Collecting comics has its appeal, but if you’re a real cartoon eater it’s probably more practical to use technology to access more content. With the right apps, your mobile and tablet give you access to thousands of comics.
If you are looking for a good application to read comics on a mobile or tablet Android, iPhone or iPad, here are 20 applications for it. Some have their own comic book repertoire, while others are tools for read typical comic book formats: CBR, CBZ, PDF or ZIP.
We start our list with Manga Plus, an application Made in Japan to read manga and which has well-known titles such as One Piece, Dragon Ball, Bleach, My Hero Academy or Naruto. All this for free, in exchange for a few advertisements, and simultaneously with the comic’s premiere in Japan.
MANGA Plus by SHUEISHA
MangaToon is a similar concept, although focused on webtoonsgenerally in the form of shorter stories and which are updated frequently (e.g. several times a week). Some comics are free, while others are paid, and you’ll find content of all kinds and for all tastes.
MangaToon – Excellent comics, Fabulous stories
Toomics is practically the same as MangaToon, although there is a slightly different approach. This is a subscription serviceThe VIP access to all webtoons, all episodes and no ads is available for a monthly fee. You can also read some comics and episodes for free.
Toomics – Unlimited comics
Possibly one of the most popular webtoon viewing applicationsby the creators of LINE. It has a good selection of comics for all tastes, many of which are updated several times a week, as well as a lot of exclusive content that you will not find in other applications.
Webcomics puts a huge collection of comics at your fingertips, including exclusive with creators from all over the world. You’ll find new content every day and comics and comic books of every genre imaginable, with some social features to interact with other comic book fans from within the app.
Novels and comics meet in Tapas, with tens of thousands of novels and comics in his libraryincluding original series that you won’t find in other applications. The application is free, although you will have to “pay” with a virtual currency to watch some episodes.
Tapas – Comics and Novels
If for some reason you have not found your favorite webtoon in the above applications, you can try your luck with WeComics. Both the concept and the execution are very similar, with many comics of all types and genres. You’ll find several comics for free, although others you should pay to unlock episodes.
Dark Horse Comics
In Dark Horse Comics you will find Hellboy, The Umbrella Academy, Black Hammer, Mass EffectAvatar: The Last Airbender and Sleeve. In the application you can buy the different volumes, although you will also find free content, with series and episodes that you can read for free.
Dark Horse Comics
Comixology is a heavyweight of comic book applications, including in its manga and Marvel, DC and Image comicsto name a few. It has more than 100,000 comics in its library, 10,000 of which can be accessed through the ComiXology Unlimited subscription service.
The official DC Comics application gives you access, of course, to read the adventures of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash and other DC superheroes on your cell phone or tablet. The application is a spin-off of the Comixology app we saw before, so you’ll find many of its advantages.
If you’re more Marvel than DC, in their official application you’ll find the Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine and many, many more, with a catalogue of over 13,500 comics today. Technically the application is identical to DC Comics, the only thing that changes is the content.
Marvel Unlimited is a subscription service that gives you access to over 27,000 digital comics, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Avengers, Thor, Hulk, X-Men, Star Wars, Doctor Strange, Deadpool and a whole lot more. You can choose from a monthly or annual subscription that gives you access to all contentwith a 7-day trial period.
The IDW Comics application gives you access to the comics of Transformers, My Little Pony, Judge Dredd, Skylanders, G.I. Joe, Star TrekThe most famous are: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godzilla, Orphan Black, X-Files, Ghostbusters and a long etcetera. It is not a subscription service, but you must pay for each volume, with variable prices.
Google Play Books
Although its name might indicate otherwise, Google Play Books also is prepared to read comicsincluding even a special function to highlight the snacks in a bullet. You’ll need to purchase each comic, although you can also find some free episodes as a trial.
Google Play Books
What if you already have your comics and simply want to view them on your mobile or tablet? Then you’ll find an application like ComicScreen or the rest we’ll see below useful. ComicScreen specializes in viewing images, scanned photos, with support for ZIP, RAR, CBZ, CBRwith support for bookmarks, SMB connection and FTP. Only available on Android.
ComicScreen – ComicViewer
Challenger Comic Viewer
Another comic book reader you’ll find on Android is Challenger Comic Viewer, with support for PDF, CBZ, CBR, CBT, CB7, DjVu and ePUB. It is free, has no advertising and can read files from Google Drive, FTP, SMB and many other sources.
Challenger Comics Viewer
Available for iPhone and iPad, Panels is a comic book reader that stands out for its clean and minimalist interfacewith support for CBR, CBZ and PDF files. You can import comics from Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, and other sources, and it includes a day and night mode, plus you can sync progress across all your devices.
Readler is a comic book reader with PDF and CBZ/CBR file support. It allows you to import comics from email, web pages, Google Drive, Dropbox and similar, as well as share pages from the document you are viewing with other applications, such as WhatsApp.
Readler CBR, CBZ, PDF
- Developer: Zed+
- Download it in: Google Play
- Download it in: App Store
- Price: Free
- Category: Books and reference works
Astonishing Comic Reader
Astonishing Comic Reader is a comic book reader for Android that stands out because of its interfaceThe new system is more up to date than the other alternatives. It allows you to organize your comics into collections and has support for Chromecast, so you can take your comics to any compatible screen.
Astonishing Comic Reader
With more than 5 million downloads, Perfect Viewer is a veteran application in Androi comic book viewing. Although the interface can be improved, the application is highly customizable and supports virtually any format that you put in: CBZ, CBR, 7Z, LZH, CBT, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, WebP, TIFF, PDF, XPS and DJVU. All this for free and without ads.