Comic books have been popular for a long time now, kids have been reading them for decades, while some adults could not resist the temptation either. Comic books managed to become more popular years ago when Marvel and DC started putting way more focus on movies and TV shows, as both movies and TV shows popularized various heroes from comic books, and now even people who have never read comic books know who is Iron Man, Thor, Joker, and so on. That being said, the Google Play Store is a home to many comic book applications, ranging from comic book readers, to apps that will actually teach you how to draw your favorite comic book characters. We have hand-picked 10 application that we think you’ll be interested in, as all of them are quite compelling, but keep in mind that they’re listed in non-specific order.
Astonishing Comic Reader
Astonishing Comic Reader is one of the best comic book readers in the Play Store. This app offers a really simple, flat design, which puts all the focus on content, the comic themselves, which is why it works so well. You can organize all of your comics in customizable collections using this application, while the app also comes with a powerful zoom feature. Search is built into this application, so you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for with ease, while this app is also compatible with ‘Muzei’, you can generate some interesting wallpapers if you link the two.
Comics is comiXology’s app which not only allows you to read comics, but also to buy them. You can explore over 100,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga via this app, no matter if you’re interested in Marvel’s, DC’s, or comics by someone else entirely. You can get a 30-day free trial in order to test out the application before you decide whether you’d like to subscribe or not. The app comes with SD card support, in case you were wondering, and you can use this app to read comic books offline, as the app has an offline reading mode.
CLZ Comics app can be used as a catalogue for all your comics, and also a comic book reader. All you need to do in order to import a comic book into it, is to scan its barcode. The app is free, but that version of the app is limited to 100 comics, it’s a demo app, if you cross that threshold, you can unlock the full app for $15. You can scan the barcode on your comic book, or search it manually, it’s up to you, and this app can also create an online backup of your comic book collection.
CDisplayEx Comic Reader
CDisplayEx Comic Reader is one of the best-rated comic book readers in the Play Store. Even though this is not the most popular comic book reader out there, this app is quite compelling. Its layout is extremely simple, and it can read comic book formats including .cbr, .cbz, .pdf, and so on, it supports pretty much everything out there. The app is free, but you can also purchase the ‘Pro’ version for some additional functionality. The ‘Pro’ version will get you access to Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive, while you’ll also get the Night Mode option, and ads will not bother you anymore.
WebComics is an extremely popular comic book and manga reading platform. This app offers 1080p comic books, and a number of licensed comics, over 500 of them will be released this year. You can leave comments in this app, discuss it with the community, while the app also allows comic book & manga creators to share their work with the community. So, this is not only a comic book marketplace, but also a way for you to connect with other comic book readers, and access some comics that are not available anywhere else.
Manga Master is one of the best manga reader applications in the Play Store. This app offers a really simple design, and you can find more than 24,000 free manga comics in this application. There are a ton of genres available here, while the app can auto update new chapters when they’re available. You can download mange content for offline reading, if you want, and there are a ton of popular anime videos available in this application as well. You can leave comments in this app, and converse with other people who like manga.
If you’re really interested in Comicbook Movies, and would like to know when is the next one coming up, well, then you’ll love this app. Comicbook Movies app will show you a chronological order of arrival for comic book movies, and will also link an IMDB page to each listing, so that you can access more information if you want. The app is extremely simple, and if you’re just looking for something to keep you up to date when it comes to release dates of comic book movies, this app can do that with ease.
How to Draw Comics
How to Draw Comics app is kind of self-explanatory, this application will basically teach you how to draw comic books, by teasing you how to draw your favorite comic book characters. This app is filled with drawing tutorials, and it is proven that such tutorials actually improve drawing skills, so if drawing comic books is something you’re interested in, you can improve your skills using this app. The app comes with 100-percent original artwork, says the developer, while we’re looking at HD content here.
Marvel Unlimited is Marvel’s very own Android application which will give you instant access to over 20,000 digital comics via its subscription service, and we’re talking about Marvel comics only here, of course. This is a paid app, subscription service is bundled in, but you can check out some free content before you subscribe, so that you can decide whether it is worth it or not, the app will not force you to pay up straight away. The design of the app is quite simple, which is extremely beneficial for apps like this one.
Madefire Comics & Motion Books
Madefire Comics & Motion Books has a rather vast catalogue of new digital comics and motion books, while it throws interactivity, sounds, and motion to the mix. So, all in all, you will find a ton of interactive comics inside of this application, and the app is also free to use, though it does come with in-app purchases, of course. There are over 30,000 motions books and comics included here, and the app’s design is exactly as it should be, almost non-existent so that all the focus is on comics books and content it offers.