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Digital Comic Books Now Available for the iPhone and iPod Touch from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.

"Terminator Salvation" Digital Graphic Novel Debuts; Fans Can Read the Prequel to One of the Most Anticipated Films on Their iPhone and iPod Touch in Rich Detail

BURBANK, Calif. -- Warner Bros. Digital Distribution today announced the availability of the division's first digital comic book "Terminator Salvation" for the iPhone and iPod touch. Published by IDW, written by Dara Naraghi ("Lifelike") and art by Alan Robinson, this must-read multi-part graphic novel details a series of events that have transpired since Judgment Day and culminates with the story found in "Terminator Salvation" from Warner Bros. Pictures. The digital graphic novel is now available on the Apple App Store (www.itunes.com / http://tinyurl.com/ogv8n2) for $0.99 for each of five episodes or $3.99 for the full collection.

Created by leading app developer Genus, the "Terminator Salvation" prequel uses the powerful Kamikaze: Le Edition engine. This technology allows comic book images to be scaled down without loss of resolution or fidelity. It also provides comic book fans with the ability to easily flip through pages by shaking their wrist and zoom in and out by "pinching" the screen.

"We see digital comics as an exciting new growth category," said Thomas Gewecke, president, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. "Consumers want to extend the print experience to their handheld media devices and the iPhone and iPod touch are ideal platforms for delivering rich, immersive, visual experiences. We expect the "Terminator Salvation" prequel to be the first of many digital comic releases over the coming year."

The "Terminator Salvation" prequel, which includes a comic adaptation of the film's opening scene, is the first of many digital comics that will be launched on the Apple App store from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. Future series will include classic cartoons as well as well-known action titles.

About "Terminator Salvation: The Prequel"

The year is 2018. With John Connor as the voice of the resistance, the scattered remnants of humanity find themselves united against their common enemy: Skynet and its Terminators. Through a patchwork system of radio transmitters, hacked satellite phones, and encrypted computer networks, resistance leader Elena Maric in Detroit, and Nigerian mining engineer Bem Aworuwa, have formed an unlikely friendship and drawn up battle plans to take the fight to the Terminators!

Five action-packed issues are now available:

Terminator Salvation #1 (http://tinyurl.com/r9j2kr)

The year is 2018. With John Connor as the voice of the resistance, the scattered remnants of humanity find themselves united against their common enemy--Skynet and its Terminators. Through a patchwork system of radio transmitters, hacked satellite phones, and encrypted computer networks, resistance leader Elena Maric in Detroit and Nigerian mining engineer Bem Aworuwa have formed an unlikely friendship and drawn up battle plans to take the fight to the Terminators!

Terminator Salvation #2 (http://tinyurl.com/p4ltm3)

In the African country of Niger, tempers flare between Bem, Yusuf, and Lysette, as the ragtag group of refugees finalize their plans for an assault on the Skynet uranium mine. Meanwhile, in Detroit, survivalist Jackson Parker's suicide run against a T-600 is interrupted by the Resistance. Plus, more revelations about Commander Elena Maric's past history with John Connor.

Terminator Salvation #3 (http://tinyurl.com/qn88mh)

Back in Niger, Bem's plan to take out the uranium mine depends on the outcome of his face-off against a lone T-600. In Detroit, Michigan, Resistance leader Elena Maric's forces launch their all-out assault on the Terminator factories. But Skynet is not without its resources, and even the mysterious package airdropped in the middle of the desert may not be enough to turn the tide of operation "Sand in the Gears" in favor of the humans.

Terminator Salvation #4 (http://tinyurl.com/rxu7dr)

Operation "Sand in the Gears" is underway! In Detroit, the Resistance has engaged Skynet at the Terminator factory, but with Resistance bombers already in the air, time is running out for Elena's team to disable the plant's security grid. Some may die while others live, but as long as one human draws breath, the Resistance will carry on.

Terminator Salvation #5 (http://tinyurl.com/p94cnv)

The year is 2018, and the fight against Skynet enters its latest phase, post-Judgment Day. After Skynet has destroyed much of humanity in a nuclear holocaust, a group of survivors led by John Connor struggle to keep the machines from finishing the job. Get a first look at the new movie in this official adaptation teaser!

About Warner Bros. Digital Distribution

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) manages Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group's electronic distribution streams over existing, new and emerging digital platforms, including pay-per-view, electronic sell-through, video-on-demand, wireless and more. WBDD also oversees the WBHEG's worldwide digital strategy, partnerships in digital services and emerging new clients and business activities in the digital space.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: television's #1 prime time series CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; Hasbro's The Transformers, and the BBC's Doctor Who. IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. In April 2008, IDW released Michael Recycle, the first title from its new children's book imprint, Worthwhile Books. More information about the company can be found at http://www.idwpublishing.com.
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