Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) January 29, 2009 — Grounded, Mark Sable’s coming-of-age superhero tale with a clever twist, is available now on iPhone and iPod Touch through Uclick, the #1 distributor of comics and games on mobile phones. All six issues of the acclaimed series are available for download on the iPhone App Store at $.99(US)cents each.
Grounded, written by Mark Sable and illustrated by Paul Azaceta, starts with the classic superhero-in-training premise, but quickly turns that premise on its ear. When Jonathan Shepherd discovers that his parents are secretly superheroes, he is sent to a special school for kids with superpowers, despite the fact that he has none himself. While other teenagers might wilt under those circumstances, Jonathan remains determined to prove he has the makeup of a hero.
“Some comic books only claim to have an everyman hero,” said Uclick CEO Douglas Edwards. “Grounded really has it. Jonathan is a hero in a way anyone can be, but few actually are.”
“Grounded is a six-issue character study that takes place in its own brightly colored, self-contained universe,” said Edwards. “Above all else, that makes it instantly accessible – a perfect fit for the Uclick iPhone player, because instant accessibility is what our player is all about.”
Uclick has created dozens of comic apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch in recent weeks, including Bone, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godland, Halo & Sprocket, as well as webcomic collections Pibgorn, Basic Instructions and We the Robots and the manga hit Dramacon.
The iPhone Uclick apps feature tap-and-swipe, panel-by-panel controls. The large multi-touch screen on the Apple devices enables clear, high-resolution presentation, but users can also utilize the zoom feature to get an even closer look at any panel.
To get Grounded and other favorite comic books, manga and graphic novels for the iPhone and iPod Touch go to the new Uclick Web App by typing Uclick.com into the Safari browser or visit the App Store on the iPhone or on iTunes.
UCLICK® is the leading digital entertainment provider of humor, comic strips, manga, graphic novels, editorial cartoons, and other content for desktop, web and mobile phones. Uclick is also the leading creator and distributor of crosswords, and other word and number puzzles. Partners featuring Uclick content include the leading consumer portals Yahoo!, MSNBC.com, New York Times, Slate.com, washingtonpost.com, CNN, USA Today, and AOL. Uclick features include the top brand franchises Garfield, Doonesbury, Calvin and Hobbes, Paul Frank, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TOKYOPOP, USA Today, Pat Sajak, Wyland, and many more. Uclick creative content and services are available through the GoComics.com website, U.S. mobile phone operators, the iTunes App Store, and other distributors worldwide. UCLICK, LLC is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, the leading newspaper syndicate and publisher of humor books and calendars in North America.
For more information on Uclick, visit www.uclick.com.