IDW's Tainted Love early to iPhone – alternate covers revealed

While the hardcopies don’t hit comic shops until February 24th, more than a week after Valentine’s Day, the holiday one-shot is available now in the iTunes store for two bucks. It’s nice to read it a little early, but the better part is that the variety covers, at least in tiny form, can be seen.

The “Slime Loves You” cover is of particular interest, since the other two are the only ones available online to date;

The story summary from IDW;

Love is in the air-literally!-as Winston befriends an attractive woman with a ghostly problem in her apartment. But trapping the love-struck apparition proves to be more complicated than the Ghostbusters originally thought. Can Winston step up and save the day? Just how far will Peter go to find a date? And do Ray and Egon ever stop to think about girls, or is it always about trans-dimensional ectoplasmic anomolies with those two?

[UPDATE] It’s a nice little story, which I think might be the strongest yet of all the IDW books. The story wasn’t overreaching in its epic-ness (like fighting ghosts as ghosts or time traveling), wasn’t too on the nose with its homages (A Christmas Carol Redux), and best of all, the characters are spot on. It’s a simple bust done well and it’s something we don’t get enough of.

Plus, I’ll be interested to see which proppers fall all over themselves rushing to be “first” on this one… you’ll see what I mean.

Ghostbusters on iTunes

Why, yes, technically I’m perfectly capable of creating my own iPhone/iPod ready version of Ghostbusters. But if I weren’t, I could, at this very moment, buy it on iTunes. So far, I can only confirm it’s available in the US/Canadian iTunes store.

Oh, who am I kidding. I’m buying a copy. Be warned though – it’s relatively cheap at $9.99 a copy ($3.99 to rent – but why?), but massive in size, at 1.17Gigs. Yeesh! Thanks to pkNRG for the heads up – I actually went looking for it when I first got my player, but it wasn’t there. And they say wishes don’t come true…