Daily Deals (5-06-2020)

Last month Marvel made dozens of issues of popular comics available to read for free through its Marvel Unlimited service. Now the comic book publisher is back with a new crop of comics you can read for free through June 2nd, including Spider-Man, Hulk, Captain America, Black Panther, and Ms. Marvel titles, just to name […]

Subscription eBook service Scribd doesn’t include comics anymore

Less than two years after adding digital comic books to its library of content, Netflix-for-eBooks service Scribd has removed them. The Digital Reader reports that comics were pulled from the service with little fanfare, and that Scribd confirmed the news in a statement that claims “few actively took advantage of them” anyway. Scribd continues to […]

Amazon launches Kindle manga model with 32GB of storage in Japan (because pictures are bigger than words)

Most Amazon Kindle eReaders have 4GB of built-in storage, which is plenty of space if you spend most of your time reading books without a lot of pictures. You may be able to squeeze thousands of books onto a Kindle… which is more books than many people will probably read in a lifetime. Things get a […]

Google makes it easier to read (some) comic books on smartphones with Bubble Zoom

I’ve written about a lot of tablets over the past 6 years or so… and I’ve even bought a few myself. But to be honest, the only thing I really use tablets for is reading eBooks and comic books. For just about everything else I could do with a tablet, I’d prefer to use a phone […]

Subscription eBook service Scribd adds 10,000 digital comics

Scribd is a sort of Netflix-for-eBook service that lets you access thousands of books for $9 per month. Now about 10,000 of those books include digital comics and graphic novels. The company has added titles from top comics publishers including Marvel, IDW/Top Shelf, Boom! Studios, and Dynamite. Titles include Spider-Man, X-Men, Transformers, the Dresden Files, […]

Graphicly retires comic book apps, shifts to NOOK, Kindle, iPad bookstores

Graphicly provides a platform for digital comic books and other graphic works such as magazines and children’s books. Up until recently the company was probably best known for offering a series of apps for iOS, Android, and desktop computers that allowed you to read comic books. But today Graphicly announced that it’s retiring those apps. […]