Marvel starts offering trade paperback-style collections for iPad

Marvel starts offering trade paperback-style collections for iPad

Marvel is starting to offer Digital Comics Cllections for iPad, the digital equivalent of the traditional trade paperback, which combines together the single issues of a story line into one volume. Only 10 titles will be available at first, focused around the Ultimate Universe and current movie properties. Hopefully more will be available soon, and hopefully DC will jump on this bandwagon as well.

  • Astonishing X-Men Vol.1: Gifted

  • Captain America: Winter Soldier Vol.1 
>- Invincible Iron Man Vol.1: Five Nightmares 
>- New Avengers Vol.1: Breakout

  • Spider-Man: Maximum Carnage

  • Thor By J. Michael Straczynski Vol.1

  • Ultimate Spider-Man Vol.1: Power and Responsibility

  • Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol.1: The Fantastic

  • Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human

  • Ultimate X-Men Vol. 1: The Tomorrow People

If you're in the mood to try it out, head on over to the Marvel Comics app [App Store link and pick up Astonishing X-Men (by Joss Whedon) and Ultimates (by Mark Millar) now.


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Marvel starts offering trade paperback-style collections for iPad


I'm happy to see that they are updating their selection more. Trade paperbacks have been a seriously huge hole that needed to be filled in the app itself. I just hope they add support for the Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited subscription soon. Until then, the app is incomplete.

Great, now DC Comics needs to follow up and post trades. And at better prices instead of pricing single issues at the same price as the original issue's cover price.

noticed this but read most of those comics already. he Rene you should also be paying attention to the "New 52" which are being released for digital properly compared to the older comics which seem to be missing large chunks of issues

They're not really a bargain are they. Work out at €1.49 per comic compared with €1.59 for their single issues. Should be at least 1/3 less.

This IS cool. Image has been doing it for a while, btw.
The prices seemed good to me. I'm surprised that some disagree. The selection needs to improve quickly, though.
I already knew, but thanks for posting this, Rene!