When it comes to comic books, characters like The Avengers, Superman, and Wolverine get all the headlines, but for more than 70 years, Archie and his pals in Riverdale have been hanging out, having fun, and addressing everyday issues in the long-running family-friendly series from Archie Comics. And on July 18, iOS users will get to experience the escapades of Archie and friends firsthand when Archie: Betty of Veronica arrives in the App Store worldwide.
Earlier today ComiXology, in a partnership with iCv2, launched over 100 online storefronts capable of selling digital comics for independent retailers.
Participating retailers can now have a ComiXology-powered store and reader, making it possible to sell digital versions of top comics from major publishers, and local comic shops get to keep a percentage of the sale, too.
We love ourselves some comic books and have since we were very young. We're also big fans of digital books and have enjoyed reading on our iPhone for many years now. Unfortunately, the small screen of our phones don't make for an optimal graphic reading experience. Don't get us wrong: we used to read plenty of comics on our iPhones, but it wasn't great, panning through all those miniature panels.
Literally our first thought when we heard about the iPad was: that'll make comics reading a dream. And it has, but who's running this dream?
In a strange new patent by Apple, the company has discovered a way to make you the star of your own comic book. The patent, which was revealed by Patently Apple, describes a potential app that could take your game play history and compile it into a comic book that you could edit, read, and share with friends.