Reading Digital Comics: Dark Horse & More

Reading Digital Comics: Dark Horse & More

Laura E. Hall
May 3, 2011

The long-awaited Dark Horse Digital app for Apple devices (Android version due soon) was finally released last week, bringing down the house along with the digital store servers. We take a look at the app below, and explore the other ways to get and read comics on your various e-devices.

The Dark Horse Digital app has been a long time coming, but now that it's finally arrived the response has been positive.

With a large selection of reasonably price comics and bundled collections, a functional interface that lets you browse your collection, buy new comics and -- of course -- read things you've bought, the app is pretty solid.

The actual process of reading is fairly similar to other digital comics apps, with tapping and swiping moving to the next panel or full page, and your collection is easy to access on any device; Android users can browse and read their collections through the Dark Horse website, and they've promised an Android app version is due out soon.

But if you're not into the Dark Horse selection, there are plenty of other ways to read comics on your various devices.

Check out the Marvel app or comiXology, which is the same platform as the Marvel app but with Marvel, DC and The Walking Dead.

We've recommended PanelFly for iPhone and iPad, but if you're looking for an app that will let you read your own .cbr or .cbz scans, try Comic Zeal.

Finally, Lifehacker shares a comprehensive guide to going digital with your comic book collection, from obtaining to reading to organizing.

What apps, tips and tricks do you have for managing your digital comics collection? Share it with our readers in the comments below.

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