You’re scared of mice and spiders, but oh-so-much greater is your fear that one day the two species will cross-breed to form an all-powerful race of mice-spiders, who will immobilize human beings in giant webs in order to steal cheese.
Lines like that made a generations of young adults fall in love with writer, actor, comedian and all round lovely-chap Simon Pegg, star of Spaced, Big Train, Sean of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. And How to Win Friends and Influence People, but we don’t like to talk about that. The titular hero now has his own £.179 iPad/iPhone/Android app chronicling his comic adventures.
Taken from the pages of his recently released autobiography Nerd Do Well (which it essentially advertises but in a fun and original way) The Adventures of Simon Pegg is digital comic, with full screen or panel-by-panel navigation. If you’ve not read a digital comic before I should point out they are pretty much perfect on tablets. A little too niche to describe as a “killer app” for tablets maybe, but it’s magic being able to have all of “The Authority” or “Scud the Disposable Assassin” in the palm of your hand. Full screen comics are great, and panel by panel (in some cases) can really bring a
The app also features character biographies with lots of details on Pegg’s alter-ego, his faithful robotic manservant Canterbury and the flame haired French cat burglar The Scarlet Panther. Other added content includes wallpapers, which you can use as background for you phone (or just gaze at). There is also a bit more info on Mr Pegg, a free sample chapter from Nerd Do Well.
There are also lots of sharing options that enable readers to share single panels via email, Facebook Connect or Twitter – something which is also pretty cool. There is also a shortcut to following Simon Pegg on Twitter – but if you’ve gone through all the trouble of downloading an app then you probably already have that. £1.79 from a Marketplace or App store near you.