Recorded Books Announces the Addition of Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Thousands More IDW Comics to Comics Plus

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Recorded Books and iVerse Media announce single issue comics from IDW Publishing are now exclusively available to libraries on Comics Plus Library Edition.

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IDW is recognized as one of the top comic-book publishers in the US, and IDW titles include Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, both of which have major movie sequels coming out in 2016.

Recorded Books and iVerse Media are proud to announce a new partnership with IDW Publishing that includes exclusive digital comics content available to libraries through Comics Plus Library Edition.

IDW Publishing is a leader and innovator in the digital comics space with titles including Transformers, Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony, Dexter’s Laboratory, Star Trek, The X-Files, G.I. Joe, Godzilla, and more!

IDW is breaking new ground for libraries by making hundreds of single issue comics available for library patrons exclusively through Comics Plus Library Edition 90 days after they become available for sale.

“IDW is home to some of the world’s most popular characters and stories, and we could not be more thrilled to bring their amazing content to libraries in this new way,” said iVerse CEO Michael Murphey. “This is just the beginning of big additions and updates to Comics Plus Library Edition in 2016. This will be the best year ever for digital comics in libraries!”

“iVerse has forged ahead again, breaking new ground in library distribution,” stated Jeff Webber, IDW’s Vice President of Licensing, Digital and Subsidiary Rights. “We’re excited to offer so many of our comics to libraries everywhere."

With the addition of IDW comics and graphic novels, Comics Plus becomes the largest library-circulating online comic service, with over 18,000 always-available comics ready for immediate checkout. With this service, library patrons can check out as many comics and graphic novels as they want and stream them to mobile devices or computers.

“Digital comics and graphic novels are among the most popular items for library patrons and represent the highest-circulating segment of library collections,” said Brad Gray, manager of business development, Library Division, Recorded Books. “IDW is recognized as one of the top comic-book publishers in the US, and IDW titles include Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, both of which have major movie sequels coming out in 2016.”

For Librarians:
Comics Plus Library Edition is an innovative digital comics service that makes it easier and more cost effective than ever before to bring comics into your library! For more information email comicsplus(at)recordedbooks(dot)com or call 1-877-828-2833.

For Library Patrons:
Would you like to have Comics Plus Library Edition in your local library? Visit today and let your local library know!

About Recorded Books, Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library and infotainment markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of more than 22,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books provides digital audiobooks and eBooks, as well as other compelling third-party content, including digital magazines and films, through its proprietary RBdigital Gateway platform. The company operates in the United Kingdom through its W. F. Howes subsidiary and in Australia through its Wavesound subsidiary. Recorded Books, founded in 1979 and headquartered in Prince Frederick, MD, acquired both Tantor Media and HighBridge Audio in 2014. For more information, visit

About iVerse Media and Comics Plus: Library Edition
iVerse Media is a leading digital content distributor focused on the world of comics and popular culture. Founded in 2008, the company was one of the first to launch digital comics on mobile devices. With millions of iVerse-powered products downloaded, the “iVerse Engine” continues to be one of the most popular and widely used platforms for reading digital comics in the world. In 2012, iVerse expanded its digital presence by launching Comics Plus for iOS, Android and the Web. The company is principally located in Waco, TX.

About IDW Publishing
Founded in 1999, IDW started as an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels, and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California, and has grown into a fully integrated media company that now includes IDW Games, IDW Entertainment, Top Shelf Productions, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry. For more information, visit

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