I’m a fan of the stories in comics and graphic novels but find the format disorientating. I’ve recently discovered that reading them on my iPod Touch eliminates that disorientation because a good comic reader will only show one panel at a time! I don’t have to scan the page and decide if I’m following as I should be or if I’ve just jumped to a reveal I shouldn’t have.
One of the best I’ve used is comiXology. It not only brings the paper format to those of us who might have been a bit timid previously but it also condenses and organizes the search. This is a godsend. searching the app store for graphic novels and comics is laborious to say the least. You need to know what you’re looking for and what formats it comes in to eliminate accidentally buying six separate issues when you could have bought a package for a deal and continuous, seamless reading. comiXology is the cure.
If you’re not convinced, try one of the many free and preview issues they have available. And, before you read your first story they have a demo comic that guides you through where to touch to progress the story or go back a panel (which is awesome because it keeps you (me) from whacking away and shaking and swiping trying to figure out what magic makes it move.).
So, it was a no brainier for Archaia Entertainment to bring their acclaimed pre-apocalyptic (This is a genre I could really get into) graphic novel Days Missing to comiXology.
From Archaia Entertainment and Roddenberry Productions, Days Missing tells the story of hidden pages from history, where a being named The Steward has shaped the course of human development through his interactions and interference with mankind. The Steward’s powers of time and intellect have allowed him to secretly remove certain critical days from the historical record. As a result, these stories have never been told or their details documented or even recalled. These are the Days Missing from our existence, and they are about to be revealed…
The two volume series features celebrated writers Ian Edginton, Phil Hester, Matz and David Hine and Illustrators Chris Burnham, Frazer Irving, David Marquez and Lee Moder.
Issue #1 (November 11th, 2004 ‘Quarantine’) is free in the comiXology app. Try it, you might like it.
comiXology – http://www.comixology.com/
Days Missing – http://www.daysmissing.com/