Seems like this is the kind of Wednesday that the term “hump day” was designed for. Apple kept us on our toes by releasing updates to OS X Lion and Safari today, and the rest of the tech world has been hard at work doing the same on what’s generally a ho-hum day of the week. In case you happen to be downloading those aforementioned updates and need some reading material, here’s the latest for Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
Traditionally speaking, making quality-looking comic books takes serious writing chops, careful storyboard planning, and a high measure of artistic ability. For both casual comic fans and hardcore enthusiasts who've dreamed of crafting their own creative amateur comics for fun (but possess zero drawing skills), ComicBook! makes it easy to put hilarious strips together on your iPad in a matter of minutes with only the most minimal effort.
Where were you in 1983? If you were like us, chances are you were feeding quarters into classic arcade games like Dragon’s Lair, the Don Bluth creation which has survived the test of time, and has now made its debut as a comic book app.
Well, if you're a jailbreaker the you know this was quite a week in the news, and if you care at all about the Internet, you know this was the week the online communities came together to defeat some truly heinous legislation. And if you missed any of that, we've got the hottest stories of the week just waiting for you right here and now.
Poor Superman. Because of his nigh-invulnerability and near-endless array of preposterous superpowers, DC Comics' star-spangled superhero has had trouble forcing himself into the same video game mold that works so well with many other men (and women) in tights. Chillingo's Superman for iPhone attempts to solve that conundrum with a novel take on the hero's arsenal.
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m tellin’ you why: Santa Claus is coming to town! That’s right, folks, the Christmas weekend is here and the fat man will be slipping down the chimney to gorge on your milk and cookies mere hours from now. Last chance to get those gift requests in! It’s also your last chance to read some “hot off the press” tech news before Christmas, so here’s the latest for Friday, December 23, 2011.
Bam! Pow! Regardless of whether or not you’ve seen the Batman television series from the '60s, you’re probably familiar with the pop-cultural trope of using visual onomatopoeia to induce an appropriately “comic book-y” feel to any given medium. And if you’ve ever felt the urge to create your own homage to camp violence or schlocky melodrama in paneled form, now you can with your iOS device.
Even if you've never stepped foot in a comic book store in your life, you don't have to sit out on the action. Comic book readers for iOS let anyone indulge in stories of adventure and superheroes. In honor of Comic-Con, we found 10 of the best -- some are free apps that let you buy comics as in-app purchases, and others are paid library apps where you upload digital comics you already own. But at least one should suit every true believer's needs.
If you’re a fan of Star Wars and also an avid shopper at the Dark Horse Digital Store, you’d better hide your wallet -- the publisher and LucasFilm have just unleashed a maelstrom of digital comics for your laptop, iPhone or iPad and you’ll wanna buy ‘em all.