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07-29-2009, 04:01 PM
I know this is the place for "online" comics, but since I didn't see a place specifically for iPhone / mobile comics, I figured I'd post here.

Do many of you download iPhone and/or Android comics? If so, do you have any preferences? iVerse (http://www.iversecomics.com/) ? uClick (http://www.uclick.com/) ? ComiXology (http://www.comixology.com/news/46/Comics-by-comiXology-iPhone-app-debuts) ?

I think the iVerse comics may be better than the uClick at this point, though I'm not sure if uClick has updated their software.

What looks promising is PanelFly (http://www.panelfly.com/) , which allows you to read regular comic pages as opposed to cut-up panels.

I've downloaded a few: Proof, Godland, Bone. Of all of these, only Proof seemed to make the translation to mobile OK.

Anybody have any thoughts?

08-02-2009, 02:52 PM
Guess no one is interested? Well, thought I'd share my own experience.

I just downloaded the ComiXology app. What's nice is that the iPod/Touch 3.0 software allows you to do "in app" purchases, so that everything is in one place, instead of having a seperate app for each issue.

They have several free issues, and I downloaded the #1 issue of "Classwar", a comic apparently created by Robin Williams (had never heard of it before, but the art is nice).

I think they're finally figuring out this mobile thing. Easy to zoom in on a point on the screen, simple navigation. Better than the uClick or iVerse stuff to date.

I'm still eager to try PanelFly, but it doesn't look like they are available yet.

Jason Arthur
08-04-2009, 08:45 AM
I have Comixology and it's pretty awesome. It's super easy to learn to use (click the right part of the screen to move to the next panel. Left part to go back. Rotate device to accommodate for landscape/portrait panels. Double click or pinch to zoom).

It's inspired me to want to convert my comics over.

-- J

08-05-2009, 12:28 AM
The zoom feature is key. And its what seemed lacking in previous mobile comic apps.

Jason Arthur
08-05-2009, 09:56 AM
Yeah, I actually had a nice feeling come over me while reading Elephantmen on there (it's a freebie) and seeing what all you could do with this. It's the future of comics.

-- J

08-05-2009, 10:36 AM
I love the ComiXology app, but I'm a little bias considering we're putting our library of comics through that. Just checked the PanelFly site, not really clear on how you read the comic, will it zoom in? I couldn't get the demo to display.

Grant Perkins
08-05-2009, 11:31 AM
I'm using a nokia 5800. What's the best comic book reader for that?

Jason Arthur
08-05-2009, 02:24 PM
I'm using a nokia 5800. What's the best comic book reader for that?

An iPod Touch.

Hehehe, I kid. I'm not sure what companies are making apps or readers for mobile devices other than the Apple stuff. Would be interesting to see what else is out there, but I doubt anyone is doing it as brilliantly as Comixology.

-- J

08-05-2009, 10:42 PM
I know that iVerse Media also offers their comics for Android based phones.

Funny, I don't think those guys were at San Diego. And even ComiXology and PanelFly were only handing out flyers at the uClick panel.