1. allen832008's Avatar
    Just joined the Windows 8 tablet crowd with an Acer Iconia W3. Any suggestions on the best comic book reader for the OS? There seems to be several in the market, but any firsthand feedback would be great.
    07-01-2013 08:03 AM
  2. martinmc78's Avatar
    I use comixology and haven't looked at any others.

    Huge range of comics
    Can be read from cloud or downloaded to device
    Always having sales and promos
    Reader can be by page or by panel which I think is great.
    07-01-2013 08:14 AM
  3. jhoff80's Avatar
    I assume he means cbr/cbz, because Comixology is the only one I know of that lets you buy in an app (well, Nook does too I think).

    I tested out a couple but never ended up buying one as I don't actually read many comics... but ComicsJolt was the best I found.
    07-01-2013 10:01 AM
  4. allen832008's Avatar
    I assume he means cbr/cbz, because Comixology is the only one I know of that lets you buy in an app (well, Nook does too I think).

    I tested out a couple but never ended up buying one as I don't actually read many comics... but ComicsJolt was the best I found.
    Thanks for the input, and yes I was referring to cbz, etc.
    07-01-2013 10:37 AM
  5. TeknoBlast's Avatar
    Good buy on the W3. How you liking it? I got myself the 32GB model.
    07-01-2013 01:13 PM
  6. allen832008's Avatar
    Good buy on the W3. How you liking it? I got myself the 32GB model.
    Doing a preemptive strike. Lol. Just ordered it yesterday, but should arrive by the weekend.
    07-01-2013 11:08 PM
  7. MoggSquad's Avatar
    I like Nook for comics. Mainly because I'm getting back into them and you can buy trades cheaper than individual issues. This will allow me to jump into storylines. (i.e. Batman 52 vol. 1 has issues 1-7 for $10).
    07-01-2013 11:38 PM
  8. _Emi_'s Avatar
    One comic reader i like its Comix, the UI isnt that pretty, but it has nice functionality. I tested some comic readers and comix seemed to be the one that i got used to. also there is one Komic reader that has a nice scroll mode, so you scroll down Reading your comic. thats like the only good feature why i keep it :P
    I also have used ComicsJolt light, it doesnt feel too bad, but it took like 90 hours to load my comic library. but it looks nice and has nice features, but of course ads ruin the experience if you use a mouse! but you will use touch so maybe ads wont bother you.
    Last edited by _Emi_; 07-02-2013 at 12:47 AM.
    07-02-2013 12:09 AM
  9. allen832008's Avatar
    I like Nook for comics. Mainly because I'm getting back into them and you can buy trades cheaper than individual issues. This will allow me to jump into storylines. (i.e. Batman 52 vol. 1 has issues 1-7 for $10).
    I have found myself doing that as well. To bad Kindle doesn't support comics on Windows 8 yet. I'll have to check out Nook for that.
    07-04-2013 01:08 PM
  10. Schouffy's Avatar
    Hi
    You should check out Cover, I've been using it for a few days and it works great. There are many others but all had big flaws. This one is not perfect but pretty neat.
    Cover app for Windows in the Windows Store

    Enjoy
    Last edited by Schouffy; 12-05-2013 at 10:48 AM.
    12-04-2013 05:01 PM
  11. SeanMisselbrook's Avatar
    Agree with the user above, I was using another previously but found it not as quick to use. Cover is tidy, works very well and is quick. It was a few but money well spent.
    12-13-2013 05:45 AM
  12. French Fry Software's Avatar
    Hey all,

    I'm the developer of the Cover Windows app.

    This forum is one of the referrers that gets us many downloads. So i hope you won't mind if i come here to inform you all that we are currently in beta for Cover for Windows Phone 8.1.
    If anyone is interested, please subscribe at this URL : eepurl.com/8P7l1

    Also, if you have any questions about Cover i'll be glad to answer them if i can.

    Enjoy your comic books
    Last edited by French Fry Software; 11-20-2014 at 04:51 AM.
    11-17-2014 12:15 PM
  13. French Fry Software's Avatar
    Hey guys !

    The beta is now over. We've had a lot of feedback thanks to you and windowscentral, and you can now download the Windows Phone app.
    Learn more here :
    windowsphone.com/s?appId=0109b4de-c9fe-4aab-92a0-7e1d064a08c9

    And of course, you can still download the Windows app here :
    apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/189c45c1-9c90-42c0-8374-9f2e4c9eddef

    It's a universal app, so if you unlocked on one device, you'll get the unlock on the others.

    Cheers !
    WillysJeepMan likes this.
    12-12-2014 06:35 AM
  14. lan4's Avatar
    How do I get comic I have on, say, comixology on to Cover?
    06-27-2015 02:23 PM
  15. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    How do I get comic I have on, say, comixology on to Cover?
    I'm not familiar with how comixology works, but I assume that they have some proprietary format that is locked down with DRM. If that is true, I do not believe that you can use Cover to read that comixology comic.

    For what it's worth, Cover is in my opinion the best comic reader (cbz/cbr) available for the Modern UI.
    06-30-2015 01:24 PM

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