DC Comics App Finally Here

June 23rd, 2010 | Posted in News

App developer Comixology just released the DC Comics app for the iPhone and the iPad, bringing DC comic’s titles to these mobile devices directly from the publisher. Like Comixology’s Marvel Comics app, the DC Comics app is free and does include a few free comics like the Batman: Black and White series and some preview books. Full issues are $1.99. They look fantastic on the iPad.

So, can this be far behind?:

One can hope…


  1. Mark Engblom says:

    Oh, I’m sure MAD will be rolling out with the rest of the DC Comics stuff. DC received high praise yesterday for including ALL of their comic book imprints in the roll-out, which in addition to the standard DCU superhero fare, also included Vertigo, Wildstorm, and Johnny DC (kid-oriented) titles (Marvel…one of the first out of the digital gate…has yet to release any of their ICON creator-owned stuff or their kid-oriented Marvel Adventures titles).

    Whatever the case, this certainly speeds up my timeline for buying an iPad!

    • Tom says:

      Yes sir. Hopefully there is a future feature that will allow you to buy a digital subscription to a title or to MAD and it will get “push” downloaded to your iPad or whatever device, so a fresh issue of your favorite comic is waiting for you when you sit down to enjoy your orange juice at the breakfast table.

  2. Mark Engblom says:

    Perhaps there could even be a weekly incarnation of MAD magazine…obviously much more abbreviated than the magazine version (closer, perhaps, to a comic book’s page count), but a weekly fix of MAD nonetheless.

    That way, MAD could return to the more topical nature its (former) monthly schedule allowed. What’s so awesome about electronic delivery is that it turns alot of the old delivery models on their ear, allowing publishers the freedom to tailor and fine-tune their format and frequency to match.

    There! I’ve solved the readership problem for all magazines! LOL! Just silly conjecture, of course…which exciting new delivery channels like the iPod naturally encourage. Of course, a significant number of people now have to GET an iPad (and its inevitable competitors), but it’s still an exciting time of transition.

  3. Mark Engblom says:

    iPod = iPad. The Mark Engblom staff regrets the error.


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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