IDW Brings Star Trek Comics To BlackBerry

The latest TrekInk column here was dedicated to IDW’s Star Trek comics available digitally for Apple and Sony devices. Today IDW has announced they are expanding their digital offering to include BlackBerry devices, with the Star Trek: Countdown graphic novel as their premiere title.


press release

IDW Comics Now Available on Blackberry
Premier publisher at the forefront of digital distribution

First to offer major selection of comics

San Diego, CA (May 19, 2010) – IDW Publishing is proud to announce that its comics are now available on BlackBerry devices from Research In Motion (RIM). Starting this week, BlackBerry users can begin enjoying IDW’s huge comics catalog. IDW’s BlackBerry debut features the Star Trek: Countdown graphic novel. The company’s most popular titles then will continue to roll out on a weekly basis. TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek: Movie Adaptation and G.I. JOE: The Rise of COBRA will be among the first to release over the next few weeks. Each is available as an individual application, with more titles added each week.

“We’re excited to bring our comics line up to BlackBerry users,” stated Jeff Webber, IDW’s Director of ePublishing. “Each BlackBerry app collects an entire series into an individual graphic novel, and people can sample part of the story before they decide to purchase. With BlackBerry, we’ve expanded the audience for our digital comics to include users of one of the largest mobile platforms in the world.”

Proud to be the first major publisher of comics available to BlackBerry users, IDW’s applications fully leverage the capabilities of BlackBerry devices to deliver the highest quality user experience. Each IDW comic features panel-by-panel viewing and scroll bar navigation, plus built-in news feeds that bring fans all the latest IDW news and updates.

For the BlackBerry comic applications, IDW partnered with Sweet Caesar, a premier BlackBerry developer. “We have work closely with IDW to bring the world of digital comics to the BlackBerry platform and to deliver the best possible user experience”, said Bogdan Chmielewski, Sweet Caesar’s Chief Technology Officer. “We are looking forward to working with IDW on upcoming titles and continuing to enhance the application based on consumer feedback.”

Since the BlackBerry App World is accessible from most BlackBerry phone, IDW’s comics catalog is now available to a huge new audience, and is no longer limited to certain carriers.

IDW comics are currently available through the BlackBerry App World.


Mark Martinez is an obsessive-compulsive Star Trek comics reader and collector. You can visit his website, the Star Trek Comics Checklist for more than you ever needed to know about Star Trek comics.

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I have an iPhone. Glad to hear blackberry owners are getting IDW stuff too.

It looks ok on an iPhone, but the BlackBerry is was too small to make sense.

I can’t wait until they upload soem great Wesley Crusher comics. His adventures are stuff dreams are made of. Oh joy I love Wesley Crusher.

does anyone make an app for a Blackberry 8350i for a tricorder?? I have one for my Touch that’s way cool but haven’t found one for my BB. Thanks!

That is great news for BB users like me! I will definitely download it into my BB Storm! Whoooo!

I prefer actual comic books.


I agree. Nothing like holding a good ole’ fashioned comic book in one’s hands.

The Blackberry seems a bit small for comics. The iPad is probably the best way to go, because of screen size and dimensions.

Plus, there should be an app that replicates the smell of new comics!

6. Yeah you are so right. Staring at that small screen would really be irritating to the eyes after a while. Not to mention going cross-eyed….

But its cool! It’s Star Trek! Now all I need is a BlackBerry!

Blackberry Storm has a bigger screen. I just tried it on mine and it looks fine. Good thing it was a free trial because I already got a hardcopy of the Countdown. Are these also the guys who’re publishing that new series of Academy comics?

And what about us Android users? Any options for us yet?

Droid Incredible user wants to know…

Its about time for us blackberry users got more decent apps. Like Star Trek comics! Thank you

#10 I second the Android request

My TMobile MyTouch demands it!


Bravo!! I agree…like the scene from STII when Kirk walks onto the bridge simulator with a REAL book under his arm.

What’s the big deal? I don’t have anything against technology less we move into the plot from the Terminator movies for real…lol, but heck you can throw a couple of comics in your travel bag as easily as having them on your device in your pocket…right?