Are You DC Or Marvel? 5 Comic Reading Apps For Android
For those who appreciate comic book art, there may be no better feeling than flipping the pages of your favourite artwork after searching for it in the local store. The comic reading apps we are about to mention here are not meant to replace that experience – but rather to enhance it. Should you want to keep you collector’s editions safe, you can always have a few digital versions installed to keep you company on trips or just as an alternative to your paperback treasures.
Here are a few cool comic reading apps and stores for your artsy needs. From Marvel to DC, you will be able to take your favourite reads anywhere you go and not worry about damaging them.
Comic Rack is a reader app that allows you to read all sorts of e-comics anywhere you are and is optimized for both smartphones and tablets. The app is divided into two main sections: the Library (where your collection is stored) and the Reader (where you can do the actual reading). You can easily upload your selected e-comics to the library and group them under various group names. The app also features a home screen widget, thanks to which you can access your library directly from the home screen.
Comics by Comixology
Comixology is a popular online platform and a source of great comic content from top publishers, like DC, Marvel and other big names. You can visit cosmixology.com any time to purchase or read lots of great works online. When it comes to their mobile application, Comics (available on both Android and IOS) is a reader tool for all the purchases you make on the website. Just like the previous reader, Comics is adopted for reading on a big or small screen. One notable factor is that the application is closed – meaning you will only be able to use it for reading works from Cosmixology website. True, the selection on the website is extensive – but this is something to consider if you would like have a more open-source platform.
Perfect Viewer is a free reader and the one that will allow you to read your own comics without any tie-ins or integrated stores. So if you have your own collection already uploaded – this may be a great and free tool for reading your favourite pieces on a smartphone or tablet. The app has a simple and easy-to-navigate interface, while sporting a nice set of features, like various formats support and various reading options (including the right-to-left for Japanese Manga).
Marvel fans, rejoice! You can now have all of your favourite titles in one place, with access to archives and newest editions – all by Marvel. It works just like Netflix and you will need to subscribe for a month ($10) or a year ($70) to gain access to all this goodness in the form of over 13, 000 issues. You can bookmark issues to read offline, but there is a limit of 12 pieces – and if you want to read more, you will have to make sure you have Wi-Fi access – which will give you access to all the collection items.
Madefire is an integrated tool, featuring both a reader and a marketplace. What makes the application special and different from the other contenders in the list is the support of Motion Comics. Motion Comics are animated stories, including sound, movement, interactive features and lots of other add-ons. You will find works from various publishers, like DC or Dark Horse and will be able to read classically formatted works, as well as the ones made specifically for Madefire.