I'm curious to hear what people think of Comixology's iPad app (it's the same basic app that DC and Marvel apps use)? Specifically, the feature where you can read one panel at a time.
In the panel-by-panel view (or "guided view" or whatever the hell they call it), you usually see only one panel at a time. It's kind of a cool concept, because sometimes there are inter-page spoilers in comics, where the last panel in a page ruins the suspense of earlier panels. This "guided view" on the comixology/DC/Marvel apps is probably an attempt to cure the size limitations on the iPhone and iPad, but it also increases the suspense of reading comics because you never know what's going to happen in the next panel. It does increase the suspense. The effect works really well on some comics, but not well on others.
The problem is, comic pages are generally meant to be viewed as a whole. You can fix this somewhat with settings. My default reading preference is to use panel-by-panel view, than have it show the full page after you read the last panel. Then it gives you each panel in turn, then the full page before moving to the next page.
Anyway, it's an interesting, but I'm sort of undecided on it. I wonder if anyone else has tried it?