This week iTunes has some new Star Trek items. First off, the new Star Trek movie is available to download (in HD) and it even has a special bonus feature. Also IDW Comics has released a new Star Trek Comics application that lets you buy and read digital comics on your iPhone or iTouch .
IDW first tested the waters of iPhone comics with Star Trek Countdown, which was a huge hit. IDW is now committed to these digital comics in a big way, this week they released a number of "digital storefronts" for iTunes and iTouch. There is a general storefront application for all IDW comics, or you can get one for specific lines (GI Joe, Transformers and Star Trek).
IDW Star Trek storefront
The application allows you to purchase new comics and stores all of your previous purchases. It comes with three free comics, including "Star Trek Countdown, Issue #1". The library is starting off with a selection of more than 25 Star Trek comics, with more coming in the future. The application itself is free.
Most comics cost $0.99
Reading comics on iPhone or iTouch is easy. You can see the full page view in portrait mode and/or rotate your device to view each panel, see below for examples.
Full page view
CLICK HERE to download the free IDW Star Trek Storefront from iTunes
Apple has the new Star Trek movie available on iTunes. It costs $14.99 for the standard definition version and $19.99 for the HD version. Both also come with the bonsu of the "A New Vision" featurette, from the DVD and Blu-ray. The movie will be available to rent on iTunes by December 16th. It is also worth noting that you get a digital copy of Star Trek with the 2-disk DVD and Blu-ray sets, although that is standard definition.