If you’ve been keeping up with some of the unboxing and video reviews for the iPad, you’ll likely have seen the Marvel Comics app (briefly) in action. Well, now that Apple have let loose the iPad apps in iTunes almost 2 days ahead of launch date, the much hyped Marvel app can actually be downloaded for your iPhone and iPod Touch this very moment.
Introducing the MARVEL COMICS app, a revolutionary new way to experience the Marvel Universe on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, featuring the world’s most popular super heroes! Download hundreds of comic books featuring your favorite characters -— including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more — on your mobile device with the touch of a button. You’ll experience Marvel’s greatest series and stories like never before, with your choice of guided view (an animated, panel-by-panel path through the comic), or by using regular device controls to zoom and pan your way through pages of sizzling story and amazing artwork!
I’ve checked out the app on my iPhone for about 20 minutes and so far I’m really impressed with what I’ve seen. Reading a comic via the panel-by panel approach works surprisingly well and the overall interface is well done. So far, there are 5 comics you can download for FREE (Captain America, Amazing Spider Man etc.) and the price seems to be set at $1.99 for all the current in-app comic purchases. As good as the app looks thus far on the iPhone, it’s not hard to image just how much BETTER Marvel Comics will be on the much larger screen of the iPad.
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