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Marvel comics in your pocket

Marvel Comics brings the largest U.S. comic book publisher to the iPhone with an interesting, but effective, way to read your favorite Marvel comic books.

Marvel Comics brings the largest U.S. comic book publisher to the iPhone and iPad with an interesting, but effective, way to read your favorite Marvel comic books. The interface of the app, before you start actually reading, includes buttons across the bottom to view My Comics (comics downloaded to your device), Featured titles, Free titles, a Top 25 list, and a Browse button, so you can sort by series, creator, genre, and other criteria. Clearly, the Marvel Comics app was made to sell and view comics, with several titles you can buy going all the way back to "Spider-Man 1," released in 1963. Most issues are priced at about $1.99.

The interesting thing about the Marvel Comics app is how you view an actual issue. The app displays each panel by itself and lets you zoom in on artwork with a double tap. A swipe of your finger moves on to the next panel, but with larger panels, the swipe can zoom out farther to reveal more of the action--a unique method of revealing more of the story. Overall, if you're a fan of comic books and the Marvel Comics universe, this app offers an easy way to search for and purchase new issues and a great way to experience comic books on the go.

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