Google Play Books has just released a new feature to make digital comic reading more viable, it’s called Bubble Zoom. It allows you to isolate specific frames that contain bubble text within a comic, without compromising the full-page experience.
Google got into selling single issue and graphic novels directly in 2014 when it signed a deal with DC. It eventually ironed out distribution deals with most comic book publishers and have gradually been updating their Play Books app to add more comic friendly functionality.
Bubble Zoom will be available on the latest version of Google Play Books app for Android as a technical preview with all Marvel and DC collected volumes supported. You can check out Bubble Zoom for yourself and save over 50% off select DC Comics and Marvel comics in the Google Play Store — just use the code SDCC2016 by July 24th, 2016. Keep in mind, the deal is only available to US residents.
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