“The Surrogates” Gets Digitized For iPhone By Top Shelf Productions and iVerse Media

Mon, September 7th, 2009 at 4:24pm PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

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Just in time for the theatrical release of "Surrogates" starring Bruce Willis, fans can now read the original graphic novel that inspired the upcoming blockbuster on their iPhone and iPod touch! "The Surrogates" App for iPhone OS features two full issues of the original comic book mini-series formatted for the iPhone screen for only $0.99. The remaining issues of the series can be downloaded inside the Application as an "In App Purchase" for only

$0.99 per issue. Users who would like to try the series before they buy can download "The Surrogates #1" for free in the App Store as well.

“Mobile comics is a new and growing sector of the industry,” said Robert Venditti, author of the graphic novels, “and we’re pleased to make our debut with iVerse, a company with a proven track record and a keen eye for adapting comics to mobile platforms.”

"The Surrogates" was originally published in print by Top Shelf Productions and is soon to be seen as a major motion picture on screens all over the world when the film is released on September 25th, 2009. This iPhone adaption marks the first digital release of the series.

"We're very excited to release "The Surrogates" on iPhone OS." said iVerse Media CEO Michael Murphey. "The book is just incredible, and we hope we can introduce it to fans who may not have read it before, as well as long-time fans who would just like to see it presented in a new way."

All five issues of "The Surrogates" are available now. A prequel, "The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone" will be available on iPhone soon - and is available in print right now.

About Top Shelf Productions
TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS (www.topshelfcomix.com) publishes contemporary graphic novels and comics by artists of singular vision. Dedicated to championing veteran creators as well as finding and developing emerging talent, the Top Shelf library is anchored by such masters of the craft as Alan Moore (From Hell, with Eddie Campbell; Lost Girls, with Melinda Gebbie), Craig Thompson (Blankets, Carnet De Voyage), Andy Runton (Owly), Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy, Unlikely), Alex Robinson (Too Cool To Be Forgotten, Box Office Poison), James Kochalka (American Elf, Johnny Boo), Robert Venditti (The Surrogates, with Brett Weldele), Jeff Lemire (Essex County), Matt Kindt (Super Spy), Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole), Renée French (The Ticking), and many more.

About iVerse Media
iVerse Media (www.iversemedia.com) is a leading digital distributor of comics books on mobile platforms including Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch, Google’s Android OS, and (coming soon) Mac and PC. iVerse provides unique distribution solutions for comic book publishers and creators, and is the only company currently offering a multi-platform “Total Digital Distribution” solution for digital comics.

TAGS:  the surrogates, iverse media, top shelf

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