What are Digital Comic Books?
As much as I enjoy comic books I never thought of checking for them online before last year.
I am actually shocked I never thought of this earlier because I already enjoy reading e-books online. Digital comics are available online and the colors and graphics are out of this world. If you have a good tablet, Ipad or laptop you can really see amazing colors and graphics.
One thing I should mention is that I am always looking for small ways that I can help with the whole green movement and one great thing about reading comics online is that the book was not printed on paper.
It also helps with clutter around the house, less books means less clutter.
What is a digital comic?
Digital comics are comic books that are created entirely on a computer. For the most part they are online comic books.
There are currently a few different ways to create these comic books, one way by using what is called a graphics tablet and a graphics program on the computer.
How are Digital Comics created?
The pages are drawn by using what is called a stylus and drawing on the pressure sensitive graphics tablet instead of using a pencil on paper. The images drawn produce a digital file which can then be colored as required.
Once the digital file is created the drawing can be manipulated or revised and there is even 3-D computer graphic applications that are being used to add background and depth to the pages.
The availability of digital comics online is growing every single day and these comics are very easy to find. One of the largest sites I have found so far with over 5000 comics available to read is Marvel.com.
The comics they have are not just brand new issues that are digital only but there are many that have been in circulation for a while and have been digitally mastered. There are quite a few though that are only digitally created and have never been in print.
Digital comics that are available
Marvel offers an incredibly long list of comics, some of them are the Amazing Spiderman, Wolverine, X-Men, Torch, Incredible Hulk, Marvel Zombies, New Avengers, She Hulk, Ultimate Spiderman, Daredevil, The Amazing Spider Girl, Punisher, Rogue, Sabre Tooth, Sub-Mariner, Thor, Iron Man and even Dracula. There are so many more its fun just looking at all of the titles.
The great thing about Marvel is that you pay a monthly fee and you can read as many comics as you want as many times as you want. I think that is the best way to go.
What a great gift idea, can you imagine the face on a child if you give them the gift of reading over 5000 comics?
There are so many other sites you can subscribe too for digital comic books but I didnt look anymore once I found the Marvel site. Just my preference.
The characters there are most of the ones I grew up with and still enjoy to this day.