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Old 14-10-2013, 21:11
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I have the ComiXology and Marvel apps on my android tablet, what free comics would you recommend starting with?
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Old 14-10-2013, 23:18
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Considering they're free - just get them all and see which you like.
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Old 15-10-2013, 11:41
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I have downloaded a few free ones... but they are basically just the first chapters of stories. Anyone recommend anything a bit more complete?
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Old 15-10-2013, 11:47
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They all tend to be issue #1's of running series, yeah. That's to hook you in! After you've read one, if you want to find out more then you purchase the next issues.
As far as I know there aren't any free graphic novels on there.

I'll certainly recommend a couple of series I've just got into, American Vampire and Ten Grand. They're indie comics but they don't have any free issues as far as I can remember.

Without knowing your tastes, though, it's hard to recommend anything in particular, really. I read LOTS of comics from most of the main and indie publishers, from the mainstream superhero stuff to some frankly quite weird indie stuff...
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Old 15-10-2013, 14:55
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Look around Digital Comics Museum http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/
and Comic Book Plus http://comicbookplus.com/
they're ancient, out of copyright, comics, and many of them are quite simply wonderful.

Give your brain a treat and step out of the faux complex, back-story heavy crap we've been fed for years, and just immerse yourself in groundbreaking art and stupendous and often silly stories.
Just like today's crap, but first and without the technology
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Old 15-10-2013, 16:09
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Look around Digital Comics Museum http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/
and Comic Book Plus http://comicbookplus.com/
they're ancient, out of copyright, comics, and many of them are quite simply wonderful.

Give your brain a treat and step out of the faux complex, back-story heavy crap we've been fed for years, and just immerse yourself in groundbreaking art and stupendous and often silly stories.
Just like today's crap, but first and without the technology
All good but the OP is talking specifically about free comics available on the Comixology and Marvel Apps...
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Old 15-10-2013, 17:09
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All good but the OP is talking specifically about free comics available on the Comixology and Marvel Apps...
Just extending the options ....
Comixology uses .cbr files, which are nothing more than renamed .zip files. Anything that says .zip or .cbz as a file extension can just be renamed as .cbr.
They can be read on Android phones.

That extends the free viewing possibilites.
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Old 15-10-2013, 17:30
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Just extending the options ....
Comixology uses .cbr files, which are nothing more than renamed .zip files. Anything that says .zip or .cbz as a file extension can just be renamed as .cbr.
They can be read on Android phones.

That extends the free viewing possibilites.
*.cbz have been put together using Zip, *.cbr have been put together using Rar. The file name indicates the archive used. Every comic under the sun is available for free if you want to go down the dodgy route. And they can be read on every platform if you know which software to get.

I wasn't aware Comixology could open user-sourced files, though?
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Old 17-10-2013, 10:35
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have a look through the individual publishers stuff Marvel and Image are the best with free stuff on their IMO.
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Old 16-11-2013, 01:02
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I still think that using comic books look better than the tablet PC
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Old 16-11-2013, 15:57
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I still think that using comic books look better than the tablet PC
Depends on the content, depends on the screen.

I have an artist friend who, about 18 months ago, had something published by DC. The print run got corrupted in some way which annoyed the hell out of many people but the digital version was perfect.

The digital versions will, nowadays, always be exactly what the artist/colourist intended for us to see.
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Old 20-11-2013, 13:13
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Image are pretty good at putting first issues up on Comixology for free. Sex Criminals 1 just became free as far as I know (in retaliation to the Apple banning issue 2). One of the most heart felt, beautiful and filthy-funny comics I've ever read.

If you wanrt to look beyond the apps, there are a few great webcomics, like Freakangels by Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield that are free. Disenchanted by Si Spurrier's only as couple of issues in as well.
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Old 21-11-2013, 10:11
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...like Freakangels by Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield that are free...
I liked Freakangels, I was even one of the early Whitechapel members, but I thought the ending was weak... almost rushed as if they suddenly had to try and wrap things up quickly...
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Old 21-11-2013, 11:20
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I liked Freakangels, I was even one of the early Whitechapel members, but I thought the ending was weak... almost rushed as if they suddenly had to try and wrap things up quickly...
I posted a few times on Whitechapel when it started up. That was around the same time Ellis was doing Doktor Sleepless, and I was really into what he was building there. Shame it died on its feet.

Duffield's got a new webcomic coming soon called the Firelight Isle, which will be gorgeous at the very least.

Have you read any of Spurriers Crossed webcomic?
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