MARVEL COMICS app on Android, featuring the world’s most popular super heroes!
Introducing the MARVEL COMICS app on Android, featuring the world’s most popular super heroes! Download hundreds of comic books featuring your favorite characters -— including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more -- on your mobile device or tablet with the touch of a button. You’ll experience Marvel’s greatest series and stories like never before, with your choice of guided view (an animated, panel-by-panel path through the comic), or by using regular device controls to zoom and pan your way through pages of sizzling story and amazing artwork!
Each of your downloads will be protected and backed up when you use your Marvel.Com account, meaning the next time you lose or upgrade your device you’ll find your comics waiting to be read again!
The Marvel comics application allows you to buy and read the latest Marvel comics on your phone, using a brilliant system that isolates each panel and dynamically zooms in on text as and when it should be read. This system transforms your comic reading experience and is the same as seen in the already released DC Comics application, yet seems to be executed a little better on the Marvel Comics application. On the DC Comics app I found I was having to manually zoom to read words even after the application had panned and zoomed, but the Marvel Comics application zooms in the right amount to make the words legible for me. A nice if uninspired collection of free comics (including the brilliantly moving Amazing Spiderman 36 set as the World Trade Center falls) allows the user to try the application out, and there are quite a few premium ones to buy through the built in store.
One concern is that Marvel haven't embraced digital as fully as DC have so not as many comics are online yet, meaning the connoisseur may find quite a bit missing from what they expect to find. Still, the main storylines and events are being added more quickly now and filler is slowly making its way online so the available content is expanding every day.
One concern about this application which is not mentioned in the application description is that the Marvel Comics subscriptions don't currently work through it. You'll still have to use the web application for that purpose or pay for comics a second time. Hopefully they'll sort that out in a future update as this is a promising application that is helping to bring me back to comic books.
Verdict - I know it's a cliche, but Make Mine Marvel again!
Price: FREE | Size: 1.8MB | Transferable to SD card? Yes | Widget? No