The new Comics by comiXology App, launched during San Diego Comic-Con International, has reached the #1 rank among book apps in the iTunes store. The app offers over 100 comic titles for download through in-app purchasing, and uses the location awareness feature to help fans locate nearby comic stores where they can also buy printed copies.
The new comiXology App offers a “guided view” that keeps the entire page of a comic intact, unlike other solutions where the page is cut into individual pictures the user browses like a photo application.
Robert Kirkman has agreed to deliver his titles exclusively through the comiXology app; publishers whose books are also available through the app include AdHouse, Arcana, Asylum, Bluewater, Image, Markosia, Moonstone, Red 5, Slave Labor, Zenescope, and more.
The core app is available for $.99, which includes over 30 free comics.