In a move that could augur a trend that will fundamentally change the world of comics, IDT Internet Mobile Group (IMG), a division of the IDT Corporation, has acquired a controlling interest in IDW Publishing.  IMG also announced the formation of Zedge Studios to develop and license content for distribution through Web and mobile platforms. 

Moshe Berger, former head of IDT Entertainment, who is now in charge of IDT, is pleased with the acquisition of IDW saying: 'IDW Publishing's stellar reputation in the comics and graphic novel arenas and its emphasis on original intellectual properties in the action and horror genres are a perfect fit for Zedge Studios.' 

IDW's roster, which includes both original properties like 30 Days of Night, which have made inroads into other media, and licensed major media titles such as Transformers, CSI, Star Trek, 24, and Scarface, appears to be a good fit with IDT's plans for developing Zedge Studios into a major presence on the Web and a prime purveyor of graphic entertainment to mobile devices.