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Best Free Comic Apps for the iPad

With the eyes of the entertainment world trained on San Diego for the annual Comic-Con International, we got thinking about reading comics on the iPad.  Now with its large screen and crystal clear display, you can enjoy your comics like never before), there are a number of great comic apps to meet your needs. In this article, we’re going to cover some of the best free comic apps for iPad that allowing you to enjoy your favorite comics without actually reducing their value by physically touching/reading them.

iVerse Comics app

The iVerse Comics app contains nearly 1,000 comics from publishers like IDW, Marvel, Red 5, and Image. You’ll also get 40 free comics. The download process is quick, and we love the reading experience — the comics have been optimized for the app, so you can scroll between frames with just the swipe of a finger. Simply put, we love this app for reading comics on the go. Unless you have an affinity for a publisher not included (you can find Arcana, Evil Twin, Zenescope, and others not included here), the iVerse app is a no-brainer.

IDW Comics app

The IDW Comics app features over 400 comics, with 10 free books included. IDW Comics offers some big names from film and television, like Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Trek, Astro Boy, and CSI. Downloaded titles are seamlessly synced between your iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone.

Star Trek Comics

The entire Star Trek universe is in this app. There are over 70 comics, some of which feature new stories. 3 of the books are featured free, including the popular movie prequel Star Trek: Countdown #1.

Marvel Comics app

The official Marvel Comics app introduces a revolutionary new way to experience the Marvel Universe on your iPad. This app lets you download hundreds of comics featuring your favorite characters, like Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Captain America. Use either the guided view to view comics panel by panel, or regular pan and zoom to read them as you wish.

Comics by ComiXology

The Comics by ComiXology app is a comic store in the palm of your hands. This reader features over 1,300 comics from various (20+) publishers, including Marvel, Image, Red 5, and Zenescope. There are over 80 free comics in the app.This comic book reader uses comiXology’s Guided View (patent pending) , where the entire comic page is left intact and you are guided through the panels dynamically.

In conclusion, the iPad has the power to satisfy all of your comic book needs. Read comics you’ve never been able to afford or get your hands on with some of these apps from your favorite publishers. Also, you can discover new comics you never knew existed. Apps like these are what the iPad was intended for.