Comics for the iPhone Adds Marvel Titles

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Comixology's Comics for the iPhone and iPod touch expanded its list of available comic book titles on Thursday with the addition of Marvel to its lineup. Comics users can now buy and download issues from X-Men, Captain America, and more.

So far, the Joss Whedon and John Cassaday Astonishing X-Men series, the Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting Captain America, Marvel Zombies, X-23 and X-Men: Age of the Apocalypse are all available.

Titles are also available from other comic publishers such as Red 5, Image Comics, Zenescope, Asylum Press, and Top Cow.

Comics is available as a free download at Apple's App Store. Individual comic issues are priced at US$2.

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3 Comments

Jeff Gamet

Looks to me like comic publishers aren’t waiting to see if Apple really does release a tablet that’s tailored for ebooks and ecomics.

James

I agree, though I definitely think stuff like this needs more screen real estate in a serious way, and the Kindle just won’t do. Comics are one art form that absolutely benefits from a large two page spread. My intrigue for the possibilities of the tablet grows daily.

Keith Smith

I’m loving Comixology.  For the small screen, I like the “PowerPoint”/presentation method of panel by panel over the more expected page by page method used in other book readers.  I agree that sometimes layout demands viewing the whole thing, and Comixology seems to respect that and will give you the whole view first, then step you through the panels so you can read the text that wold be too small otherwise.  That being said, the one thing that I don’t like about it is its exclusivity - I wish it could sync the comics back to my Mac and allow viewing from there as well.  I don’t mind 99 cents an issue, but I notice Marvel’s additions are $1.99 per - I sampled Astonishing X-Men #1 as I used to read X-Men and am a Joss Whedon fan, and I’m on the fence on it - I liked it a lot but so to is $1.99 an issue.  A lot, for something trapped on my iPhone’s small screen.

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