Spider-Man and Captain America have rarely looked better than on the iPad's 9.7-inch touchscreen
Marvel Comics Review
by on June 5, 2010
We’ve heard many a comic book devotee announce that this may be the overriding reason to buy the iPad. And why not?
Because this is something the Sony Readers and Amazon Kindles of the world can never achieve; Full colour, interactive graphic novels, as the artist intended and instantly downloadable to the device.
It features an decent range of titles, from The Avengers to Wolverine, which mostly span numerous decades within each stable.
Older titles cost a reasonable £1.19 to download to the device, and some issues are available for free but at the moment new issues aren’t available.
We’d love to be able to subscribe to our favourite titles at the same time that they hit the shelves of our local Forbidden Planet store and also purchase trade publication titles which see 8-issues come together in the full story arc.
The reproduction is brilliant and is exactly as you’d hope, with interactive page-turning from right to left. Double-tapping zooms to the next frame, and then continuing to flip though, smartly moves between the frames just like in the old Batman TV show.
Titles can be previewed or bought in print from within the app, but anything downloaded is yours to store on the device forever.
So far this is one of the marquee apps for the iPad, providing a true reason for comic enthusiasts to splash the cash on Apple’s new device.
Buy this app: Download the Marvel Comics app now
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