So last Friday i got an iPad. The main reason i got one was for reading comics. Yep, that’s pretty much it. Ever since i quit the comic book store, i really didn’t feel like buying monthly comics at full price. $3-$4 for a 20 page story is just too steep for me. Then there is the fact that they start taking up all kinds of space in my small apartment. It was getting to the point where i was selling off my monthly issues and purchasing the Trade Paperbacks and Hardcover versions of the books. Those take up room too. The best thing about digital comics is that they are only $2, they don’t take up any space, i only need to purchase any given book once and it allows me to read it on my laptop, iPhone and iPad.
The books look great on the iPad. Sometimes, when you use the zoom in feature, the images can get a bit on the blurry side. But other than that, i can buy, read and store as many comics as i want without leaving my couch.
Right now i use Comixology, Image Comics and DC Comics apps. They are all created by Comixology and work pretty great. The downloads are fast, the books look good. Every now and then the apps freeze up, but that is more on the iPhone than the iPad. It has been great catching up on some of my series this past week, but i fear that i am getting too addicted to them. I read about 25 books in the last week. Luckily half of that was purchase on a iTunes giftcard.
If you own an iPhone or iPad i recommend downloading one of these apps and checking it out. There is a large variety of free comics that you can choose from and check out. I know that people like the way books feel or whatever, heck, i am still buying the Green Lantern and Madman hardcovers, but i think digital comics are great! They are good for the environment, they do not take up space and they are backlit! Now i just need to find a Marvel book that interests me.
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