Late Thursday, New York-based developer comiXology released its free PullList app for iOS. The app allows comic fans to create virtual pull lists, or pre-order comics for pick up from comiXology-connected local stores.
"The PullList App was created as a great discovery tool for new comics because it provides complete transparency into what’s being pulled on a weekly basis exposing comic fans to new titles that may be of interest to them," said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology.
In honor of Comic Con, we've put together a list of some of the finest comic viewing apps this side of Gotham City. Sift through these timeless apps and desktop software to fully immerse your inner comic book geek, and then shy away when your friends stare are you with disdain for professing you have human super powers because you were bitten by a mosquito. Then again, they're probably just doing so because a human-mosquito combo doesn't sound very frightening, now does it?
The genres that didn't benefit from the Kindle e-book market grayscale explosion were comics and manga. The early rumors of the iPad with its big full-color screen had to have comics publishers big and small salivating at the new publishing opportunities. So, it was pretty much guaranteed once Marvel joined the iDevice hit parade that DC Comics couldn't be too far behind. Batman fans rejoice, that day has arrived.
Apparently yet another industry might soon get their panties in a new
bind about piracy, as though there were ever anything that could be done
about it. Piracy issues and complaints go back to the days of sheet
music publishers and the complaints have little changed. They've just
There is a lot of noise about Apple's mythical tablet being some kind
of idealized electronic reader (the Kindle killer). But right now, some print
publishers (apart from Amazon) are getting in on the ground floor.
While none of the offerings are currently the newest material in their
catalog, Marvel Comics is partnering with some app developers for the
iPhone to bring comics to the small screen. If the sampling is any
indication of how well comics can be done on a 3.5-inch screen, I can
hardly wait for Apple to bust out the 10.7-inch tablet.