For those who prefer to read comics digitally, take a look at this list and choose your app to read comics.
Reading comics is the hobby of many people and helps to pass the time. However, for reasons of space at home or even practicality, some prefer to have their magazines in digital versions too (or just have them like this). There are several options and, in this list, you can choose an app to read comic books (both for Android and iOS) that you like best.
10 Best comic book apps and readers for Android and Tablet
1. ComiXology ( Android and iOS )
ComiXology belongs to Amazon and is an app to read comic books and manga and very versatile and one of the most used today. Its library has hundreds of titles, from the most varied publishers, available for purchase and also free editions. Before it was possible to buy directly through the app, but now it is only possible through the website and then download the comic through the app on your tablet or smartphone.
In fact, ComiXology brings a very interesting “intelligent reading” system in which, when activated, the app directs its reading according to the events of the story. If you want to read everything you can, there is also the option to subscribe with ComiXology Unlimited.
2. Crunchyroll Manga ( Android and iOS )
Crunchyroll is one of the most used programs to watch anime and read manga. There are several titles available through the app, such as Attack on Titan , Ajin, Fairy Tail and others. The application is always updating its catalog with new animes, as soon as they are published, and increasing the offer of manga (which are sold in English).
3. Dark Horse (Android and iOS)
Dark Horse publisher has its own app and store to digitally sell your titles and allow them to be read. In the catalog are comics, such as: Hellboy, Army of Darkness, The Boys and etc. In addition to the comics for sale, there are also free options for series and unique volumes.
4. Shonen Jump (Android and iOS)
The publisher Shonen Jump has existed for 50 years and, throughout its history, has launched manga that are a worldwide success – like Death Note, My Hero Academia, Dragon Ball Super , Saint Seiya ( The Knights of the Zodiac ) and so on. The catalog is quite extensive with so many years on the road. In addition to the purchase options, you can also read free editions through the app.
5. Marvel Unlimited (Android and iOS)
As it could not be otherwise, Marvel also has its own application to buy and read the series of the publisher. The subscription service provides access to a collection of more than 27,000 comic books. You can try the app for free for seven days.
6. DC Universe (Android and iOS)
The DC Universe service works similar to Marvel’s (and vice versa). It is a subscription that gives access to a collection with more than 22 thousand comics. You can even download your chosen editions to read offline. It is possible to use the app for free, within the trial period.
7. Madefire (Android and iOS)
Madefire’s proposal is very interesting. Instead of the app being just a digital version of the story on paper, it uses the digital feature to “bring life” to the reading. For this, a combination is made between the story itself plus visual and sound effects. In the catalog, there are titles from DC, IDW, Top Cow and Dark Horse. There are also free comic book options, in addition to paid ones.
8. Chunky (iOS)
Chunky is a comic book-only app and is an interesting option on the iPad and iPhone for DRM-Free files in CBR, CBZ and PDF formats. The app has an intelligent upscaling mode that slightly improves the sharpness of low resolution files. It’s not perfect, but it helps.
Download: App Store
9. iComix (iOS)
iComix is another good free option for those who have DRM-Free comics and need a place to organize them. The app can be synchronized with your Dropbox, Drive, OneDrive and Box account to access the files.
Download: App Store
10. Astonishing Comic Reader ( Android )
For Android, Astonishing Comic Reader is a good free option with support for DRM-Free comics in CBR, CBZ and PDF formats. It is possible to control the reading easily by tapping the sides of the screen or by using virtual buttons. You also have resources to better organize your collections in folders.
Download: Google Play