View Full Version : Like comics? Got an iPad?
01-05-2011, 07:49 PM
You can now get Spinner Rack books for your iPad via the Cloud 9 Comix app! You can even read the first issue of Honor Brigade for free! Free app, free book...free is good!
01-06-2011, 06:54 AM
Did I mention FREE? FREE!!!
01-06-2011, 08:24 AM
Thanks for pointing that out - I just got an iPad for Christmas and I've been exploring the various comic apps for a small article I want to write (and because I love comics and am enjoying reading them on here). I'll make sure to check this one out!
It's weird, but I've found that Boom!, IDW and Image do a MUCH better job with their digital content than Marvel or DC - Marvel's app is downright horrible, unfortunately. Maybe the smaller press folks are just better at adapting to change, but I suspect my read list from those companies will increase a lot faster than from the Big 2.
01-06-2011, 08:59 AM
I dunno, I think DC has done very well with releasing books digitally. Much better than Marvel has in my opinion. Better selection, releasing books digitally that haven't been available in print for years and they've had many more same day releases than Marvel.
I use all the various apps for the different publishers and I find myself most often getting books from Image and DC.
But yeah, it seems like Image has really taken the ball and run with it. I've been able to catch up with whole digital series of stuff like Chew, Elephantmen, Invincible and Walking Dead.
The Cloud 9 app seems to be good one, very similar the Comixology app. Right now I have a few of my books on there but eventually everything I've done will be available for the iPad via Cloud 9.
01-06-2011, 11:31 AM
DC has done better than Marvel, certainly, but Marvel's bar is so low here that it isn't tough. DC isn't doing poorly - nearly across the board 1.99$ pricing isn't optimal, but it isn't terrible either, and the inclusion of all the Zuda books at 0.99$ apiece is making me check-out some titles I would've ignored otherwise - but their selection is TERRIBLE in many aspects. Five completely random issues of Vertigo comics from the middle of runs and nothing else for the whole imprint? 3 issues of Detective Comics? 10 issues of Action? I know converting old issues will be slow, but they aren't even trying to keep up with new ones.
Boom! Doesn't do as good a job as Image unfortunately keeping books current. Image is also the only one to sell 'trades' I think, which is too bad. IDW has an eclectic selection, but they're worth checking out for all the weird, cheap books they offer - Tank Girl issues, for example, are only 0.99$ per, which is awesome.
I definitely agree that Image seems to be the best so far.
I'll download Cloud 9 as soon as I get off work, and I'm excited to check out your work!
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