Best 5 Digital Comic Book Apps That You Can Have

comic appsThe current technological advancement has impacted the world of comics and changed how we used to consume it. Unlike in the past when we could only access comics via TVs, comic books, and newspapers; comics have now been digitized further and transformed into apps that allow you to read your favorite digital comic and also generate your comic collection and series. This article offers you some of the comic apps that you can use in your mobile devices:

Comics by comixology

This is one of the most popular apps in the digital world of comics. It features some of the common comics from major comic publishers such as DC, Marvel, and many others through which you ca purchase and read from comixology website. Comixology mobile apps run on iOS and Android platforms and also allow you to download contents from the website. If you are a comic lover like I, you can enjoy using this app at home after making a healthy juice with a juicer for green and enjoy both on your couch. This is what i usually do during my off day as I never get bored with this app.

Dark Horse Comics

This app features some hit franchise such as Mass effect, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire, and more. When it comes to visuals, it has a smooth comic’s guided view. It also has a good left to right reading modes making your experience more fun. The app runs on Android as well as iOS platforms. I remember when I had problems with my water heater, I did not know what to do when water heater leaks and to avoid the stress as I look for a solution, I kept myself busy with comics via this app and I loved the experience.

2000 AD

This app supports iOS only and opens a platform for users with a selection of 2000AD magazines and comics. It gives users an option to subscribe Judge Dredd Magazine, Slaine, The Strontium Dog, and also the weekly 2000AD comic’s anthology.

Marvel Unlimited

Apart from purchasing titles, users can gain access to variety of comics through Marvel Unlimited app from Marvel comics’ archives. To access it, all you need is a monthly subscription of $10 or $70 a year and get uninterrupted access to more than 13,000 publications from several classic titles of Marvel. However, one drawback to this app is that you have to be online to access it, although you can bookmark up to 12 issues to read online. The app runs on Android and iOS platforms.


With unique features and usability, this app won the hearts of many. It comes with a striking desktop comic reader and also features a list of comic issues. It features an awesome library management and several reading modes and customizations. The app supports formats like DJVU, PDF, CBR, CBZ, and users can sync their collection, issues, and other contents between the phone and desktop to be able to read on the go. The app runs on iPad and Android.

There is a growing number of comic apps where you can devour your favorite issues and comics and be able to manage your preferred ones. If you quest for comics never ends and you relish in picking up your desired content in different places at a go, get any of these apps and have fun.

How To Draw a Super Hero Comic Book Logo Design

comics 2If you think that superhero comic drawings are casual and random, then you are wrong. This is because there is careful thought and consideration behind all the elements used in the design, from the images, fonts, to colors. These elements need to be used in a way that comic logos are made a perfect depiction of the characters personality. This article seeks to look at how fonts, colors and images can be used for a superhero brand mark.

Which fonts can you use?

To come up with a superhero logo, you need to come up with fonts that portray authority or strength. If you use straight fonts, you can be able to come up with such an image. Curvy fonts appear relaxed and informal whereas straight fonts portray ability and talent. Just like you choose the best resume for medical assistant or a resume for a home health aide when applying for such a job, you need to use the best font which is straight fonts with sharp edges to depict that your hero means business and that he is a hero to stay.

Images to use

Always let your characters personality shine through. For example, just take a look at Batman’s emblem. It is an outline of a bat on a yellow background. The silhouette portrays night, the time that he rises as a hero while the yellow color signifies the sun, which is the opposite of the night. When take a look at the Superman symbol, it also has a yellow, but here it signifies the sun, as superman needs the sun to reactivate his powers. The flash emblem has a bolt of lightning since his secret power is incredible agility and speed.

Does your character has the capability of reading minds? Well, then why don’t you choose to use diamond as a symbol to portray clarity and that nothing is hidden from him. Does he have great eyesight or can he fly, then why don’t you use a hawk and use an illustration or a shadow of the same in the brand mark?

Colors that you can use

Colors that are usually seen in superhero images are red and black. This is because red color signifies energy, anger, passion, violence, and aggression, all which are traits that most superheroes have. On the other hand, black color signifies influence and authority which your superhero can have due his super natural powers. Black also signifies secrecy and misery which are significant parts of a superhero’s life. Other colors that are popular are blue, yellow, and silver. This is because yellow symbolizes the sun and it is an eye-catching color while silver represents style and sophistication. Blue symbolizes dependability and people’s trust. The colors that you will never see in a comic hero logo are pink, lavender, and pink since they are usually associated with femininity and womanliness.

Evidently, the above three elements are crucial when it comes to superheroes comic drawing. In addition to that, as you design your superhero’s emblem, make sure that you take all the crucial aspects of his personality and create it into the form of a monogram for it to portray his true essence.

How I Became A Successful Comic Artist

Some people think that growing up means leaving all boyish ways behind. But, on the contrary, one of the best things about becoming an adult is that you can take the things that you could only dream or imagine about as a boy and bring them to life. That is my line of work.

Comics industry is growing at a rapid rate drawing very many people’s attention. However, becoming a comic artist is not always easy as you may think. It takes more than just the willingness to do so. As for me, I would say comic was my passion and before I knew it, I was an artist. When I was a young boy, my dad could buy me Superman comic books and so thee interest was always there. However, what really sparked the fire for me was an issue with X-Men, which had Black Widow, Captain America, and Wolverine teaming up and was drawn by Jim Lee. The art was dynamic and interesting; I remember thinking tom myself, “wow…so comic is this cool?” before that, I was a casual comic reader but after that I became a regular reader and no story could pass me by. I used to follow artists more than comic characters and by the time I was 14 years of age, I had already fallen in love in comic and made it my lifetime mission to become a comic artist.


I went to a comic drawing school to hone my skills as an artist, learning the basics and focusing on anatomy, storytelling, and figure drawing as well. That was a good start for me. There are numerous books available on comics and they really helped me. One thing you need to know is that this part of being a comic artist does not stop as you need to continue on learning how to make yourself a better artist. As a comic artist, you need to know how to draw almost everything. After all, you want your story to seem real. Early on my career, I focused on improving as an illustrator, but I later focused on story telling. The ability to do both is helping me a lot in this industry.


One thing I can tell anyone willing to join comic industry is that there are skills that are a key to success. Just like any other industry, there are things that you need to consider before joining this industry. Some of them include:



When I say technique, I do not refer to a specific technique that is common; I refer to the artistic technique that separates an artist from someone who doodles on spare sheets of paper. A good comic book artist knows rendering, shading, how to use lighting as well as the angle of light properly, how to draw the bodies and represent the body language and facial expressions accurately. To be a competitive artist, you need to have a style that is unique to you. What made me succeed in this field is the fact that I used my unique technique awesomely and blended it with other comic artists’ styles to come up with spectacular results loved by all.


A comic book artist should be able to tell a story. This may sound simple but one thing I realized is that comic is all about illustrating a story in an interesting way, and a comic book needs to follow as a book does. A great story can turn into a comic but if told badly it makes a terrible comic. Regardless of how much romance, action, or violence you put into a comic book, your book must intrigue the reader. There are numerous storytelling styles that you can take advantage of, and so you need to research and choose the one that you fell you can do better in.


Experience is important when it comes to being a comic artist. It is obvious that no one starts off with an experience, but many years of drawing can help you hone your talent. As for me, drawing was my hobby and gained the experience as time moved on, and before I realize it I was so good in comic. I could not believe myself.