Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > News

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-02-2010, 11:43 AM   #1
Nate the great
Sir Penguin of Edinburgh
Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Nate the great's Avatar
 
Posts: 10,468
Karma: 3291603
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DC Metro area
Device: Shake a stick plus 1
Marvel Comics App Debuts on iPad

crossposted from The Digital Reader

There are 500 titles available, and they are priced at $1.99 each. From the press release:
Quote:
Marvel Entertainment is proud to announce the launch of the Marvel Comics App for iPad on the App Store. This landmark app launches with over 500 of Marvel’s greatest comic books, from classic stories to modern tales, featuring Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor and more of the world’s most popular Super Heroes. The Marvel Comics App brings the world of Marvel to iPad owners with each comic presented at incredibly high resolution possible on iPad’s full color screen, a user-friendly search engine, innovative viewing options and more.
Xeni Jardin of BoingBoing was one of the select few to get an early iPad, and she took the time to post a video on YouTube:
Nate the great is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 11:58 AM   #2
Graham
Wizard
Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,582
Karma: 30624239
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Yorkshire, UK
Device: Sony PRS-650, Nexus 4, HP Touchpad, Nexus 7.
What do other people think about this repackaging of existing content as an app?

I was impressed by this, but when I went to the Marvel site I found that you can already subscribe to and view this material in your browser, so it's already available for the iPad.

http://marvel.com/digitalcomics/titl...r-man.1963.229

I'm also not sure how readable this will be. Loading up one of the free samples on my monitor which has a greater vertical pixel count than the iPad, and is more like 13" diagonally for a comic page, compared to the iPad's 10", I found that the page was still a little small to read many of them comfortably.

EDIT: Ah... the Marvel comics require Flash to be read in the browser. Hence the iPad app. Still the question's still a relevant one.

Graham

Last edited by Graham; 04-02-2010 at 12:01 PM. Reason: did some testing...
Graham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 11:59 AM   #3
Dulin's Books
Wizard
Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,750
Karma: 12637778
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Device: Boox PB360 etc etc etc
It appears to be "just" the Digital Comics that are available from Marvel.com now. Perhaps this app is just a browser shortcut...
Dulin's Books is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 12:02 PM   #4
Dulin's Books
Wizard
Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,750
Karma: 12637778
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Device: Boox PB360 etc etc etc
When I read the digital comics I almost always use the "Smart Panel" view which flows from panel to panel. The transistions are nice and its very readable on 15 inch laptop.
Dulin's Books is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 12:14 PM   #5
Graham
Wizard
Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,582
Karma: 30624239
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Yorkshire, UK
Device: Sony PRS-650, Nexus 4, HP Touchpad, Nexus 7.
Ah, I see. I've found how the Smart Panel view works now. Yes, that helps. Very clever.

Graham
Graham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 12:47 PM   #6
Crowl
Wizard
Crowl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Crowl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Crowl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Crowl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Crowl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Crowl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Crowl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Crowl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Crowl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Crowl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Crowl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Crowl's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,253
Karma: 1007430
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Munich, Germany
Device: Blackberry, Kindle PW2, LG G-Pad
An ipad version of the digital comics unlimited would be a much more welcome option, given the size of the marvel's back catalogue its ideally suited to more of a subscription model.

One possible plus point to this ipad version (actually an update to an existing iphone app) is that it might have more current comics because dcu lags behind the paper editions.
Crowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 02:27 PM   #7
mrkarl
Connoisseur
mrkarl began at the beginning.
 
mrkarl's Avatar
 
Posts: 74
Karma: 22
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: the great white north
Device: aluratek libre pro
1.99 is too much for a digital comic.......
mrkarl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 03:28 PM   #8
electrotype
Enthusiast
electrotype began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 41
Karma: 10
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: none
Wow...

I'm curious to see how well the iPad will deal with PDF. If it's as nice as for those comics, I might buy one!
electrotype is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 03:53 PM   #9
joblack
Wizard
joblack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.joblack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.joblack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.joblack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.joblack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.joblack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.joblack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.joblack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.joblack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.joblack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.joblack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,266
Karma: 1418786
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Somewhere on earth
Device: Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle DX, JBC, Onyx M92
The display mirrors like hell.

No way I will spend one buck on that device ...
joblack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 04:09 PM   #10
stustaff
Wizard
stustaff knows what time it isstustaff knows what time it isstustaff knows what time it isstustaff knows what time it isstustaff knows what time it isstustaff knows what time it isstustaff knows what time it isstustaff knows what time it isstustaff knows what time it isstustaff knows what time it isstustaff knows what time it is
 
Posts: 1,055
Karma: 2110
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Derbyshire UK
Device: sony reader PRS505 and 600
Quote:
Originally Posted by joblack View Post
The display mirrors like hell.

No way I will spend one buck on that device ...
Im going to be controversial here!!!

I think your a liar!

I think if I walked up to you tomorrow and offered you a legit iPad for $1 you would buy it!


stustaff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 04:17 PM   #11
Graham
Wizard
Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Graham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,582
Karma: 30624239
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Yorkshire, UK
Device: Sony PRS-650, Nexus 4, HP Touchpad, Nexus 7.
I finally got the bandwidth to watch the video clip. They're kidding right? Is there really no page button on this thing? The page view would be a bit too small on the screen for me, and in panel view my fingers would fall off after swiping my way through a whole comic that way!

Let's hope a thumb press in the bottom right corner would work as well...
Graham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 05:11 PM   #12
pilotbob
Grand Sorcerer
pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pilotbob's Avatar
 
Posts: 19,557
Karma: 11337367
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa, FL USA
Device: Kindle Touch
Quote:
Originally Posted by stustaff View Post
Im going to be controversial here!!!

I think your a liar!

I think if I walked up to you tomorrow and offered you a legit iPad for $1 you would buy it!


I suspect you're right. Can I get in on that action.

BOb
pilotbob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 05:30 PM   #13
mrkarl
Connoisseur
mrkarl began at the beginning.
 
mrkarl's Avatar
 
Posts: 74
Karma: 22
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: the great white north
Device: aluratek libre pro
It does look pretty responsive though, but I'll wait a few years until someone other than apple puts out something similar
mrkarl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 05:37 PM   #14
pagansoul
Fanatic
pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pagansoul's Avatar
 
Posts: 501
Karma: 1098204
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Earth
Device: iPhone5, iPad Gen3, Kobo, Kindle Fire, Kobo Vox. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7
MrCarl, Do you have any idea what the cost of a new comic book is today? The days are gone when you can get a Batman, Spiderman, whatever for 25cents. You even pay a buck at flea markets for a used edition in not the best condition.

joblack, don't read under the blazing sun, not even with an e-ink device. You and the device will live longer.
pagansoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 08:51 PM   #15
K-Thom
Wizard
K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 3,302
Karma: 535819
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Berlin, Germany
Device: yup!
I discovered the iPhone Marvel App just yesterday, and I must say I love it how Marvel presents their comic books.

This zooming in and out really adds some cinematic touch (no pun intended) to splash pages where you first see part of the scene, read the text and then get a flawless zoom to the whole panel. Very nice, indeed.

This really adds a new dimension to reading comics, and it's been a first in about two years that I grabbed a Marvel comic book. And enjoyed reading it on an iPhone screen.

Nuff said.

Quote:
Let's hope a thumb press in the bottom right corner would work as well...
Not nuff said ... thumb press (thumb touch, that is) right or left does work, at least on the iPhone.

Last edited by K-Thom; 04-02-2010 at 08:56 PM.
K-Thom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPad BusinessInsider: Marvel iPad App Is Stunning And Making A Lot of Money Too kjk Apple Devices 0 06-18-2010 12:02 PM
Kindle app for iPad appears in the App Store pilotbob News 46 04-06-2010 08:25 PM
Comics on iPad stustaff News 4 01-29-2010 05:59 AM
Disney acquires Marvel Comics!!! PhishStyx News 5 09-01-2009 01:23 PM
Reading Comics on the iPhone - New App Makes it Possible erikeric Apple Devices 11 02-15-2009 08:28 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:16 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.