigation is very simple, although it would be a nice option to have it ‘auto play’ with a preset time delay for each panel (something iVerse tell TrekMovie they are looking into). If you have any Trek music loaded into your playlists, then you can listen to that while you read the comics to get the full Trek experience. All in all, this is a fun and cheap Star Trek ap and recommended for Trek comic fans with iPhones and iTouches.
Screenshot from ‘Star Trek Archives’ Best of Peter David Vol. 1, Issue 1
Star Trek Remastered Season 2 on iTunes
While we are on the subject of Apple and Star Trek, the entire second season of the remastered Star Trek The Original Series is now available on iTunes. (CLICK FOR DIRECT LINK). The first season of TOS Remastered has been iTunes for a while now, as has the original (non remastered) version of TOS Season 1. iTunes also has the first seasons of Enterprise, Voyager and Deep Space Nine, but not Next Generation. iTunes also has all 10 Star Trek feature films and both of the Trekkies and Trekkies 2 documentaries.