Comics are awesome, everyone loves comics. Its that one part of our awesome childhood that becomes a part of us, stays with us and tickles our balls. What? Oh! So it’s just me?
Right. Moving on.. as we got swept along in the storm of the technological revolution, we find ourselves surrounded with tablets and smartphones that can store thousands of comics in one place. With such great convenience, “comes” bitchy girlfriends. My ex-girlfriend told me that it was either her or the comics (and the videogames). Long story short, I let her go and she trashed my PC. That Bitch! Now while i plot my revenge, you check out the top 11 awesome comic book apps for android. Here we go..
Have a favorite one that’s not on the list? Let us know in the comments..
Tapastic is a yet another comic book app similar to Emanata Comics that features works including webcomics and visual stories by independent artists. The app boasts about it’s wide range of content: from comedy to horror. Unlike Emanata where you have to contact the back-end team for publishing your work, Tapastic lets you publish your comics through your very own account without any hassles. Apart from the iPad / Android, you can also view comics on their website.
Comixology was the first awesome digital comic reading experience that i came across on android. Comixology has no loyalty to any publisher whatsoever and flaunts an impressive number of 40,000+ comics in its library. Containing a wide variety of genres including best sellers like Batman, Avengers, The Walking dead to vintage classics like The Wizard of Oz that you can buy or/and read for free as well. Comixology features it’s unique Guided View that lets you scan, zoom and flip pages. The app makes use of it’s cloud-based platform, where the comics, once bought get automatically synced to all your devices like iOS, Android and PC. The app also proudly brags about putting out the comic’s digital release on the same day as it’s print release.
Download: Google Play
Manga (Japanese comics), have been a core part of the Japanese culture since 1950s. In 2009, Japanese publishing industry was worth 5.5 billion dollars. Not to forget about its undeniably huge worldwide audience like US, India, Canada, UK etc. where in Europe and Middle East countries alone the market was worth 250 million dollars. Well sweet-mother-of-god, such impressive statistics deserve an app that does justice to such talented works. Manga Plus Reader one such app that lets you browse by category, search, download and read manga series from its extensive library including famous series like Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Death Note, Fairy Tail etc. The mangas displayed are of good quality, zoomable, lickable.. i mean swipeable and meant for offline reading only. The user interface is quite simple and intuitive, However the app features no option to share your manga on social media or anything to customize your reading experience (except for the ability to zoom) but it definitely seems to do the job just fine. Definitely worth a checkout, I’d say.
Download: Google Play
Well nothing much to say here. It’s Marvel, you know? No, not your stripper “Marvel”, the publishing company ffs! The one that the Walt-fu*king-Disney Compay bought for 4.24 billion dollors. That’s right. Walt Disney owns Star Wars and Marvel. Yep, we are fu*cked. Get ready soon enough to see luke join the pink side and Iron man fart rainbows from his repulsors. Anyways, here’s the Marvel Comic’s app. UI design pretty much similar to DC Comics and Comixology app. Uses Guided View which improves your overall reading experience. Cloud connected and multi-platformed so you can view / modify your comic collection from any of your preferred platforms and it will get updated everywhere. Lots of free comics to go around for freeloaders and first time users. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.
Many people don’t know Dark Horse Comics. What? You don’t either? Well, stop scratching your diddly my friend. You’ve heard of Star Wars? they’ve got their comics. Big fan of Halo and Mass Effect? Yep, they’ve got their comics. You saw the Hellboy movie, right? and a fan of “Buffy the Vampire” series, are you? Well then, titty sprinkles!!.. i mean, they’ve got their comics…sheit. Anyways, UI is simple, smooth and intuitive and their are plenty of free comics to go around for everyone. The overall reading experience is satisfying. Dark Horse Comics too is cloud based and multiplatformed (Phone, Tablet, PC) so you can buy, read and manage your comics with ease from anywhere.