So, how do you like your comics served – mint, near mint, or worn? I still remember buying Wizard, the Guide to Comics when it boils down to rating the kind of comics that I have in my collection just in case I would like to part with them, acid-free backing board and all. Having said that, how about reading comics on a digital platform like Google Play Books? Google has updated the Play Books app so that it will be able to offer a far better comic reading experience.
To enable this new experience, all that readers need to do is to rotate their smartphones into landscape mode, and then one can scroll through the whole comic with nothing more than a vertical swipes – no more, no less, without any kind of panning required. This is pretty much in the same vein as that of the “tap to scroll” feature, don’t you think so?
Not only that, Google has also made it easier for one to search through and discover new comics in Play Books. Greg Hartrell, the Senior Product Manger for Google Play Books, shared, “We’re offering a new comics destination and a bunch of beautifully curated series pages on the Google Play Store that organize volumes, issues and other editions of the top comic series.” [Press Release]