Help me re-kindle my love for comics.
December 19, 2011 7:26 AM   Subscribe

So, DC Comics rebooted their entire universe: Awesome! I got an Amazon Kindle Fire for Christmas: Awesome! Is there any way to read these comics on my Kindle Fire? I am not interested in solutions that involve torrenting or rooting the device.
posted by DWRoelands to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
One solution is Comixology, they have an app for the Kindle Fire.
posted by beowulf573 at 7:37 AM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

You've got basically three options for comics on the fire:

Legal, new comics: use Comixology. It's great, and for the DC New 52, the newest issues in a series are full price, but all of the previous issues are a dollar cheaper.

Legal, old comics: Through the kindle book store there are ~100 or so DC graphic novels for $9.99, lots of good stuff in there.

Quasi-legal: Through the app marketplace you can download ComiCat, which lets you read cbr/cbz files just fine.
posted by Oktober at 7:47 AM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

Comics by Comixology is very well done. One suggestion: DC drops its prices a month after press date. A license to read a new comic costs the cover price ($2.99 for most) and drops by a dollar after four weeks.
posted by davextreme at 10:15 AM on December 19, 2011

I would go with Comixology - the Amazon store offerings are all older collections and TBH I am not impressed with the way they handle panel zooms, especially compared with the excellent way Comixology does it. Oh, and make sure to check in the free comics section for some excellent stuff like Volume 1 of Atomic Robo.
posted by Artw at 2:03 PM on December 20, 2011 [1 favorite]

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