Marvel Comics for iPadI’ve been scoffing at the iPad since its details were first announced: no Flash support; no multitasking; no third-party unapproved apps; why would I ever want one?

Well, I think I’ve just found the answer in the Marvel Comics app.  Quite frankly, it looks awesome.

The guys over at Boing Boing have got the details, and the included video makes it look like the sort of thing with which I, quite frankly, need to be involved.

I’ve been reading comics – well, mostly manga – on my Sony PRS-505 for a while, converting them to PDF and futzing with the images to better suit the 8-colour greyscale eInk screen, and it’s got me hooked on digital comics.  While that single app certainly wouldn’t make me rush out and buy an iPad – hell, $500 gets you a hell of a lot of paper comics – it’s definitely making me more interested, and I’ll be keeping an eye out for the inevitable Android- and Ubuntu-based slates as they get released.

Well, that or I’ll finally get around to converting my old Eee PC into a touch-screen enabled tablet…

4 Thoughts on “iPad killer app: comics?

  1. Hmm. Distracted by the shinies, I may have missed the big no-no about the Marvel Comics app – something Cory Doctorow, the astute fellow that he is, has picked up on.

  2. Adam Hepton on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 13:01 said:

    What about graphic.ly? Runs lovely on AIR.

  3. I haven’t seen that before. Android support promised, too – I’ve signed up for a beta key.

    Cheers!

  4. Holly Martin on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 07:21 said:

    i am planning to buy an iPad since it looks lighter than a regular desknote and i don not use much of the features of a laptop.””‘

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