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Marvel Comics On Your iPhone!?

Now you can read Spider-Man AND text your Mom...

Now you can read Spider-Man AND text your Mom...


It is inevitable that comics will eventually go digital, and many already have. While there is a wide range of independent comic books that have been released through many different venues (iPhone, Amazon Kindle,) Marvel had yet to jump on board making comic books accessible digitally on anywhere other than their own website via subscription. This morning Marvel announced that they would be providing their comics for sale through four applications; ComiXology, iVerse, ScrollMotion and Panelfly. You can download any one of these applications on either your iPhone or your iTouch to access a rather vast collection of Marvel comics; none however are current issues. Bleeding Cool summed up what you get from each application and compared prices per comic book below. 


ComiXology   
(71 issues, $1.99 each)

  • Age of Apocalypse #1–6

  • Astonishing X-Men #1–24 (Full Whedon Cassaday run)
  • 
Captain America #1–30 (Brubaker, Epting)
  • 
Marvel Zombies #1–5
X-23 #1–6 

 
Panelfly
(84 issues, $0.99 each)

  • Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #1-25 (Lee, Ditko)
  • 
Amazing Spider-Man #519-524

  • Astonishing X-Men #1-24
  • 
Invincible Iron Man #1-16
X-23 #1-6
  • 
Age Of Apocalypse #1-6


iVerse
 (37 issues, $1.99 each)

  • Age of Apocalypse #1–6

  • Amazing Spider-Man #519–524

  • Astonishing X-Men #1–12

  • Captain America #1–6 (Brubaker, Epting)
  • 
Invincible Iron Man #1–6
X-23 #1–6
Will you be downloading the comics onto your iPhone or iTouch? Do you think that this format will change the way we read comic books indefinitely? 
24 Comments
Posted by Tamed

They should give you the app and the comics in one lump sum. I'd much rather pay $9.99 and get a few hundred digital comics included with the app, then pay for more from there.

Posted by johnny_spam

Wouldn't people be able to steal more comics if they went completly digital?

Posted by G-Man
@johnny spam: Not if they're protected.
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Posted by xerox_kitty

I'd do this... if I had an iPhone.  Guess I'll have to settle for taking photographs & setting that as the wallpaper instead :p

Edited by johnny_spam

Don't people still steal music online who's to say that won't be the case for comics?

Posted by No_Name_
@xerox-kitty said:
" I'd do this... if I had an iPhone.  Guess I'll have to settle for taking photographs & setting that as the wallpaper instead :p "
Oh, I forgot to mention....they are not available in the UK :(
Posted by TheOmegaMan

I don't know that is it inevitable that all comics are going digital. If they do I will no longer be a fan. It's just as simple as me liking to actually flip through a book.

Posted by GeekVariety

Okay let me interject for a second if i may. I have an iphone and trying to look at comics on it is a huge pain in the ass cause comics DO NOT WORK on such a small device plain and simple. Even with the ability to zoom and scroll it just ruins the comics cause so much gets lost cause of the size. All the delicate details are basically gone, splash pages are a nightmare to decipher and it just isnt a good media tool for looking at and reading comics. This is just not good, but maybe when the fabled mac tablet gets released this will be viable but til then dont waste your money.

Posted by xerox_kitty
@Babs said:
" @xerox-kitty said:
" I'd do this... if I had an iPhone.  Guess I'll have to settle for taking photographs & setting that as the wallpaper instead :p "
Oh, I forgot to mention....they are not available in the UK :( "
Still!?!  Good job I don't have an iPhone then... :(
Posted by rpaolasso

why would we text our mom? . . . . regardless, I like my comics the old fashion way. . . bag and boarded
Posted by No_Name_
@rpaolasso: Because you love her and she just texted you asking you to bring home a gallon of milk.
Posted by LFCMANIA

pissed off that you cannot get this in u.k
Posted by damswedon
@Babs said:
" Oh, I forgot to mention....they are not available in the UK :( "
Why Marvel? Why?
Posted by rpaolasso
@Babs:
she wouldn't do that. . . . 1) I'm not sure she even knows what a cell phone is, let alone texting and 2) I think she's lactose intollerant
Posted by No_Name_
@rpaolasso: 
 
  1. I taught her how
  2. Lactaid
Posted by Lantern Prime
@Babs said:
"

Now you can read Spider-Man AND text your Mom...


 
It is inevitable that comics will eventually go digital, and many already have. While there is a wide range of independent comic books that have been released through many different venues (iPhone, Amazon Kindle,) Marvel had yet to jump on board making comic books accessible digitally on anywhere other than their own website via subscription. This morning Marvel announced that they would be providing their comics for sale through four applications; ComiXology, iVerse, ScrollMotion and Panelfly. You can download any one of these applications on either your iPhone or your iTouch to access a rather vast collection of Marvel comics; none however are current issues. Bleeding Cool summed up what you get from each application and compared prices per comic book below. 


ComiXology   
(71 issues, $1.99 each)

  • Age of Apocalypse #1–6

  • Astonishing X-Men #1–24 (Full Whedon Cassaday run)
  • 
Captain America #1–30 (Brubaker, Epting)
  • 
Marvel Zombies #1–5
X-23 #1–6 

 
Panelfly
(84 issues, $0.99 each)

  • Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #1-25 (Lee, Ditko)
  • 
Amazing Spider-Man #519-524

  • Astonishing X-Men #1-24
  • 
Invincible Iron Man #1-16
X-23 #1-6
  • 
Age Of Apocalypse #1-6


iVerse
 (37 issues, $1.99 each)

  • Age of Apocalypse #1–6

  • Amazing Spider-Man #519–524

  • Astonishing X-Men #1–12

  • Captain America #1–6 (Brubaker, Epting)
  • 
Invincible Iron Man #1–6
X-23 #1–6
Will you be downloading the comics onto your iPhone or iTouch? Do you think that this format will change the way we read comic books indefinitely?  "

Eh when are they gonna start doing this?
Posted by No_Name_
@Lantern Prime: Hence the "now"
Posted by Lantern Prime
@Babs said:
" @Lantern Prime: Hence the "now" "

I didn't see that?
Posted by BallGame

Sweeet

Posted by Ikkybooger

I can safely say that  I won't ever be buying a digital comic. I like to have the actual physical comic when I read it. It's not the same on a screen. Plus, there's no joy in collecting them digitally.  And I like my trips to the comic store.   

Posted by Lantern Prime
@Ikkybooger said:
"I can safely say that  I won't ever be buying a digital comic. I like to have the actual physical comic when I read it. It's not the same on a screen. Plus, there's no joy in collecting them digitally.  And I like my trips to the comic store.    "

Im with you on that.
Posted by GeekVariety
@LFCMANIA: there are ways around this, just saying you could get this in the UK if you REALLY wanted to.
Posted by Media_Master

Good for those that have an iphone.

Posted by Journey Into Chaos

I think i'll get the aps, but still buy the comics ^^, thanks for the info