Given the advanced technology in the future worlds of "The Terminator” and "Star Trek,” it’s perhaps not surprising that the comic books based on these franchises are among the first big-name comic books making the leap to the iPhone. Publishers IDW and Dark Horse have made "Star Trek” and "Terminator” comic books available in the iPhone App Store this summer, tying in to the release of the movies "Star Trek” and "Terminator Salvation.” The first iPhone comic book from veteran publisher Dark Horse is "Terminator: Death Valley.” In Death Valley, Calif., two Terminators have been sent back in time to kill John Connor as a boy. Each of the four issues is available for 99 cents from the App Store. The story also is available in print as part of "Terminator Omnibus” Vol. 2, which contains "Death Valley” and four other "Terminator” miniseries for $24.95. "Death Valley” is by Alan Grant and Steve Pugh and originally was published in 1998. "Death Valley” is meant to be the first in a line of comics apps from Dark Horse. "This is an evolution for the comics industry, and we look forward to bringing our tradition of innovation and creativity into this new medium,” Dale LaFountain, chief information officer of Dark Horse, said in a release. IDW’s "Terminator Salvation” prequel also is available on the iPhone, with each of the five issues going for 99 cents or the entire graphic novel for just $3.99. Warner Bros. and IDW Publishing present the "Terminator Salvation” graphic novel prequel, which takes readers through a series of events that have transpired since Judgment Day, leading up to "Terminator Salvation”. IDW made its entry onto the iPhone in late 2008 with "Star Trek Archives” and gained even more momentum with "Star Trek: Countdown,” a prequel to the 2009 "Star Trek” movie. Selected "Star Trek” comics from IDW are available via iVerse, which also distributes iPhone comics from Red 5, Image, Archie Comics, Antartic Press, Boom! Studios and others.
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