Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics App Review
Reviewed on 04/04/2010 by

Our Rating: 80 /100 (★★★★☆ )

Marvel Comics App Review

The Marvel Comics iPad App is a comic book reader developed by Comixology that lets you read your favorite Marvel comics from your iPad.

The app allows you to download directly from the Marvel comic book store and seamlessly flip through comics by sliding across the screen. The store itself is set up very similar like iTunes and has 500+ comics to choose from. You can access the comic book store directly through the app and download any comic for $1.99. All the classics are there, from: Spiderman, X-Men, Hulk, Avengers, Fantastic 4, Iron Man, and more.

To commemorate the launch of the iPad, Marvel is offering free downloads of the following comics:

  • Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #546
  • Fantastic Four (1997) #570
  • New Avengers (2004) #1
  • Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #547
  • Hulk (2008) #1
  • New Avengers (2004) #2

The app allows you to read through your favorite comics one at a time and offers an excellent glimpse into the iPad’s reading capabilities. The only knock I have against the app is that I had a lot of trouble bringing up the hidden menu to return to the Apps main page. There are no on-screen buttons and navigation is done through pop-up menu that you tap. The only problem  is it’s not intuitive and not always easy to bring the menu up.

However, comic book lovers everywhere will throughly enjoy this app as we move into the age of paperless :-)

Available for free at the Apple AppStore:


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