DC Comics Releases Apple Store App

The iPad seems like the perfect device for reading magazines, ebooks, and now comics.

DC Comics has released a free application available to the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch that allows users to peruse the various comics DC has to offer.  Customers can browse through series and purchase individual issues (usually from $1 to $3 in price) through the app built by Comixology (who also built Marvel’s app).  You can even get push notifications when new issues are out in the series you enjoy and enjoy the “Guided View” feature that jumps you from panel to panel the way it’s supposed to be read.

Marvel’s app was available when the iPad launched, leaving DC with a ton of catch up to do.  It took them a few months, but now you can get those Superman and Batman comics you’ve wanted digitally.  DC has really put themselves out there by not only having many of the age old superhero comics available (See Superman and Batman above), but you can also get some modern comics (like Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series).

While the major drop has been the Apple application, DC is also making a deal with Sony to allow their comics on the PlayStation Network, making these comics available for reading on the PSP (sorry PS3 users!).  Way to go DC for realizing not everyone is plugged into the Mac machine!

Don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll still be able to collect the paper versions at comic stores (for now).