Editors' Note: You must be 17 years old to download this application. The download button opens the iTunes App Store, where you may continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed with an active iTunes account in order to download and install the software. This download may not be available in some countries.
Although the new version of Comics for iOS comes without the iTunes comics purchase functionality of previous releases, it stands out as a snappy comics reading app with a well-designed interface and a great Guided View reading mode.
Guided View reading: Comics for iOS's built-in Guided View comics reading technology allows you to read comics in full page view or in a panel-to-panel setup that uses the iPhone's relatively small display effectively to provide an enjoyable reading experience. It's like the "Spritz" reading app, as it allows you to instantly see a panel in the best fit possible on your screen.
Offers access to comics collections across all iOS devices: Since the comics you've purchased through past versions of the app are stored in your ComiXology account, you can access them from any iOS device on which this app is installed.
Intuitive interface: The app's user interface has virtually become a standard among comics reading apps. The new version retains the same layout and aesthetics, which makes it easy to use, even if you are new to this genre of software.
No iTunes-based in-app comics purchase: ComiXology used to support in-app purchases through iTunes, which were reliable, secure, convenient, and provided a seamless buying and reading experience. With the new setup, you need to visit the ComiXology website to buy comics, while to read the comics you've purchased, you have to download them from your ComiXology account. The buying process has become tedious.
No more control of content access: Apple's content restrictions and ratings have been eliminated with ComiXology's decision to break away from the iTunes comics purchasing setup. This is good for adults, but may not be a boon for parents who rely on Apple's content regulation on iTunes.
ComiXology's decision to remove iTunes-based comics purchases from its app makes Comics for iOS less appealing than before. It's pesky having to open another app to buy comics, but this change won't be enough to make most users want to switch to another comics reading platform. You can't easily ignore Comics' great Guided View, nor the app's pleasing overall design.
Top 20 Grossing iPad App for 2011, 2012 and 2013!"[Comixology] is like the iTunes of comic books." The New York Times Villains plotting. Vixens seducing. And heroes saving the day. For Marvel fanatics, DC devotees and comics newbies, Comixology instantly offers more than 40,000 digital comics and graphic novels with a simple click. Or tap. Click it, tap it, lick itwhatever you want, its your device. Whether youre hooked on caped crusaders, zombie slayers or inter-galactic love affairs, you will experience and enjoy comics like never before. Optimized for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and restyled to compliment iOS 7s new clean and simple design, Comixologys free app offers: -A vivid, cinematic reading experience with Guided View technology that lets you easily scan, zoom and flip pages (two pages at a time on iPad!)-Digital first titles you wont get anywhere else-Same day as print releases-Freebies every week-A massive collection of foreign language comics and classics-A buy once, read everywhere cloud-based platform with automatic sync across all of your devices-News, reviews, podcasts and reader recommendations from the obsessive staff at comixology.com Comixology's 45,000+ strong library includes:Marvel Comics: The Avengers, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Deadpool, Daredevil, Captain America, The Hulk, The Fantastic Four, Thor, Wolverine and moreDC Comics: Batman, Justice League, Superman, Man of Steel, Green Lantern, Smallville, The Dark Knight, Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Sandman and moreImage Comics: The Walking Dead, Saga, The Adventures of Spawn, and moreIDW: Star Trek, Doctor Who, Judge Dredd, G.I. Joe, Angel, Transformers, Bloom County, My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and moreDisney: Mickey Mouse, Cars, Toy Story, Donald Duck, Finding Nemo, The Lion King, Monsters, Inc., Tron, Epic Mickey and more Youll also find titles like Dilbert, Doonesbury, The Simpsons Comics, Red Sonja, The Green Hornet, Vampirella, Adventure Time, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Atomic Robo and (you guessed it) many more!Purchases made at comixology.com will sync across all of your supported iOS devices automatically. So theres no superpower necessary for you to be a superfan. Just download Comixology, and get ready to take comics further. "Comixology is changing how comics are read." TIME Magazine"Solves the problem of reading comics on the small screen." Wired Magazine"Best comic reader in the world! Our favorite (uncompensated) fan FIND US-------------------------------Web: comixology.comTwitter: @comixology Facebook: facebook.com/comixologyTumblr: http://comixology.tumblr.com
What's new in this version:
New in 3.5:*Wish List! One of our most requested features makes it to the big time. Yes! Just tap on the Wish List button to save a book for later.*MFF! Manga Fixed Format is a dedicated right-to-left full-page manga reading experience. Note: only available for certain books*Fixes! Another pass at improving Guided View stability on the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display. Things are looking buttery. Digital butter.