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.
The iPhone and iPad have done incredible things for the comic book industry, and now it’s possible --and so, so easy -- to use your iOS device to get some of the very best comics available. With Comic-Con, the ultimate festival of geek starting, we thought we’d take a look at some of the awesome comic books available on the iOS platforms.
There are plenty of digital comics being unveiled as the San Diego Comic-Con 2011 kicks off on Thursday, but nowhere is the digital realm being mined more for interactive and rich media extras more than Graphicly, who are helping comic creators expand their horizons like never before.
The San Diego Comic-Con International 2011 kicks off on Thursday, and one of the most downloaded mobile game characters of all time is getting a rousing introduction at the event -- making the leap from game to a new digital comic series based on the popular Cut the Rope.
Let’s face it: We’re all looking for ways to spice up mundane photos, otherwise apps such as Instagram wouldn’t have explosive growth. If your interests lean more toward comic books, a new universal app has just hit the store that could very well swoop in and save the day for your tired old snapshots.
If you’ve been pumped up since seeing Marvel’s comic book hero Thor brought to life on the big screen last weekend, you may equally excited by the company’s small-screen edition, in the form of a new game that just hit the App Store.
Don’t howl in outrage, but comic books have always been a primarily disposable product. They tear if mishandled, and as any collector will tell you, faded ink and bent pages are inevitable if comics aren’t properly stored. Although iOS developers hardly invented digital comics, the iPad’s big, beautiful, portable screen makes the comic readers in the App Store a worthy alternative to delicately stowing and indexing each issue of Batman in a vacuum-sealed container.
On Monday, we got a chance to chat via email with the Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for DC Entertainment at Warner Bros., John Rood. He took some time out from prepping for this week's Comic Con activities to tell us a little bit about the DC's plans for the iPad, and where the comic book industry may be heading now that there are new mediums to digitally distribute their titles.