"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" hits theaters this week, and just like with every other recent blockbuster, that means a cornucopia of cool "Transformers"-related swag is hitting the market.
As is the growing trend these days, Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch are the recipients of quite a bit of attention from studios, publishers and everyone else with a license to develop "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" products. Recently, IDW Publishing announced that, along with their long history of "Transformers" comics on the print side, they'll also be making a sizeable chunk of these comics available on iPhone, too -- starting with a dozen comics directly related to "Revenge of the Fallen."
For those most interested in the tech angle, the 12 new "Transformers" comics that became available for download this week not only offer direct tie-ins to the film's plot, but they're also the first comics to make use of the publisher's new, exclusive e-publishing software.
IDW developed the new software, which includes enhanced navigation tools and other functions aimed at easing the reading experience, after finding success with their previous batch of iPhone-friendly comics, including the enormously successful "Star Trek: Countdown."
According to IDW, the new comics "set the stage" for Michael Bay's sequel, and along with the adaptations and official prequel comics, their digital library will include the following stories: "In 'Alliance,' readers journey across the globe as humans and Autobots join forces to defend Earth against the Decepticon threat. The very origins of Cybertron are revealed in 'Defiance,' fully preparing fans for 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,' which picks up directly where the prequel comics leave off."
Do you read comics on your iPhone or iPod Touch? Let us know what you think of IDW's new "Transformers" comics on your device of choice!