The 9 best Android apps for reading comics online

  • Por Luciano Larrossa
  • 02/03/2021 às 16:31 atualizado em (02/03/2021 às 16:31)
  • 6min de leitura

Are you religiously watching all the superhero releases, both in theaters and on streaming services, and feel eager to learn more about the fantastic universe they came from? This hobby can become quite expensive and take up a lot of your home space, especially if you don’t have large bookcases or dedicated spaces ready for it. To fix this problem, we suggest a number of Android apps specifically for reading comics online.

Because of this, we brought you 9 of these apps for reading comics online, all done digitally, some even with some kind of subscription service, as if they were the Netflix of online comics. This way, you can keep up-to-date with your favorite heroes wherever you are, through your smartphone!

1. Comics by ComiXology

ComiXcology is possibly the largest company out there currently on the market for online comics. It is a subsidiary of Amazon, with its portal also being used for other apps in the same industry, including DC Comics, the company that publishes Superman, Batman, Flash, among many other comics characters.

Comics by ComiXology is the Android version of the website, selling digital comics and counts with a monthly subscription service, a great deal that offers a large collection of these stories for a small monthly fee.

2. Perfect Viewer

Unlike the previous example, Perfect Viewer is just a reader, without any sort of integrated store or subscription service. The reader supports CBZ and CDR formats, a common format for reading comics online and offline, as well as PDF documents and support for GIF and JPEG images. The application is free and can be customized to be able to access comics stored on cloud services such as Google Drive and Dropbox.

3. Challenger Comics Viewer

Another featured comic reader, perfect for reading comics online. Its main features are the ability to read almost every existing format and, even better, without ads. Another point that puts it at an advantage is the multi window support, an excellent novelty. Despite its somewhat monochromatic and possibly unattractive design, its tools and features more than make up for the lack of creative design. The Challenger Comics Viewer also does not have an integrated online comic store, but allows access via FTP or cloud storage service.

4. Marvel Unlimited

The official app for fans of Captain America, Spider-Man, Avengers and all the superheroes belonging to the Marvel Universe. The publisher’s official app brings with it a collection of over 28.000 comics, all accessible as soon as you start paying for the service. That’s worth reinforcing: the Marvel Unlimited service is a paid either through monthly plans or the annual subscription. Prices may vary with where you live.

5. Astonishing Comic Reader

Like Perfect Viewer, Astonishing Comic Reader is a simple reader, with no integrated stores or subscription services attached to it. On the other hand, it is one of the apps for reading comics online that has the friendliest interface, having not only its library of comics, but also allowing you to read your comics stored on DropBox. In addition, it allows you to take screenshots and put on backgrounds to make your reading experience that more joful to you. Customization is always a nice thing!

6. Comic Chameleon

Aimed at independent online comics, Comic Chameleon is a free platform that allows you to follow your favorite webcomics. If you are looking for stories outside the standard set by Marvel and DC, the platform can be a good and accessible option. It’s also a great tool to find out new webcomics that you weren’t aware of, and that is never a bad thing.

7. Marvel Comics

Another alternative focused exclusively on Marvel comics, that is the official Marvel Comics app. It is free and allows its users to access thousands of works including iconic comics featuring heroes like Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, etc.

If you are wondering what is the difference between this entry and the Marvel Unlimited entry, the difference is that Marvel Unlimited is a subscription service, while this one allows you to purchase and have the digital comics, ensuring that even though you are not paying for a service anymore, it will still be possible to be reading comics online and offline. The downloaded comics have a backup created in your own account, allowing you to access them in the future from other devices. In addition, users can often take advantage of special comic book offers entirely free of charge. There is no reason to be left out, download it right now!

8. Dark Horse Comics

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One of the biggest names in the industry, being only overshadowed by the duo Marvel and DC Comics. Dark Horse Comics is the publisher of big names like Hellboy, The Umbrella Academy, Black Hammer, Critical Role, Resident Alien, Mass Effect, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra and many more.

Dark Horse Comics offers single purchases and an extensive list with free comics that gets updated weekly. Definitely one of the best places to look up alternative comics that deviate from the classic superhero formula seen often on Marvel and DC.

9. DC Comics

Of course, DC wouldn’t be left out of this! No way the company wouldn’t be offering its own comic book app. With the official DC Comics app, you’ll be reading comics online from anywhere via your smartphone device. Users can choose between comics from a weekly list, or from a vault of classic comics.

Just like the Marvel app, it also offers synchronization between different devices using your account. That is, it is possible to access your own library from any device. Download it for free using this link for Android!

So, what did you think about our list of apps to read comics online on Android?

Personally, I’m a big Hellboy fan, but it can be hard to read in physical media. What about you? What are the comics you are looking forward to read in these apps? Have you ever used any of them? Let us know down below in the comments!