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.
Hey, iPad owners! This one's for you. iPad apps tend to be more expensive than their smaller-screened counterparts, but luckily they go on sale just as often. This week we found iPad apps for making comic-book heroes out of you and your friends, apps to give you a reason to haul your trusty iPad to meetings, and a game that lets you take over the world. And you can get all of 'em for less than the price of a six-dollar burger...
We've all sat there through photo album after photo album, whether it's online or in print, and quite frankly, we're all a bit bored by now. Snap after snap of static images of your son's third birthday party? Yawn. Graduation photos of crowds then posed pics with diploma in hand next to mom? We'll pass. But if you could give your photo albums some pizazz, you might just catch our attention. The comic book version of your life? Now we're talking.
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