Marvel brings comics to the iPad

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Marvel Entertainment has launched an app for the iPad that offers easy access to over 500 comic books, including Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Hulk and Thor.

According to Marvel CEO Dan Buckley, the application features an "incredibly" high resolution interface, a user-friendly search engine and unique viewing options. 

Marvel brings comics to the iPad
"The iPad is the first device that offers us a chance to present digital comics that are even close to replicating the experience of reading a print comic," trumpeted Buckley.

"Fans will be granted unrivaled access to Marvel's rich library of comics, with launch titles ranging from the first appearances of characters such as Spider-Man and the X-Men to modern classics like the debut of Red Hulk, Jonathan Hickman's acclaimed Fantastic Four run, Joss Whedon & John Cassaday's Astonishing X-Men and lots more."

Buckley explained that Marvel had worked with ComiXology to create the "perfect app" for new readers by providing a three-page preview along with extensive recommendation options.

"The app also arms fans with a handy comic shop locator, allowing them to find their local retailer's address and phone number and then journey even further into the Marvel Universe.

"To further enhance the mobile reading experience on the iPad, the Marvel Comics App features multiple viewing modes, taking readers panel-by-panel through the comic book in a smooth, action-packed progression using just the swipe of a finger."