Top 5 Apps for Reading Comic Books on Android Phones
Android smartphones are now the dominant force in the mobile phone market with new handsets seemingly being released on a weekly basis. If you are a fan of comic books, then it will definitely be to your benefit to have an Android phone. A wide range of comic book reading apps now means that it is now possible to read every comic you can think of without ever having to visit a book store again.
With so many apps available, it can be hard to decide which is best. This list of the top 5 apps for reading comic books on Android phones should help you in your decision. And of course reading comic books on phones with huge screens is the best, so Samsung’s Galaxy Note or the upcoming Galaxy S3 seem to be the best choices.
1) Comics by ComiXology
Arguably the best comic book reader on iOS is now available on Android and Comics by ComiXology is the only place to find Marvel and DC in the same place at the same time. The collection of titles that this app has is enough to please any comic book fan and each book is optimised perfectly for mobile devices in fantastic detail and no lag. You will also receive a selection of comics free when you download the app – great stuff!
2) Droid Comic Viewer
This powerful app is a must have for any Android user and supports a wide range of formats (CBZ/ZIP, ACV, CBR/RAR (beta), JPEG, PNG, BMP & image folders). There is a wide range of features that allow you to properly tailor you reading experience and it has a clever auto bookmark so that you never lose your page. A great reader.
3) Comic Reader MOBI
For reading scanned comics, you will definitely need to have Comic Reader MOBI. The app is fully compatible with major formats and is extremely easy to use. The features on this app make it easy to read text-heavy comics and allow you to use pinch-zoom to expand any area that you like.
Even non-comic book fans will have heard of Marvel and the long-time king of comics has a pretty excellent app to match their reputation. All your favourite comic book superheroes can be found here as well as very rare issues generally only affordable by the rich and famous. Reading on the app is flawless, with pictures and text displayed in stunning detail.
5) DC Comics
The other big name in comic books, DC, also has an app that fans will love. Other apps may offer a better all-round experience than this, but they will not have the range of DC titles that can be found here and that alone is worthy of a high placing on the list. In addition to the vast range of DC comics, there is also a good selection of titles from Vertigo.
About the author
Alex is a geek who loves comic books despite his age and everything :) And he does love to read comics on his Android smartphone. He is waiting for the upcoming Galaxy S III.